Friday, December 20, 2013

Creepy Crawly Rock Art Discovered in Egypt

Egyptologists have discovered a broken rock panel containing depictions of what appear to be spiders. It is the first time that rock art showing spiders has been found in Egypt and, it appears, the entire Old World. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Inscriptions everywhere! Magical Medieval Crypt excavated in Sudan

Archaeologists in Sudan have excavated a crypt with seven naturally mummified bodies and walls full of inscriptions written in Greek and Coptic.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Terracotta Warriors inspired by ancient Greek art

New research, including newly translated ancient texts, indicate that the Terracotta Warriors were inspired by ancient Greek art.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Multiple Tombs await Discovery in Egypt's Valley of the Kings

Researchers working on the biggest exploration project in Egypt's Valley of the Kings since Howard Carter's time believe that multiple tombs await discovery.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pyramid Age love revealed in vivid color

A tomb dating back to Old Kingdom Egypt has been recorded in color revealing a couple who were very much in love.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Colorful ancient mummy collar discovered in Egyptian tomb

A mummy collar painted in a vivid array of colors, designs and images has been discovered in pieces at a tomb in Thebes and put back together again.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

1,700 year-old curse tablet discovered in Roman mansion in Jerusalem

A curse tablet dating back around 1,700 years has been discovered in a Roman mansion in Jerusalem. In it a woman named Kyrilla invokes six gods in an attempt to lay a curse on a man named Iennys.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

CT Scans reveal clues to prehistoric Mesopotamian code

Using CT Scans researchers have discovered clues as to how a form of communication, used for record keeping two centuries before the invention of writing, worked in Mesopotamia.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Ancient city discovered in northern Iraq

An ancient city called "Idu" has been discovered in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. The finds include works of art and cuneiform inscriptions telling of the kings who ruled there.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Easter Islanders ate rats not seafood

New research reveals that the inhabitants of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) consumed a diet that was heavy on rats but lacking in seafood.

Monday, September 16, 2013

2,000 year-old town discovered by Sea of Galilee

A town dating back more than 2,000 years has been discovered by the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Archaeologist Ken Dark, of the University of Reading, says that it may be Dalmanutha.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

19th-Century Samurai Training Text Deciphered

A samurai training text, dating to the 19th century, has been partly translated into English, revealing the rules they were expected to follow and what it took to truly become a master swordsman.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Evidence of 3,000-Year-Old Cinnamon Trade Found in Israel

Archaeologists studying Phoenician flasks in Israel have found evidence of a 3,000 year-old cinnamon trade that brought the spice from at least 3,000 miles (nearly 5,000 km) away in southeast Asia.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ancient Feathered Shield Discovered in Peru Temple

Archaeologists have discovered a Moche feathered shield, dating back around 1,300 years, in a temple at the site of PaƱamarca in Peru.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Viking Age Jewellery Discovered in Denmark

Archaeologists at the site of Vestervang, on the island of Zealand in Denmark, have discovered some rich Viking jewellery at a modest farm site that dates between the 7th and 11th centuries AD.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Mysterious Toe Rings Found on Ancient Egyptian Skeletons

Archaeologists working at the site of Amarna, in Egypt, have discovered two skeletons buried with enigmatic  copper alloy toe rings. Whether they had a magical or fashion purpose remains a mystery.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Site of Earliest Known Urban Warfare Threatened by Syrian War

LiveScience interview Dr. Clemens Reichel about the site of Hamoukar, in Syria, which is the site of the earliest known case of urban warfare. We also talked about the situation in Syria in general as well as southern Iraq.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Interview with Dr. Zahi Hawass in Toronto

In it he talks about his research, the legal charges/travel ban that were recently dropped and his future in Egyptian antiquities (he said that he has no interest in returning at antiquities minister)

New Viking Voyage in New World Discovered

The voyage took place about 1,000 years ago and took them to Notre Dame Bay in Newfoundland.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cemetery Reveals Baby-Making Season in Ancient Egypt

New research at the Dakhleh Oasis reveals that the peak period for conception in ancient Egypt was in July/August, while the peak period for births was in March/April. The flooding of the Nile River may hold the clues as to why this occurred.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Stunning Astronomical Alignment Found at Peru Pyramid

Researchers have discovered an alignment between an ancient Peru pyramid, two stone lines and the setting winter solstice sun. During the solstice the pyramid would have been bathed in light.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Giza Secret Revealed: How 10,000 Pyramid Builders Got Fed

Researchers have discovered a massive catering operation at the Giza Pyramids that provided the workers building the Pyramid of Menkaure with 4,000 pounds of meat per day.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pilate has dinner with Jesus - 1,200 year-old Coptic text reveals Easter story with a twist

A 1,200 year-old Coptic text as been deciphered revealing the Easter story with a twist...

Friday, March 8, 2013

Archaeological Crusade: US Tries to Save Ancient Treasures

A new book reveals the role that the US State Dept plays in overseas archaeology revealing the interplay between archaeology and diplomatic goals.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Seven ancient shoes discovered in jar in Egyptian temple

Archaeologists have discovered seven ancient shoes in a jar in an Egyptian temple. They date back more than 2,000 years.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ancient treasures unearthed in necropolis in Russia

The finds include intricate gold work and a bronze helmet engraved with sheep horns in high relief.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Sudan Necropolis

Discovered at the site of Sedeinga the small pyramids are clustered closely together.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

2,000 year-old hairstyle revealed as ancient Egyptian mummies brought back to life

Three 2,000 year-old mummies at the Redpath Museum at McGill University in Montreal have been brought back to life.

with pictures

Monday, January 21, 2013

Tumor with teeth attached found in 1,600 year-old Roman burial

The woman was buried in a necropolis in Spain. This is the first time this type of tumor has been found in the ancient world.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2,000 year-old treasure discovered in Black Sea fortress

The fortress was under siege by the Roman army and people were burying hoards.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Ancient carving shows stylishly plump African Princess

The carving dates back 2,000 years and it was discovered in the ancient city of MeroĆ«.