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The Madara Rider sits 246 feet above ground, on a cliff face in the Madara Plateau of northeastern Bulgaria. The relief is inaccessible, adding to its mystery. How were they able to create it? With no ladders. No climbing apparatuses. Either way, the relief is extraordinary.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 88 months ago in Archaeology | +16 votes | 0 comments
This article discusses the evidence to the contrary of the Leakey's earth shaking discovery naming Homo habilis as the earliest tool users and by extension, the earliest specimen of the Genus Homo.
Published by Creighton Smith 88 months ago in Archaeology | +4 votes | 2 comments
This article describes varying interpretations of both skeletal remains and fossil footprints from Australopithicus afarensis in order to detrmine whether or not Lucy was an obligate biped.
Published by Creighton Smith 88 months ago in Archaeology | +2 votes | 3 comments
Questions still abound about the ancestry of Homo Floresiensis or "The Hobbit" discovered on Flores Island. Is it a descendant of Homo erectus or of Australopithecus or is it something entirely new?
Published by Creighton Smith 88 months ago in Archaeology | +3 votes | 3 comments
This essay explores the differences and similarities of the four field approach to American anthropology.
Published by Creighton Smith 88 months ago in Archaeology | +2 votes | 0 comments
The Chateau Grimaldi, constructed during the 12th century, acted as a fortress and was raised on the foundations of what was once the Greek town of Antipolis. The Chateau Grimaldi later became the residence of the Bishops of Antibes and studio of Pablo Picasso.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 89 months ago in Archaeology | +13 votes | 4 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 89 months ago in Archaeology | +20 votes | 14 comments
The ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, high in the Peruvian Andes has inspired generations with its mystery and beauty. It is, today, one of the most visited sites in South America (400,000+ visitors a year), and rightfully sits alongside such other world treasures as the Great Wall of China and Taj Mahal. But unlike those sites, Machu Picchu was lost to the outside world in the mists of time, only to be rediscovered barely a hundred years ago, on July 24, 1911 by the American explorer Hiram B...
Published by Mark Spence 89 months ago in Archaeology | +2 votes | 0 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 90 months ago in Archaeology | +15 votes | 9 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 91 months ago in Archaeology | +28 votes | 13 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 91 months ago in Archaeology | +24 votes | 15 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 91 months ago in Archaeology | +12 votes | 11 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 91 months ago in Archaeology | +14 votes | 8 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 92 months ago in Archaeology | +32 votes | 21 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 93 months ago in Archaeology | +19 votes | 17 comments
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