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Melpomene: A Tragic Mother of Sirens or a Misunderstood Muse?

The Chola Dynasty was a dynasty that ruled over the southern part of India for about 400 years. Although there were some ups and downs, including a time when Chola princesses were the only ones…

11,000-year-old Spiritualized Deer Masks Whisper Tales Of A Forgotten World

The Legendary Origins of Merlin the Magician

The Beautiful and Complex Artisanship of Glass-making in the Ancient World

The Beautiful and Complex Artisanship of Glass-making in the Ancient World

Island in the Clouds: Is Mount Roraima Really A Lost World Where Dinosaurs May Still Exist?

The Napoleonic Discovery of Mass Graves in Austria

Remorseless Chronicles of Slaughter: Fatal First Contact Between Ancient Greece and the Tribes of India

The archaeological understanding of the Neolithic Revolution (or First Agricultural Revolution) has changed significantly since research on the subject first began in the early 20th century. This…

The Cerveteri Necropolis, Etruscan City of the Dead

For a time, there was a strong divide between political rule in the north and south of India. While the northern part of India was under the rule of the Muslim Delhi Sultanate, the south withstood…

Picts, Gaels, and Scots: Exploring their Mysterious (and Sometimes Mythical) Origins

about More than Blood and Bling: Our Many Visions of the Vikings

Were Samsons Superhuman Abilities Really That Far-fetched?

The Cerveteri Necropolis, Etruscan City of the Dead

about Gupta Empire of Ancient India Was Golden Age of Goodwill, Artistic Endeavors and Military Might

25,000-Year-Old Buildings Found in Russia

Wootz Steel: The Mysterious Metal that Was Used in Deadly Damascus Blades

Prior to the rise of Rome, Italy was inhabited by a number of different peoples. The coastal region of southern Italy and Sicily, for instance, was colonized by the Greeks, whilst the interior of…

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.

From Hunters to Settlers: How the Neolithic Revolution Changed the World

about Emblems of the Spanish Golden Age: The Hapsburgs, Cervantes, Diego Velazquez, and El Escorial

about The Pala Empire: An Indian Dynasty Ruled by Protectors of Buddhism

Khajuraho: The Sexiest Temples in India

Tiny, 2,300-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Believed to be a Hawk is Actually a Human Fetus

One form associated with the Bull Son of the Bull Cult was the Shiva Lingam, the sacred symbol that unites the phallus, the universal symbol of the male principle, with the ovum, the universal symbol of the female principle. The union of this polarity generates abundant life, which in many parts of the world was personified as the Green Man or Bull Son.

The revolutionary invention of the wheel

about The Tang Dynasty: The Arts Flourished, Family Ties Broke, and a Concubine Became Empress

Old Maps and Hi-Tech Scans Reveal A Lost Citys Watery Past

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Most people who have the Rh blood type are Rh-positive. There are also instances, however, where people are Rh-Negative. Health problems may occur for the unborn child of a mother with Rh-Negative blood when the baby is Rh-Positive.

The largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas was the Inca Empire and from their capital city of Cusco, rulers known as Sapa Inka (Quechua for the only Inca) controlled a vast territory known as Tahuantinsuyo, which extended from the south of Colombia to the west of present-day Argentina.

The Janapadas: Tribal Footholds in Bronze and Iron Age India

Baltinglass Hill: Irelands Forgotten Gobekli Tepi?

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.

Changes were underway in India during the period of the Late Bronze Age and the Iron Age. The Vedas were written, and ancient Indian culture, society, and religion were all being transformed. One of…

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

From Hunters to Settlers: How the Neolithic Revolution Changed the World

The Great Death Pit of Ur: Mass Human Sacrifice in Ancient Mesopotamia

The revolutionary invention of the wheel

The Vijayanagara Empire: Friendly and Feuding Brothers Who Ruled the South of India

Ancient Advanced Technology: 2,400-Year-Old Yakhchals Kept Ice in the Desert

The Gupta Empire was an ancient Indian empire that existed between the 3rd and 6th centuries AD. During this time India advanced, especially culturally. Achievements in architecture, sculpture, and…

Creation Myths Hold Hard Facts About Our Ancient Origins

Baltinglass Hill: Irelands Forgotten Gobekli Tepi?

about Remorseless Chronicles of Slaughter: Fatal First Contact Between Ancient Greece and the Tribes of India

Evidence of Human Sacrifice and Death Rituals Found at the German Woodhenge

The Pala Empire: An Indian Dynasty Ruled by Protectors of Buddhism

The archaeological understanding of the Neolithic Revolution (or First Agricultural Revolution) has changed significantly since research on the subject first began in the early 20th century. This…

The Delhi Sultanate was a Muslim sultanate that was existed between the 13th and 16th centuries. Based in Delhi, the territory of the Delhi Sultanate was mainly confined to the northern part of India…

2,000-Year-Old Mummified Sleeping Beauty Dressed in Silk Emerges from Siberian Reservoir

The Sui Dynasty may not have existed very long, but this imperial dynasty made an impact on Chinese culture long after the memories of its rulers faded away. Peasants were both delighted with and…

Ancient Advanced Technology: 2,400-Year-Old Yakhchals Kept Ice in the Desert

Thoths Storm: New Evidence for Ancient Egyptians in Ireland?

