Posts Tagged ‘tombs’

Negev Desert Tombs Linked to Ancient Trafficking of Sacred Prostitutes

While exploring in the remote Negev Desert in southern Israel in 2021, archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) stumbled upon something quite unexpected. Right along the route of a planned water line that will be passing through this area, they found a pair of above-ground burial markers made from piles of rock. After performing […]

Swedish Expedition Strikes Gold Within Royal Tombs in Cyprus

An archaeological expedition from the University of Gothenburg has announced the finding of underground tombs in Cyprus. Initially, the Swedish archaeologists identified a set of mysterious chambers using magnetometry. But now, they have revealed that they were actually “royal tombs” laden in luxury imported artifacts and were located outside the Bronze Age trading metropolis, Hala […]

300,000yo Hand Axes, Tombs & Rock Art Discovered in Oman

In the deserts of Oman, two teams of scientists have made remarkable discoveries that shed new light on the earliest history of human civilization. Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient Technology News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Did Ancient Tombs Really Have Traps Inside? (Video)

The concept of ancient tombs being riddled with traps and dangers is one that has been popularized by movies, video games, and other forms of pop culture, but it begs the question: did they really exist? While the idea of rolling boulders, shooting darts, and poisonous snakes may be more fiction than fact, some ancient […]

Hub of Ancient Persian, Roman, and Coptic Tombs Unearthed in Egypt

A collection of ancient tombs from the Persian, Roman, and Coptic eras has been unearthed by archaeologists in the Minya governorate of Egypt, situated about 150 miles (245 km) to the south of Cairo. The joint Spanish-Egyptian archaeological mission of the Supreme Council of Archaeology and the University of Barcelona made the remarkable discovery of […]

Archaeological Treasure Trove! 21 Royal Han Tombs Unearthed in China

Archeologists exploring a mountainside in China have discovered 21 tombs dating back 2,000 years. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Asia Read Later  Source

Egyptian Tombs Reveal 60 High-Ranking Burials from the 18th Dynasty

Right at the turn of the year, a Spanish archaeological mission made a tremendous discovery in the modern city of Luxor in Egypt, which includes the site of the ancient city of Thebes. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Strange ‘Huddled’ Skeletons Discovered in Berenice Troglodytica Tombs

Berenice Troglodytica, also known as Baranis, was a fledgling port city on the Red Sea in ancient Egypt. The remains of seven “huddled” skeletons in a tomb complex have been discovered at Berenice Troglodytica by Polish archaeologists, reports PAP. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Africa Read Later 

Discovered: 85 Egyptian Tombs, Spanning More Than 2,500 Years!

The latest excavations in Egypt’s southern province of Sohag have led to the discovery of 85 new Egyptian tombs that date back far into antiquity, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities just announced. The remains of many mummies have been found inside these tombs, which span an impressive range of time. The earliest burials contain […]

Science Reveals Smells from Ancient Egyptian Tombs

Scents, aromas, and odors are a profound aspect of the human experience and have been so from our very beginnings. Advances in biomolecular and “omics” science now provide scientists with the means to recreate past smells, even tomb smells, which add to our understanding of ancient societies and  lifestyles. Olfaction is an emerging field in […]

Excavations Unearth Five Stunning 4,000-Year-Old Tombs in Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced another discovery in Saqqara, the necropolis of the erstwhile capital of the ancient Egyptian empire, Memphis.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Africa Read Later  Source

Tombs Unearthed in Rome Produce Unusual 2,000-Year-Old Dog Statue

Utility workers laying pipes under the pavement of the Via Luigi Tosti in Rome’s Appio Latino quarter found something ancient and historically significant. While chipping out tunnels they discovered a set of underground rock tombs, which were recognizable by their distinctive sizes and shapes. Within one of these was found a striking Roman terracotta dog […]

Remains of Five Toddlers Found in Ancient Tombs in Denmark

Five children’s bodies have been found in one ancient burial mound in Denmark. But where are all the others? Archaeology is greatly structured on the discovery and recovery of the buildings and bodies of the elites of history. While the remains of common, or not so powerful people, are seldom unearthed, even less so are […]

Multicultural Ancient Treasure Hoard Discovered In Cyprus Tombs

Archaeologists in Cyprus have excavated two Bronze Age Tombs at one of the most important holy sites in the Islamic world. The treasures they discovered reveal the presence of a far-reaching trade network, and the importing of rare luxury goods from distant ancient worlds. The Hala Sultan Tekke monument was built between 1760 and 1817 […]

Looters Blast Open 2500-year-old Lycian Rock-cut Tombs in Turkey

Hoping, perhaps, to lay their hands on something comparable to the famed Elmali Treasures, looters used explosives to break through the entrance of a 2,500-year-old Lycian rock-cut tomb in the Elmali district of Antalya province on Turkey’s southern Teke Peninsula. The Elmali Treasures or Elmali Hazinesi, as they are called in Turkish, is the name […]

