DISCOVERY & EXPLORATION

DISCOVERY & EXPLORATION

First complete genome sequence of an ancient North American offers clues to Native American...

April Holloway | A new study published in the journal Nature has revealed the first ever genome sequence of an individual that belonged to the Clovis culture, a prehistoric culture that inhabited the Americas around 13,500 years ago.

Walls of ancient Egyptian school etched with words of encouragement for the students

April Holloway | The texts brings to life the education that students received in Egypt nearly two millennia ago.

Shaman refuses to comply with mainstream publishing censorship

John Vibes | An extraordinary story of an ordinary man

Unravelling the Genetics of Elongated Skulls – Transcript of Interview with Brien Foerster

Ancient Origins | Here we present the transcript of an interview conducted today between April Holloway of Ancient Origins, and Brien Foerster, researcher and author, on the subject of elongated skulls in Paracas.

First hemp-weaved fabric in the World found wrapped around baby in 9,000-year-old house

April Holloway | Latest excavation work in the ancient city of Çatalhöyük in Turkey has revealed the world’s first hemp-weaved fabric, which was found wrapped around a baby skeleton in the ground of a burned house.

Initial DNA analysis of Paracas elongated skull released – with incredible results

April Holloway | Paracas is a desert peninsula located within the Pisco Province in the Ica Region, on the south coast of Peru.

Archaeologists set to excavate 2,000-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Sri Lanka

April Holloway | A team of underwater archaeologists are set to excavate a 2,000-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Sri Lanka, the oldest known shipwreck in the Indian Ocean.

One of the most significant prehistoric sites in the United States found in Miami

April Holloway | Archaeologists who have spent the last few months excavating a planned development site in the middle of downtown Miami have discovered an ancient and extensive Native American village, which researchers believe may be one of the most significant prehistoric sites in the United States.

The mysterious ancient coral reef city of Nan Madol

April Holloway | Off the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia, lies the ancient city of Nan Madol, the only ancient city ever built upon a coral reef.

New technology will unravel mysteries of ancient humans and shed light on our origins

April Holloway | The last few months has seen the release of several ground-breaking research studies which are beginning to demystify our ancient origins.

The mysterious helix staircase of the Loretto Chapel

John Black | Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in New Mexico, US. But it is not just the age of the city that makes it a popular destination.

The Human Skull That Challenges The Out of Africa Theory

John Black | This is the account of the discovery of a skull that has the potential to change what we know about human evolution, and a suppression and cover-up which followed.

Not Atlantis, but significant nonetheless – Swedish divers find 11,000-year-old relics

April Holloway | Swedish divers have made a unique and rare discovery in the Baltic Sea – Stone Age artefacts left by Swedish nomads dating back 11,000 years.

Ancient European hunter-gatherer was dark-skinned and blue-eyed caveman

April Holloway | A recent analysis on DNA taken from the wisdom tooth of a 7,000-year-old human found in Spain in 2006 has overturned the popular image of light-skinned European hunter-gatherers.

Afghans defy the Taliban to save ancient relics

April Holloway | The war in Afghanistan is a modern-day conflict, but the consequences reach into the ancient past of this historically rich nation.

Archaeologists find elongated skulls in Maya underwater cave

April Holloway | A flooded sinkhole in southern Mexico that terrifies local villagers has just been explored by underwater archaeologists, who found the submerged cavern littered with elongated skulls and human bones.

New Pharaoh Discovered In Egypt – Introducing King Seneb Kay

April Holloway | Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the burial place and the remains of a previously unknown pharaoh who reigned more than 3600 years ago and now believe the finding could lead to more royal discoveries in the area.

Scientists discover conjoined gray whale calves dying near west coast

Mikael Thalen | Following continued news of disturbing sea life occurrences off the West Coast, scientists in Mexico’s Scammon’s Lagoon, also known as Laguna Ojo de Liebre, have discovered what appears to be the first ever documented case of conjoined gray whale calves.

Tomb of the Tattooed Sorceress Queen, The Lady of Cao

Margaret Moose | The day had been spent in ritual battles, and a group of individuals who were vanquished, naked, and tied-together were marched up the long stairs to the top platform of the great pyramid where there they were killed, throats cut, sacrificed to their supreme deity.

Former Canadian Minister of Defense: At least 4 species of aliens have been visiting...

Shepard Ambellas | Former high-ranking Canadian official says aliens exist and have been visiting earth for thousands of years

1,200-year-old murder mystery – dozens of bodies found in ancient well

April Holloway | Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a mass grave at the bottom of a 1,200-year-old well in the town of Entrains-sur-Nohain in Burgundy, France. It appears the discovery relates to the massacre of a civilian population, although the reason is not yet known.

Father Crespi and the missing golden artefacts

John Black | The story of father Crespi is one of the most enigmatic stories ever told - an unknown civilization, unbelievable artefacts, massive amounts of gold, depictions of strange figures connecting America to Sumeria, and symbols belonging to an unknown language.

The Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni and an unknown race with elongated skulls

John Black | Many ancient megalithic structures exist in Malta and one of them is the ‘Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni’, a subterranean structure with magnificent properties that is more than 5,000 years old.

What we discovered about ancient human origins this year… and what is still a...

April Holloway | This year, huge strides were made in unravelling some of the mysteries of our ancient ancestors.

Ancient history of New Year’s resolutions

April Holloway | A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the West but found around the world, in which a person makes a promise on New Year’s Eve to make certain changes or self-improvements in the year ahead.

Unusual Aztec sacrificial skulls found in Mexico subway dig

April Holloway | Archaeologists have made an announcement about an unusual Aztec sacrificial offering, which was found back in 2009 but kept under wraps until now.

A rather interesting crop circle appears in a California field

Intellihub | An interesting new breed of crop circles is emerging, this time in California

New year’s traditions around the world and their origins

April Holloway | Here we look at celebrations to honour the New Year in different cultures around the world.

The ancient origins of new year’s celebrations

April Holloway | On the 1st January of every year, many countries around the world celebrate the beginning of a new year. But there is nothing new about New Year’s.

Ten most amazing archaeological discoveries of 2013

April Holloway | This year has seen some incredible discoveries in the field of archaeology – from ancient myths proven true, to evidence of ancient technology, and findings that have solved enduring mysteries, such as the death of Tutankhamun.