Monday, July 27, 2015

Gruesome Find: 100 Bodies Stuffed into Ancient House


Archaeologists in China have uncovered a 5,000 year-old house found packed with the remains of at least 97 bodies. They appear to have died as a result of a "prehistoric disaster" researchers say, possibly an epidemic.

http://www.livescience.com/51662-100-bodies-found-prehistoric-house.html

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Iraq's Destroyed Heritage Being Brought Back to Life

A team of researchers are embarking on an ambitious program to bring some of Iraq's heritage back to life online. Amir Harrak made several trips to Iraq between 1997 and 2014 recording inscriptions that date between the seventh and 20th centuries. Many of the sites are now destroyed or damaged but now they are finding new life.

http://www.livescience.com/51577-destroyed-iraq-sites-documented-photos.html

Friday, June 26, 2015

New Research: Millions of Silver Coins were kept in attic of Parthenon

New research indicates that the coin reserves of ancient Athens, which at times totaled millions of coins, were stored in the attic of the Parthenon.

http://www.livescience.com/51353-silver-coins-stored-in-parthenon-attic.html

Monday, June 15, 2015

Gladiator Fights & Chariot Racing: Graffiti Reveals Life in Ancient City

Hundreds of graffiti have been discovered and recorded at the ancient city of Aphrodisias in modern day Turkey. The graffiti discusses many aspects of life in the city including sex, chariot racing and gladiator fighting.

http://www.livescience.com/51203-ancient-graffiti-gladiator-combat-discovered.html

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

500 Year-Old Engraving may show Leonardo da Vinci playing a song

New research shows that a 500 year-old engraving, dating to Leonardo's lifetime, may show da Vinci playing a musical instrument called a lira da braccio.

http://www.livescience.com/51045-da-vinci-engraving-discovered.html

Friday, May 29, 2015

Dragon Sculptures Discovered at Xanadu

Archaeologists working at the site of Xanadu have discovered colorful dragon sculptures in a palace built by the grandsons of Genghis Khan.

http://www.livescience.com/51012-xanadu-dragon-heads-discovered.html

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Massive Prehistoric Cemetery Discovered in China

A prehistoric cemetery containing hundreds of tombs has been discovered in northwestern China. Dating back around 4,000 years some of the tombs contain human sacrifices.

http://www.livescience.com/50979-sacrificed-humans-discovered-in-prehistoric-cemetery.html