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  • 9 Oldest Trees in Africa, Some Over 2,000-Years-Old, Now Dead
    by ancient-origins on 24 giugno 2018 at 12:57

    Nine of 13 of Africa’s oldest and largest baobab trees have died in the past decade, it has been reported. These trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years, appear to be victims of climate change. Scientists speculate that warming temperatures have either killed the trees directly or have made them weaker and more susceptible to drought, diseases, fire or wind. Read moreSection: NewsHistory   &nbs […]

  • Melpomene: A Tragic Mother of Sirens or a Misunderstood Muse?
    by Caleb Strom on 23 giugno 2018 at 22:02

    The term muse is now almost synonymous with inspiration. This is because the Muses were originally the goddesses of the arts which often lead to inspiration. The Muses were daughters of Zeus who were responsible for telling the stories of gods and men through song. Read moreSection: NewsMyths & LegendsEurope   &nbs […]

  • Ancient Origins Online Store Survey
    by ancient-origins on 23 giugno 2018 at 19:51

    Many thanks for taking the time to support this important survey, which is going to result in an Ancient Origins online store with the products that you would love! Participation in the study is entirely voluntary. You can withdraw from the survey at any point in time without giving reason and without implications for you. Please be assured that the information you will provide will remain strictly confidential and anonymous. Answers will be reported in aggregate so that no individual will be identifiable from any publication presenting the results of the survey. By responding to the questionnaire, your consent to take part in the study is assumed. If you would like to have further information about the project, please contact us via email, or telephone at +353 (0) 876 087 916. Thank you very much again for your time and your valuable contribution to our survey! The Ancient Origins Team Email * Age * 18-30 31-45 46-59 60+ Education * PhD Master Bachelor Secondary Primary Country * - Select -AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean […]

  • Illegal Metal Detectorists Cause Irreparable Damage to 1900-Year-Old Hadrian’s Wall
    by Alicia McDermott on 23 giugno 2018 at 17:56

    Nighthawks, illegal metal detectorists who search for treasure at night, have hit one of the best-preserved sections of Hadrian’s Wall. Historic England has sent out a call to action to the public with a plea that the destruction and looting will stop. Read moreSection: NewsHistory & Archaeology   &nbs […]

  • Sanauli Find Challenges Aryan Invasion Theory and Could Re-write Indian History
    by SACHIN KUMAR TIWARY on 23 giugno 2018 at 12:53

    In the month of May 2018 various International and National News channels and Newspapers descended on the village Sanauli to report on a sensational discovery. Chariots and coffins were discovered never before seen on the Indian sub-continent at this time, indicating that a civilization that was previously unknown of existed.  Read moreSection: NewsHistory & Archaeology   &nbs […]

  • Silver cups from ancient Peruvian civilization change Chachapoya history
    by Mark Miller on 23 giugno 2018 at 4:28

    Two decorated silver cups found in the Chachapoyas region of Peru may rewrite the history of the enigmatic ancient people, who had never been known to do metalworking before this discovery. Though the “people of the clouds,” as the name Chachapoya means, had cities, a form of Inca writing, and long-distance trade, they were not known as metalsmiths. It is still possible, however, that the two cups were from the Inca people, with whom the Chachapoya had warred. The silver vessels were excavated by an archaeological team in the Soloco Purunllacta in Chachapoyas of the Amazonas department. They are unlike anything found there before. “The finding of these vessels will change the story about Chachapoyas,” Jose Santos Trauco Ramos of the Decentralized Department of Culture of the Amazonas, told El Comercio. The vessels, which have similar, raised decorations, each weigh 152 grams (5.36 ounces) and are 112 millimeters (4.4 inches) high and 117 millimeters (4.6 inches) in diameter. They are between 0.8 and 1 mm thick and show no corrosion of any type. They will go display at the Museum of Chachapoyas, which has yet to open. Read moreSection: NewsHistory & Archaeology   &nbs […]

  • Bronze Age time capsule: 3,000-year-old vitrified food found in jars in England7
    by Mark Miller on 23 giugno 2018 at 4:01

