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10 Most mysterious and unexplained places on Earth

by Luke Higgins
Although science can explain almost everything that happens on this planet, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a little mystery, as well. Some places are just so permeated by intrigue that there is no explaining it away. Below are just a handful of the most mysterious…

Oak Island: Facts About The Money Pit – A Great Unsolved Mystery

by Luke Higgins
If someone were to claim they knew a story that involved the Holy Grail, a band of pirates, William Shakespeare, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Edgar Allan Poe, you might think the tale was a riddle or a fanciful movie script. However, one…

Mysterious Island : Satellite Images Show Nan Madol Ruins From a Brand-New Perspective

by Luke Higgins
The ancient complex of Nan Madol on the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia has fascinated visitors for centuries. Now, thanks to satellite technology, researchers have captured the ruins from a perspective…

BREAKING NEWS !! ENORMOUS METALWORKING SYSTEM, INCLUDING BRONZE AGE WEAPONS, DISCOVERED UNDERNEATH PYRAMID-SHAPED GREEK ISLAND

by Luke Higgins
A pyramid-shaped hill on the Greek island of Keros has revealed a complex system of drainage tunnels and metalworking…

How a Mormon lawyer transformed archaeology in Mexico—and ended up losing his faith – inc VIDEO

by Luke Higgins
Thomas Stuart Ferguson lay in his hammock, certain that he had found the promised land. It had been raining for 5 hours in his camp in tropical Mexico on this late January evening…

Mysterious Stone Age rock shows up on Danish island

by Luke Higgins
A wealth of stones has been discovered during an archaeological excavation on the Danish island of Bornholm. The small stones were covered in motifs carved by Stone Age people some 5,000 years ago, writes ScienceNordic. The stones could give new insight into…

Explaining the end of Early Anglo-Saxon funerary traditions

by Luke Higgins
While rewriting the Neolithic in Gathering Time (CA 259), Alex Bayliss was also working with John Hines and a team of experts on a longer-term project to discover what new scientific techniques could reveal about Early Anglo-Saxon burials. The…

The Curse of Oak Island Is Continuing to Hype Its Supposed Discoveries

by Luke Higgins
Considering the nature of the series, it is perhaps unsurprising that The Curse of Oak Island is continuing to hype up its supposed discoveries. This time, History is claiming that a discovery to be unveiled on the next episode could…

How did Christianity come to England?

by Luke Higgins
The official story as recorded in Bede is that the Pope sent Saint Augustine to England in 597 to convert the pagans. However I went to a very interesting lecture at the Hendon and District Archaeological Society when Chris Scull put forward a very subversive alternative scenario. Chris is leading…

Possible cause of early colonial-era Mexican epidemic identified

by Luke Higgins
AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM, LED BY RESEARCHERS FROM THE MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN HISTORY (MPI-SHH), HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND THE MEXICAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY (INAH), HAS USED ANCIENT DNA AND…
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