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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: 138   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: 163   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: 173   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: 193   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: 153   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: 211   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: 175   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: 232   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: 307   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: 266   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: 238   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: theconversation.com

A Mexican archaeologist says the ancient city of Teotihuacan, which includes some of the world’s biggest pyramids, worshipped water.

8/10/2016   Reads: 148   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.wsj.com

Ancient humans used many tools to kill and butcher a variety of prey animals at the Azraq Oasis in the Jordanian desert, a new technique reveals.

8/10/2016   Reads: 280   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.csmonitor.com

The newest Mayan tomb discovered in Belize is thought to be the largest ever found in the Central American country, providing a unique opportunity for archaeologists to study the ancient civilization. According to The Reporter Newspaper Online, an English language news website located in Belize, the ancient Mayan archaeological site known as Xunantunich...

8/2/2016   Reads: 336   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newhistorian.com

Egyptian civilization has flourished continuously since prehistoric times. While the civilization's rulers, writing, natural climate, religion and borders have changed many times over the millennia, Egypt still exists as a modern-day country.

7/28/2016   Reads: 308   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com

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: 363   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: 429   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.al-monitor.com

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

7/18/2016   Reads: 424   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: 524   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: 438   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.latimes.com