Ancient Greek helmet found buried next to ‘elite warrior’ who died 2,400 years ago

Ancient Greek helmet found buried next to ‘elite warrior’ who died 2,400 years ago

Ancient Greek helmet found buried next to ‘elite warrior’ who died 2,400 years ago A very rare bronze Greek-Illyrian war helmet, used in Greece during the time of the Greco-Persian Wars, has just been discovered in a rock-cut tomb in Dalmatia, Croatia. The form of the iconic open-faced helmet, which archaeologists consider an especially rare find, originated in the Peloponnese during […]

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These 10,000-Year-Old Sunken Ancient Ruins in Japan Remain a Huge Mystery

These 10,000-Year-Old Sunken Ancient Ruins in Japan Remain a Huge Mystery

These 10,000-Year-Old Sunken Ancient Ruins in Japan Remain a Huge Mystery On the southern coast of Yonaguni, Japan, lie submerged ruins estimated to be around 10,000 years old. The origin of the site is hotly debated – many experts argue that is man-made, while more conservative scientists insist it was carved by natural phenomena. The unique and awe-inspiring site was […]

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At Monte Testaccio, An Entire Mountain is Made Up of Roman Trash

At Monte Testaccio, An Entire Mountain is Made Up of Roman Trash

At Monte Testaccio, An Entire Mountain is Made Up of Roman Trash Our brains are wired to see ancient pottery behind glass, stored safe and sound in museums cases, piece by piece meticulously restored by archaeologists. But Monte Testaccio is the opposite–a mountain of archaeological garbage, the waste hill where millions of ancient Roman pottery shards, broken jars, and amphorae […]

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The ramp that may have been used to build Egypt’s Great Pyramid

The ramp that may have been used to build Egypt's Great Pyramid

The ramp that may have been used to build Egypt’s Great Pyramid Archaeologists may be one step closer to figuring out how Egypt’s Great Pyramid was constructed thousands of years ago. According to Live Science, the remnants of a 4,500-year-old ramp structure have been discovered in an ancient quarry in the Eastern Desert. The ramp’s architecture indicates it was used […]

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Pyramid-shaped site in Aegean Sea reveals clues on early Greek society

Pyramid-shaped site in Aegean Sea reveals clues on early Greek society

Pyramid-shaped site in Aegean Sea reveals clues on early Greek society Exciting findings on a small Greek ‘pyramid’ island in the Aegean Sea are leading to new prehistoric Greek scientific theories. Excavations on this island, about 125 miles from Athens, are discovering the world’s earliest truly monumental complex of buildings. According to The Independent, “dating back 4,600 years, the site […]

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How archaeologists discovered ‘remarkable 2,000-year-old Roman secret’

How archaeologists discovered ‘remarkable 2,000-year-old Roman secret’

How archaeologists discovered ‘remarkable 2,000-year-old Roman secret’ By chance, POMPEII archaeologists stumbled across a “remarkable” 2,000-year-old Roman Empire secret. Mount Vesuvius erupted in one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions in history in 79 AD, sprawling a cloud of superheated tephra and gases up to 21 miles in the air. This natural disaster expelled molten rock, pulverized pumice, and hot ash at […]

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Archaeology: Room found where Roman emperor Hadrian held power breakfasts 1,900 years ago

Archaeology: Room found where Roman emperor Hadrian held power breakfasts 1,900 years ago

Archaeology: Room found where Roman emperor Hadrian held power breakfasts 1,900 years ago A room has been discovered in which the Roman emperor Hadrian and his reportedly long-suffering wife Vibia Sabina arranged elaborate power breakfasts 1,900 years ago. Archaeologists discovered the scene at the Villa Adriana, a sprawling 200-acre complex in Tivoli that was originally built for the Emperor as […]

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Artifacts Buried for 10,000 Years Belonging to Mystery People Emerge From Melting Glaciers

Artifacts Buried for 10,000 Years Belonging to Mystery People Emerge From Melting Glaciers

Artifacts Buried for 10,000 Years Belonging to Mystery People Emerge From Melting Glaciers The group climbed the steep mountainside, clambering across an Alpine glacier, before they found what they were looking for: a crystal vein containing the precious rocks needed to sculpt their tools. Archaeologists have deduced this after discovering evidence of a 9,500-year-old search for crystals by hunters and […]

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