Eerie stones etched with perplexing symbols, gleaming troves of silver treasure, and ancient edifices on the brink of collapse. Are the Picts merely folklore, or an enthralling civilization hiding beneath Scotland's soil?
Archaeologists unearth ancient secrets: Sacrificed Mayan skeleton with sacred jade ring found in Mexico.
The human history timeline is a chronological summary of the major events and developments in human civilization. It begins with the emergence of early humans and continues through various civilizations, societies, and key milestones such as the invention of writing, the rise and fall of empires, scientific advancements, and significant cultural and political movements.
Researchers have extracted ancient DNA from a 2,900-year-old clay brick from the palace of Neo-Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II, revealing the diversity of plant species cultivated then.
The ancient city of Soknopaiou Nesos, also known as Dimeh es-Seba, is connected to the Graecized deity of Soknopaios (Sobek neb Pai), a localized version of the Ancient Egyptian crocodile-headed god Sobek.
The ancient city of Ipiutak was built by a fair-haired race with blue eyes and not by us, the Inuits say
Located at Point Hope, Alaska, the ruins of Ipiutak offer a glimpse into the past when the city was alive and bustling. Though only ancient artifacts remain, the archaeological and historical value of the site remains immense. The most fascinating part of this site is the unknown origin of the city's builders.
Archaeologists have unearthed a number of pottery drain pipes at a Neolithic site of Longshan Culture dating back more than 4,000 years and believe they form China's earliest and most complete urban drainage system.
Archaeologists from the Eurasian National University (ENU) have uncovered a pyramidal structure at the Kyrykungir archaeological site.
A merkhet was an ancient Egyptian timekeeping instrument used for telling time at night. This star clock was extremely accurate, and could be used to make astronomical observations. It has been suggested that these instruments were probably used in the construction of temples and tombs to align the structures in particular ways.
Historically, horse bodies in viking-age burials have been interpreted as symbolic of the journey to the afterlife, part of the possessions of the deceased in the afterlife, or as status symbols. But these interpretations miss something vital – the bond between horse and rider.