Most Interesting Things

‘Lost’ Viking Village Artifacts Emerge From Norwegian Basement Archive

‘Lost’ Viking Village Artifacts Emerge From Norwegian Basement Archive

‘Lost’ Viking Village Artifacts Emerge From Norwegian Basement Archive It isn’t rare for a once prosperous medieval town to be abandoned and slowly get side-lined in the annals of history. Nothing exemplifies this statement better than the lost Viking village of Borgund, on the west coast of southern Norway. The Discovery of the Viking Village of Borgund, Norway The Borgund Kaupang […]

Continue reading »

Hiker stumbles upon 1,200-year-old Viking sword while walking an ancient trail in Norway

Hiker stumbles upon 1,200-year-old Viking sword while walking an ancient trail in Norway

Hiker stumbles upon 1,200-year-old Viking sword while walking an ancient trail in Norway A hiker in Norway has discovered an ancient sword while walking an ancient route in the mountains of Haukeli.  The well-preserved sword has been dated to the 8 th century and is typical of a sword belonging to the Viking Age. The discovery was announced by Hordaland County […]

Continue reading »

Hundreds of Ornate, Rock-Cut Tombs Discovered in Ancient Turkish City

Hundreds of Ornate, Rock-Cut Tombs Discovered in Ancient Turkish City

Hundreds of Ornate, Rock-Cut Tombs Discovered in Ancient Turkish City Some 1,800 years ago, residents of Blaundos buried their dead in highly decorated graves cut into the sides of a surrounding canyon. Excavations at Blaundos in Uşak, Turkey, have revealed 400 rock-cut tombs dated to 1,800 years ago, when the ancient city was under Roman control. Many of the tombs […]

Continue reading »

5,000-Year-Old Toy Chariot Unearthed in Child Tomb in Turkey

5,000-Year-Old Toy Chariot Unearthed in Child Tomb in Turkey

5,000-Year-Old Toy Chariot Unearthed in Child Tomb in Turkey Archaeologists have unearthed a 5,000-year-old toy chariot and rattle while excavating an ancient city in Turkey. Experts suggest that the recent discovery could shed light on how children in the Bronze Age used to play. Ancient City of Sogmatar Yields Interesting Finds IBTimes reports that the toys were unearthed as part of […]

Continue reading »

Anatolian Neolithic Weavers At Çatalhöyük Used Trees to Make The Oldest Cloth

Anatolian Neolithic Weavers At Çatalhöyük Used Trees to Make The Oldest Cloth

Anatolian Neolithic Weavers At Çatalhöyük Used Trees to Make The Oldest Cloth A new study published in the journal Antiquity has revealed some surprising information about the inhabitants of the ancient city of Çatalhöyük, an early Neolithic settlement located in southern Anatolia (modern-day Turkey). It seems these industrious people found a way to convert fibers from oak trees into textiles […]

Continue reading »

16,000-yr-old Ice Age Horse Found During Utah Family’s Backyard Renovation

16,000-yr-old Ice Age Horse Found During Utah Family’s Backyard Renovation

16,000-yr-old Ice Age Horse Found During Utah Family’s Backyard Renovation You never know what you might turn up when you dig in your backyard, aside from bits of glass, rusty nails, and tulip bulbs. One couple in Utah undertaking a renovation project discovered what they thought was the skeleton of a cow. But it turned out to be a 16,000-year-old […]

Continue reading »

Island in the Clouds: Is Mount Roraima Really A ‘Lost World’ Where Dinosaurs May Still Exist?

Island in the Clouds: Is Mount Roraima Really A ‘Lost World’ Where Dinosaurs May Still Exist?

Island in the Clouds: Is Mount Roraima Really A ‘Lost World’ Where Dinosaurs May Still Exist? Deep within the rainforests of Venezuela, a series of plateaus sit more than 9000 feet (2743 meters) above sea level and rise up 1310 feet (400 m) from the surrounding terrain like table tops. From above, they look like islands in the sky. These […]

Continue reading »

Enormous Skull Found in Alaska May Belong to the Legendary King Bear of Inuit Mythology

Enormous Skull Found in Alaska May Belong to the Legendary King Bear of Inuit Mythology

Enormous Skull Found in Alaska May Belong to the Legendary King Bear of Inuit Mythology An enormous, elongated polar bear skull emerged in 2014 from an eroding archaeological site southwest of Utqiaġvik in Alaska. Experts claim that it is quite different from most modern polar bear skulls and reassure that it is one of the biggest polar bear skulls ever […]

Continue reading »

The largest hoard of Viking silver was found accidentally while filming a news report about illegal treasure hunting

The largest hoard of Viking silver was found accidentally while filming a news report about illegal treasure hunting

The largest hoard of Viking silver was found accidentally while filming a news report about illegal treasure hunting The Spillings Hoard  is the world’s largest Viking silver treasure, found on Friday 16 July 1999 in a field at the Spilling farm northwest of Slite, on northern Gotland, Sweden. The silver hoard consisted of two parts with a total weight of […]

Continue reading »

‘Folded’ iron sword found in a Roman soldier’s grave was part of a pagan ritual

‘Folded’ iron sword found in a Roman soldier’s grave was part of a pagan ritual

‘Folded’ iron sword found in a Roman soldier’s grave was part of a pagan ritual Archaeologists in Greece have discovered a 1,600-year-old iron sword that was folded in a ritual “killing” before being interred in the grave of a soldier who served in the Roman imperial army. The discovery of the folded sword was “astonishing,” because the soldier was buried […]

Continue reading »
1 2 3 98