Four Hundred 2,000-year-old Rock Tombs Found in Blaundus, Anatolia

The ancient city of Blaundus, an erstwhile Roman episcopal city in the Roman province of Lydia (modern-day Anatolia), which is within contemporary Turkish borders, has just witnessed a spectacular find! A total of 400 rock-cut tombs, approximately 1,800 years old, have been found. The best part? Decoration and representation of various motifs, including vine branches, […]

Cluster of Yuan Dynasty Tombs with Stunning Brick Murals Found in China

Archaeologists working in Jinan, Eastern China, have concluded excavations of a series of tombs in advance of development in the area. Among the most exciting aspects of the dig was the discovery of several Yuan Dynasty tombs, some of which featured well-preserved and colorful murals and carved brick artistry.  All in all, 35 tombs were […]

Hundreds of Ancient Rock-Cut Tombs have been Discovered in Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities have announced the discovery of a distinctive collection of hundreds of ancient tombs. The 250 rock-cut tombs were found in various levels of a mountain face at the Al-Hamidiyah necropolis near Sohag, in Southern Egypt, on the West Bank of the Nile River. This brings the total to more than […]

Major Megalithic Cemetery Discovered with Dozens of Tombs

Archaeologists have discovered a large and unique megalithic cemetery in south-central Poland. It has been dated to 5,500 years old, contains dozens of tombs, and researchers say, “a similar establishment is unknown in Poland.” How Did Archaeologists Find the Megalithic Cemetery? Researchers first noticed the site by studying  satellite imagery  of a field. A geophysical survey of […]

Thousands Of Tombs Found in Xian, Home of China’s Terracotta Army

The legendary Terracotta Army is a collection of 3rd century BC clay sculptured warriors that were designed to protect Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, on his journey to the afterlife. This world-famous archaeological site in Xian dates back to approximately the third century BC. Recently, thousands of new Xian tombs and artifacts […]

Junapani Stone Circles: India’s Astronomical Megalithic Tombs

India has a rich historical and archaeological record. Something that may be less known about the Indian subcontinent is its many megalithic sites. Many of these sites are found across India. The megalithic monuments in that region are believed to have been constructed during the Iron Age (1500 BC-200 AD). The Junapani stone circles of […]

Recent Dig Unearths Eight Tombs at Ancient Elis Necropolis

Archaeologists in Greece have unearthed eight tombs near the ancient city of Elis. The latest burials unearthed in the Elis necropolis, these burials are helping researchers to better understand the ancient city, which once controlled the holy site of Olympia and managed the Olympic Games . The tombs were found in Ilia on the Peloponnese […]

Dead Viking Dynasty Invade Scottish Neolithic Tombs

The Viking Age represents the earliest recorded raids made by Norsemen in 793 AD until the Norman conquest of England in 1066 AD. During this blood-thirsty period Scandinavians mastered shipbuilding and set out in waves to conquer Europe, and as their oceanic prowess increased they eventually reached North America. Television shows like History Channel’s Vikings, […]

Stone Age Rock Tombs Found Near Göbekli Tepe Provide More Ancient Clues

Göbekli Tepe , in Turkey, is regarded as one of the most important Stone Age archaeological sites in the world. It has changed our view of how civilization developed. Recently, archaeologists working not far from Göbekli Tepe have made further discoveries related to the Stone Age complex. They have found a large number of Stone […]

2,000yo mummies discovered at major Egyptian tombs is "just the beginning" (VIDEO)

     Ancient tombs filled with coffins, mummies, and artifacts have been discovered in Egypt. Archaeologists say this is just the beginning of the discovery, as the site is expected to take five years to excavate. The large necropolis (or cemetery) was uncovered south of Cairo, near the Tuna al-Gabal archaeological site that’s home to a […]

‘Only the beginning’: 2,000yo mummies discovered at major Egyptian tombs (VIDEO)

The large necropolis (or cemetery) was uncovered south of Cairo, near the Tuna al-Gabal archaeological site that’s home to a range of tombs. It’s believed to be from the late Pharaonic to the early Ptolemaic period. “It’s only the beginning of new discovery,” Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said on Saturday. “I think we will […]

3,500yo tombs found in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Draa Abul Naga necropolis was initially discovered in the 1990s but was kept sealed until recently and has yet to be fully excavated. Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced the discovery of what is believed to be a cemetery for noblemen on Saturday. “It’s truly an exceptional day,” Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said, as cited by AP. “The 18th […]

Archaeologists discover ancient tombs filled with actual GIANTS… "unusually tall and strong" people once roamed the planet

(Natural News) An excavation site in Jiaojia village in eastern China’s Shandong province near Jinan City, which had been known to be around 5,000 years old, was recently discovered to house men who were considered “giants” by ancient (5,000 years ago) standards. The corpses, which came from the Longshan culture during the late Neolithic civilization […]

Japanese master can control animals with the power of chi

     We too often take it for granted that human beings only have five senses, and whenever something cannot be immediately explained within the framework of modern science, we tend to brush it off as an anomaly, or an oddity. “I exchange energy with the animals, and then they go to sleep.” -Master Kanzawa Sensei […]

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