Category: History and Archeolory

130,000-Year-Old Evidence of Humans in California

History and Archeolory

Two mastodon femur balls, one face up and one face down, are among the remains found at the Cerutti site in San Diego. Archaeologists in California made a startling announcement: they had discovered a 130,000-year-old prehistoric human campsite in the Golden State. According to currently accepted evidence. Prehistoric Humans — maybe Neandertals or some other…

Couple Found In Ukrainian Grave After Wife Was Buried Alive With Dead Husband

History and Archeolory

An ancient man and woman have been found locked in a loving embrace for 3,000 years in a grave in Ukraine. The woman was willingly entombed alive in order to accompany her husband to the next world, archeologists believe. Autopsy experts say it would not be possible to place the woman’s body in such a…

A Nazca Skull: The Mummified Shamans Sporting Long Dreaded Manes Of Hair.

History and Archeolory

The Chauchilla Cemetery, a 1,000-year-old burial ground located about 30 km south of Nazca, is NOT to be missed. Open-air tombs of shockingly well preserved mummies, eerie and extraordinary messengers from late-era Nazca culture. Clothing and hairstyles reveal intriguing cultural details which bring the ancient civilization to life. Don’t miss the mummified shamans sporting long…

Why Did Ancient Scots Prepare ‘Frankenstein’ Mummies?

History and Archeolory

In 2001, a team of archaeologists found a pair of skeletons at an archaeological site on the island of South Uist off the coast of Scotland. At first, it appeared to be a typical Bronze Age discovery, but the researchers soon discovered that the finding was far from normal. While hearing the term “mummies” usually…

Archaeologists discover 1,800-year-old military Medusa medal

History and Archeolory

Medusa means guardian in Ancient Greek and her likeness was depicted on shields and weapons in ancient times. A 1,800-year-old military medal with the head of Medusa on it was discovered by archaeologists in Turkey on Monday. In Greek mythology, Medusa is one of the three Gorgons. According to myth, Medusa has hair made of serpents and…

The Life Of Lysimachus, The Elite Bodyguard Of Alexander The Great

History and Archeolory

Alexander the Great is without a doubt one of history’s greatest and most famous figures. His deeds and the enormity of the empire he created were certainly a hard achievement to surpass. However, upon his death, his closest associates and generals began a bitter rivalry and a fight over territory and power in the vacuum…

The discovery of an impeccably preserved woman from the Ming Dynasty: The Accidental Mummy

History and Archeolory

When most people think of mummies, they picture the Egyptian culture, and sophisticated mummification procedures intended to create a bridge between life and death, resulting in preservation of the body. While most mummies discovered today are a product of this process, there have been rare occasions where a mummified body is not the result of…

Romans Mastered Nanotechnology and Used it for Eye Catching Decoration

History and Archeolory

A strange chalice made its way into the British Museum’s collection in the 1950s. It is a 1,600-year-old jade green Roman artifact called the Lycurgus Cup. The image on the chalice is an iconic scene with King Lycurgus of Thrace, but the element that sets this cup apart is the effect light has on it.…

Norimitsu Odachi: Who Could Have Possibly Wielded This Enormous 15th Century Japanese Sword?

History and Archeolory

The Norimitsu Odachi is a huge sword from Japan. It is so large, in fact, that it was said to have been wielded by a giant. Apart from the basic knowledge of it having been forged in the 15th century AD, measuring 3.77 meters (12.37 ft.) in length, and weighing as much as 14.5 kg…

First Known Neanderthal Family Identified with Ancient DNA from Russian Cave

History and Archeolory

DNA from Neanderthal bones found in a cave in Russia have revealed the first known family of Neanderthals – a father, his teenage daughter, and others who were probably cousins. A 2020 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A detailed how Neanderthals trekked 3,000 kilometers (1,865 miles) to reach Siberia’s…