Ruins of 100-Foot-Long, 1,000-Year-Old Church Found Under Cornfield

History and Archeolory

Priceless treasures unearthed from the ruins of a mini cathedral built by the Holy Roman Emperor. Burials outside the church, foundations of the south transept. (Landesamt fur Denkmalpflege und Archaologie Sachsen-Anhalt, Felix Biermann/Zenger News) A 1,000-year-old church built by Otto the Great, who as Holy Roman Emperor greatly extended the influence of the Catholic Church…

Study Reveals Origins Of Mysterious Mummies Buried In Boats In The Middle Of A Desert

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

Genomic study of Bronze Age Uyghur remains show ancient links to Native Americans. Boat burials at Xiaohe cemetery in Tarim Basin of Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. (Wenying Li, Institute of Cultural Relics and Archeology) A genomic study of Bronze Age mummies of the Uyghur region in western China revealed a genetically isolated but culturally…

The Tooth Is Out There: Prehistoric Teeth Could Be The Key To Dating ‘World’s Oldest Modern Human’

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Newly discovered remains could take modern humans back more than 300,000 years.  The face restoration of the skull of Hualong Cave No. 6. The Hualong Cave No. 6 fossil skull was virtually reconstructed skull then physically reconstructed and sculptured to create the reconstructed image. (Ancient Spine Institute, Chinese Academy Of Sciences/Zenger) When experts in China…

Nitty Gritty On Our Ancestors: How Scientists Are Recovering Human DNA From 2,000-Year-Old Head Lice

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

New study uses “Jurassic Park” techniques to examine human skin cells found in mummified creepy crawlies. A mummy of the Ansilta people of the Andes Mountains had head lice that cemented nits to hair, encasing DNA that offers clues about human migration 1,500 to 2,000 years ago. (Courtesy San Juan National University, Argentina) Scientists have…

A-Maize-Ing Find: Huge Mayan Corn God’s Head Dating Back 1,300 Years Discovered In Mexico

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The stone sculpture was discovered during conservation work in the Mayan city of Palenque, near the Usumacinta River. Stuccoed head of the young maize god discovered in Palenque. (INAH TV/Zenger) This Mayan corn god’s head has been unearthed by archaeologists in Mexico who found it at the bottom of a pond that was regarded by…

Mummification In Europe May Be The Oldest In The World

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

While the Chinchorro mummies of Chile date back to 7000 B.C., a new study shows Portugal has much older preserved bodies. Arapouco 1962. Skeleton 3A is visible on the left of the photograph, lying on the right side of skeleton 2A. These burials illustrate several traits common to the Sado Valley burials during the Mesolithic…

Balkan Cemetery Studies Reveal High Prehistoric Mortality Rate

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The excavation team managed to systematically explore the entire terrace of the burial ground in August 2022.  Picture shows horse skeleton, found between the burial constructions, undated. The discovery has been made at the Kopilo site in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  (ÖAW- ÖAI, M. Gavranovic/Zenger) A necropolis found in the Balkan republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina…

The mysterious remains of a family from the 18th century are found in a crate

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

The mysterious remains of a family from the 18th century are found in a crate Found in crates inside a church in the Hungarian town of Vác, and analyzed in 2015, the 200-year-old bones could represent a milestone in science. An old Dominican church was filled with researchers in 1994 in the Hungarian city of…

A 6,000-year-old tomb has been found in Egypt’s Saqqara Necropolis, and inside are some weird non-human mummies

History and Archeolory

In Egypt’s Saqqara Necropolis, a 6,000-year-old tomb has been discovered. In additional burial chambers, archaeologists discovered cat and scarab mummies. Egypt’s King Userkaf pyramid complex has archaeologists preparing to unearth an unknown Fifth Dynasty tomb. The Necropolis was built not long after the Great Pyramid of Giza, more than 2,500 years ago. The tomb’s entrance,…

The whole world must be haunted when the secret of the ancient Roman town was wiped out by a volcanic eruption revealed by Skeleton

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

Archaeologists released haunting images Wednesday of the skeletal remains of a man who was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius about 2,000 years ago. These remains give archaeologists insight into the final moments of Herculaneum but also its prior history. Archaeologists say that the skeleton was red because it was stained by the man’s…