Ancient news stories
About 4,000 years ago, Asyut was an important cultural center in Middle Egypt. The ancient city with its temples, palaces, libraries, and houses later disappeared under Nile flood sediments and modern construction, which is why its sights have never become as popular as those in Thebes or Luxor.
The hidden undersea continent of Zealandia underwent an upheaval at the time of the birth of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Nearly 50 years have passed since a human last set foot on the moon. But when team members of NASA’s 1972 Apollo 17 mission packed up for their return trip to Earth, they brought 245 pounds of the lunar ground they walked on back with them—for science, of course.
Researchers have discovered a “Paleolithic sanctuary” in Spain featuring more than a hundred engravings of figurative and abstract rock art, dated to around 15,000 years ago
Four thousand years ago, the last woolly mammoths quietly died on their final bastion – the isolated Wrangel Island, north of Russia in the frozen Arctic. Their demise was sudden, and strange; now, new evidence points to the mammoths themselves as partial agents of their own demise.
The contractor that is building President Donald Trump’s border wall in southwestern Arizona began blasting this week through a site that the Native American O’odham people consider sacred to make way for newer, taller barriers.
What looks like a tasty, blue gumdrop decorated with white frosting is actually a 1,200-year-old glass “king” piece that may have belonged to an elite gamer, according to Durham University, and DigVentures.
Scientists studying so-called ‘flammable ice’ in the Sea of Japan have made a startling discovery—the existence of life within microscopic bubbles.
The discovery of a 10,000-year-old skeleton in an underwater cave in Mexico provides new evidence humans did not first arrive in the Americas as a single population as “traditional” theory holds, but came from various areas, researchers claim.
When the veteran telecoms engineer Damien Finch went on a three-week bush walk in Australia’s Kimberley region, he became enthralled with its rock art. “I couldn’t believe how little was known about them; we didn’t even know how old they were,” Damien said.
Six date seeds as old as the Dead Sea Scrolls are now flourishing as trees on a kibbutz. Their names are Adam, Jonah, Uriel, Boaz, Judith, and Hannah, and their ages are—well, actually, this one’s a bit complicated.
After decades of poking around in the math behind the glue holding the innards of all matter together, physicists have found a strange hypothetical particle, one that has never appeared in any experiment. Called a sexaquark, the oddball is made up of a funky arrangement of six quarks of various flavors.
Sixty-six million years ago, in the emerged lands of Laurasia—now the northern hemisphere—a primitive land tortoise, measuring about 60 cm, managed to survive the event that killed the dinosaurs.
It was a big moment for our cosmos when the first stars awoke, but it’s an elusive one for scientists. In new research, however, a team of astronomers has identified some of the oldest galaxies ever seen.
Like most ancient technology, toilets seem to have been independently invented in several cultures — and went through many stages of innovation before becoming loos you’d like to use today.