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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

Posted: 9/23/2016 7:29:12 PM   Reads: 1912   Submitted By: davmiller   Source: www.virginiarockart.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 9/13/2016 1:01:22 PM   Reads: 1157   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 9/13/2016 11:36:48 AM   Reads: 806   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.lonelyplanet.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 9/12/2016 10:42:58 AM   Reads: 886   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: qz.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 9/7/2016 7:56:37 PM   Reads: 781   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.theepochtimes.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 9/7/2016 5:31:45 PM   Reads: 1027   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.eurekalert.org Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 9/7/2016 12:21:36 PM   Reads: 1032   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: asorblog.org Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 9/3/2016 3:16:00 PM   Reads: 912   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: news.asiaone.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 9/1/2016 8:14:12 PM   Reads: 1082   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: inhabitat.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 8/30/2016 11:11:47 AM   Reads: 962   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: sputniknews.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 8/29/2016 3:17:07 PM   Reads: 837   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: aliisaacstoryteller.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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: 906   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 8/25/2016 2:37:49 PM   Reads: 1191   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: heartti.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 8/24/2016 8:57:34 PM   Reads: 819   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: phys.org Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 8/19/2016 2:07:32 PM   Reads: 980   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 8/18/2016 2:51:26 PM   Reads: 1001   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 8/17/2016 12:28:58 PM   Reads: 898   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.theguardian.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 8/16/2016 11:38:46 PM   Reads: 979   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: phys.org Category: Ancient Civilizations

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: 932   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 8/11/2016 1:40:06 PM   Reads: 890   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: theconversation.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 8/10/2016 5:37:07 PM   Reads: 335   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.wsj.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 8/10/2016 3:10:52 PM   Reads: 701   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.csmonitor.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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...

Posted: 8/2/2016 11:39:24 PM   Reads: 500   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newhistorian.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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: 443   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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…

Posted: 7/26/2016 6:12:36 PM   Reads: 477   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: thornews.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 7/19/2016 9:49:22 PM   Reads: 545   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.al-monitor.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 7/18/2016 2:14:30 PM   Reads: 521   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: arstechnica.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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: 627   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 7/15/2016 2:13:43 PM   Reads: 485   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.latimes.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 7/13/2016 1:28:37 PM   Reads: 509   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.mirror.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations