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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: 132   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: 160   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: 170   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: 137   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: 196   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: 155   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: 220   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: 295   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: 253   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: 223   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: 135   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: 261   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: 322   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: 296   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: 347   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: 413   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: 412   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: 512   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: 426   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: 434   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.mirror.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 7/10/2016 3:21:20 PM   Reads: 508   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.al-monitor.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 7/9/2016 4:20:29 PM   Reads: 488   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: mentalfloss.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 7/8/2016 10:56:50 AM   Reads: 459   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 7/5/2016 5:23:17 PM   Reads: 474   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 7/4/2016 4:11:59 PM   Reads: 426   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 7/4/2016 4:10:52 PM   Reads: 461   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: inhabitat.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 7/3/2016 2:38:48 PM   Reads: 428   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: indianexpress.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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

Posted: 6/30/2016 11:25:21 PM   Reads: 436   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.theepochtimes.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 6/30/2016 10:42:13 AM   Reads: 456   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.natureworldnews.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

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.

Posted: 6/29/2016 11:05:18 PM   Reads: 421   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations