Category: Archaeology

Archaeological Mysteries of the World

Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory using artifacts found from excavations around the world. Analyses of those artifacts can reveal much about the culture and lifestyle of our distant ancestors. As technology advances, we are able to learn so much more. But the historic mysteries of archaeology never end. We show you ancient architectural structures all around the world and examine their secrets. We also cover some anthropology in this section and delve into the lives of ancient people. This includes ancient cultures, beliefs, and their unique origins.

If you often ask yourself “why?” you will find that this Historic Mysteries section will provide leading theories about many of history’s archaeological secrets. How did early man build such impressive and sophisticated civilizations that formed the precursors of modern day society? You’ll find long lost and forgotten topics, as well as current archaeology, 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 the historic mysteries of archaeology.

The Celtic Prince of Lavau and His Opulent Tomb

Greek and Etruscan works of art and amphorae, a chariot, luxurious gold jewels, amber and coral relics, and an ornate cauldron with Greek mythological figures filled the tomb of the Celtic Prince of Lavau. His discovery in 2015 was the most important find for French archaeologists since they ...

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Mysteries of Surt’s Cave: Bandits, Mutilations, and the Fire Giant

Surtshellir is a cave in Iceland with a fascinating history. Named after the Norse fire giant, Surtr, Surt's Cave contains one of the most well-preserved Viking-Age stone enclosures in Iceland and is tied to tales of bandit occupation, human mutilation, and the propitiation of the fire giant of ...

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Deciphering the Plain of Jars: How Much Do We Really Know?

The Plain of Jars is an area of roughly 2,000 square miles in Northern Laos that contains clusters of open-air stone vessels of different sizes and shapes. Experts date the artifacts to the Late Iron Age, around 500 BCE. The ongoing work of archaeologists continues to shed light on the mysterious ...

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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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Historic Mysteries