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New Evidence Suggest Vikings Were in North America Before Columbus

New evidence from a study published on Wednesday indicates that Vikings from Greenland were living in Newfoundland 1,000 years ago. Newfoundland is located in Maritime Canada. Scientists have suspected for years that Vikings had settled in the area, but had not...

Vesuvius Volcano Victim’s Skeleton Found in Herculaneum

The skeleton of a victim of the cataclysmic eruption of the Mt. Vesuvius volcano was found this week in Herculaneum, near Pompeii, representing the first such find in over 25 years. Like its larger sister town, Herculaneum was also destroyed...

New Evidence on Crete Footprints Indicates They’re 6.5 Million Years Old

In 2002, researchers who had discovered hominid footprints on the Greek island of Crete discovered they were made an incredible 5.7 million years ago. Now, they say, they are putting back the date even further, making it almost certain...

Hundreds of Ancient Ornate Rock-Cut Tombs Intrigue Archaeologists

Archaeologists are feverishly uncovering and studying hundreds of ornate, rock-cut tombs carved out of a towering cliff in Blaundos, Uşak, Turkey - a city that was named after a commander in the army of Alexander the Great. Inhabited for centuries...

Magna Graecia: Corinthian Ship from 7th Century BC Found in Italy

A ship of Greek ceramics from the 7th century BC, discovered in Italy in 2019, sheds new light on Magna Graecia, the area of southern Italy that was founded by ancient Greeks. The ship, submerged at 780 meters depth,...

Egyptian Officials Claim They’ve Found Alexander the Great’s Tomb

An Egyptian official has claimed that he has evidence that Alexander the Great's tomb is in Siwa, Egypt, the Egypt Independent reported on Friday. The report says that Mohamed Omran, the director of Siwa's Tourism Department, "announced evidence suggesting the...

Why Do We Ignore the Ancient Treasures Atop Mediterranean Mountains?

In ancient times, the mountaintops of the Mediterranean held the shrines and ritual sites of the Greek gods. These days, they’re astonishingly unloved and neglected. By Jason König The mountains of the Mediterranean are permanent reminders of the past. The ancient...

Preserving and Protecting Pavlopetri, the World’s Oldest Sunken City

  Marine traffic now threatens the sunken city of Pavlopetri, which existed for more than 5000 years, off the coast of the Peloponnesian peninsula. The ancient Greek city, lying just 10 feet below the sea's surface, could be destroyed because of...

Largest-ever Byzantine Wine Press Found in Central Israel

The largest wine press in the entire Byzantine world was discovered recently in central Israel. Archaeologists say that the gigantic wine factory could produce an astounding 2 million liters of wine per year. Located in Yavneh, an area which has...

The Colossus of Rhodes: Six Facts About the Wonder of Ancient World

Most people today know the Colossus of Rhodes as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but there are many little-known facts about the masterpiece that may surprise you. The ancient island of Rhodes, the kállistin (best) of...

Entire Ancient Greek City of Ephesus is UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ephesus, an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, is one of the greatest archaeological treasures on Earth, with the entire city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The great city, which went through endless transformations over the...

VIP Seats in Pergamon Arena Set Apart for Rich, Famous

VIP seating, in the form of ornate stone seats with scrollwork and inscribed with the names of the rich and famous of the day were unearthed recently at the Roman arena at the site of the ancient Greek city...