Mummification achieved its greatest sophistication under the ancient Egyptians. Ever since the mummies were rediscovered in 1798, the world has sought to know more about this aspect of Egyptian civilization.
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.
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.
From archaeologists who risked their lives to the experts that reported dodgy colleagues, here are six times the good guys won.
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.
Stonehenge has fascinated people for ages, but what was its original purpose? When was it built and by whom?
The earliest artifacts or fossils often hold surprising information that close gaps in science and history. Enjoy reading about ten cases that are as interesting as they are informative.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Howard Carter was a famous archaeologist who made one of the most remarkable discoveries of all time: King Tut's tomb!
An analysis of the nature of archaeological conclusions drawn from erroneous assumptions made by archaeologists
At a former Katy, Texas, attraction, visitors could see photos of Emperor Qin's 6,000 terra cotta army, a replica of the Forbidden City, and other related artifacts.
Agricultural lands are big players in the discovery game. Forget pottery shards; farms can yield gold, graves, technology, priceless art and new mysteries.
Discusses the domestication of animals and plants during the Neolithic Revolution, including how domestication occurred in different regions, why domestication occurred, and its consequences.