CATEGORY: Ancient History
Gang of Robbers Nabbed While Looting Ancient Cave in Israel
December 9, 2014

Six men caught looting historical artifacts from an ancient desert cave in Israel last weekend may have been searching for undiscovered Dead Sea Scrolls. Read More

Amphipolis Tomb May Belong to Alexander the Great’s Mother
September 25, 2014

A pair of caryatids--or pillars made of sculpted female figures--found at the massive Greek burial complex may hint at the identity of the tomb’s occupant. Read More

2,700-Year-Old Phoenician Shipwreck Discovered
August 27, 2014

An ancient Phoenician shipwreck found off the coast of Malta may be the oldest ever discovered in the Mediterranean Sea. Read More

Tomb Dating From the Time of Alexander the Great Found in Northern Greece
August 14, 2014

The Greek government has announced that an “extremely important” tomb has been found in northern Greece, sparking speculation about who may be buried inside. Read More

New Research Drills Into History of Cavities
July 23, 2014

In two new studies, scientists analyzed teeth extracted from ancient skeletons in order to learn more about one of our most enduring health problems: cavities. Read More

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Prehistoric Recordkeeping System Used Long After Writing Emerged
July 16, 2014

Recent archeological finds in Turkey suggest that ancient Assyrians relied on their prehistoric bookkeeping system for some 2,000 years after the advent of writing. Read More

Ancient Sumerian Relics Found in English Cupboard
June 27, 2014

When researchers at Britain’s University of Bristol were cleaning out a cupboard, they made a stunning discovery. Read More

Scientists Probe Mystery Behind Chile’s Ancient Whale Graveyard
February 26, 2014

A new report provides insight into the amazing graveyard of fossilized whale skeletons unearthed during the construction of a Chilean highway. Read More

Afghans Restore Museum Relics Destroyed by Taliban
January 13, 2014

With some help from abroad, the National Museum of Afghanistan has reassembled or recovered thousands of artifacts destroyed or stolen under Islamist rule. Read More

One of History’s Oldest Wine Cellars Discovered
November 25, 2013

A 3,700-year-old storage room may have once contained roughly 3,000 bottles of wine. Read More

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