Reprinted with Permission from World at Large, an independent news outlet focusing on travel, foreign policy, health and fitness, and more. Workers building a new highway in Romania were forced to call archaeologists when it became clear they were digging straight through the tomb walls of a “princely Hunnic warrior.” Dating to the 5th century […]
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Historians Stunned: Uzbekistan Nomads Supplied a Third of the Bronze Used Across Ancient Mediterranean
Cutting edge analysis of tin isotopes has shown that tiny tribes of pastoral nomads from modern-day Uzbekistan supplied a third of all the precious tin needed to make the bronze which fueled Ancient Mediterranean commerce. Getting the tin from Uzbekistan to the Med involved a vast multi-regional, multi-vector trade network that bears comparison with our […]
A very peculiar decorative ornament was found in an archeological dig last year in Spain—a bronze amulet shaped like a hand that would lead researchers to a fascinating discovery. Just recently however, the restoration of the artifact revealed strange words believed to be part of the precursor to the modern Basque Language, also called Euskara. […]
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Remains of Prehistoric BBQ Suggests Dinner was Served 780,000 Years Agoâ600,000 Years Earlier than we Thought
A whopping 780,000 years ago, early humans sat down in front of a roaring fire for a BBQ of carp fish in what’s modern-day Israel. The remains of their meal, now discovered by archeologists, pushes back the confirmed date of the first known use of fire for cooking by 600,000 years, back into the earliest […]
A major discovery of underground tunnels has been made in Egypt, and archeologists believe they could be part of the lost tomb of Cleopatra. The tunnels were described as an “engineering marvel” and run for 4,281 feet (1,305 kilometers). They connect with three religious sanctuaries and a sacred lake, where so far 1,500 artifacts have […]
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Swedish archeologists have unearthed two Viking swords from a burial mound in which they had been buried vertically, as if resting on their points. As well as marking the rare discovery of a sword, the vertical placement reflects a deliberate symbolism that has the archeologists ruminating over what it means, and suggestions include honoring the […]
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Prehistoric Hominid Footprints Unearthed in Spain are Nearly 300,000 Years Old and Unique in All of Europe
300,000 years ago, children were playing on the shore of a lagoon while their parents hunted in the shallows nearby These are the stories contained in what were once believed to be 100,000-year-old foot prints, but which are now confirmed to be much older. A state of the art scanning technique has now dated them […]
First Ever Sentence Found in Canaanite Language is a Plea to Remove Hair Lice Discovered Etched on Ivory Comb
The first sentence ever discovered that was written in the Canaanite language turns out to be a plea to eradicate beard lice. Unearthed in the area of an ancient city in Israel by a team from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Southern Adventist University from Tennessee, the ivory comb dates back 3,700 years. The inscription […]
In April, archeologists working in the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh which had been destroyed by the Islamic State, uncovered a pulse-quickening discovery—a sealed gateway unknown in any previous excavations or surveys of the site. Carefully opening the door, the archeologists’ eyes fell on a hallway lined with dust that had not been disturbed for […]
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Location of St. Nicholas Tomb Discovered–the Inspiration For Santa Claus Who Left Gifts Inside Shoes and Helped the Poor
The exact location of the tomb of the Roman-era saint who inspired the gift-giving of Santa Claus has been uncovered by archeologists in the town of Myra in southern Turkey. Saint Nicholas (‘Santa’ is Italian for saint) was an early Christian bishop of Greek descent who was beloved for his legendary habit of secret gift-giving. […]