The Slaughter Of The Magi: How Ancient Persia Made Genocide an Annual Holiday

Fascinating Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Leprechauns

Looking for book recommendations for Christian/Jewish/Kabbalah etc mythology

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about The Chola Dynasty: Exploring the Achievements of an Indian Empire Spanning 400 Years

The Chola Dynasty: Exploring the Achievements of an Indian Empire Spanning 400 Years

Creation Myths Hold Hard Facts About Our Ancient Origins

Gold, the Peacock, the Lotus Flower, and Other Sacred Indian Symbols Explained

Pity for Petronilla de Meath: Irelands First Witch Burning

Khajuraho: The Sexiest Temples in India

about The Jin Dynasty: The Sima Clan Fights to Hold China Together

Discoveries of megalithic cairns and rock necropolises in Southern Germany

The Black Sheep of the Empire: Actors and Actresses in Ancient Rome

Ten amazing inventions from ancient times

The Great Death Pit of Ur: Mass Human Sacrifice in Ancient Mesopotamia

Wootz Steel: The Mysterious Metal that Was Used in Deadly Damascus Blades

While Europe was masked in the Dark Ages, China was flourishing in the Tang Dynasty. Woodblock printing gave them books, testing made government jobs available to common citizens, paper spread…

When I think of the Aryans of the ancient times, I think of Central Asia, the steppe, a horse culture that could enable their language, Sanskrit to spread, at a gallop, so to speak, westward and…

Long before the Holocaust and the atrocities we see today, history has been littered with genocide. Time and time again, minority groups living in the midst of a culture that isnt their own have…

Wootz steel was amongst the finest in the world. It is the metal that was used to fashion weapons such as the famous Damascus blades of the Middle Ages. However, Wootz steel dates back much further…

Gold, the Peacock, the Lotus Flower, and Other Sacred Indian Symbols Explained

Horses, Cows and Celestial Creatures at the Dawn of Civilizations

Ancient Indian Sages Who Held Advanced Knowledge on Science and Technology

The Jin () Dynasty was an imperial dynasty that ruled China between the 3rd and 5th centuries AD. It was established following the Three Kingdoms period, during which China was fragmented into three…

171,000-Year-Old Fire Forged Tool Discovered Beneath a Giant Elephant

The origins of human beings according to ancient Sumerian texts

The Tang Dynasty: The Arts Flourished, Family Ties Broke, and a Concubine Became Empress

The Sui Dynasty: 37 Years, Two Emperors and One Grand Canal

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

Wootz steel was amongst the finest in the world. It is the metal that was used to fashion weapons such as the famous Damascus blades of the Middle Ages. However, Wootz steel dates back much further…

A team of battlefield archaeologists near Deutsch-Wagram in Austria, working from a makeshift detectives office inside a shipping container with photos of mass graves, have discovered one of the…

Steven Ashby / The Conversation Does the popularity of the Vikings simply emerge from the romance of mythology and adventure, or is something more interesting at play? The Vikings have an enduring…

Island in the Clouds: Is Mount Roraima Really A Lost World Where Dinosaurs May Still Exist?

A Bull-Headed Lyre: Reconstructing the Sound and Style of Ancient Mesopotamia

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From Green Man to Bull Son, The Universal Shaivite Bull Cult Part I

Here we feature some of the most seminal, historical, and influential events throughout history both celebrated and unheralded from the emergence of powerful civilizations and empires, to famous battles, great achievements, and events that have helped shape the world we currently know.

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Out with the Ouija Board! How the Popular Divining Tool Influenced A Modern Murder Case

about The Sui Dynasty: 37 Years, Two Emperors and One Grand Canal

Colonialism hasnt changed much. More than 2000 years ago, when Alexander the Great conquered the Persia, he sent an ancient explorer named Nearchus to sail down the Indus River and map the lands…

The Spanish Golden Age (known in Spanish as Siglo de Oro) was a period when the arts experienced a great flourishing in Spain. Whilst this period is often remembered as the age when Spanish…

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.

171,000-Year-Old Fire Forged Tool Discovered Beneath a Giant Elephant

Ten amazing inventions from ancient times

The secret life of an ancient concubine

Melpomene: A Tragic Mother of Sirens or a Misunderstood Muse?

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

Emblems of the Spanish Golden Age: The Hapsburgs, Cervantes, Diego Velazquez, and El Escorial

about The Napoleonic Discovery of Mass Graves in Austria

The Great Death Pit of Ur: Mass Human Sacrifice in Ancient Mesopotamia

Alchemy and Generating Lifeforce Global Temples Made in the Shape of Lingams: Shaivite Bull Cult Part II

North American werewolf real? or just pop fiction?

Were Samsons Superhuman Abilities Really That Far-fetched?

Gupta Empire of Ancient India Was Golden Age of Goodwill, Artistic Endeavors and Military Might

The largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas was the Inca Empire and from their capital city of Cusco, rulers known as Sapa Inka (Quechua for the only Inca) controlled a vast territory known as Tahuantinsuyo, which extended from the south of Colombia to the west of present-day Argentina.

Prior to the rise of Rome, Italy was inhabited by a number of different peoples. The coastal region of southern Italy and Sicily, for instance, was colonized by the Greeks, whilst the interior of…

The Jin Dynasty: The Sima Clan Fights to Hold China Together

Wootz Steel: The Mysterious Metal that Was Used in Deadly Damascus Blades

The Pala Empire was an empire that was centered on the area of Bengal and Bihar, in the north and northeastern parts of India. This empire was founded during the 8th century AD and existed for about…

25,000-Year-Old Buildings Found in Russia

about The Delhi Sultanate: 300 Years of Muslim Power Over the Indian Subcontinent

about The Vijayanagara Empire: Friendly and Feuding Brothers Who Ruled the South of India

Pharaoh Akhenaten: A Different View of the Heretic King

Fascinating Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Leprechauns

The Delhi Sultanate: 300 Years of Muslim Power Over the Indian Subcontinent

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

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The Legendary Origins of Merlin the Magician

More than Blood and Bling: Our Many Visions of the Vikings

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