Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Early Mayan City Built Using Grid System

Archaeologists working in Guatemala have mapped an early Mayan city built using a grid using system. The city contains a ceremonial route containing flat topped pyramids that is only 3 degrees off of true east.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hangovers & Eye Surgery- Large Collection of Ancient Medical Papyri Published

A collection of about 30 medical papyri, found at the ancient Egyptian town of Oxyrhynchus, have been published. They include treatments for a wide variety of conditions including eye surgery and a treatment for hangovers.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

East Asian Trade Items Reached New World Centuries Before Columbus

A team of archaeologists, excavating a 1,000 year-old house in Alaska, have found trade items from East Asia. This evidence, combined with other findings made of the past 100 years, indicates that trade routes from East Asia were reaching Alaska.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ceremonial site surrounded by tombs filled with mummies discovered in Peru

A ceremonial site surrounded by dozens of tombs containing up to 40 mummies each has been discovered in Peru.