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Painted Medieval Burial Vaults Surface In Belgium

Painted Medieval Burial Vaults Surface In Belgium

Excavations at the Church of Our Lady in the heart of historic Bruges, Belgium, have unearthed a third medieval burial vault. Just like the first one [...]
New Study Verifies Aztec Manufacture of John Dee’s Obsidian Spirit Mirror

New Study Verifies Aztec Manufacture of John Dee’s Obsidian Spirit Mirror

Archaeologists from the University of Manchester have just completed a new analysis of several alleged Aztec artifacts currently on display at the Bri [...]
Excavations at Historic Doliche, Turkey Reveal Ancient Religious Diversity

Excavations at Historic Doliche, Turkey Reveal Ancient Religious Diversity

Located in southeastern Turkey just north of the city of Gaziantep, the village of Doliche (Dülük) at first glance seems small and unremarkable. But i [...]
Muyso Akyqake, The Chaos Monster Archetype Of Lake Tota

Muyso Akyqake, The Chaos Monster Archetype Of Lake Tota

The Biblical story of Jonah and the Whale uses shock and awe to install an ancient motif of mythology into the minds of children attending Sunday Scho [...]
Rare First Temple Period Toilet Discovered In Jerusalem

Rare First Temple Period Toilet Discovered In Jerusalem

A First Temple-era private toilet has been unearthed in Jerusalem. While in itself the toilet is an exceptionally rare find, surrounding it evidence w [...]
Was there a Common Writing System used by Pacific Islanders?

Was there a Common Writing System used by Pacific Islanders?

In 2016 two tourists found engraved petroglyphs on a Hawaiian Beach. This was an important find because it suggested that the ancient Polynesians had [...]
X-ray Reveals Someone Censored Marie Antoinette’s Letters

X-ray Reveals Someone Censored Marie Antoinette’s Letters

A team of scientists has x-rayed Marie Antoinette’s letters to the Swedish count, Axel von Fersen, which were part of an affair as Marie was married a [...]
Mississippian Period Cave Art Tells A Tale From 6,500 Years Ago

Mississippian Period Cave Art Tells A Tale From 6,500 Years Ago

North America is home to a number of cave art sites, some of which date as far back as 6,500 years ago. However, the first discovery of cave art in Am [...]
Early Artistic Skills Amaze at Turkey’s Neolithic Karahantepe Site

Early Artistic Skills Amaze at Turkey’s Neolithic Karahantepe Site

Turkey’s Karahantepe site (also written as Karahan Tepe) is believed to be nearly 11,500 years old, and some of the recent finds are truly sensational [...]
Derbent: Contested Ancient City Stronghold on the Silk Road

Derbent: Contested Ancient City Stronghold on the Silk Road

Nestled between the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus Mountains, the Russian city of Derbent and its famed citadel tells the story of ancient power struggl [...]
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