Thursday, July 24, 2014

Newly Discovered Egyptian Carving Bears Scars of Ancient Religious Revolution

Archaeologists at the site of Sedeinga, in modern day Sudan, have discovered an Egyptian carving that was defaced by pharaoh Akhenaten and later restored by one of his successors, possibly King Tutankhamun.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New Painting Discovered in Tomb near Great Pyramid of Giza

A new wall painting has been discovered in a tomb located located just 300 meters east of the Great Pyramid of Giza

Monday, July 7, 2014

Remains of Long-Lost Temple Discovered in Iraq

An archaeologist working in Iraqi Kurdistan has discovered giant column bases that belong to the Temple of Haldi, the supreme god of the kingdom of Urartu. The temple was located in Musasir, a place which ancient inscriptions call a "holy city" and "the city of the raven."

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chariot Burial over 4,000 year-old Discovered in Georgia

Archaeologists in the country of Georgia have discovered a burial chamber that was intended for a chief. It contain two chariots, with four wheels each, gold artifacts and possible human sacrifices.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Remains of Ancient Epidemic Discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists working at the site of Thebes, in Egypt, have uncovered remains of the third century AD "Plague of Cyprian." Named after St. Cyprian, was described its symptoms, the epidemic was so terrible that he believed the world was coming to an end.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mayan Council House with Sculpted Art Discovered in Guatemala

A Mayan council house dating back about 700 years has been discovered in Guatemala. Among the artifacts is an incense burner showing the head of Itzamna, who was the "shaman" of the Maya gods.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New research tells tale of first American citizen to meet Chinese Emperor

In 1795 an American citizen, as part of a Dutch delegation, made an overland journey from Canton to Beijing. He entered the Forbidden City and met the Qianlong Emperor, the man who ruled China.