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Flint Dagger discovered in a Viking grave in Rogaland, Western Norway. (Photo: Terje Tveit, Museum of Archeology, University of Stavanger) Analyses of ten Viking Age graves in Rogaland, western Nor…

7/26/2016   Reads: 55   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: thornews.com

Archaeologists have resumed excavations at the site of the ancient city of Lagash in Iraq, but so have smugglers.

7/19/2016   Reads: 162   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.al-monitor.com

Recent technology reconstructs the urban grid of a city overtaken by jungle.

7/18/2016   Reads: 151   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: arstechnica.com

Here are a handful of interesting long-lost cultures that don't get the name recognition they deserve.

7/18/2016   Reads: 224   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com

Scientists have discovered an ancient population of farmers from the eastern part of the Fertile Crescent, and their existence is a strong sign that agriculture was invented more than once, a new study says.

7/15/2016   Reads: 185   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.latimes.com

The skeletons, believed to be an ancient dignitary and his wife or lover, were unearthed at a burial site overlooking Lake Baikal in Siberia

7/13/2016   Reads: 183   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.mirror.co.uk

With an excavation in southern Israel unearthing a Philistine cemetery for the first time, bones of the biblical giant 's people can finally shed new light on mysteries of their culture.

7/10/2016   Reads: 252   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.al-monitor.com

Technology has made non-invasive examination possible in such detail that using your eyeballs pales in comparison.

7/9/2016   Reads: 264   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: mentalfloss.com

The mysterious city of Teotihuacan, some 30 miles (50km) north of Mexico City, thrived between the first and eighth centuries, after which its civilization vanished.

7/8/2016   Reads: 247   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

Unique animal offerings were found in the grave, highlighting the special status of the deceased.

7/5/2016   Reads: 259   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk

While on a helicopter flight off the coast of Tanzania, a low tide allowed a scuba diver to spot an unusually-shaped formation in the water. The ruins could be the Roman market town of Rhapta.

7/4/2016   Reads: 251   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

Archaeologist Sergio Gómez found an almost 2,000-year-old tunnel that appears man-made under a Teotihuacán pyramid. The tunnel contains ancient artifacts.

7/4/2016   Reads: 290   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: inhabitat.com

Archaeologists at Rakhigarhi in Haryana hope their excavations throw up an answer to this and more, unlocking the mysteries of the people of ancient India.

7/3/2016   Reads: 265   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: indianexpress.com

Petroglyphs found across North America have suggested that ancient Chinese explorers made contact with Native Americans. Yaoliang Song, a professor at the

6/30/2016   Reads: 278   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.theepochtimes.com

Stories of lost civilizations, like that Atlantis, have intrigued the old and young alike – mesmerized at the idea of how an entire civilization could just vanish and have little known about it.

6/30/2016   Reads: 304   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.natureworldnews.com

Archaeologists have discovered evidence that modern humans were living in the cave 41,000 years ago where the remains of the Hobbit species of human Homo floresiensis were found.

6/29/2016   Reads: 298   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

A team of archaeologists studying bone artifacts discovered in a cave on the island of Unguja in the Zanzibar archipelago of Tanzania has found evidence to suggest that bone tools were used for hunting, and even as poison arrow tips.

6/23/2016   Reads: 316   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sci-news.com

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Just because we have made many important finds throughout history doesn’t mean every last secret of ancient Egypt has been exhausted. In fact, in just the past few years, we have uncovered impressive finds which give us even more knowledge into the lives of the Egyptians of the past.

6/22/2016   Reads: 356   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: listverse.com

They stand in silence facing inward from the ocean, as if they are a line of soldiers, of sentries meant to protect the island from whatever might be blowing in from the sea. Thirteen feet, thirteen tons of compressed volcanic ash, basalt, tachyte, and scoria, rubbed with pumice.

6/19/2016   Reads: 426   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: historythings.com

Hikers on the tiny east Caribbean island of Montserrat discovered a rare collection of centuries-old petroglyphs while trekking up a remote creek bed.

6/18/2016   Reads: 371   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.backpacker.com