The Shroud of Turin is the quintessential holy relic. Many claim it’s the best evidence of Jesus’s resurrection. However, it’s not without controversy. Many suspect that it’s a fake. The problem? Over the years, proving it either way has been hampered, making it more elusive than ever before.
Citizens of prehistory had to make do without a lot of tools taken for granted today. But that didn't stop their nifty attempts to make life easier.
Howard Carter was a famous archaeologist who made one of the most remarkable discoveries of all time: King Tut's tomb!
Blue is many people's favourite colour, but blue pigments were difficult and costly for ancient civilisations to produce. So what was the story of the colour blue in the ancient world?
This list shows the 10 best geoglyphs on the planet and highlights their importance to science, the history of civilization and pop culture.
This article suggests a list of some of the best archaeological sites in the world. A brief summary explains the historical and archaeological significance of each site.
The National Museum of Asian Art is located on the Mall in Washington, DC. The museum has art and artifacts from Asia’s long history. The sections include Japan, the Islamic World, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Korea, Japan, South Asia, and South East Asia. Admission is free.
This article lists 11 of the most impressive lost cities in the world. It also provides a short history of each city and explores why and how each one was lost to the outside world.
An analysis of the nature of archaeological conclusions drawn from erroneous assumptions made by archaeologists
From archaeologists who risked their lives to the experts that reported dodgy colleagues, here are six times the good guys won.
Agricultural lands are big players in the discovery game. Forget pottery shards; farms can yield gold, graves, technology, priceless art and new mysteries.
The Voynich Manuscript is an ancient relic that no one can decipher. It is said to be the most mysterious book in the world. After a century the riddle of the manuscript has left historians and experts bewildered.
It would be impossible to visit Ireland's Dingle Peninsula without seeing a clochán, more commonly known as a beehive hut. Who built them, and how old are they?
How old civilizations tamed springs, stored the precious fluid, and incorporated water devices into their mythology can be telling. Such nuggets reveal unexpected genius and even solve some riddles.
Asian jade is losing its luster as styles change and more counterfeiters enter the market. More and more people are turning to Guatemalan jadeite, a harder, tougher form of jade, and with some wonderful history and mythology as a bonus.