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.
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?
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.
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 list shows the 10 best geoglyphs on the planet and highlights their importance to science, the history of civilization and pop culture.
Agricultural lands are big players in the discovery game. Forget pottery shards; farms can yield gold, graves, technology, priceless art and new mysteries.
From archaeologists who risked their lives to the experts that reported dodgy colleagues, here are six times the good guys won.
Traditional festivals were an important part of everyday life for the Aztecs. This article contains a list of the most significant ancient Aztec festivals, holidays and celebrations.
Discusses the domestication of animals and plants during the Neolithic Revolution, including how domestication occurred in different regions, why domestication occurred, and its consequences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An analysis of the nature of archaeological conclusions drawn from erroneous assumptions made by archaeologists