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Mummies With Golden ‘Tongues’ Discovered in Egypt

Archeologists have discovered several ancient mummies in Egypt with gold chips in their mouths where the tongues should be. The new finding was made at a site named Quweisna (sometimes spelled Quesna) necropolis in the central Nile Delta. The Qwaisana...

Ancient Coin Proves ‘Fake’ Roman Emperor was Real

An ancient gold coin of a long-lost third century Roman emperor once believed to have been fake has now been proven to be real. Sponsian, the military leader of a breakaway Roman state in Europe, had been written out of...

The Wealthiest Grave of the 5th Millennium BC

Archaeologists in Bulgaria stumbled upon the wealthiest grave of the 5th millennium BC containing the oldest golden artifacts ever found. The incredible finding by excavator operator Raycho Marinov is one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made in the...

Tattoos Found on Ancient Egyptian Mummies

New archaeological evidence from Egyptian mummies shows the practice of having lower back tattoos is actually more than three millennia old even though it may seem like an early 21st century fad popularized by low-rise-jeans clad celebrities. Researchers Anne Austin...

Stunning Ancient Bronze Statues Discovered in Italy

History can never stay buried forever. Therefore, it is no surprise that the most recent excavations in Tuscany have revealed another stunning discovery. This time of two dozen Ancient Roman bronze statues in Tuscany. The sculptures depicting Hygieia, Apollo and...

50,000 Year Old DNA Provides First-Ever Glimpse of Neanderthal Family

Fifty thousand year old DNA has provided the first-ever glimpse of a Neanderthal family. The remains located in a Siberian cave also revealed the fact that they traveled in small, family-oriented groups. Researchers were able to take new genetic analysis...

Etruscan Tomb Excavation Unearths Ancient Greek Cup

Archaeologists in Italy recently uncovered ten remarkable Etruscan tombs in the Monterozzi necropolis, where they also found ancient Greek artefacts such as Euboic drinking cups. Carried out in what the archaeologists called an “emergency campaign” to save the complex, the...

Opium Found at Ancient Burial Site Possible Offering to the Gods

Opium traces found at an Israeli burial site might have been offerings to gods, according to new research. Archeologists analyzed residue left in eight out of twenty-two vessels discovered amongst the remains and dated it back to approximately the...

World’s Oldest Computer and Ancient Greeks’ View of the Universe

A bronze artifact salvaged from an ancient Greek shipwreck, recognized as the world's oldest computer, may hold the secrets of the universe. By Mike Edmunds When we talk of the history of computers, most of us will refer to the evolution...

Ancient DNA Proves Griffin Warrior Was Greek

In a remarkable new revelation, recent studies by the University of Cincinnati show that the Griffin Warrior was of Greek descent. The results, which the journal Science published, were part of a three-part study overseen by Harvard University, disputing...