Tuesday, January 19, 2016

5,000 Year-Old Drawings & Hieroglyphs Discovered in Sinai Desert

About 60 drawings and hieroglyphic inscriptions have been discovered at the site of Wadi Ameyra in the Sinai Desert. 

http://www.livescience.com/53406-early-egyptian-queen-revealed-in-hieroglyphs.html

Monday, January 11, 2016

2,200 Year-Old Prosthetic Leg Discovered in China

A prosthetic leg dating back 2,200 years has been discovered in a tomb in China. It was used by a man who had a left knee that was fused at an 80 degree angle.

http://www.livescience.com/53321-ancient-prosthetic-leg-with-hoofed-foot-discovered.html

Monday, January 4, 2016

Archaeologists Return to Northern Iraq

As ISIL is pushed back from Northern Iraq archaeologists have resumed work in the region. At Shanidar Cave several discoveries have been made include new Neanderthal skeletal remains.

http://www.livescience.com/53248-archaeologists-return-to-iraq.html


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.

http://www.livescience.com/53211-altar-showing-mythical-battle-discovered.html

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.

http://www.livescience.com/53167-rattles-found-in-prehistoric-infant-grave.html

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.

http://www.livescience.com/53035-angkor-wat-yields-buried-towers-spiral-structure.html

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).

http://www.livescience.com/52944-huge-geometric-shapes-in-middle-east-revealed.html