Category: History and Archeolory

Missing Head of Hercules Found Inside 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck in Mediterranean Sea.

History and Archeolory

Just off the rocky coastline of Greece, divers have discovered a treasure trove of artifacts at the site of the famous Antikythera shipwreck. Among the many astounding finds is a marble head of Hercules, the famously strong divine hero from ancient Greek and Roman mythology. While exploring the sea floor off the Greek island of…

Ancient ‘mask of death’ found in Mexican temple whoever wears it will die

History and Archeolory

Palenque is set amid lush forest and dense foliage in a slice of southern Mexico. It is not the largest Mayan city by any stretch, but it has been described as one of the most stunning. Its architecture and the accompanying carvings and sculptures are some of the finest surviving pieces of Mayan history, in…

3600-year-old pits full of giant hands discovered in Egypt

History and Archeolory

An astonishing discovery took place in the fall of 2011 when a team of archaeologists working in the palace of ancient Avaris, Egypt, found the remains of 16 human hands in four graves in the compound. Two of the pits, located in front of the throne room, contain one hand each. And the other two…

Earthquake in Ecuador Reveals Bizarre Burial of a Mummy in a Jar with a Little Mouse

History and Archeolory

On August 5, 1949, an earthquake struck the small town of Guano in Ecuador, causing buildings to crack open and crumble. The disaster led to the strange discovery of the Mummy of Guano. During the earthquake, the walls of the old church Asunción de Guano were destroyed and knocked down to the floor, and there,…

Incredible discovery of 50 mummies including 12 kids buried in Ancient Egyptian tomb

History and Archeolory

An astonishing 50 mummies including 12 kids corpses were discovered inside an extraordinary Ancient Egyptian tomb. News of a team of archaeologists’ incredible find hit global headlines on February 2, 2019, long over 2,000 years after the deceased were buried. The tomb at the Tuna El-Galeb site, 211 miles south of the Egyptian capital Cairo, suddenly challenged…

2000-year-old mummy found near Russian reservoir

History and Archeolory

A team of researchers from St Petersburg’s Institute of History of Material Culture has found the naturalized remains of a mummy in an ancient gravesite near the Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam in Russia. In speaking with the press, the researchers reported that the remains were those of a mummified young girl lying in a stone gravesite and that they…

‘Threaded bone’ rituals in ancient Peru restored dignity after looting of indigenous graves

History and Archeolory

Ancient indigenous people in Peru had a unique response to the looting and destruction of their ancestors’ graves during the European colonial period, an international team of archeologists has discovered. A study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) found nearly 200 examples of human vertebrae threaded onto reed posts in the Chincha Valley,…

Origin of the 30,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf discovered

History and Archeolory

The almost 11-cm-high Venus figurine from Willendorf (Austria) is one of the most important examples of early art in Europe. It is made of a rock called oolite that is not found in or around Willendorf. A research team led by the anthropologist Gerhard Weber from the University of Vienna and the two geologists Alexander…

Spectacular ceiling frescoes discovered in the Temple of Khnum at Esna

History and Archeolory

In the Temple of Khnum at Esna, Upper Egypt, German and Egyptian researchers have uncovered a series of vibrantly-colored ceiling frescoes. The relief images in the central section of the ceiling, Professor Christian Leitz from the University of Tübingen reports, make up a total of 46 depictions of the Upper-Egyptian vulture goddess Nekhbet and the…

Stone Age discovery shows Homo sapiens survived in the Kalahari

History and Archeolory

Researchers have discovered Homo sapiens did indeed live and survive in the Kalahari Desert more than 20,000 years ago. Griffith University archaeologist Dr. Jayne Wilkins said the general assumption is that the Kalahari is a harsh environment not suitable for early human survival, however, they did indeed live there and thrive. “Our research shows during some periods…