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One day in 1999, the French maritime archaeologist Franck Goddio went diving off the coast of Egypt. He was poised to make the most important discovery of his life.

Posted: 4/29/2016 8:30:28 PM   Reads: 97   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.telegraph.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

History is full of mysterious disappearances — of people, of places and even of entire civilizations. In many cases, time has not told us what happened to the populations that have vanished en masse, all over the world. Archeologists unearth ruins and uncover clues as to the demise of ancient cultures, but the fates of many inexplicably evaporated peoples remain question marks. Here are four mysteriously vanished civilizations that keep scientists scratching their heads.

Posted: 4/26/2016 12:24:55 AM   Reads: 108   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: mic.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

A rare inscription found on a stone unearthed near Florence is exciting archaeologists who say it may help reveal the secrets of the Etruscans, one of Italy's earliest and most enigmatic civilisations

Posted: 4/25/2016 5:21:42 PM   Reads: 64   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: in-cyprus.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Archaeologists in Turkey have received wizened advice from beyond the grave after uncovering a unique 2,400 year-old ancient Greek mosaic. The floor tiles, excavated in Hatay province on the Turkish-Syrian border, show a skeleton lying down with a wine pitcher and loaf of bread alongside Ancient Greek text that reads: “Be cheerful, enjoy your life”.

Posted: 4/24/2016 10:25:54 PM   Reads: 85   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

Archaeologists say the mummified remains, found near one of the oldest cities in the Americas, probably belong to a noblewoman aged 40 to 50

Posted: 4/24/2016 12:06:50 AM   Reads: 103   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.theguardian.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

On the Northern Plains of Montana and Canada, before the arrival of humans, a demigod known as Napi, or Old Man, once roamed with his friend and rival, Coyote, according

Posted: 4/20/2016 9:19:45 PM   Reads: 125   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: elkodaily.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

The newly found drawings show demonic entities populated the ancient Egyptians' imaginations as far back as 4,000 years ago.

Posted: 4/19/2016 9:17:15 PM   Reads: 139   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: news.discovery.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

A remote village in Madhepura district's Gwalpara block--Nahariya-- has baffled scientists and doctors for decades. Around 60% of its inhabitants are several heads shorter than an average human being.

Posted: 4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 19   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Bosnia's 'Indiana Jones' believes he has discovered the world's oldest man-made sphere.

Posted: 4/12/2016 1:36:26 AM   Reads: 163   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.9news.com.au Category: Ancient Civilizations

Oswald "White Bear" Fredericks, a Hopi indigenous elder who was the main consultant for Frank Waters' Book of Hopi, explained Hopi history, which spans far back into past ages. He details the migrations of the Hopis' antecedents, which took them from a sinking Kasskara in the Pacific Ocean to Easter Island and on to South America, Yucatan, and Mexico, finally to what's now the United States.

Posted: 4/12/2016 12:25:20 AM   Reads: 109   Submitted By: ChthonianClone   Source: www.opednews.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

When a skeleton of the so-called 'Hobbit' - scientific name Homo floresiensis - was unearthed in Indonesia in 2003 it would go on to cause a major furor in anthropological circles like few others before it.

Posted: 4/5/2016 2:29:45 PM   Reads: 76   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: phys.org Category: Ancient Civilizations

Recent satellite images sent from space may hold new clues to the presence of another Viking site in the Western Hemisphere, apart from L'Anse aux Meadows, the only known such site to date. The findings could very well change or even rewrite the history of the Vikings.

Posted: 4/4/2016 12:06:45 PM   Reads: 87   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.scienceworldreport.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Dozens of rock-cut tombs and a small shrine have been found in Gebel el- Silsila area in Aswan, Egypt, containing human remains as well as a seal ring and other artefacts.

Posted: 3/31/2016 3:02:06 PM   Reads: 124   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

It turns out a tiny hominin nicknamed the “Hobbit” may have disappeared from the Indonesian island of Flores much earlier than scientists originally thought.

Posted: 3/30/2016 7:37:39 PM   Reads: 85   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.foxnews.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Artifacts from several ancient periods unearthed.

