Posts Tagged ‘discovered’

Has Indonesia’s Legendary Lost Island of Gold Been Discovered?

Over the last 5 years, fishermen have recovered ancient treasures worth tens of millions of dollars from the Musi River, around Palembang, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The big question being asked by one archaeologist is whether or not these treasures are remnants of the long-lost Srivijaya Empire, a legendary kingdom known as the […]

Ancient Crusader Battle Campsite Discovered in Israel Is a First

A highways expansion project in the Tzipori Springs area in Galilee in Israel has uncovered fascinating evidence of a 12th-century Crusader battle camp. Exploratory excavations undertaken by a team of archaeologists before road widening work on the highway linking Nazareth to the Mediterranean Sea has found the campsite. Nimrod Getzov and Ianir Milevski of the […]

Oldest known drawing of a ghost discovered

Oldest known drawing of a ghost discoveredOctober 22, 2021  The tablet was created by the ancient Babylonians. Image Credit: US NavyA depiction of a ghost dating back 3,500 years has been found deep in the vaults of the British Museum.Stories of ghosts and spirits have been around for millennia – as evidenced by the recent […]

Three Giant Criosphinxes Discovered On Egypt’s Cultic Avenue in Luxor

The remains of three giant ram head sphinx statues, known as criosphinxes, have been unearthed on Luxor’s Avenue of Sphinxes in southern Egypt. At least one of the sphinx statues had a coiled cobra carved on top of its head. The three gigantic statue ram heads were discovered south of Karnak Temple in Luxor, on […]

Unique Biblical “Persimmon” Amethyst Seal Discovered In Jerusalem Sewer

A rare lilac-colored amethyst seal has been discovered in an ancient sewer beneath Jerusalem. Depicting a bird holding a plant branch with five fruits with its feet, the engraved amethyst seal represents the very first depiction of Biblical persimmon, a prized plant used in Second Temple period incense (many scholars believe the Biblical persimmon plant […]

3500-year-old Babylonian Ghost Image Discovered in British Museum Vaults!

What is believed to be the world’s oldest depiction of a ghost has recently been found on a Babylonian tablet, neglected in the vaults of the British Museum in London since its acquisition in the 19th century. Babylonia, which was a magnificent state in ancient Mesopotamia (covering parts of present-day Iraq and Syria), had two […]

New Stone Age Rock Art Discovered at Romanelli Cave

Expert researchers with an interest in ancient European rock art have just completed an exhaustive study of Romanelli Cave, an impressively decorated rock art site located on the southeastern tip of Italy overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Despite Upper Paleolithic rock art first being found there in 1905, a complete survey of the cave’s rock art […]

Neanderthal Camp Discovered at Princess Diana’s Althorp House Estate

At Althorp House, the stately home on the late Princess Diana’s family estate northwest of central London, excavations have led archaeologists to suspect that its known history may be predated by some tens of thousands of years! The archaeologists were hunting for the remains of an abandoned medieval village when they came across worked seashell […]

‘World’s largest’ nabkha discovered in UNESCO-tagged Lut Desert

‘World’s largest’ nabkha discovered in UNESCO-tagged Lut Desert – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The “world’s largest” nabkha (coppice dune) has recently been discovered within the UNESCO-registered Lut Desert in the barren heartland of Iran, the director of the World Heritage site has announced.  Having a height of 21 meters, the recently discovered nabkha is taller than […]

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 was unearthed of a rich fruit garden within a “lush” royal residence. The term “toilet humor,” describes a whole set of jokes and puns about the human bodily functions and even extending […]

40,000-Year-Old Chamber Of Secrets Discovered At Gorham’s Cave Complex

A Neanderthal child’s tooth was discovered in Gibraltar’s Gorham’s Cave Complex four years ago, declaring their presence. Now, a lost chamber has been discovered in Vanguard Cave, one of the four caves that make up the Gorham Cave Complex. The chamber seemingly has not been entered for at least 40,000 years. Experts are excited to […]

1,500-Year-Old Temple Ruins Discovered in Uttar Pradesh, India

Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, and one of its largest, is located in the northern Gangetic plains of the country. With a storied history and a slew of rulers having fought over parts of its territory since ancient times, it is no surprise that a 1,500-year-old temple, from the glory days of the ‘Gupta […]

The Legendary Hyperborea and the Ancient Greeks: Who Really Discovered America?

In his story of Atlantis, written at around 360 BC, Plato mentioned a grand island or continent across the Atlantic, one larger than Libya and Asia combined. This continent was so enormous, he said, “it encompassed (wrapped around) that veritable ocean”. Is it possible that Plato was talking about the American continent and not that […]

Spanish Hospital Baby Switch Discovered Two Decades Later

MADRID (AP) — Health authorities in Spain are blaming human error for the switching of two baby girls in a maternity ward almost 20 years ago, after one of them discovered by chance through a DNA test as a teenager that she wasn’t the daughter of her presumed parents. “It was a human error and […]

Unique Copper Age Burial Discovered By Russian Archaeologists

A sacred looking “Amber Burial” has been found in Russia. The Copper Age grave is so laden in amber buttons and other items made from the rare resin rock, and steeped in ochre at the burial site, that nothing like this has even been discovered before. The prehistoric Copper Age burial site, loaded with a […]

