Category: Archaeology

Archaeology

Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory using artifacts found from excavations around the world. Analysis of those artifacts can reveal much about the culture and lifestyle of our distant ancestors. As technology advances, so too does the kind of information we are capable of gleaning and brining your way. We’ll show you amazing architectural structures and reveal secrets about their construction. We’ll delve into everything about the lives of ancient people, from their biology, social customs and beliefs, and their unique origins. You’ll learn how people lived, what they ate, how they survived, what they believed and valued, and what kinds of civilizations they built. In this section you’ll find long lost and forgotten topics, as well as current archaeological news to keep you abreast of intriguing finds. So kick back and take a journey into the past and browse our collection of articles that are sure to spark your curiosity and love of archaeology.

Plain of Jars in Northern Laos: Mysteries of the Iron Age Megaliths

Plain of Jars in Northern Laos: Mysteries of the Iron Age Megaliths

The Plain of Jars is a unique and mysterious archaeological site in Laos that contains more than 2000 megalithic jars and 200 stone discs made by an unknown Iron Age culture.

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Kaunos: The Ancient Anatolian City of Rock-Cut Tombs and Ruins

Kaunos: The Ancient Anatolian City of Rock-Cut Tombs and Ruins

Kaunos has a rich history replete with battles and conquests, but its most striking features today are the rock-cut temple tombs and archaeological ruins.

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Ancient Tattoos: Oldest Mummies and Purposes of Their Skin Art

Ancient Tattoos: Oldest Mummies and Purposes of Their Skin Art

The most ancient tattoos may not have been used as body decoration as much as social status, allegiance to one's tribe, or medical reasons.

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Terracotta Army – Eternal Sentinels of Qin Shi Huang

Terracotta Army – Eternal Sentinels of Qin Shi Huang

The crown jewel of the Qin Shi Huang mausoleum is the exquisite Terracotta Army. What was their purpose and why were they crafted in such detail?

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The Lavish Qin Shi Huang Tomb – Built for Immortality

The Lavish Qin Shi Huang Tomb – Built for Immortality

The Qin Shi Huang tomb belongs to the first emperor of China and was built to epic scales to house everything the emperor would need in his afterlife.

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Heracleion – Ancient Sunken Egyptian City Found After 1700 Years

Heracleion – Ancient Sunken Egyptian City Found After 1700 Years

Found in 2000, the ancient sunken Egyptian city of Thonis-Heracleion was lost in time when it disappeared into the Mediterranean in the 8th century.

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Machu Picchu Facts – 11 Fascinating Details of the Inca Citadel

Machu Picchu Facts – 11 Fascinating Details of the Inca Citadel

These 11 fascinating Machu Picchu facts will give you the most interesting details of the Inca citadel that was built for a king around 1450 in the Andes.

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Stonehenge: The Enduring Enigmas

Stonehenge: The Enduring Enigmas

Stonehenge is the story of the enduring mysteries of very ancient monuments built by very ancient people. What exactly is the purpose of this place?

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Mysterious Clava Cairns of Scotland

Mysterious Clava Cairns of Scotland

Mysterious stone structures once used for astronomical and burial purposes still stand near Inverness, Scotland. These are the Clava Cairns.

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Discovery of Over 40 Ancient Shipwrecks in the Black Sea

Discovery of Over 40 Ancient Shipwrecks in the Black Sea

A trove of Black Sea shipwrecks were found pristinely preserved for centuries. Read about their stories and how they were discovered.

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