Monday, December 28, 2015

Altar Showing Mythical Battle Discovered in Turkey

An ancient marble altar showing a nude warrior battling a serpent monster has been discovered near the Akcay River in Turkey. Archaeologists believe that the warrior may be Bargasos, a son of Hercules.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Tiny Figurines Discovered in Prehistoric Infant's Burial

Eight tiny figurines, carved out of deer antler, have been found in the burial of an infant who died 4,500 years ago. The infant was buried in a Kurgan (mound) near Lake Itkul in Russia.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Massive sand structure & Buried towers Discovered at Angkor Wat

Archaeologists working at Angkor Wat have discovered a massive structure - about a mile long - that contains spiral designs. They've also found the remains of eight towers that may have formed a shrine.

Their results were published recently in the journal Antiquity.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New research sheds light into Middle East geometric structures

New research sheds light on thousands of stone structures in the Middle East. that form geometric patterns.

OSL dating reveals that two of the "wheel" shaped structures were constructed around 8,500 years ago. Also one cluster of "wheels" appear to be aligned to sunrise on the winter solstice.

Additionally new stone structures have been found in Saudi Arabia including five located on a volcano slope (image in story's photo gallery).