    Archaeologists have the opportunity to discover how people in the late Bronze Age lived and what they ate by excavating a dwelling destroyed by fire 3,000 years ago in Cambridgeshire County, England. Researchers are calling the site a time capsule, as vitrified food—meaning it has become like glass—has been found in jars at the site. Archaeologists also have found rare small pots and exotic glass beads at the site, which will be studied with a £1.1 million ($1.73 million) research project over a nine-month period. They think it was a settlement of prosperous people. Another major find at the site came in 2016 when a huge timber wheel was discovered. It is one of the largest Bronze Age wheels to have been unearthed by archaeologists anywhere in the world. The wheel measures a meter (3.28 ft.) in diameter and 3.5 centimeters (1.38 inches) thick. Archaeologists believe it would have originally had a heavy duty leather tire. These dimensions and the style of the wheel have lead archaeologists to suggest it was likely part of an ox-pulled cart. The settlement was buried in the wet fens but is being excavated using earth-moving machinery. Previously in fens (wetlands), archaeological work was done only in shallow areas or near the edges of the fens, says They call it ‘deep space archaeology’ because the remnants of the community are buried […]

  • Ancient Antikythera shipwreck has more secrets to reveal
    by Mark Miller on 23 giugno 2018 at 3:37

    In 2015, researchers began carrying out a five-year study of the ancient Greek shipwreck off Antikythera Island that had onboard the famous Antikythera mechanism, hailed as the world's first computing device, as well as other treasures. An analysis of the wreck at that time identified two areas with artifacts and ship remnants, leading archaeologists to believe that there may have been another ship that went down simultaneously. Alternatively, the two areas of remnants may be separate parts of the Antikythera wreck after it split in two. Greek officials approved the extension of studies of the ancient vessel, which may have been 50 meters (164 feet) long. Researchers are expecting to find more treasures from the ship, which is located at the bottom of  the Aegean Sea, in the south of Greece. This time they will focus on areas where they've found metal objects and pottery in the past. In 2016, the underwater work gave big results – a skeleton. Archaeologists have dubbed the human remains Pamphilos. They believe Pamphilos was in his late teens to early 20s when he died. They hope to be able to access the skeleton’s DNA and gain some insight on the people who died in the shipwreck. Brendan Foley of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, said, “This is the most exciting scientific discovery we’ve made here. We think he was trapped in the ship when it […]

  • The Liverpool Mounds in Illinois: Part 2 - Rediscovering Hopewell Ritual and Meaning
    by jason and sarah on 23 giugno 2018 at 0:44

    In part 1 of this article, the features of the Liverpool Mound group in Fulton County Illinois were described. This second half focuses on the possible meanings of the mounds and their contents and should be cross-referenced with the data from Part 1. Read moreSection: NewsMyths & LegendsAmericasAncient PlacesAmericas   &nbs […]

  • New Gibbon Genus Discovered in Ancient Chinese Royal Tomb?
    by ashley cowie on 22 giugno 2018 at 21:58

    A gibbon skull recovered from an ancient tomb in China was possibly driven to extinction in the last two millennia and researchers told reporters at Science “it might be an entirely new species.” Read moreSection: NewsHistory & Archaeology   &nbs […]

  • The Liverpool Mounds in Illinois: Part 1 - Rediscovering Hopewell Ritual and Meaning
    by jason and sarah on 22 giugno 2018 at 18:03

    The quote above from the great anthropologist Robert Hall (1927-2012) encapsulates one of the most pervasive issues in the archaeology of the Eastern Woodlands and the Plains of North America: it lives in the shadow of an altogether soulless legacy. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, both antiquarians and archaeological institutions, whose only purpose was the recovery and documentation of exotic artifacts Read moreSection: NewsAncient PlacesAmericas   &nbs […]

  • Sir Isaac Newton’s Secret Quest for the God Engine
    by ashley cowie on 22 giugno 2018 at 14:36

    Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor and natural philosopher was one of the most influential and accomplished scientists in history. After Newton died, however, he caused great embarrassment to the scientific community when it was discovered that he was Europe’s leading alchemist. Read moreSection: NewsHistory   &nbs […]

  • The Delhi Sultanate: 300 Years of Muslim Power Over the Indian Subcontinent
    by dhwty on 22 giugno 2018 at 13:00

    The Delhi Sultanate was a Muslim sultanate that was existed between the 13th and 16th centuries. Based in Delhi, the territory of the Delhi Sultanate was mainly confined to the northern part of India, though at its peak, it was in control of much of the Indian subcontinent. Read moreSection: NewsHistoryImportant Events   &nbs […]

  • Ancient Greek Theater and the Monumental Amphitheaters in Honor of Dionysus
    by Bryan Hill on 22 giugno 2018 at 4:18

