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What are the best archeological sites in the USA for history buffs?

by Dave Sadler
The territory known today as America has a rich history and culture that dates back many centuries. Most of the places on this list are Native American archeological sites located in the Western United States. If you want to do the archeological…

2,000-Year-Old Killer Whale Geoglyph Found in Peru Desert

Archaeologists rediscovered a giant geoglyph of a killer whale, etched into a desert hillside in the remote Palpa region of southern Peru, after it had been lost to science for more than 50 years. The 230-foot-long (70 meters) figure of an orca —…

A Lost River Made Possible One Of The First Great Civilizations

by Dave Sadler
The Indus Valley Civilization was among the pioneers of Bronze Age technology, its advances in metallurgy and measurement influencing cultures across Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Yet archaeologists have been puzzled by one feature: many…

Iron Weapons And Tools From The Bronze Age Have An Extraterrestrial Origin

How did Bronze Age civilizations manage to forge iron weapons before they had learned how to smelt iron ore? It turns out, they had a little bit of help from the cosmos, as many of the iron artifacts from this era appear to have…

Clay tablets dating back 4,000 years reveal locations of 11 LOST CITIES

by Luke Higgins
The artefacts have been excavated from the ancient city of Kanesh, which is now in modern-day Turkey. Written in cuneiform script, one of the earliest systems of writing, the tablets are a mixture of business transactions,…

Enduring mysteries of Ancient Egypt

by Luke Higgins
The Ancient Egyptians ruled a significant chunk of the world for almost 3,000 years, and left behind a rich legacy of art, architecture and mythology. But Ancient Egypt also left behind a few mysteries that archeologists and scholars still haven't been able to solve, even thousands of years…

10 Archaeological Mysteries of the United States

by Luke Higgins
A CENTURIES-OLD STONE WALL, STRETCHING for miles; enormous pictures scratched into the ground of a desert; rocks arranged in a circle. You know what these landmarks are, right? Regton Metal Detection Specialists Guess again. Instead of the Great Wall of China or…

Archaeologists Search for Ancient Theatre of Amphipolis, Northern Macedonia, Greece

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists will now search for the ancient theatre of Amphipolis, after the Ministry of Culture, the Central Macedonia Region and the municipality of Amphipolis signed a joint effort contract. The…

Panama’s pre-Hispanic golden artifacts stored out of sight

by Dave Sadler
Nine years ago, a trove of intricate gold artifacts were uncovered at a little-known archaeological site in Panama. The treasures dating from over 1,000 years ago included gold beads, strange ceramic pots, and chest plates engraved with delicate…

10 Unsolved Mysteries From Ancient Times

Tourists travel to famous landmarks and spooky destinations every year, hoping for a deeper insight into mysterious structures and what happened within their perimeter thousands of years ago. But sometimes, strange things happen to ordinary people in their own town. Finding out exactly…
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