in the legend of Atlantis as recounted by Plato (ca. 429-423 to ca. 348-347 BCE). The core of the Atlantis story is that a high culture, a true civilization, existed thousands of years prior to the most recent flowering of civilization, circa 4000 BC
Solomon's Temple, like many earlier ones, was a symbolic structure, figurative of the architecture of the human organism. Near its entrance, but not inside it, stood two pillars, representing the metaphysical principles upon which that organism is
"Herodotus, in the 5th century BC, who has been called the "Father of History" wrote that Cheops never used the great pyramid as a tomb, but was buried elsewhere, "in a subterranean region on an island surrounded by the waters of the Nile."
'Seeing is believing', as the saying goes, and so empirical data are the lifeblood of science and the scientific method. Science progresses by winnowing out those hypotheses or theories that fail under increasingly large amounts of data; favoured
The latest research at Gilmerton Cove suggests that the mysterious network of underground tunnels was once a Druid temple that dates back more than 2000 years.
It contained both Proto-Creek and European writing. Although authenticated by Wauchope as being quite old, this tablet remains a mystery to this day. Eleanor Dare was one of the survivors of the Roanoke Colony.
Archaeology is a puzzle. For Sarah Parcak, trying to find ancient treasures is made exponentially easier by satellite imagery.
Let's not ignore that many scholars and researchers also show that proper translation of Plato's text places Atlantis in the Mediterranean and not in the Atlantic, or some other exotic location. Aside from those claims though, is it conceivable to
ROUGHLY 400 MILES from the Great Pyramids, ancient pharaohs of the New Kingdom lay at rest in the Valley of Kings. Nondescript chambers built into the valley's dusty hills hold royal remains, buried between 1550 and 1070 BC.
At the current rate of discovery, there will soon be no mysteries left to solve, leaving all manner of scientists unemployed.
Probably not grain storage...or a Stargate
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Pyramids, the final resting places for ancient Egyptian pharaohs and queens, are pretty awesome to look at. But what's just as fascinating for archaeologists, engineers, and the public is getting to the bottom of a 4500-year-old mystery: how were t
Scan virtually any anthropological reference in the United States and you will be told that the Yuchi originally lived in southeastern Tennessee, but also occupied villages scattered around eastern North America. You will be told that the Chiska enco
And at the moment of the dawn, MAN manifested himself, while they, in the darkness and in the night, were holding counsel upon the production and growth of trees and creeping vines, of sentient beings and humanity, by him who is the Heart of the Heav
The back is flat. Who ever saw a lion with a flat back, no big chest, and no mane? The Sphinx is sitting in a deep hole in the ground. Why is that? Why is it not sitting somewhere high up so that it can show off?
archaeologist, James Ford, that in 1935 he had excavated numerous bronze and iron, swords, axes, hammers, chisels and daggers from the south bank of the Altamaha River in Georgia during a survey of Santo Domingo State Park. Ford attributed these ar
Over the past eight years a group of more than 30 leading scientists have brought together a mass of compelling evidence that a comet hit the earth 12,800 years ago, setting in motion a global cataclysm on a scale unprecedented since the extinction
Archaeologists have discovered an underwater "Stonehenge-style" monolith in the Mediterranean basin, possibly made by one of the earliest civilizations in the region.
It's based on the very simple principle that radioactive isotopes decay at a steady, predictable rate. Radium, for example, has a half-life of about 1,600 years. That is, if you had a solid block of radium, half of it would decay into other elements
A Roman roof tile stored at a museum in southwestern England has been discovered to contain an unusual surprise paw prints made by a cat an estimated 2,000 years ago which were found by researchers looking through artifacts obtained during a 1969
It's been said that history is written by the victors.
They are the result of an advanced urban community that arose approximately 11,000 years ago, and left behind a huge assembly of stones, which have been labelled by scientists as the oldest known astronomical alignments of megaliths in the world. Som
As if they weren't mysterious enough.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered an untouched Neolithic stone circle that could be TEN TIMES the size of Stonehenge.
Easter Island's monumental stone heads are well-known, but there's more to the story: all along, the sculptures have secretly had torsos, buried beneath the earth!
If only the world's buried cities would rise up someday…but they won't. They are almost impossible to find but stories about rediscovered cities once inhabited by a race of giants will always fascinate us.
But if they appeared worldwide because they had all benefited from the instruction of an unknown creative agency, one shouldn't necessarily expect an exact commonality of interpretation of these ideas. Nevertheless, it is clear that there are some
The Peterborough Petroglyphs are the largest collection of ancient rock carvings (petroglyphs) in all of North America, made up of over 900 images carved into crystalline limestone located near Peterborough in Ontario, Canada.