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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
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
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
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
Homo sapiens are the products of millions of years of evolution and our immediate circumstances. So how did bipedalism and big heads affect them?
Published by Lauren Axelrod 106 months ago in Archaeology | +21 votes | 7 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
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
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
The Cro Magnon people left no written records about themselves, however they replaced the Neanderthals over 30,000 years ago.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 113 months ago in Archaeology | +17 votes | 3 comments
Akrotiri lies on 49 acres on the Cycladic island of Thera. During the Bronze Age, Akrotiri was quite impressive with its elaborate construction. The town was occupied in the Late Neolithic period, but evolved into a major town in 2000BC. Like Pompeii, Akrotiri was the site of a volcanic disaster. The island, with its center hollowed out, left a crescent moon shape.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 105 months ago in Archaeology | +16 votes | 7 comments
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 107 months ago in Archaeology | +16 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 109 months ago in Archaeology | +15 votes | 9 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
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
Though far less renowned than the famous Rosetta Stone, the Palermo Stone is no less significant, and in fact, reveals far more than its more celebrated stone cousin.
Published by James R. Coffey 101 months ago in Archaeology | +13 votes | 6 comments
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