Ancient Mysteries / 103 posts found

For 250 years, people have spotted the Flying Dutchman, the phantom ship doomed to sail the Seven Seas forever

by Dave Sadler
Chances are you know a thing or two about the Flying Dutchman, perhaps after seeing it rise from the sea in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. In the…

On Friday The 13th, 1970, A Mass Of Londoners Hunted A ‘King Vampire’ In Highgate Cemetery

by Dave Sadler
London has been the site of many creepy historical events, ranging from Jack the Ripper's serial murders to the Great Plague of London. So perhaps it's not surprising that tales swirl…

U of T archaeologist goes underwater to study ancient trade routes in Cyprus

by Luke Higgins
FULTON, AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORICAL STUDIES AT U OF T MISSISSAUGA, RECENTLY COMPLETED THE FIRST SEASON OF FIELD WORK IN A THREE-YEAR STUDY OF AN ANCIENT MARINE SITE OFF THE COAST OF CYPRUS. Fulton and her…

Archaeologists Find Cache of Assyrian Cuneiform Tablets in Iraq

by Luke Higgins
Excavations led by a University of Tübingen archaeologist at the site of a recently-discovered Bronze Age settlement in the Kurdistan region of Iraq have uncovered almost 100 clay tablets dating back to the period of the Middle Assyrian…

Crops evolving ten millennia before experts thought

by Luke Higgins
ANCIENT HUNTER-GATHERERS BEGAN TO SYSTEMICALLY AFFECT THE EVOLUTION OF CROPS UP TO THIRTY THOUSAND YEARS AGO – AROUND TEN MILLENNIA BEFORE EXPERTS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT – ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH BY THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK. Professor Robin Allaby, in Warwick’s…

Humans in California 130,000 Years Ago? Get the Facts

by Luke Higgins
A new study has dropped a bombshell on archaeology, claiming signs of human activity in the Americas far earlier than thought. In an announcement sure to spark a firestorm of controversy, researchers say they’ve found signs of ancient humans in California…

Prehistoric standing stone discovered by archaeologists in Switzerland

by Luke Higgins
Archaeologists in Switzerland have found a large standing stonethey believe may been part of a place of worship during the early Bronze Age. The stone, thought to be a menhir, was found during an excavation of a Bronze…

11 Recently Unearthed Archaeological Mysteries That Will Baffle You

by Luke Higgins
1. Lost civilization discovered in the Honduran rain forest The plush green Honduran rain forest had a hidden lost civilization which was recently unearthed by the researchers. There is still no news about which civilization resided…

REVEALED – The 10 most BIZARRE discoveries ever found on EARTH

by Luke Higgins
The most bizarre discoveries found on earth have been rounded up by TheRichest in a video posted to YouTube. With more than 3.5 million views, the jaw-dropping clip has gone viral. From vampires to UFOs, ancient scripture and mass grave…

Diving and disaster: New Curse of Oak Island trailer includes more clues for Season 5

by Luke Higgins
A new trailer for The Curse of Oak Island Season 5 has just dropped — including more big clues about what’s to come in Season 5. GDA: METAL DETECTING RADIO SHOW  Some of the footage fans will have…
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