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Traces of Ancient Human Sacrifices Uncovered in Mexico

Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), part of Mexico's Ministry of Culture, recently uncovered an ancient burial site. This finding provides valuable insights into funeral customs of the region's pre-Hispanic era. The discovery took place in...

World’s Oldest Known Decimal Point Discovered in Italy

Newly discovered notes from 15th-century Italy show that the decimal point is actually 150 years older than what historians previously believed. Decimal points may seem basic, but they're incredibly helpful in math. They divide whole numbers into tenths, hundredths, and...

Ancient Fossil Unveils ‘Dragon’ From 240 Million Years Ago

Researchers in China have unveiled the remarkable fossils of an ancient sea creature commonly known as the "Chinese dragon." This creature, known as Dinocephalosaurus orientalis, lived around 240 million years ago during the Triassic period. It had an incredibly long...

Neanderthals Used Glue to Make Stone Tools 40,000 Years Ago

Around 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals living in what we now call France crafted tool handles using a special sticky substance. This sticky mix was made from ochre and bitumen, materials they gathered from nearby places. It is the oldest example...

Ancient Rock Art Transmitted Information Across 100 Generations

New research published in the journal Science Advances unveils surprising findings about ancient rock art in Argentina. Previously estimated to be just a few thousand years old, this collection of drawings found in a Patagonian cave is much older...

Ancient Brooch of Romulus and Remus Found in Spain

The Department of Culture of the Generalitat Valenciana has announced the discovery of a unique silver brooch depicting the iconic scene of Remus and Romulus, the twin founders of Rome, being nurtured by a she-wolf. This rare discovery happened during...

Scientists Reveal Secrets of World’s Oldest Uncracked Egg

Scientists discovered an ancient chicken egg, estimated to be around 1,700 years old. They found it during a dig in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire between 2007 and 2016. This egg is thought to be the only one of its kind in...

Stone Age Wall Found Underwater May be Europe’s Oldest Megastructure

Researchers have found an ancient stone age wall under the sea near Germany's Baltic coast. This wall might be the oldest massive structure built by humans in Europe. It's almost a kilometer long and lies on the seafloor of...

World’s Oldest Lipstick Discovered in Iran

In southeastern Iran's Jiroft region, archaeologists discovered a small vial made of chlorite. Inside it was a deep red substance thought to be ancient lipstick. The discovery was detailed in the journal Scientific Reports. Analysis showed that the red material...

Homo Sapiens Used Bow and Arrow 40,000 years Earlier than Thought

In a cave in the south of France, researchers have recently found artefacts that suggest Homo sapiens were the first in Europe to use bows and arrows as a kind of weaponry. Archery was used in Europe almost 40,000 years...