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While modern theorists have designed several engineering scenarios to explain how the Egyptians may have accomplished such incredible feats as the construction of the pyramids and the Great Sphinx, for example, other accomplishments remain within the realm of, “How could they possibly have conceived and accomplished that?” Case in point, the so-called “Schist Disk.”
Published by James R. Coffey 101 months ago in Archaeology | +11 votes | 25 comments
When we speak of pyramids the first place that comes to mind is “Egypt,” as great and well-known pyramids are found there. Another set of Pyramids are found in Mexico, but the one in China which is less popular has the same concept as the other known pyramids, but are greater in height and was by far the largest pyramid in the world.
Published by Alma Galvez 111 months ago in Archaeology | +32 votes | 21 comments
The Legend of the Incan City of Paititi is uncovered here. Here are some clues to its suspected whereabouts in the jungle.
Published by Aunty Ann 98 months ago in Archaeology | +34 votes | 19 comments
A mystery in the world of archeology, these fantastic monolithic sculptures made by human hands represent the amazing skills of the early artisans of Costa Rica.
Published by Alma Galvez 112 months ago in Archaeology | +19 votes | 17 comments
Ancient Egyptian jewelry is amongst some of the most rare and exquisite pieces of ancient history every found. Both men and women wore the Ancient Egyptian jewelry, and these personal adornments were not just limited to beaded necklaces and finger rings.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 110 months ago in Archaeology | +24 votes | 15 comments
The Indus Valley was located in what's now Pakistan and western India. It was the earliest known urban culture of the Indian subcontinent. The Indus Valley Civilization, as it is called, covered an area roughly the size of western Europe. It was the largest of the four ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China
Published by Kiran 108 months ago in Archaeology | +20 votes | 14 comments
Slave labour, gigantic ramps, log rollers, kites and wind power, stones never quarried but actually cast in concrete, a vanished super civilization, alien race with superior technology – how was the Great Pyramid built?
Published by Rana Sinha 110 months ago in Archaeology | +28 votes | 13 comments
According to one of the earliest stories of the Bible, two cities, Sodom and Gomorrah and all their inhabitants were destroyed some 5,000 years ago for not living up to the ethical standards of God. But, did these ancient cities actually exist?
Published by James R. Coffey 104 months ago in Archaeology | +10 votes | 11 comments
“Where have we come from? Where are we going? What is the meaning of our lives? We cannot comprehend. So many pure souls under the blue circle of sky Burnt into ashes! But tell me, where is the smoke?”
Published by Colin Dovey 110 months ago in Archaeology | +12 votes | 11 comments
With the vast majority of public attention and cinematic romance focused around the three pyramids located at Giza (the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure), it is often assumed that the great Egyptian civilization began and ended there. In actuality, the story of this once great empire began much further to the south in an area known as Nabta Playa.
Published by James R. Coffey 98 months ago in Archaeology | +10 votes | 10 comments
The Terracotta Army is a collection of life-size terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. Dated to 210 BCE, the mausoleum housing the Terracotta Army, construction of which began when Huang was thirteen, was discovered in 1974 by local farmers who were digging a well about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Mount Li.
Published by James R. Coffey 98 months ago in Archaeology | +14 votes | 10 comments
Hunter gathers arrived in Florida close to 12,000 years ago when the Florida land mass was much larger and drier. Mega fauna and mammoths were hunted in great herds and grains, nuts, and berries were gathered during seasonal roving. Spears were used to hunt and leather bags were used to cook what was captured, along with hot stones. You may know these early tribes as the Paleo-Indians.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 107 months ago in Archaeology | +21 votes | 9 comments
Kerameikos is an area of Athens, Greece, located to the northwest of Acropolis, which includes area both within and outside the city walls, on both sides of Dipylon Gate and the river banks of Eridanos River. It was also the site of an important cemetery and numerous funerary sculptures erected along the road out of the city.
Published by Ron Siojo 109 months ago in Archaeology | +15 votes | 9 comments
Efforts of UNESCO to preserve the Bamiyan Valley archeological and cultural site after the destruction by the Taliban of the monumental Buddha statues of the 6th century.
Published by Judith Barton 97 months ago in Archaeology | +6 votes | 8 comments
The Apis bulls were buried in an underground tomb, now known as Serapeum, which formed a complex of tunnels and porticos. It was here that Auguste Mariette discovered human-headed jars containing the viscera of bulls. Although Serapeum survived into the Christian time, it was finally closed in 398CE.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 110 months ago in Archaeology | +14 votes | 8 comments
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