Posted: 3/29/2016 4:18:06 PM   Reads: 138   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: popular-archaeology.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Archaeologists in Italy have discovered what may be a rare Etruscan sacred text likely to yield rich details about Etruscan worship and early beliefs of a lost culture fundamental to western traditions. The lengthy text is on a large 6th century sandstone slab uncovered from an Etruscan temple, said Gregory Warden, principal investigator of Mugello Valley Archaeological Project, which made the discovery, and professor emeritus, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, main sponsor of the project.

Posted: 3/29/2016 4:16:56 PM   Reads: 91   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.eurekalert.org Category: Ancient Civilizations

Research undertaken by consortium of scholars including Kenyans, Americans, Japanese and French scientists.

Posted: 3/24/2016 5:37:29 PM   Reads: 161   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nation.co.ke Category: Ancient Civilizations

A recent discovery could radically change our views of one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, Tutankhamun's tomb. Scans of the complex in Egypt's Valley of the Kings revealed it may still include undiscovered chambers – perhaps even the resting place of Queen Nefertiti – even though we have been studying the tomb for almost 100 years.

Posted: 3/24/2016 5:29:42 PM   Reads: 92   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: phys.org Category: Ancient Civilizations

The earliest-known example of Chinese writing – written more than 3,000 years ago on the bones of an ox – has become the world's first Chinese oracle bone to be scanned and printed in 3D.

Posted: 3/22/2016 11:11:02 AM   Reads: 95   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: phys.org Category: Ancient Civilizations

There are two previously secret chambers hidden in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, Egyptian officials have said. Hidden behind the walls of the Egyptian tomb are secret chambers, which could be “full of treasures”, according to previous statements by Egyptian officials. There is a 90 per cent chance that the hidden chambers exist, according to Egypt’s antiquities minister. The two rooms contain either metal or organic material, according to the scans. They are hidden on the north and eastern walls of the tomb, a minister said.

Posted: 3/17/2016 11:12:57 AM   Reads: 162   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

Researchers in the Indian state Mizoram recently made an exciting discovery -- the remains of what may be a lost civilization.

Posted: 3/13/2016 10:56:00 AM   Reads: 233   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.ancient-origins.net Category: Ancient Civilizations

A year after the discovery of a royal tomb in France, archaeologists are getting to know ancient Celtic culture better.

Posted: 3/12/2016 4:38:44 PM   Reads: 180   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

When was the remote Australian continent first settled? Where did these ancient Australians come from? Was the island settled once, or on multiple occasions? Is there a genealogical connection between…

Posted: 3/10/2016 11:47:47 AM   Reads: 105   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: theconversation.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Three thousand years ago, a genie graced the walls of an Assyrian palace. Then it disappeared. Now it is languishing in police vaults at London's Scotland Yard.

Posted: 3/10/2016 3:10:28 AM   Reads: 179   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.bbc.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

The Parthenon, proudly standing on the Athenian Acropolis, is considered by many historians and archaeologists alike as the undisputed symbol of Athenian democracy and the cradle of Western civilization.

Posted: 3/9/2016 12:40:30 PM   Reads: 120   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.ancient-origins.net Category: Ancient Civilizations

The Israel Antiquities Authority announced Monday that archaeologists have found two seals in Jerusalem inscribed with Hebrew names and dating to the time of the First Temple, which was described in the Bible as constructed by King Solomon. One of the 2,500-year-old seals, made of semi-precious stone, bears...

Posted: 3/7/2016 4:44:07 PM   Reads: 140   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.theblaze.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

An exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society, London draws on an archive of more than 100,000 of the country, taken by military helicopter

Posted: 3/7/2016 11:42:11 AM   Reads: 102   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: theartnewspaper.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

By studying and excavating ancient burial grounds, we can learn about how final respects were paid when people died during ancient times.  The artifacts located alongside these remains also provi

Posted: 3/6/2016 3:01:41 PM   Reads: 134   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.ancient-origins.net Category: Ancient Civilizations

A 'significant' archaeological site has been discovered at Little Carlton, near Louth in Lincolnshire, with a host of ornate silver writing instruments, coins and brooches pulled up.

Posted: 3/2/2016 12:34:26 PM   Reads: 137   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

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