New Colossus of Rhodes to be built in Greece

A collective of European architects has proposed to build a 21st-century version of the Colossus of Rhodes, the ancient Greek statue erected on the island of Rhodes in the 3rd century B.C. The new statue would stand 500-feet tall and serve as a cultural center as well as a lighthouse. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient […]

The Russian Idol Three Times as Old as the Pyramids

An enigmatic wooden idol that has puzzled archaeologists since it was unearthed in a Siberian bog 125 years ago revealed a little more about itself last week. New carbon dating has indicated that the 9-foot-tall sculpture is much older than previously thought, though there are still no clues to decode its mysterious markings. The statue, […]

Archaeologist discovers ancient Egyptian boat in middle of desert

When Penn archaeologist Josef Wegner and colleagues first came across structures buried deep beneath the sand in the Egyptian city of Abydos, they anticipated finding more evidence of a pharaoh cemetery they discovered in 2014. Instead, in the middle of the desert, they found a vaulted building. “We thought it might be a good prospect […]

The macuahuitl was a sword with obsidian blades used mostly by the Aztecs

A macuahuitl, a type of macana, is a wooden sword with obsidian blades. The name is derived from the Nahuatl language. Its sides are embedded with prismatic blades traditionally made from obsidian, famous for producing an edge far sharper than even high-quality steel razor blades. It was a common weapon used by the Aztec military forces and other […]

Archaeologists Unearth 9,000-Year-Old Shaman Sanctuary in Europe

One of the key figures of the ancient world was the shaman. According to ancient accounts, these magic practitioners helped shape the first human societies. As wise as they were feared, the shaman mystics were a high-rank figure in the human society, capable of winning battles, de-cursing allies, they could heal physical wounds and the […]

Argentinian farmer discovered a prehistoric giant armadillo shell

After popping out for some fresh air, farmer Jose Antonio Nievas stumbled across what experts believe are the remains of a prehistoric giant. With a little more excavation, the unusual find turned out to be something much more recent: a nearly complete, metre-long shell of a beast that trundled around South America over 10,000 years […]

5 Mind Blowing Underwater Cities

1. Port Royal, Jamaica Once a notorious hub for pirate activity, prostitutes, booze, and raging all-night parties, Port Royal was once branded ‘the most wicked and sinful city in the world’. That was so until June 1692 when a massive 7.5 earthquake shook the island of Jamaica, sucking Port Royal into the ocean due to […]

Researchers Have Found The First Ever Fossilized Dinosaur Brain

Dinosaur fossils aren’t always the mineralized remnants of bones. Every now and then, you get an impression of a footprint, or the trace outlines of a feathered arm or “wing.” Sometimes, paleontologists strike proverbial gold and find a segment of dinosaur tissue, including skin,capillaries, and – as revealed in an incredible special publication by the […]

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