Archaeology

roundel rendering

Europe’s Roundels: a 7,000-Year-Old Architectural Mystery

A recent discovery in the Czech Republic may shed...
Nefertiti's bust

Find of the Century: Queen Nefertiti’s Long-Lost Tomb Discovered

Archaeologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs...
israel crypt

Crypt From Time of Ramses II Found in Israel

Ramses II ruled as Pharaoh of Egypt during the...
An illustration of a sunken city. A huge statue holding a trident lies on the sea bed with a ruined building in the distance.

The Real Atlantises: Seven Sunken Cities From Around the World

Film, television, music, and literature have explored the legend...
pyramids of giza

A Long Dried-Up Arm of the Nile Helped Build the Pyramids

The mysteries surrounding ancient monuments like Egypt's pyramids have...
Deserted remains including a possible mosque

Khara-Khoto: Lost City of the Gobi Desert

Khara-Khoto, or the 'Black City', sits mostly forgotten in...
low ruins emerging out of the river

Drought Exposes Ancient Italian Treasures

Europe’s summer-long heat and drought have had one positive...
cave with door on cliff

Exploration Mysteries: Kapilikaya Rock Tomb

Deep in the mountains of Turkey's Çorum province, an...
L'Anse Aux Meadows

1021 AD: The Precise Date The Vikings Lived in North America

We've long known that the Vikings lived in North...
mammoth baby hero

‘A Sacred Ancestor’: Baby Woolly Mammoth Discovered in Yukon Gold Fields

For Yukon gold miner Travis Delawski, June 21 started...

Humans Have Lived in the Arctic for 40,000 Years

To many, the Arctic may seem like a bleak...

Behind Every Successful Historical Archaeologist…

...There was his partner, who often did the real...
Artifacts from Kemune

Drought Exposes 3,400-Year-Old City in Iraq Reservoir

A dry season in the fertile crescent revealed signs...

Science Links of the Week

A passion for the natural world drives many of...

Science Links of the Week

A passion for the natural world drives many of...
Cave art discovered

The Largest Cave Art in North America is Almost Invisible to the Eye

Somewhere in the Appalachian foothills of Alabama, there's a...

Science Links of the Week

A passion for the natural world drives many of...

Found: A Dinosaur That Died the Day the Asteroid Hit

Archaeologists stationed at a dig site in North Dakota...

Huacas: Sacred Objects of the Incas

The Inca empire was the largest and most complex...
Machu Picchu Photo Adrian Wójcik

‘Machu Picchu’ is the Wrong Name for This South American Icon

A recent paper in an Andean archaeology journal indicates...

Ancient Inventions That Were Centuries Ahead of Their Time

We live in an age where technology often surpasses...
Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island. Photo: Ian Sewell, commons license

Yes, the Easter Island Statues Have Bodies — But That’s Old News

Every so often, an old story resurfaces and goes...

Science Links of the Week

A passion for the natural world drives many of...

Newcomer’s Guide: Stonehenge

Stonehenge is perhaps the most iconic landmark in Britain...

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