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40,000-year-old bracelet made by extinct human species found

40,000-year-old bracelet made by extinct human species found

In what is quite an amazing discovery, scientists have confirmed that a bracelet found in Siberia is 40,000 years old. This makes it the oldest piece of jewelry ever discovered, and archeologists have been taken aback by the level of its sophistication. The bracelet was …

What Happened to Cain in the Bible?

What Happened to Cain in the Bible?

What happened to Cain in the Bible? In the Book of Genesis, we are told about Cain’s birth, his violent act of fratricide and his subsequent exile. We learn that he married and had descendants, but the Bible is strangely mute about his death. How …

The Golden Age Of Travel

The Golden Age Of Travel

Living in Egypt intensifies nostalgia for the golden age of travel. By Nigel Fletcher-Jones, director at AUC Press At the risk of sounding mildly deranged, I have often considered that I was born a century or so later than I should have been. As a …

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD)

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD)

A good disaster story never fails to fascinate — and, given that it actually happened,the story of Pompeii especially so. Buried and thus frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the ancient Roman town of 11,000 has provided an object of …

NASA claims: Dozens of advanced ancient civilizations collapsed before us

NASA claims: Dozens of advanced ancient civilizations collapsed before us

Is it possible that just like many other advanced civilizations in the past, ours too is heading towards an impending collapse? Is the collapse of society imminent? These are some of the questions a study from NASA aims at answering. The study, partly sponsored by the …

Archaeologists Discover Remains of Egyptian Army From the Biblical Exodus in Red Sea

Archaeologists Discover Remains of Egyptian Army From the Biblical Exodus in Red Sea

Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced this morning that a team of underwater archaeologists had discovered that remains of a large Egyptian army from the 14th century BC, at the bottom of the Gulf of Suez, 1.5 kilometers offshore from the modern city of Ras Gharib. The …

7,000 Year-old Female Body Found in Tehran is Infected

Experts at the Health Faculty of the Tehran University of Medical Sciences have carried out a scientific examination of the remains of a 7,000-year-old body of a female resident of ancient Tehran. Test results showed that the body was infected by a type of pinworm …

Roman Britain: A Summary

Roman Britain: A Summary

I’m leading a new course on Roman Britain archaeology and thought the summary of our first session – setting the scene for the history of Roman Britain – might be of interest to many of you.  So here it is … Britain was known about and recorded by …

A Mysterious Mammoth Carcass Could Change Human History

A Mysterious Mammoth Carcass Could Change Human History

The carcass was remarkably well preserved, but something was clearly wrong. A rounded hole through the interior jugal. Deep incisions along the ribs. Dents in the left scapula. A broken mandible. This 45,000 year-old mammoth’s life ended violently at the hands of hunters. That wouldn’t …

Starry Night Over Easter Island

Starry Night Over Easter Island

Starry Night Over Easter Island Photograph by Randy Olson “The statues walked,” Easter Islanders say. Archaeologists are still trying to figure out how—and whether their story is a cautionary tale of environmental disaster or a celebration of human ingenuity.