    To the Ancient Greeks, theater was a form of entertainment taken very seriously.  People would come from all across the Greek world to attend the popular theaters held in open air amphitheaters. In their glory days, some amphitheaters could hold crowds of up to 15,000 people, and some were so acoustically precise that a coin dropped at the center of the performance circle could be heard perfectly in the back row. The theater was a place where politics, religion, the human condition, popular figures, and legends were all discussed and performed with great enthusiasm. The origin of the dramatic arts in Greece can be found in Athens, where ancient hymns were sung in honor of their gods. These hymns were later adapted into choral processions where participants would dress up in costumes and masks.  Eventually, certain members of the chorus evolved to take special roles within the procession, but they were not yet actors in the way we understand the term today.  That development would come in the 6th century B.C., when the tyrant Pisistratus, who, at the time, ruled the city of Athens, established a series of public festivals. Greek Theatre, Taormina, Sicily (Wikimedia Commons) Read moreSection: NewsAncient PlacesEurope   &nbs […]

  • Exquisite, ancient rock paintings spotted in remote Colombia
    by Mark Miller on 22 giugno 2018 at 4:07

    A crew of filmmakers discovered beautiful paintings that may be thousands of years old on rock walls in a remote part of the Colombian jungle in 2015. The region is almost inaccessible to modern people and remains unexplored except by the natives who are believed to still live there. The Guardian reports that the crew, headed by director Mike Slee, took photos and video of the paintings from a helicopter. They have been described as ‘masterpieces’ and depict a holy man, hunters and different animals species. “They reveal the hand of a master of painting,” Fernando Urbina, a rock-art specialist with the National University of Colombia, told the Guardian. A view of Chiribiquete park, where the paintings were found (Carlos Castaño Uribe/Wikimedia Commons) Urbina said the paintings could be as old as 20,000 years. But it will be impossible to estimate their age with radiocarbon dating because they were painted with mineral-based, iron oxide pigments rather than the organic charcoal that European rock paintings were made with. Urbina expressed to the Guardian special interest in a seated human figure with his arms folded over his shoulders, a ritual position among people of the Amazon that may mean the man depicted was a sage. Read moreSection: NewsHistory & Archaeology   &nbs […]

  • The Incredible Medical Interventions of the Monks of Soutra Aisle
    by dhwty on 22 giugno 2018 at 3:58

    Soutra Aisle refers to a set of ruins in Scotland that were once part of a larger complex comprising a hospital and a friar. Excavations at Soutra Aisle have provided an extraordinary window into the lives of the Augustinian monks that resided there, including their vast array of medicinal treatments from pain killers, to appetite suppressants, parasite killers, labor induction concoctions, and hangover cures. With new discoveries still being made, Soutra Aisle is a very important site for the understanding of medieval medical practice. Apart from their religious duties, the monks of the Middle Ages had a variety of tasks to do each day. These include the planting of their own grains and vegetables, the production of wine, ale and honey, the copying of manuscripts, and the provision of medical care for the sick. The hospital at Soutra Aisle, along with the friary, was collectively known as the House of the Holy Trinity. The archaeological investigation of this site has provided us with an insight into the way this medieval hospital functioned during its heyday. Reconstruction of the medieval hospital of Soutra Aisle built from stones found on site. (CC BY-SA 3.0) Read moreSection: NewsAncient PlacesEurope   &nbs […]

  • The Final Days of Otzi: Stone Tools Reveal What the Iceman Endured
    by ancient-origins on 22 giugno 2018 at 1:00

    Stone tools found with a 5,300-year-old frozen mummy from Northern Italy reveal how alpine Copper Age communities lived, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ursula Wierer from the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Florence, Italy, and colleagues. Read moreSection: NewsHistory & Archaeology   &nbs […]

  • Stonehenge Builders Had Ancient Knowledge of Pythagorean Geometry
    by ashley cowie on 21 giugno 2018 at 21:57

    A new book, Megalith, claims ancient Britons built Stonehenge “and other stone circles with a knowledge of Pythagoras' theorem, 2,000 years before the Greek philosopher formalized geometry.” Read moreSection: NewsHistory & Archaeology   &nbs […]

  • Harnessing Energy Lines and Geocosmos in Ancient and Modern Quito
    by Heidi Schultz on 21 giugno 2018 at 17:59

    During the period 2002-2003, Marko Pogačnik, UNESCO Artist for Peace, oversaw the installation of eleven small monoliths and one bronze plaque in the city of Quito, Ecuador. The monuments run along a NE-SW axis through the center of the city.  Read moreSection: NewsAncient PlacesAmericasUnexplained Phenomena   &nbs […]

  • An Ancient Irish Cave Gives Birth to a Fine Brew
    by ashley cowie on 21 giugno 2018 at 13:00

    In an ancient cave known locally as the “gateway to the underworld,” located near the village of Tulsk, Co. Roscommon, where legends tell of the birth of Queen Medb of Connacht, a team of scientists led by Richard Siberry Read moreSection: NewsGeneral   &nbs […]