Posts Tagged ‘artifacts’

Two Amazing Ancient Artifacts Found Inside Giant Mississippi Alligator

A 750-pound (340-kg) Mississippi alligator was killed in Eagle Lake Mississippi earlier this year. Inside it, butchers found “the shock of the year” – two ancient Native American artifacts, a 1,700-BC plummet stone, and a 6,000-BC atlatl dart point. According to a report in Clarion Ledger the “13 ft five-inch long [4.1-meter-long] alligator was killed […]

10,000+ Artifacts, Including Mesolithic Tools, Found in Russia

The Mesolithic Age, i.e., the ‘Middle Stone Age,’ was a transitionary period of the Stone Age that existed between the Upper Palaeolithic and the Neolithic (Old Stone Age and New Stone Age, respectively), roughly between 13,000 and 3,000 BC. In central Russia, a 10,000-year-old settlement has been discovered near the Velet’ma River and has been […]

Large Cache of Roman Artifacts from 100 BC Found on Mediterranean Isle

Archaeologists digging at the Son Catlar stone fortress on the Mediterranean island of Menorca (or Minorca) have unearthed a collection of buried Roman artifacts dating back to the year 100 BC, the University of Alicante in Spain reports . An assortment of military-related items was excavated near the fortress’s entrance gate, which means the Romans […]

Never Forget: Here Are 12 Artifacts That Have Been Donated To The Smithsonian’s Jan. 6th Exhibit

Never Forget: Here Are 12 Artifacts That Have Been Donated To The Smithsonian’s Jan. 6th Exhibit The Smithsonian has seen an influx of donations of relics from January 6, the darkest day in our nation’s history, if you don’t count a few of the big ones. Here are twelve of the most significant artifacts that […]

Artifacts Seized from Conquistadors by Chickasaw People in 16th Century Uncovered

A team of archaeologists digging at the Stark Farms Native American site in east central Mississippi have found more than 80 metal artifacts that were not manufactured by the Chickasaw people who once lived there. As they explain in a study published in the April 2021 edition of American Antiquities , the archaeologists believe these […]

Global Roundtrip Of Zodiacal Dating Of Ancient Artifacts

Archaeologists agree, Gōbekli Tepe changes everything. This hilltop sanctuary in southern Turkey, probably the world’s first megalithic temple, is like a time capsule dating back to nearly 13, 000 years to the most extraordinary time in human history; the Younger Dryas impact event. Pillar 43, also called the ‘Vulture Stone’, at Gōbekli Tepe is especially […]

Ramses III in Arabia? Hunt for Egyptian Artifacts in Saudi Arabia Is On

Plans have now been finalized for a joint Egyptian-Saudi Arabian archaeological mission that will explore a long-distance trade route that likely connected ancient Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula. Excavations will center on a well-known archaeological site in northwestern Saudi Arabia known as Tayma, where evidence has emerged suggesting that Egyptian traders under the authority of […]

Ryedale Roman Bronze Artifacts Found By Detectorists Head for Auction

A marvelous collection of Roman bronze artifacts that were unearthed in the year 2020 by detectorists in Yorkshire, England, is set to be auctioned next month. The rare Roman bronze collection, includes a bust of Marcus Aurelius , a statuette of Mars and a horse-headed knife handle. If you have the spare cash, you can […]

Burrowing Rabbits Discover Priceless Artifacts On Skokholm Island

On uninhabited Skokholm Island, two miles off the coast of Wales, burrowing rabbits dug out two Stone Age tools and one Bronze Age piece of pottery. Although it was the Skokholm bunnies that unearthed these treasures, these finds have created enormous excitement in the archaeology community. The Rabbit Burrow Find and Skokholm Island History Skokholm […]

Bohemian Grave Yields Rare and Fascinating Artifacts

Archaeologists in the Czech Republic have published their findings of a 1,600-year-old grave site discovered in 2019 in what was once eastern Bohemia. If the six graves found, five had already become victim to the vulturous grave robbers, but one belonged to a woman and was found intact with a series of unexpected artifacts. Unearthing […]

Bible Scroll Fragments Among Dazzling Artifacts Found In Dead Sea Cave Of Horror

In a stunningly rare discovery, dozens of 2,000-year-old biblical scroll fragments have been excavated from Judean Desert caves during a daring rescue operation. Most of the newly discovered scroll fragments — the first such finds in 60 years — are Greek translations of the books of Zechariah and Nahum from the Book of the Twelve […]

Qatari-owned group to pay Sotheby’s to return Islamic artifacts to Jerusalem museum

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Artifacts in Alaska Prove Pre-Columbian America-Europe Trade

The stunning discovery of pre-Columbian artifacts, originally from Europe, in  Alaska could be definitive proof that ancient trade networks existed between Europe and northern Alaska in the mid-15 th century. Joining the ranks of other pre-Columbian contact theories, a bag of blueberry colored  Venetian glass  beads in Alaska stands as proof that European manufactured artifacts made their […]

Holocaust museum accused of allegedly smuggling artifacts out of Warsaw

The city of Warsaw has accused an Israeli Holocaust museum of being involved in the smuggling out of Poland of Jewish prayer artifacts that the museum said were found inside an old bunker in the Polish capital. The Shem Olam museum near Hadera announced this week that it had obtained 10 sets of tefillin, a […]

