In 1908, archaeologist Luigi Pernier was poking around the ruins of an ancient palace in Crete when he unearthed a smallish clay disc that featured a series of mysterious symbols set in a spiral on both sides.
Millions of years ago, trees oozed resin that captured anything it touched. Resin-turned-gemstone, amber is a timeless preservative allowing snapshots of prehistoric moments. Plants and animals look as if they are sleeping, and such fresh specimens have the stark ability to change the hopes and theories commonly held about the past.
In the video below, he explains that we’re missing some very critical information about our past, specifically the time period around the last ice age—which ended only 11,500 years ago. Graham’s investigations have led him to believe that a highly organized and technologically advanced civilization lived and thrived during this time, while simple hunter-gatherers simultaneously wandered other areas of the planet.
The world is full of mysterious and sometimes we come across unexplained phenomena that we had previously probably no idea of. Here we have a couple of things that have been discovered and challenge in some way, history, and archaeology.
EGYPT cannot afford to search for ancient buried treasures because of its economic crisis, the antiquities minister says.
Archaeologists at the Russian Academy of Science have unearthed ruins, tombs (pictured), skeletons and objects from before the Mongolian invasion beneath the Moscow Kremlin.
When Hernan Cortez conquered the ancient Aztec city Cholulu in 1915, he built a tiny church on top of a hill. Centuries later, the hill was discovered to be the largest pyramid on Earth.
Throughout history civilizations have been born and lost countless times. In modern times through our accumulation of knowledge, anthropologists and archaeologists have tried to piece together a timeline of the rise and fall of civilizations. However, through new discoveries and the hard work of many researchers, more previously unknown civilizations are being looked at in a new light. All of these are ancient and they are a sign of the major probability that we do not know as much as we would like about our history as we believe we do.
Archaeologists have unearthed a stone building in Orkney that appears to have been built using huge stone slabs possibly from an old stone circle. It had been buried beneath a Neolithic midden.
A TEAM of forensic experts have brought an ancient Egyptian mummy ‘back to life’ through the power of science.
It’s one of the rarest, most mysterious books in existence, and now the curators of the fabled Voynich manuscript are allowing copies to be made for the first time in the hope of cracking its secrets. But if you do fancy your chances at decoding this 400-year-old tome, be warned that up to now no one’s been able to read a single word of it – not even the Second World War cryptographers who smashed the Nazis’ most difficult cyphers.
The world's most mysterious book has been locked away in a vault at Yale University for nearly all of the past half century, its worn pages accessible to few and its secrets thus far decipherable to no one.
Marree Man, a fading giant South Australian work of art, has been resurrected by a determined group of locals and a grader. Its re-emergence has been hailed a tourism boost for the state's far north.
Perched high atop the lonely windswept ridges of the Diablo Range, chains of stacked stones have long been the subject of intrigue -- but a San Francisco State archaeologist is recording them for state archives, saying they are historical remnants of early ranch life.
1991 Ancient nanostructures were found in Russia. Until this day there is no explanation to how an ancient culture was capable of developing nanotechnology.
A new study led by a Binghamton University archaeologist contradicts the belief that the ancient civilization of Rapa Nui, Chile, was destroyed by warfare.
For the first time, Australian researchers have found statistical proof that the earliest standing stone monuments in Britain, called the great circles, were specifically constructed 5,000 years ago to line up with the movements of the Sun and the Moon.
The discovery of a 3,000-year-old pyramid-shaped mausoleum in Kazakhstan has gone viral over the past 24 hours, with several media outlets proclaiming the structure to be the world's first pyramid.
New Hampshire Mystery Hill, also known as America’s Stonehenge is located about 40 miles north of the city of Boston, and about 25 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the largest and possibly the oldest megalithic sites in Northern America. Mystery Hill is a series of stone formations traversing over 30 acres.
A new Egyptian-style pyramid has been discovered in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan - almost 4000 miles from Cairo where a similar-style step pyramid was built.