Huge Peru Tomb Found With 80 Bodies

Jun 08, 2012 by

Encircled by infant remains, the thousand-year-old burial holds 80 bodies and, archaeologists hope, clues to a mysterious pre-Inca culture.   Once covered by a thatch roof, the tomb may have been a final resting place for diseased pilgrims drawn by promises of miracle cures, reports a team led by archaeologist Peter Eeckhout of Université libre [...]

From around the web Read more

Ancient jugs hold the secret to practical mathematics in Biblical times

Jun 04, 2012 by

Archaeologists and mathematicians alike have been puzzled for centuries by the use of spherical jugs in trade in the ancient world, and how merchants measured the volume of the commodities they held. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

From around the web Read more

Spectacular tomb containing more than 80 individuals discovered in Peru

May 29, 2012 by

Archaeologists have discovered a spectacular tomb containing more than eighty individuals of different ages. This discovery – provisionally dated to around 1000 years ago – was made at the site of Pachacamac. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

From around the web Read more

Origin of Ancient Jade Tool Baffles Scientists

Apr 19, 2012

An international team of archaeologists and geologists has found an extremely unusual example of jade in the Southwest Pacific, thousands of miles away from the nearest known geological source. The small green artifact is about 3,300 years old and has a chemical composition that is unlike any other described jade. See it on Scoop.it, via [...]

Read more

Swedish Stonehenge? Ancient Stone Structure Spurs Debate

Apr 19, 2012

The megalithic stone structure may have been used as an astronomical calendar.Archaeologists generally agree this megalithic structure, known as Ales Stenar (“Ale’s Stones”), was assembled about 1,000 years ago, near the end of the Iron Age, as a burial monument. But a team of researchers now argues it’s really 2,500 years old, dating from the [...]

Read more

Ancient walled city, older than Egypts pyramids, unearthed off Georgia coast

Apr 11, 2012

Six hours southeast of Atlanta off the Georgia coast on Sapelo Island, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an ancient walled city which predates the construction of Egypt’s pyramids. Known as the Sapelo Shell Ring Complex, this ancient city was constructed around 2300 B.C. and featured three neighborhoods each surrounded by circular walls twenty feet [...]

Read more

Prehistoric cybermen? Sardinia’s lost warriors rise from the dust

Feb 18, 2012

Archaeologists and conservation experts on the Italian island of Sardinia have succeeded in re-assembling literally thousands of fragments of smashed sculpture to recreate a small yet unique army of life-size stone warriors which were originally destroyed by enemy action in the middle of the first millennium BC.   It’s the only group of sculpted life-sized [...]

Read more

Archaeologists Make Big Find at Aztec Temple in Mexico

Feb 15, 2012

A total of 23 pre-Columbian stone plaques dating back approximately 550 years, with carvings illustrating such Aztec myths as the birth of the god of war Huitzilopochtli, were discovered by archaeologists in front of the Great Temple of Tinochtitlan in downtown Mexico City, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.   Bas-relief sculptures [...]

Read more

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Tomb of Female Singer in Egypt, First Non-Royal Female

Jan 17, 2012

The Valley of the Kings has brought forth amazing treasure, both archaeological and gold-related, from its over 60 tombs in the Theban Necropolis. Recently, a research team from Switzerland discovered a new tomb that stands apart from all the others. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

Read more

Secret gates of Great Pyramid to be opened in 2012

Dec 16, 2011

The secret gates at the heart of the Great Pyramid may be opened for the first time in 2012, a British robot company believes – solving a mystery that has puzzled archaeologists since 1872. Scoutek UK had already begun exploring behind the gates earlier this year – and produced the first-ever images from behind the [...]

Read more
Stop SOPA

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Follow Me on Pinterest
  • More believe aliens than god.

    Pinned: 19 Oct 2012
  • Study recommends decriminilisation of drugs.

    Pinned: 15 Oct 2012
  • Life on moons easier to find?

    Pinned: 11 Oct 2012
  • Man falls to Earth from 23 miles up.

    Pinned: 9 Oct 2012
  • Simon Singh under attack for criticisng health magazine.

    Pinned: 4 Oct 2012
  • Jail time for another banker.

    Pinned: 22 Sep 2012
  • ATOS inhumane puppets of a sick government. This has to stop.

    Pinned: 22 Sep 2012
  • Strange rock on mars

    Pinned: 20 Sep 2012
  • Jesus said he was married

    Pinned: 19 Sep 2012
  • Bees reboot brain to accomplish different tasks.

    Pinned: 17 Sep 2012