Stone Quarry from Second Temple Era in Jerusalem Discovered

Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) archaeologists exploring an area of Jerusalem where a parking lot will soon be installed have uncovered something historically significant. Working on the grounds of the Mount Hutzavim industrial park, they excavated the remnants of an ancient quarry in Jerusalem that was used to supply construction materials during the period of the […]

76,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Hunting Camp Discovered In Madrid

A 76,000-year-old hunter’s camp has been discovered and examined beneath the Spanish capital of Madrid. Here, in blood-soaked times of glory when the hunting was good, Neanderthals butchered and prepared large bovids and deer for returning to their hungry families in distant caves. European Neanderthal History Deepens Earlier this month researchers from the Barcelona University […]

Reliefs depicting scene of Greco-Persian Wars discovered in Turkey

Reliefs depicting scene of Greco-Persian Wars discovered in Turkey – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Archaeologists in northwestern Turkey have recently discovered a bas-relief, which depicts a battle scene between the Persians and the Greeks in the fifth century BC. Figures on the relief show fighting Greek soldiers beneath the hoofs of the Persian war horses, said […]

Perfect 800-Year-Old Norman Chain Mail Discovered In Ireland

In 1169 AD, Norman invaders arrived in County Wexford, Ireland. Now, a rare and complete, 800-year-old Norman “hauberk” (chainmail vest) has been discovered in County Longford thought to date to when the Normans arrived there in 1172. The “hauberk” was a coat of upper body armor that was often referred to as a “byrnie.” Made of chain […]

Mummified Remains Of A Former Slave Discovered At Pompeii

The mummified remains of a prominent man who was remembered for having commissioned artistic performances that were performed in Greek have been retrieved from a tomb in Pompeii. The burial is remarkable in several ways, not least for how well it helped preserve the man’s remains, which include hair and part of an ear. Pompeii’s […]

Iron Age Pagan Idol Discovered in Irish Bog

Archaeologists excavating ahead of the creation of a new road in Ireland have discovered a “massive” 1,600-year-old pagan idol. Roscommon bog occupies 343 hectares between low drumlin hills in the headwaters of the River Suck, in the western part of  County Roscommon,  Ireland. The particular part of the bog in which the discovery was made is […]

Thirteen Aligned Neolithic Menhirs Discovered in a Small Swiss Town

A group of 13 aligned menhirs believed to be from the Neolithic period have been found in Switzerland’s Valais canton, in the municipality of Saint-Léonard. This discovery was made as part of excavation work at a construction site called “Les Fougains” (The Fountains) in collaboration with the cantonal office of archaeology, as reported in the […]

Structure, probably dug by ancient troglodytes, discovered in northern Iran

TEHRAN – Remnants of a rocky structure, which is thought to probably be carved by ancient troglodytes, have been discovered in northern Iran. The structure was accidentally unearthed during a grading and site preparation in Rudbar county of Gilan province, deputy provincial tourism chief Vali Jahani announced on Wednesday, CHTN reported. “The finding, according to […]

Five New Species of Flowering Plants Discovered in Bolivia

Five New Species of Flowering Plants Discovered in Bolivia  Jul 23, 2021 by  News Staff / Source A team of U.K. botanists has discovered five new species in the plant genus Jacquemontia in the Andes of Bolivia. Jaquemontia chuquisacensis. Image credit: John Pink.Jacquemontia is a medium-sized pantropical genus of around 120 species, but the majority […]

Submerged Settlements On Roman Road Discovered In Venice Lagoon

An underwater sonar mapping project by archaeologists in Italy has determined that the bottom of the Venetian Lagoon was once dry land. The team of researchers have confirmed that an ancient Roman road and settlement once thrived in the area some 500 years before Venice was founded in the 5th century. In the 1980s, surveys […]

Submerged Settlements And Roman Road Discovered Under Venice Waters

An underwater sonar mapping project by archaeologists in Italy has determined that the bottom of the Venetian Lagoon was once dry land. The team of researchers have confirmed that an ancient Roman road and settlement once thrived in the area some 500 years before Venice was founded in the 5th century. In the 1980s, surveys […]

Multi-Dimensional Ancient Boundary Stone Discovered In Rome

A Roman Empire boundary stone has been discovered in Rome, and while thousands of similar stones exist across the empire, this one is being viewed with extra attention. While most Roman boundary stones say, “cross this line and you get chopped,” this one whispers complex stories of a young emperor flexing his power in a […]

Mystery Bottle Discovered Between Woman’s Legs in Hull Burial

Archaeologists have been trying to work out why a sealed blue glass mystery  bottle was left between a woman’s legs in a Hull burial. But that’s not all. They’re also trying to work out what on Earth was the liquid it contained.  The History of Hull Burials at Trinity Burial Ground The term “Hull burials”, in […]

4,000-Year-Old Mesopotamian City Discovered In the Shadow Of Ur

A 4,000-year-old urban settlement has been discovered on the road to Ur in modern Iraq. Researchers suspect the discovery represents a lost Mesopotamian city capital that was founded on the ashes of the collapse of ancient Babylonia in the middle of the second millennium BC. According to the Middle Eastern news site,  Al-Monitor, a joint team […]

Dante’s Handwritten Notes Discovered 700 Years After His Death

An Italian national treasure, and one of the greatest poets and writers to emerge from the Italian Middle Age (indeed, ever), Dante Alighieri was a 13th century and early 14th century writer who was writing at the time of Europe’s gravest crises. His contribution was so immense that he has shaped many facets of the […]

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