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.