Bronze Age Money: Early Metal Artifacts May Be Europe’s First Currency

Did the occupants of Central Europe in 2,000 BC have a functioning monetary economy? Said another way: did these people have Bronze Age money? Yes they did, say a pair of archaeologists from the Netherlands. They drew this conclusion after studying hoards of standardized bronze objects recovered from approximately 100 Early Bronze Age excavations, throughout […]

Mysterious Artifacts Found in Ancient Inca Cemetery in Ecuador

The construction of a long-awaited irrigation water tank will have to wait a little longer for farmers living in the central region of Ecuador. When work began they found ancient human remains and when the archaeological team was brought in for a salvage mission, they unearthed more skeletons in the earth. But the skeletal remains […]

Lockdown Looting: Massive Hoard of Stolen Serbian Artifacts Seized

Even though humans emerged from Africa, it was from Serbia that we began spreading east and west around 45,000 BC. By 20,000 years ago we had successfully populated most of  Europe and the  Americas. The Yeniseians were followed by the Uralic  Samoyeds, and their Bronze Age weapons, ornaments, jewelry  and implements display distinctive artistic styles. Furthermore, the  Indo-Iranian influences in […]

French Treasure Hunter Caught With 27000 Illegal Artifacts In Belgium!

A French treasure hunter identified only as “Patrice T” is accused of being among the greatest archaeological criminals in European history after being arrested with over 27,000 ancient illegal artifacts. When he was arrested this week, he told Belgian officials that he dug up 14,154 Roman coins “by chance.” He said they were “all” recovered […]

Beyond Violence: Examining UK Viking Families and their Artifacts

Understanding Viking families through the artifacts they left behind and their DNA is the latest approach to learning more about the Viking Age in the United Kingdom. Scientists in the UK are currently planning a reanalysis of ancient Viking archaeology to identify new connections between invading Viking cultures and the populations in the two Norse […]

Egyptian Pharaonic Tomb Of Elite Family And Countless Artifacts Found!

Major archaeological finds in Egypt continue to be unearthed and this one involves an entire elite family burial tomb. Archaeologists have found a new ancient Egyptian pharaonic tomb, belonging to an important royal official, that is roughly 2,500 years old. The recently unearthed Egyptian pharaonic tomb includes the graves of family members and a trove […]

Hundreds Of Illegal Historical Artifacts Recently Recovered By The Polish Police!

The looting of archaeological sites is a problem all around the world and it’s also a huge illegal business. Recently in Poland, authorities have recovered hundreds of stolen historical artifacts in a targeted police operation. These illegal historical artifacts are believed to have been illegally obtained. This latest incident is just another indicator of the […]

Woman Begs Italy to Take Back “Cursed” Pompeii Artifacts

A Canadian woman has blamed her double mastectomy on “cursed” Pompeii artifacts that she stole from the famous Italian archaeological site earlier in her life. She was so convinced of their evil powers that’s she has sent them back! Imagine living in a world where stones hold positive and negative energies, where inanimate objects can […]

Artifacts of War: Ancient Polish Weapons Found in Iron Age Graves

Archaeologists excavating a centuries-old cemetery have found a range of rare tools and ancient Polish weapons, including a stunningly well-preserved sword. In 2019 archaeologists excavated a field near Bejsce, in the province of Świętokrzyskie, in southern Poland, and discovered a series of ancient warrior graves containing four iron swords and nine spear or javelin heads […]

Israel’s Rare Artifacts from the Ancient Biblical City of Be’er Sheva

Israel has many fascinating and important archaeological sites, and many have biblical associations. One of the most popular is Tel Be’er Sheva archaeological park. This holds the remains of a city often mentioned in the Bible and was once an important administrative and military center. The park’s relics date from the Israelite period to the […]

Artifacts Reveal Out of Africa Route Through Negev Desert

A spectacular Meso-Paleolithic site has been found in the Negev Desert in Israel. Artifacts from this desert site are enhancing archaeologists’ understanding of how modern humans made their way into the Middle East. The discovery is also helping researchers to understand the routes taken by Homo Sapiens when they were spreading around the world. The […]

Shipwreck Found With Both Christian and Muslim Artifacts

Off the Israeli coast, marine archaeologists have been excavating a mysterious shipwreck that is changing how experts think about the 7th century AD in the Middle East. The vessel sank in a period when the region was coming under the control of the Muslim Caliphate. Evidence from the shipwreck is challenging notions about this important […]

Thousands of stolen artifacts forfeited by Hobby Lobby return to Iraq

Thousands of artifacts stolen from Iraq and smuggled out of the country have been returned to the Iraqi government, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. A press release from the Department of Justice stated that approximately 3,800 artifacts were returned to the residence of Iraq’s ambassador at a repatriation ceremony on Wednesday. The return of the artifacts […]

Israel caught stealing ancient artifacts from Syrian synagogue

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Hobby Lobby Fined $3M Over Smuggled Iraqi Artifacts

The US Department of Justice says thousands of cuneiform tablets and clay bullae, originally from Iraq, were smuggled into the United States via the UAE and Israel in packages shipped to the Oklahoma-based company. Hobby Lobby, one of the largest privately owned arts-and-crafts retailer in the world, began acquiring artifacts in 2009 as part of the […]

The science of intuition: How to measure ‘hunches’ and ‘gut feelings’

     Whether you call it a “gut feeling,” an “inner voice” or a “sixth sense,” intuition can play a real part in people’s decision making, a new study suggests. For the first time, researchers devised a technique to measure intuition. After using this method, they found evidence that people can use their intuition to make […]

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