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 Ancient Civilizations

When German colonist inadvertently built their New River settlement on top of an ancient lost civilization hidden on the side of an Appalachian mountain, they unknowingly started a chain of events that would change the face of history. Documented with over 300 photographs, John David Miller's award winning memoir "The Sibold Effect: Beyond Science, History, Ghosts, and the Appalachian Supernatural" reveals a conspiracy of supernatural proportion that will change everything you knew about the afterlife. "It all comes together to make a surprising ending that literally made me gasp out loud." (5 stars) Jenna Brewster—Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

9/23/2016   Reads: 1498   Submitted By: davmiller   Source: www.virginiarockart.com

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The well preserved artefact depicts the Graeco-Roman goddess of love, Aphrodite.

9/13/2016   Reads: 683   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk

A 2,100-year-old sculpture of the mother goddess Cybele has been unearthed on the Black Sea coast in Turkey

9/13/2016   Reads: 472   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.lonelyplanet.com

The Britonians, for this is what the people were called, inhabited an area that is now called England.

9/12/2016   Reads: 462   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: qz.com

Ancient Mayan and Chinese calendar systems share so many similarities, it is unlikely they developed independently, according to the late David H. Kelley,

9/7/2016   Reads: 461   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.theepochtimes.com

The Grolier Codex, an ancient document that is among the rarest books in the world, has been regarded with skepticism since it was reportedly unearthed by looters from a cave in Chiapas, Mexico, in the 1960s. But a meticulous new study of the codex has yielded a startling conclusion: The codex is both genuine and likely the most ancient of all surviving manuscripts from ancient America.

9/7/2016   Reads: 648   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.eurekalert.org

The simple answer is that there is no simple answer. It remains an archaeological mystery that is the subject of much debate even today, more than 150 years after the discussions first began. But it’s a fascinating story with lots of twists and turns, right up to the present day.

9/7/2016   Reads: 648   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: asorblog.org

In July, a project team led by researchers of the National Museum of Nature and Science took on the challenge of reenacting a sea voyage made 30,000 years ago with boats made of grass fibers. Their aim was to unveil how ancestors of the Japanese moved from Taiwan to the Ryukyu Islands.However, the boats were unable to pass through strong sea currents and ultimately the experiment failed.

9/3/2016   Reads: 599   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: news.asiaone.com

A research paper published earlier this summer has scientists around the world in a frenzy, as it claims that archaeological information can be used to determine when a civilization is approaching collapse.

9/1/2016   Reads: 696   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: inhabitat.com

A journalist from the Italian newspaper La Repubblica says he has solved the mystery of Atlantis, a mythical island described by ancient and Renaissance writers.

8/30/2016   Reads: 574   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: sputniknews.com

The Hill of Slane is famous for its role as the place from which St Patrick first defied the pagan Kings. The story goes that one day in AD433, possibly in spring around the time of the festival of Bealtaine, as darkness fell across the land, King Laoighaire prepared his Druids to light the sacred bonfires at the royal site of Tara.

8/29/2016   Reads: 553   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: aliisaacstoryteller.com

Here, Live Science takes a look at seven of the most amazing finds from Egypt, including the pyramids at Giza, the tomb of King Tut, the Rosetta Stone and papyri holding gospels and magical spells.

8/26/2016   Reads: 590   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com

Just imagine the look on the faces of the archaeologists digging feverishly in the Turkish soil who unearthed some gorgeous mosaics that haven’t seen fresh air or sunlight for more than 2,000 years.

8/25/2016   Reads: 735   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: heartti.com

Archaeologists translating a very rare inscription on an ancient Etruscan temple stone have discovered the name Uni—an important female goddess.

8/24/2016   Reads: 536   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: phys.org

The codex or book was hidden under a layer of 'plaster and chalk' and was revealed using hyperspectral imaging.

8/19/2016   Reads: 611   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk

Shell jewellery and ornaments up to 42,000 years old, discovered in East Timor, have overturned long-held assumptions that the first inhabitants of South-East Asia were culturally unsophisticated.

8/18/2016   Reads: 580   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com

While the extent of it is debated, it appears the Mississippians may have conducted ritual human sacrifices, judging by what appears to be hundreds of people, mostly young women, buried in these mass graves.

8/17/2016   Reads: 603   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.theguardian.com

For more than 120 years the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex—an ancient Mayan book containing astronomical data—has been of great interest to scholars around the world. The accuracy of its observations, especially the calculation of a kind of 'leap year' in the Mayan Calendar, was deemed an impressive curiosity used primarily for astrology.

8/16/2016   Reads: 689   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: phys.org

A 3,000-year-old skeleton has been discovered at an altar dedicated to Zeus at Mount Lykaion in Greece, and archaeologists say the new finding may be the remains of a human sacrifice offered to the Greek god.

8/11/2016   Reads: 644   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com

A new study suggests the first humans probably got to America from Siberia via the Pacific coast rather than through a corridor between two giant ice sheets, as previously thought.

8/11/2016   Reads: 609   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: theconversation.com