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Yale archaeologists discover earliest monumental Egyptian hieroglyphs

by Dave Sadler
A joint Yale and Royal Museums of Art and History (Brussels) expedition to explore the the ancient Egyptian city of Elkab has uncovered some previously unknown rock inscriptions, which include the earliest monumental…

Google has built a stunning, searchable archive of 3,000 years of world fashion

by Dave Sadler
Google’s latest project may be the most widely accessible and comprehensive fashion collection on the planet. All you need to view it is an internet connection. “We Wear Culture” is a collaboration between…

Hill fort hotspots in UK and Ireland mapped for first time in online atlas

by Dave Sadler
Some soar out of the landscape and have impressed tourists and inspired historians and artists for centuries, while others are tiny gems, tucked away on mountain or moor and are rarely visited. For the first time, a detailed…

When – and why – did people first start using money?

by Dave Sadler
Sometimes you run across a grimy, tattered dollar bill that seems like it’s been around since the beginning of time. Assuredly it hasn’t, but the history of human beings using cash currency does go back a long time – 40,000 years. Scientists have tracked exchange…

5 ancient sites of the Hittite Empire

by Dave Sadler
The Hittites were an Ancient Anatolian people who established an empire centered on Hattusa in north-central Anatolia around 1600 BC. This empire reached its height during the mid-14th century BC under Suppiluliuma I, when it encompassed an area that included most of Asia Minor as well as…

Cambridge refuses to return Aboriginal spears ‘stolen’ by Cook

by Dave Sadler
Cambridge University has rejected a demand for the return to Australia of hugely significant Aboriginal spears collected by James Cook’s crew at Botany Bay in 1770. The university claims that ­repatriating four spears made by the Gweagal…

What Archaeologists Really Think About Ancient Aliens, Lost Colonies, And Fingerprints Of The Gods

by Luke Higgins
It's no secret that far more people watch TV shows like the History Channel's 'Ancient Aliens' than attend lectures by professional archaeologists and historians.  Millions of people…

The Law of Finders-Keepers and What Happens When You Find Buried Treasure

by Luke Higgins
                                A California couple was out walking the dog around their property last year when they stumbled across eight buried cans—with…

1,000-Year-Old Colored Glass Beads Discovered in West Africa

by Dave Sadler
A newly discovered treasure trove of more than 10,000 colorful glass beads, as well as evidence of glassmaking tools, suggests that an ancient city in southwestern Nigeria was one of the first places in West Africa to master the complex art…

10 Estonian Castles

by Dave Sadler
10 Historic castles and fortresses from Estonia Continue reading - 10 Estonian Castles
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