By Veronica Parkes | Ancient Origins The Maya were a powerful pre-Columbian civilization who thrived between AD 600 – AD 800. They were literate, had a complex language including pictograms, glyphs, and phonetic representations. They even produced books called codices, some of which were reported to detail 800 years of their history. However, scared that […]
By Theodoros Karasavvas | Ancient Origins The double-headed eagle has been a popular symbol associated with the concept of a powerful Empire. Most contemporary uses of the symbol are exclusively associated with its use by the Byzantine Empire and the Greek Orthodox Church. However, the double-headed eagle has been in use for thousands of years […]
By Ancient Origins An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, successfully recovered and analyzed ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from approximately 1400 BCE to 400 CE, including the first genome-wide nuclear data from three individuals, […]
By Ashley Cowie | Ancient Origins The National Museum in Quito, Ecuador exhibits an otherworldly collection of sheet-gold masks representing the Andean sun god Inti. Zig-zag rays of golden light burst from his face and some end in tiny stylized human figures, animals and insects. Most Inti masks were crafted by the La Tolita culture […]
Graham Hancock is an English author and journalist, well known for books such as “Fingerprints Of The Gods” & his latest book “Magicians of the Gods”. Randall Carlson is a master builder and architectural designer, teacher, geometrician, geomythologist, geological explorer and renegade scholar. Michael Shermer is a science writer, historian of science, founder of The […]
By Sam Bostrom | Ancient Origins A gigantic monument at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee, as well as several mysterious structures, including a gigantic stone wheel and a moon-shaped monument, were recently found in northern Israel. The mysterious structures have left archaeologists around the world bewildered. Who built them and what were they […]
A Japanse underwater world, to a city, buried beneath the Dubai desert…
Good documentary although the YouTube comment section of this video is moron land…~TS
The curse of the mummies has haunted people since ancient times. Tombs were often enchanted with a written curse to make sure no one would interrupt the pharaohs and others eternal slumbers. Those tombs were their home and if you disrupted their mummified bodies, they would haunt your home too with curses. At least that […]
By DHWTY | Ancient Origins The Fukang Meteorite is the name given to a meteorite that was discovered in China. The Fukang Meteorite belongs to a class of stony-iron meteorite known as Pallasite, which may be recognized by the fragments of olivine crystals embedded in an iron-nickel matrix. According to one source, the slices of […]
From a map that appears to show Antartica hundreds of years before it was discovered, to stones that suggest humans may have been around when the dinosaurs were. Here are five writings, glyphs & artifacts that still remain unsolved!
By PowerfulJRE Graham Hancock is an English author and journalist, well known for books such as “Fingerprints Of The Gods” & his latest book “Magicians of the Gods” is available now. Randall Carlson is a master builder and architectural designer, teacher, geometrician, geomythologist, geological explorer and renegade scholar.
By Natalia Klimczak | Ancient Origins Today it is known that women appeared on the throne in ancient Egypt more often than many people believed just decades ago. The first known influential queens appeared with the first kings. This was long before the female pharaoh Hatshepsut took the throne. Their lives inspired queens until the […]
The only tour people that can show you multiple examples of lost ancient high technology that must have existed in Egypt in the distant past is the Khemit School.
By Natalia Klimczak | Ancient Origins The delightful hobby of playing games isn’t a modern invention. While people in ancient times didn’t have Pokemon Go to entertain themselves, they still spent hours of fun games both inside and outside of their households. It is unknown who the innovators were who first started to play games. […]
By Victoria Lepage Vast shadowy forces are moving in Central Asia – or rather in the greater region we call Eurasia – which may change the face of our global society and civilisation forever. Even as the balance of geopolitical forces is shifting inexorably in favour of the Eurasian superpowers – principally Russia, China, the […]
By Walter Mason Angkor Wat is a vast stone temple at the heart of an ancient stone city. But at the ends of its corridors and the centres of its hidden rooms lie surprising Buddhist shrines still active in a place abandoned for hundreds of years. These Buddhist statues are imposters, hasty late additions to […]
By Edward Malkowski There is no other place on Earth like Egypt’s Giza Plateau. Anyone with even a slight interest in history and civilisation is aware of this fact. For on this plateau there stands the Great Pyramids and their sculpted guardian, the Great Sphinx. Although there are plenty of theories, no one really knows […]
By Kerry Sullivan | Ancient Origins One of the most popular and persistent characters of the human mythos is that of the dragon. Whether it is a gold hoarding serpent or fire-breathing giant, dragons continue to fascinate and entertain people around the world. Yet where did the idea of these mythical beasts come from? Nobody […]
By Mark Miller | Ancient Origins The ancient Greeks told myths about human sacrifice, but did they really kill people as some sort of sinister sacrifice to the gods? The 3,000-year-old skeleton of a teenage boy discovered in a mound of ashes of animals sacrificed to the gods indicates some of them may have. Archaeologists […]