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The origins of human beings according to ancient Sumerian texts

Early contact theories: Vikings & Muslims + Mayans & Chinese

Vikings in Ireland: Traces of Warriors Not Just Buried Beneath the Ground, They Are in the DNA

Avalon: A Real Island Obscured by Legend, or Just a Legendary Island?

The Rod of Asclepius and Zeuss Fear of Immortality

Demise of ancient Rapa Nui civilization linked to European contact

Silphium, the ancient contraceptive herb driven to extinction

Were the only Pop Archaeology site combining scientific research with out-of-the-box perspectives.

The Indian Sage who developed Atomic Theory 2,600 years ago

Drugs in Ancient Cultures: A History of Drug Use and Effects

Was Tiahuanaco the Seat of the Mightiest Ancient Civilization in the Americas?

Tunnels to the Sun: Exploring the Mysterious Ravne Tunnels in Bosnia

New Discoveries at Tiwanaku & Puma Punku: The Lost Statue of Viracocha and Secret Rooms of Hidden Artifacts

Discoveries of megalithic cairns and rock necropolises in Southern Germany

In Bolivia at 4000 meters above sea level, right in the middle of the Andean plateau, stands the megalithic city of Tiahuanaco, which represents a fascinating enigma and one of the most important places for the archaeology of Latin America.

Titans Under the Earth: Evidence for The Tall Ones, and the Ancient Mounds of Pennsylvania

In 2005, Dr. Semir Osmanagich discovered the Bosnian pyramids in the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in a small town called Visoko. He found five pyramids which he called the Bosnian Pyramid of the…

Exploring the True Origins of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Avalon: A Real Island Obscured by Legend, or Just a Legendary Island?

Death and Glory: Heroes in Search of Kleos

North American werewolf real? or just pop fiction?

8 Ancient Chinese Inventions the West Had Not Imagined

Bob Brier and the Hunt for the New York Obelisk

Rearing on its hind legs, the giant ground sloth would have been a formidable prey for anyone, let alone humans without modern weapons. Tightly muscled, angry and swinging its fore legs tipped with wolverine-like claws, it would have been able to defend itself effectively.

Scientists Amazed to Discover 2,000-Year-Old Face Cream Still Containing Last Finger Imprints

Stone Hatchet Man & The Troubling Unfinished Journeys to the Spirit World for Native American Bones

Silphium, the ancient contraceptive herb driven to extinction

8 Ancient Chinese Inventions the West Had Not Imagined

The Rod of Asclepius and Zeuss Fear of Immortality

Cornish Barrow Dig Uncovers 4,000-year-old Human Burial

Asclepius was a demi-god son of Apollo who developed such incredible powers of healing under the tuition of both his father and the centaur Chiron, that even Zeus felt threatened that he might achieve immortality for mankind.

A study of ancient mound builders who lived hundreds of years ago on the Mississippi River Delta near present-day New Orleans offers new insights into how Native peoples selected the landforms that supported their villages and earthen mounds – and why these sites were later abandoned.

Archaeologists Discover 2,000-Year-Old Smoke Absorbing Lamps in Chinese Tomb

Exploring the True Origins of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Legend of the Fearsome Chupacabra in Puerto Rico

ccording to the statistics provided by the World Economic Forum, nowadays China can boast its position of the worlds second largest spender on scientific research and development, yielding only to the United States.

Archaeologists in China have made a unique discovery in a cemetery dating to the Western Han Dynasty (221 206 BC) two bronze lamps that could swallow smoke. Historians are hailing the discovery…

A team of Egyptian archaeologists has recently uncovered the remains of many Greco-Roman tombs, including a distinguished tombstone, in the eastern cemetery of the ancient city of Alexandria. New…

The Rod of Asclepius and Zeuss Fear of Immortality

Archaeologists in China find 2,800-year old tombs surrounded by 28 chariots and 98 horses

Rare orichalcum metal said to be from the legendary Atlantis recovered from 2,600-year-old shipwreck

At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exists countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.

