Tuesday, November 5, 2019

An ancient wall that ran for about 115 km (71 miles) across western Iran has been discovered.

https://www.livescience.com/hadrians-wall-of-iran-discovered.html

Monday, October 7, 2019

Demonly Dance Off: 1,500 year-old Curse of the Dancer Deciphered

A 1,500 year-old curse that calls upon among numerous demons to harm a dancer named Manna has been deciphered.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Recently Deciphered Inscription Discusses Last Decades of Pompeii

A recently deciphered inscription tells of the last decades of Pompeii. It includes a massive gladiator show in which 416 gladiators fought. It also mentions a famine that lasted for four years.

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-pompeii-inscription-life-before-tragedy.html


Friday, September 27, 2019

1,800 Year-old Balsamarium Depicting Wrestler or Boxer Discovered

Found in a grave in southeastern Bulgaria this brass Balsamarium likely depicts a wrestler or boxer archaeologists believe.

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-sports-fan-jar-found-in-grave.html

Thursday, August 22, 2019

2,800 Year-old Altar Provides Clues to War Mentioned in Hebrew Bible

Mesha's rebellion against Israel is discussed in the Hebrew Bible and the Mesha inscription. Now two inscriptions found on a 2,800 year-old stone altar discovered in Ataroth provide new information.

https://www.livescience.com/alter-tells-story-of-biblical-war.html

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

New Info on Origins of Controversial Tut Statue Revealed

Set to be auctioned by Christie's on July 4, Egypt claims that this sculpture depicting Tutankhamun's head was looted from Karnak. Christie's says it was owned by Prinz Wilhelm von Thurn und Taxis in the 1960s and he sold it in 1973 or 1974. Now a Live Science investigation dives into the life of Prinz Wilhelm revealing new info on the origins of the controversial statue. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Samurai Text Reveals Secrets of 'One Cut' Sword Fighting School

Translated into English for the first time the text reveals of the secrets of Ito Ittosai, a samurai who fought and won 33 duels. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

New Discoveries Made at Hagia Sophia

A series of new discoveries have been made at the Hagia Sophia including frescoes, mosaics and new structures including a possible ancient library and what may be the remains of the Great Baptistery.


https://www.livescience.com/65350-emperor-baptistery-at-hagia-sophia.html

Monday, April 22, 2019

Archaeologists find remains of 350 year-old massacre in Alaska

According to legends passed on for centuries by the Yup'ik people the massacre occurred during a war that started when a boy got hit in the eye with a dart.


https://www.livescience.com/65282-legendary-massacre-dart-game.html

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

2,000 year-old Inscription from Yemen Tells of a Lost Temple Dedicated to an Unknown God

A 2,000 year-old bronze tablet from Yemen tells of a lost temple dedicated to Athtar Ḥarmān, a deity that scholars have never heard of before. The tablet  appeared on the antiquities market recently in the US. Scholars I've talked to have expressed concern that the tablet may have been recently looted. The gallery auctioning it says that its research indicates otherwise.

https://www.livescience.com/65024-ancient-inscription-lost-temple-yemen.html

Monday, February 11, 2019

Discoveries Reveal clues to Battle of the Aegates Islands

A series of discoveries reveal clues to the Battle of the Aegates Islands that occurred in 241 B.C.


https://www.livescience.com/64734-underwater-rome-carthage-battle-artifacts.html

Monday, February 4, 2019

Hundreds of Mysterious Ancient Structures Found in Western Sahara

Hundreds of ancient stone structures have been discovered in the Western Sahara, a territory that archaeologists have done little research in.

https://www.livescience.com/64677-stone-structures-discovered-western-sahara.html

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Ancient Egyptian Carving Reveals Couple that someone wanted to obliterate in afterlife

An intentionally damaged 3,500 year-old Egyptian carving reveals a couple whom someone tried to obliterate in the afterlife.

https://www.livescience.com/64514-ancient-egyptian-carving-afterlife.html

Thursday, January 3, 2019

2,300 year-old fortress Discovered at Berenike

A 2,300 year-old fortress that guarded Berenike, an ancient port located in Egypt by the Red Sea, has been uncovered.

https://www.livescience.com/64407-ancient-egypt-fortress-war-elephants.html