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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.

Posted: 8/23/2016 7:19:08 PM   Reads: 166   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.corespirit.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

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.

Posted: 8/23/2016 3:43:01 PM   Reads: 76   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries

A TEAM of forensic experts have brought an ancient Egyptian mummy ‘back to life’ through the power of science.

Posted: 8/23/2016 3:35:50 PM   Reads: 116   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.express.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries

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.

Posted: 8/23/2016 5:52:17 AM   Reads: 232   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries

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.

Posted: 8/21/2016 5:32:38 PM   Reads: 221   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.telegraph.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries

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.

Posted: 8/21/2016 5:01:26 AM   Reads: 131   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries

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.

Posted: 8/19/2016 8:59:45 PM   Reads: 119   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.eastbaytimes.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

1991 Ancient nanostructures were found in Russia. Until this day there is no explanation to how an ancient culture was capable of developing nanotechnology.

Posted: 8/18/2016 6:41:33 PM   Reads: 180   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: ancientufo.org Category: Ancient Mysteries

A new study led by a Binghamton University archaeologist contradicts the belief that the ancient civilization of Rapa Nui, Chile, was destroyed by warfare.

Posted: 8/18/2016 2:53:02 PM   Reads: 128   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: phys.org Category: Ancient Mysteries

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.

Posted: 8/18/2016 11:23:04 AM   Reads: 96   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sciencealert.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

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: 210   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

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.

Posted: 8/17/2016 8:33:27 PM   Reads: 134   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.messagetoeagle.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

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.

Posted: 8/16/2016 12:23:03 AM   Reads: 151   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries

Last year, archaeologists made headlines when they found evidence of a giant circular structure around five times the size of Stonehenge, located just 3.2 km (2 miles) northeast of the famous site.

Posted: 8/15/2016 10:51:52 AM   Reads: 254   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sciencealert.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

This temple at Cholula dwarfs the Great Pyramid at Giza, yet it went unnoticed by Spanish invaders. Why?

Posted: 8/12/2016 7:54:47 PM   Reads: 280   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.bbc.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

A 4,500-year-old monument archaeologists thought was "another Stonehenge" actually contained no standing stones, the experts now say.

Posted: 8/12/2016 1:10:00 AM   Reads: 148   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.bbc.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Many researchers believe that the sphinx is one of the most ancient and mysterious structures on Earth. Some even believe that it was constructed by a culture that actually predates the civilization of the Ancient Egyptians

Posted: 8/11/2016 2:11:30 PM   Reads: 206   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: mirrorspectrum.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

A new study has shown how the elaborate faked human ancestor found in gravel pits in Piltdown, East Sussex in 1912 was put together by by a single forger who was most likely Charles Dawson.

Posted: 8/9/2016 11:57:50 PM   Reads: 130   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries

The mystery of China’s giant pyramid hills in Shaanxi Province has intrigued archaeologists, historians and UFO conspiracy theorists ever since their existence was first documented in 1945.

Posted: 8/9/2016 4:07:07 PM   Reads: 188   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: gbtimes.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Mostly, the debate surrounds the impressive Incan fort of Sacsayhuaman. Experts today can’t agree exactly how the ancients were able to accomplish this feat of engineering. Some have cited alien intervention. Others think it was done through a vast network of mirrors and lenses to concentrate sunlight. The theories just keep growing and getting weirder and weirder. The only thing anyone can agree on is how impressive it is.

Posted: 8/9/2016 12:41:31 PM   Reads: 272   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: historythings.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

A pair of visitors to Hawaii from Ft. Worth, Texas made an incredible discovery while strolling along Oahu's Leeward coast. They found several Hawaiian petroglyphs, believed to be more than 400 years old.

Posted: 8/9/2016 9:17:35 AM   Reads: 142   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.hawaiinewsnow.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

CAHOKIA MOUNDS, ILLINOIS – Archaeologists have re-examined the burial mounds at Cahokia and discovered that the previous assumptions made about Cahokian society were completely wrong. In 1967, archaeologist Melvin Fowler was excavating at Cahokia, the largest and most influential city of the pre-Colombian Mississippian culture.

Posted: 8/7/2016 3:19:43 PM   Reads: 108   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: historythings.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Legend has it that a great flood engulfed China 4000 years ago. Lasting for more than 20 years, it was finally tamed by the heroic efforts of Emperor Yu, whose Xia dynasty marked the birth of Chinese civilisation and its transition into the Bronze Age.

Posted: 8/4/2016 9:47:42 PM   Reads: 147   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Discovery will ignite debate in Arthurian research circles because, in medieval tradition, Arthur was said to have been conceived at Tintagel

Posted: 8/2/2016 11:08:25 PM   Reads: 192   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries

Some human skeletons have been so bizarre-looking that they’ve been identified aliens, apes, vampires, or leprechauns. In a few cases, the bizarre circumstances in which skeletons were found have related to the circumstances in which the individuals lived.

Posted: 8/2/2016 8:54:10 AM   Reads: 233   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: listverse.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

On a remote Alaskan island, a population of woolly mammoths managed to persist until just 5,600 years ago, according to new research.

Posted: 8/1/2016 7:21:09 PM   Reads: 153   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: westerndigs.org Category: Ancient Mysteries

At least 80 skeletons lie in a mass grave in an ancient Greek cemetery, their wrists clamped by iron shackles.

Posted: 8/1/2016 12:20:38 PM   Reads: 140   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: in.reuters.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

For armchair archaeologists, there’s no better buzz than reading about the latest discoveries of the ancient world. Most arise from sites never before excavated or those barely studied. Sometimes, though, finds turn up at well-known monuments and archaeological areas.

Posted: 7/31/2016 3:58:45 PM   Reads: 203   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: listverse.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Photo: Stéphen-Charles Chauvet What could be more annoying than picking up a manuscript that is written in a language you cannot translate? Even in the age of the internet, where instant translations are available on demand, there remain examples of written language that continue to defy the efforts of the best code-breakers – despite years ...

Posted: 7/28/2016 12:44:47 PM   Reads: 192   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: scribol.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

A vast network of 12th century cities was discovered beneath the jungle around Cambodia's Angkor Wat.

Posted: 7/26/2016 6:04:27 PM   Reads: 187   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries