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.
Are American and Chinese ginseng similar? If they are, what other similarities exist between the East and West? Find out about pyramids, hieroglyphics, and other connections between cultures.
These amazing white mummies found in China show us a part of history that has been completely forgotten. How did they get there? And who were they?
Discusses the domestication of animals and plants during the Neolithic Revolution, including how domestication occurred in different regions, why domestication occurred, and its consequences.
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.
A megalithic site is, essentially, a huge structure, usually built during prehistoric times. Stonehenge, although by far the most famous, is not the only megalithic site worth mentioning.
The Aztec Calendar is often confused with the Mayan calendar. The two are quite similar. The truth is that the Aztecs borrowed the Mayan calendar which was in common use at the time. The Aztec Sun Stone is also called the Aztec Calendar stone, but it is not a true calendar. It is an illustration of the Gods of Time and is sometimes referred to the Aztec Cosmos. The Aztecs called it the Great Mechanism of the Universe.
Howard Carter was a famous archaeologist who made one of the most famous discoveries of all time: King Tut's tomb!
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?
This article lists 10 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.
Agricultural lands are big players in the discovery game. Forget pottery shards; farms can yield gold, graves, technology, priceless art and new mysteries.
In this article I collected in one place the most significant ancient Aztec festivals, holidays and celebrations. These traditional festivals were an important part of the everyday life of the Aztecs...
Famous for the uncovering of the Minoan palace of Knossos on Crete, Sir Arthur Evans placed his own unique interpretation on what he revealed. His controversial theories about the ancient Minoans were scorned by many.
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?