Category: History and Archeolory

Boy, 12, discovers rare dinosaur skeleton in remote part of Canada

History and Archeolory

A 12-year-old boy made the discovery of his lifetime when he discovered a dinosaur fossil dating back 69 million years. An amateur palaeontologist was walking with his father in a fossil-rich part of Alberta, Canada this July, when he saw bones protruding out of a rock. On Thursday, the skeleton’s excavation was completed. Nathan Hrushkin, 12,…

3300-year-old baboon skull may tell of mysterious ancient kingdom

History and Archeolory

Ancient Egyptians traveled great distances to the enchanted Land of Punt to obtain luxurious items such as incense and living baboons, but the true location of this wondrous place has remained a mystery to scientists for more than a century – until now. Dartmouth College researchers have set out to discover what the ancient Egyptians…

Archaeologists discover Iron Age massacre, frozen in time

History and Archeolory

The devastation of a massive Iron Age settlement discovered in Spain tells a story 2,300 years ago of violence and mystery. Archaeologists have found evidence the town of La Hoya was subjected to a violent attack that left victims dead in the streets and the town on fire, a massacre they claim has remained “frozen…

A rare find: Skull of a juvenile ape 6 million years old unearthed

History and Archeolory

China has now uncovered an exceptionally rare juvenile skull of an extinct ape, findings that indicate a very large group of apes once existed in Southeast Asia, researchers say. The nearest living relatives to humans are the Apes, which include gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans. Much of the Old World once existed in them, including substantial…

2,700 Year Old Yogi in Samadhi Found in Indus Valley Civilization Archaeological Site

History and Archeolory

An Indus Valley civilization archaeological site in Rajasthan has uncovered the 2,700-year-old skeletal remains of an ancient yogi seated in samadhi. Many seals from the Indus Valley represent yogis in the lotus position. Here are two examples of ancient yogis sitting in meditation with their hands on their knees, close to how modern yoga meditations…

Rare 2,500-year-old ‘Golden Warrior’ found buried under precious ornaments in Kazakhstan

History and Archeolory

The fascinating discovery of a golden treasure left by the ancient Saka people in a burial mound in Kazakhstan was reported by Ancient Origins last week. The man’s remains were removed from the site for analysis. It was hailed as one of the most important discoveries in helping archaeologists in deciphering the ancient Scythian sub-group.…

Remains of 250 sacrificed children found in Peru

History and Archeolory

The bones of about 250 children sacrificed by the pre-Columbian Chim civilization have been discovered by archeologists in Peru. According to a video from Peruvian state media agency Andina, the remains are of children aged 4 to 12 years old, as well as 40 warriors who were sacrificed between the 13th and 15th centuries. Archaeologists…

5,000-year-old grave reveals mass murder of Bronze Age family

History and Archeolory

Despite the fact that all 15 people discovered in a Bronze Age mass grave in southern Poland were killed by a head blow, their bodies were buried together with great care and consideration. Genetic evidence now indicates that these people belonged to the same extended family, providing new light on a tumultuous period in European…

Scientists discover hundreds of thousands of animal, human bones in Saudi Arabia cave

History and Archeolory

Although hyenas look and hunt like canines, they’re members of the mongoose family and therefore more closely related to a cat. However, just like dogs, hyenas have an affinity for hiding bones — it’s just that they can tend to go a bit overboard. The Umm Jirsan lava tube in Saudi Arabia. Case in point,…

Archaeologists Uncover the “Lamborghini of Chariots” Outside Pompeii

History and Archeolory

Researchers at Pompeii have confirmed the discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot from a villa near the famous Italian archaeological site, calling it a “exceptional discovery.” The chariot was described as “an exceptional discovery” that “has no counterpart in Italy thus far,” according to the announcement made Saturday. Officials state the chariot has been carefully…