Two Sides to Every Story: The North American Martyrs Shrines and Indigenous/ Roman Catholic Relations

After the Blessed Virgin Mary and her assorted shrines and grottoes, evangelical Catholics in Canada and United States flock to and draw inspiration from the North American Martyrs Shrines in Midland, Ontario and Auriesville, New York; where collectively six clerics and two `donne or lay people were killed, supposedly `in odium fidei (in hatred of the faith).

Avalon: A Real Island Obscured by Legend, or Just a Legendary Island?

The Weird, Wonderful and Wicked Beings in Scandinavian Folklore

Asclepius was a demi-god son of Apollo who developed such incredible powers of healing under the tuition of both his father and the centaur Chiron, that even Zeus felt threatened that he might achieve immortality for mankind.

The conspiracy theories of Brenger Saunire and Rennes-le-Château

Beneath a Celestial Dome, A Land Unlike Any Other in the History of Earth. Questioning the Global Flood: Part I

Ten amazing inventions from ancient times

Was Tiahuanaco the Seat of the Mightiest Ancient Civilization in the Americas?

Pity for Petronilla de Meath: Irelands First Witch Burning

Pangu and the Chinese Creation Story

about False Door Tombstone and Array of Artifacts Unearthed in the City of Alexandria

How to Hunt a Giant Sloth Ancient Tactics Revealed in Human Footprints

about Tunnels to the Sun: Exploring the Mysterious Ravne Tunnels in Bosnia

Mount Shasta: Mysterious Mountain of California

Bob Brier and the Hunt for the New York Obelisk

Vikings in Ireland: Traces of Warriors Not Just Buried Beneath the Ground, They Are in the DNA

A Blessed Event – A Doomed People. Questioning the Creation of the World: Part II

The revolutionary invention of the wheel

Avalon: A Real Island Obscured by Legend, or Just a Legendary Island?

In Bolivia at 4000 meters above sea level, right in the middle of the Andean plateau, stands the megalithic city of Tiahuanaco, which represents a fascinating enigma and one of the most important places for the archaeology of Latin America.

The revolutionary invention of the wheel

The conspiracy theories of Brenger Saunire and Rennes-le-Château

Search to Find Tomb of Genghis Khan Picks up Pace

Arkaim: Aryans, Advanced Astronomy and Untold Secrets of a Russian Citadel

ccording to the statistics provided by the World Economic Forum, nowadays China can boast its position of the worlds second largest spender on scientific research and development, yielding only to the United States.

Vikings in Ireland: Recent Discoveries Shedding New Light on the Fearsome Warriors that Invaded Irish Shores

The goal of Ancient Origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion and history around the globe.

The Weird, Wonderful and Wicked Beings in Scandinavian Folklore

The Indian Sage who developed Atomic Theory 2,600 years ago

about Archaeologists Discover 2,000-Year-Old Smoke Absorbing Lamps in Chinese Tomb

Mayan Calendar Similar to Ancient Chinese: Early Contact?

Arkaim: Aryans, Advanced Astronomy and Untold Secrets of a Russian Citadel

By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. We seek to retell the story of our beginnings.

The Rod of Asclepius and Zeuss Fear of Immortality

False Door Tombstone and Array of Artifacts Unearthed in the City of Alexandria

Ten amazing inventions from ancient times

Rh-Negative Blood: An Exotic Bloodline or Random Mutation?

Was Tiahuanaco the Seat of the Mightiest Ancient Civilization in the Americas?

The Legend of the Fearsome Chupacabra in Puerto Rico

New Discoveries at Tiwanaku & Puma Punku: The Lost Statue of Viracocha and Secret Rooms of Hidden Artifacts

Vikings in Ireland: Recent Discoveries Shedding New Light on the Fearsome Warriors that Invaded Irish Shores

Louisiana Mound Builders Carefully Selected Sites to Ensure Longevity

Death and Glory: Heroes in Search of Kleos

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