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Here are a few examples of spectacular finds that offer a window into Earth's past, and help scientists understand the remarkable animals that lived long ago.


Posted: 9/1/2016 2:33:50 PM   Reads: 313   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Newly analyzed DNA updates the genome and confirms conclusions about an ancient plague in Germany.


Posted: 8/31/2016 7:53:51 AM   Reads: 301   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
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.


Posted: 8/26/2016 3:26:03 PM   Reads: 371   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.


Posted: 8/17/2016 8:38:09 PM   Reads: 246   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

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.


Posted: 8/11/2016 8:24:45 PM   Reads: 445   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

An outbreak of anthrax that has killed more than 2,000 reindeer and sickened 13 people in Siberia has been linked to 75-year-old anthrax spores released by melting permafrost.


Posted: 8/2/2016 10:17:23 PM   Reads: 373   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Doomsday

Category: Doomsday
From the disappearance of a "Baroness" in the Galapagos Islands to the poisoning of a scientist in Antarctica, these mysteries baffle historians.


Posted: 7/29/2016 4:41:12 PM   Reads: 357   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Mysterious Phenomena

In a letter to the editor in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior, Italian researchers explain how a type of epilepsy may have caused Joan of Arc to hear voices.


Posted: 7/29/2016 4:15:14 PM   Reads: 145   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: General

Category: General
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.


Posted: 7/28/2016 11:01:30 PM   Reads: 399   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

A 15th-century chapel in the Scottish city of Aberdeen was equipped as a prison for accused witches snared during the city's "Great Witch Hunt" in 1597.


Posted: 7/19/2016 5:37:20 PM   Reads: 253   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Witchcraft

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


Posted: 7/18/2016 11:09:03 AM   Reads: 565   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

The ancient Egyptians created a simple yet elaborate system of blocks and grooves within the Great Pyramid of Giza to protect the King's Chamber from tomb robbers.


Posted: 7/11/2016 4:09:18 PM   Reads: 224   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Geoscientists have much to learn about mysterious blobs of hot rock deep in the Earth's mantle, such as exactly what they're made of and how they formed.


Posted: 7/5/2016 4:54:42 PM   Reads: 307   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Plague is often associated with the Middle Ages, but the infamous disease wreaked havoc before and after that time, and continues to infect people today.


Posted: 7/1/2016 2:50:05 PM   Reads: 498   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Doomsday

Category: Doomsday
Archaeologists have discovered what may be a skull bone from the revered Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. The bone was hidden inside a model of a stupa, or a Buddhist shrine used for meditation.


Posted: 6/30/2016 6:17:17 PM   Reads: 174   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Religion

Category: Religion
The base of the Great Pyramid at Giza is a little lopsided because its builders made a teensy mistake when constructing it, new research reveals.


Posted: 6/20/2016 12:39:26 PM   Reads: 178   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

We've rounded up the all gripping tales, thought-provoking findings and sometimes just-plain strange cases we've written about.


Posted: 6/17/2016 12:36:26 PM   Reads: 439   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Machines that can target and kill people without human intervention or accountability pose a moral threat to the world.


Posted: 6/16/2016 7:00:28 PM   Reads: 434   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Doomsday

Category: Doomsday
Archaeologists have discovered fields of earthen mounds shaped into domes and spirals in 1,000-year-old Cambodian cities.


Posted: 6/14/2016 8:34:38 PM   Reads: 330   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

NWO plot, mad agenda or gross misreporting? You be the judge.


Posted: 5/26/2016 4:33:04 PM   Reads: 434   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Could have used this at the Crucible. "Ancient, magical spells of love, subjugation and sex: It may sound like a "Game of Thrones" episode, but these evildoings are also found on two recently deciphered papyri from Egypt dating to around 1,700 years ago. "


Posted: 5/22/2016 6:34:16 AM   Reads: 257   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Painted human mandibles that may have been worn like necklace pendants have been discovered at a ceremonial site in Mexico that dates back around 1,300 years. In the same ceremonial area, numerous whistles and figurines were also discovered. Made out of ceramic, these objects had been smashed into thousands of fragments, not a single example found intact.


Posted: 5/18/2016 5:05:44 PM   Reads: 411   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
While belief in paranormal activities can be fun and interesting, sometimes it can lead to harmful effects. A new study argues that a belief in witchcraft can lead to a lack of trust and that this lack of trust can hamper economic development. The evidence presented by American University economist Boris Gershman in the May issue of the Journal of Development Economics suggests that witchcraft belief can lead to a lack of cooperation and may in turn lead to a breakdown in economic opportunity and development.


Posted: 5/14/2016 1:25:27 AM   Reads: 294   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Philosophy and Culture

Nearly 15,000 years ago, early humans gathered by a small pond in what is now Florida, near Tallahassee. Using stone knives, they butchered the body of a fallen mastodon, scoring the massive beast's tusks with deep cuts as they dug them out of the skull.


Posted: 5/14/2016 12:11:20 AM   Reads: 371   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

The oldest space dust yet found on Earth suggests that the ancient atmosphere of Earth had significantly more oxygen than previously thought, a new study finds.


Posted: 5/12/2016 7:02:03 PM   Reads: 488   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and New York University recently put out this unusual call, looking for religious and spiritual leaders to take the psychoactive drug psilocybin in a controlled setting, so they can study what people in this group


Posted: 3/3/2016 8:40:05 PM   Reads: 359   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Alternative Spirituality

Some of Europe's earliest inhabitants mysteriously vanished toward the end of the last ice age and were largely replaced by others, a new genetic analysis finds.


Posted: 3/1/2016 7:49:18 PM   Reads: 258   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Known today as the "Khatt Shebib," the wall's existence was first reported in 1948, by Sir Alec Kirkbride, a British diplomat in Jordan. While traveling by airplane in Jordan, he saw a "stone wall running, for no obvious purpose, across country."


Posted: 2/18/2016 4:25:01 PM   Reads: 226   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Duck-billed dinosaurs and an ancient wildebeest-like animal lived tens of millions of years apart, but they have strikingly similar, peculiar noses, a new study finds.


Posted: 2/5/2016 2:41:22 AM   Reads: 330   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Cryptozoology

Category: Cryptozoology
Among other things, the "Handbook of Ritual Power," as researchers call the book, tells readers how to cast love spells, exorcise evil spirits and treat "black jaundice," a bacterial infection that is still around today and can be fatal.


Posted: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 62   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

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