From 240,000-year-old dirt, scientists can now extract ancient human DNA

History and Archeolory

German scientists just made a major Ьгeаktһгoᴜɡһ in sequencing the DNA of our ancient ancestors. While researchers have long relied on painstaking work and pure good luck to uncover the fossilised remains of our predecessors, a new technique has allowed scientists to pull DNA from something far more abundant: dirt. Scientists have understood for years that genetic…

Mummіfіed Bodies of ‘Last Incas’ Found in Spanish һoѕріtаl Courtyard

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

Archaeologists have ᴜneагtһed the remains of 42 рeoрɩe in a cemetery next to a Peruvian һoѕріtаɩ that dates back to the 16th century, when the country was first part of the Spanish empire. The ѕkeɩetoпѕ were found in the courtyard of һoѕріtаɩ Real de San Andres, a former һoѕріtаɩ in the center of Peru’s capital…

Mummy À La Mode: Elaborate Treatment of the Square-Faced Mummy with Intricate Décor

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

Everybody knows the traditional wrappings of a mummy; long strips of fabric are wrapped around the body from head to toe. But this mummy from the Louvre has an intricately woven square design on its face and an overall different wrapping style throughout its body! The intricate décor begs the question, who was this person…

Mass Grave Discovered From Gruesome 400-Year-Old Shipwreck on ‘Murder Island’

History and Archeolory

One of Australia’s most bloody maritime mutinies is still turning up gruesome secrets after almost 400 years. Researchers have uncovered a mass grave holding the remains of five individuals who may or may not have survived the shipwreck of the Batavia – a Dutch merchant vessel that ran aground on a small coral island about 60 kilometres…

Can You Solve the Mystery Behind This Intricately Carved Skull?

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

Experts from a wide array of organizations are examining an intricately carved skull discovered in an antique shop in Vienna in 2011. The skull, believed to be 300 years old, is completely covered with figures and symbols that seem to hold some sort of religious significance. Yet nobody is able to determine what that significance…

A 70 million-year-old fossilised dinosaur embryo found exquisitely preserved inside egg

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

A 70 million-year-old oviraptorosaur egg that had been forgotten in a Chinese museum storeroom contains the most well-preserved dinosaur embryo ever discovered. A fossilised dinosaur embryo discovered in southern China may be the most well-preserved ever uncovered. The dinosaur egg containing the embryo had languished for more than a decade in a storeroom in Yingliang…

Discovering a 2000-year-old coffin with skulls soaked in mysterious liquid makes thousands of people want to try

Archaeology Mystery of Tomb

Earlier this month, archaeologists found a granite sarcophagus and a marble bust in a tomb during excavation work on private land in Sidi Gaber, Alexandria, Egypt. As Ancient Pages reported, the sarcophagus dates back to the Ptolemaic period 2,000 years ago. At the time of the discovery the sarcophagus was sealed, but it was later…

Found relics of a female deity who lost-long time ago in mass graves in Peru

History and Archeolory

Construction workers were digging trenches to install gas pipelines when they discovered a mass grave containing the bodies of 12 people The remains of children and adults were found by contractors on Tuesday, and archaeologists date them to between 600 and 800 years old It is theorized that the skeletons may be related to the…

A monumental Roman cemetery was found from the excavation of several chained skeletons

History and Archeolory

A team of archaeologists carrying out excavations prior to the construction of a single-family home in Saintes, southwestern France, has unearthed the skeletons of several individuals, including two women and two children, some with iron shackles around their necks, the ankles or wrists, according to the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) in a…

The mummy of a clever queen who ruled Egypt from 1370 to 1330 BC was found buried with a mysterious mummy

History and Archeolory

An archaeologist has claimed that he has found the mummy of Nefertiti, the wife of King Akhenaton and queen of Egypt, who was renowned for her beauty. An archaeologist has claimed that he has found the mummy of Nefertiti, the wife of King Akhenaton and queen of Egypt, who was renowned for her beauty, according…