Monday, December 31, 2012

New discoveries shed late on prehistoric “Peking Man”

New research indicates that that Peking Man was a fire-using, spear wielding, wood working hominid who softened and de-pressed animal hides for clothes.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Brain removal tool found in skull of 2,400 year-old Egyptian mummy

Rare artifact offers insight into how Egyptians removed the brain.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Destroyed 3000 years ago - Massive sarcophagus rebuilt in Valley of the Kings tomb

At over eight feet tall, and built for king Merneptah, it appears to be the largest sarcophagus ever built by the ancient Egyptians.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

A complete set - 400 year-old gilded silver playing cards discovered

The set of 52 cards was created in Germany in 1616.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Archaeologists discover marriage proposal

Discovered near a quarantine station in Australia it reads "Rebeeca will you marry me? Tim"

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ancient poem praising Emperor Nero deciphered

It was found at Oxyrhynchus Egypt and dates to about 200 years after his death, leaving researchers with a mystery, who wrote it and why?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

An apology

Hi all, recently there have been a lot of complaints about the pop-ups that appear on the Live Science site before you get to the story. I want to let you all know that I apologize for this, I've forwarded the concerns onto Live Science and (hopefully) the pop-ups will dissapear soon. In the meantime I'm only going to link to the syndicated version of my stories.

Thank you all, I appreciate you taking the time to read my work!

UPDATE- It looks like the pop-ups are gone :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sword raised in victory – Female gladiator statuette identified

A scholar has identified a small bronze statue in a museum in Hamburg as being that of a female gladiator. If this is correct the statue will be only the second depiction of a female gladiator known to exist.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ancient MMA fighter recruited soldiers for Roman army new inscription shows

A newly translated 1,800 year-old inscription tells of a pankration (a mixed martial art) champion who recruited soldiers for the Roman army. He was so successful that he was deified after his death.

Monday, March 26, 2012

18th-Century Bone Telescopes Discovered in Amsterdam

Five telescopes made out of cow bone have been discovered in Amsterdam. They date to the 18th century, the time of the enlightenment.