The Founder Of The 19th Dynasty, Ramesses I

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

Ramesses I was born Pa-ra-mes-su to a noble military family from the Nile Delta. His father was a troop commander named Seti and his uncle was Khaemwaset, an army officer married to Tamwajesy, matron of the Harem of Amun. He was born during the rise and fall of the Amarna Period, which was a very…

Toothless “Vampire” Skeleton Unearthed in Bulgaria

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

The Black Sea town of Sozopol in Bulgaria has become home to the buried remains of “vampire skeletons.” These skeletons date back to the Middle Ages. It is reported that Bulgaria is home to at least 100 skeleton burials of vampires. In Slavic folklore, the existence of vampires was a tradition that was common but it was especially…

Couple find gold coins worth £250,000 while renovating kitchen of North Yorkshire home

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

Couple find gold coins worth £250,000 while renovating kitchen of North Yorkshire home A house refurbishment in northern England has uncovered a trove of gold coins, which could be worth up to £250,000 ($290,000) at auction next month The discovery is one of the biggest hoards of 18th-century English gold coins ever uncovered in Britain, according to…

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…

Has the King Arthur Gene Been Traced?

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

If stories of King Arthur and his knights are based on real people their DNA markers should still be with us today. New DNA research has perhaps found the King Arthur gene The Genetic Lead R1b-L513 is a DNA Celtic tribal marker just discovered in January 2011.  Now, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) from Houston, Texas with…