Category: History and Archeolory

‘Missing Link’ Skeleton May Solve Mystery of First Americans

History and Archeolory

The ancient skeleton of a teenage girl found in an underwater cave in Mexico may be the missing link that solves the long-standing mystery behind the identity of the first Americans, researchers say. These findings, the first time researchers have been able to connect an early American skeleton with modern Native American DNA, suggest the…

A ‘Hidden portal’ to another world—a ‘Secret’ underground Cave in Vietnam

History and Archeolory

This cave is probably beyond anything you’ve ever come across! It’s mesmerizing, it’s mysterious, it’s beautiful and magical. Discovered – or better said rediscovered – in 1990 by a man traveling through the jungles of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Ho Khanh was searching the area for timber and food in order to make money in order…

Mystery of the Fetus Found in a Bishop’s Coffin Solved!

History and Archeolory

Researchers at Lund University hospital were in for a surprise when they conducted a CT scan of a mummified Scandinavian bishop and spotted the remains of a tiny fetus tucked under the bishop’s feet. The mummy belongs to Bishop Peder Winstrup, a prominent historical figure in Scandinavia who died in 1679. For years, archaeologists have…

2,550 Submerged Wooden Objects Recovered From The Templo Mayor Of Tenochtitlan

History and Archeolory

Archaeologists have recovered as many as 2,550 wooden objects from the Templo Mayor in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan in Mexico City. The rescued objects have survived more than 500 years submerged in water, some completely flooded. As explained on AncientPages.com earlier, the “most important sacred temple complex of the Aztecs – the Main Temple…

HUGE 300,000-year-old elephant skeleton with 8-foot tusks found in Germany – and it was eaten by Stone Age hunters

History and Archeolory

The skeleton of a 300,000-year-old elephant with giant tusks has been unearthed in Germany. The amazing ancient remains show that the creature had been killed and eaten by Stone Age hunters. The elephant skeleton with its eight-foot tusks was found near an ancient lake. It’s almost completely intact with three legs, a lower jaw bone…

Is this 2,000-year-old Egyptian burial site the world’s oldest pet cemetery?

History and Archeolory

A team of archaeologists has discovered the oldest known pet cemetery on record — a nearly 2,000-year-old burial ground filled with well-loved animals, including the remains of cats and monkeys still wearing collars strung with shell, glass and stone beads, at the port of Berenice on the Red Sea coast of Egypt a decade ago.…

‘Sex crazed’ nun dug up by archaeologists – skeleton of shamed woman found buried face down

History and Archeolory

Remains of an ‘immoral’ nun and a stillborn baby discovered after 900 years buried in Oxfordshire The skeleton of a ‘sex crazed’ nun has been unearthed at an excavation site near Oxford. The remains of the woman were found lying face-down – a common punishment for nuns thought to be engaged in immoral behaviour. Archaeologists uncovered around 100…

Lady Cao – Moche Queen Who Re-Wrote Ancient History

History and Archeolory

Lady Cao was not just one of many mummies archaeologists have unearthed in various parts of the world. Discoveries of her remains re-wrote ancient history and gave us a much better understanding of the Moche culture. The Moche flourished and ruled the northern coast of Peru before the Incas, between the first and eighth centuries,…

The History Of Death In Europe Is Changed By Mummies From The Renaissance And Hearts Extracted From Bodies.

History and Archeolory

Bodies were embalmed in the Renaissance not for secular but for religious purposes. Hundreds of burials discovered in a convent in Brittany, France, have shed new light on medieval and Renaissance funerary practices. Archaeologists have identified mummified corpses, as well as hearts and brains extracted from the deceased bodies that suggest that burials were still…

The Mystery of the Himalayas’ Skeleton Lake Just Got Weirder.

History and Archeolory

Near the eastern border of India, in a remote valley deep in the Himalayas, lies the lake of Roopkund, also known as Skeleton Lake. It didn’t get the name by coincidence – in 1942 a forest ranger was hiking through the Himalayas when he came across the glacial lake. Upon discovery, he was the witness…