Yeast microbes from the world's oldest bottle of beer Continue reading
The beauty of the mosaic is only overshadowed by its size.
Seven million mosaic stones, each less than one square centimeter, cover the floor of the main hall of Hisham's Palace in Jericho, West Bank.
For years, this work of art remained hidden, but last month Continue reading
Researchers have discovered that the amulet is probably the earliest object made with lost-wax casting.
A new photoluminescence technique has helped archaeologists uncover the secrets of a 6,000-year-old amulet found in Continue reading
The treasure was hiden under hundreds of years of black soot accumulated by a centuries-old Arab village established camp within the temple.
Scattered throughout modern Egypt are many ancient temples which are famous for their Continue reading
Beads made from ostrich eggs buried in the Siberian cave around 2,000 generations ago reveal amazing artistic (and drilling) skills of our long-ago ancestors.
A fascinating collection of jewellery made of ostrich eggshells is being assembled by archeologists Continue reading
An amateur metal detectorist made the discovery of his life when Continue reading
Pagan god 'caught' in river by fisherman confirmed as being up to 4,200 years old and 'unique'
Likely from the Okunev culture, might this mysterious ancient figurine with the angry face be a Continue reading
First large-scale study of ancient feline DNA charts domestication in Near East and Egypt and the global spread of house cats.
Thousands of years before cats came to dominate Internet culture, Continue reading
Holding hands for 5,000 years, a skeleton couple discovered in secret grave with mysterious jade rings and dagger
Bronze Age burial near Lake Baikal intrigues archeologists who have not yet revealed contents of leather pouch between man's kneecaps. Continue reading
One archeologist said: "It is quite thick and rather large, made of leather and filled with bristles... It was probably dropped by someone"
The eight-inch leather dildo with a wooden head Continue reading
While visiting the Louvre, Redditor sbay captured and shared the astonishing intricacies of a mummy’s head wrapping. Continue reading
People in the Middle Ages did keep pets – dogs, cats, birds, monkeys and many other kinds of animals. Although they often had particular duties – i.e. hunting or catching rats – there are many accounts that showed affection and love between these pets and their owners. Scattered in various texts and remains from the Middle Ages, and the research by Kathleen Walker-Meikle has uncovered several examples of medieval pet names: Continue reading
Hospital scans help British Museum discover the secrets Egyptians took to their grave, including one woman’s intimate tattoo
Wrapped in bandages and caricatured as figures of terror in Hollywood movies, Egypt’s mummies have long captivated and bewildered scientists and children alike.
Now an exhibition at the British Museum has disclosed the human side of the mummies of the Nile. Continue reading
An ancient statue in a British museum was caught on camera mysteriously turning in its locked display case in June. The footage mystified many and made international news. According to an article in the “Manchester Evening News”:
5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Had Secret Ingredient
Barley might have been the "secret ingredient" in a 5,000-year-old beer recipe that has been reconstructed from residues on prehistoric pots from China, according to new archaeological research. Continue reading
Decapitating Demons May Be the Oldest Fearsome Entities of Ancient Egypt
A Belgium-based Egyptologist has discovered the oldest depictions of ancient Egyptian demons, showing that demonic entities populated the ancient Egyptians’ imaginations as far back as 4,000 years ago. Continue reading
Egyptian artifact, exposed after heavy rains last winter, believed to have belonged to very senior figure in Thirteenth Pharaonic dynasty in 18th century BCE
Haifa University announced on Sunday the discovery of a rare 3,700-year-old scarab seal found at Tel Dor, an important ancient port on the coast south of Haifa.
The amulet was found by a birdwatcher, who gave it to university archaeologists on site. The object was exposed after heavy rains last winter. Continue reading
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