Ancient news stories
Strong ancient Egyptian women used their power to help the men around them – to protect them with their ferocity, to shield them from harm, to keep the same system going.
Researchers have found that abrupt climatic changes and vulnerable infrastructure led to Angkor’s demise – a cautionary tale for modern cities, many of which are already feeling the stress of climate change.
The settlement, which dates back to the 15th Century, was home to up to 10,000 people from the Tswana ethnic group.
Three months into their excavation, the site began yielding interesting finds like beads made of glass, terracotta and even pearls. Other discoveries included figurines, roof tiles and also pottery.
Mehmet Alkan, director for the Adıyaman Museum, told reporters that the cave drawings included human and animal figures made using the carving method.
According to a new study, recent headlines claiming that humans arrived on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar as early as 10,000 years ago are wrong.
A colour developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago can boost energy efficiency by cooling rooftops and walls, and could also enable solar generation of electricity via windows, scientists say.
After millions of years living in darkness, a species of blind cavefish has lost an ancient system of DNA repair.
Researchers have found evidence of discharge points where brackish water would have been collected in reservoirs or trenches, in the same locations as the statues.
Just this year, at least a dozen US cities — including San Francisco and Cincinnati — decided to stop observing Columbus Day and will instead celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday.
Dating to the 1st century B.C.E., the inscription was found on a repurposed piece of a stone column in a Roman building, near the city’s entrance.
The remains of a tomb complex belonging to the “sole friend” of an Egyptian pharaoh have been discovered near a pyramid at Abusir in Egypt.
Analyses of stone tools reveal that the Maya were making salt in large quantities, salting fish and meat to meet dietary needs and producing a commodity that could be stored and traded.
This 3,500-year-old residue is the oldest-ever evidence that people ate this spice long before Starbucks forced it into cooperation with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
The discovery of the 115,000 year old Neanderthal was made at the Jaskinia Ciemna cave in southern Poland.