Archaeology




Researchers discover new animal-shaped geoglyphs in the Nazca lines

Back in May, Japanese researchers at the Yamagata University deduced how the Nazca lines might have represented ceremonial routes of pilgrimage. The very same researchers have now discovered 24 new geoglyphs that were actually etched two centuries before the famed depictions of the monkey, spider and hummingbird. Unfortunately, the effects of time had taken their…


Digital mapping used to uncover ‘super henge’ – a possibly massive layout surpassing Stonehenge

We have already discussed at length about the possible builders and purposes of the imposing Stonehenge. But there is possibly more to the 4400-year old prehistoric ‘rough-hewn giants’ than just the grandiose element of imposing stones arranged in a pattern. To that end, a group of researchers (from Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project) had utilized various high-tech…



National Geographic makes use of drones and robots to analyse the Nubian pyramids

For the uninitiated, Africa is not only home to the Ancient Egyptian pyramids, but also the mysterious Nubian pyramids that are situated south of their renowned structural peers (within present day Sudan). And now, National Geographic has made its intention clear about exploring more of these 3000-year old architectural specimens. The good part is -…



Denmark’s 3400-year old Egtved girl from Bronze Age was probably a foreigner

In terms of human history, Bronze Age people didn't generally take part in overseas travels - as is evident from the more localized pattern of numerous settlements and artifacts. However, the iconic Bronze Age Egtved girl from Denmark who was supposedly buried 3,400 years ago, goes against this circumstantial norm. Originally unearthed by archaeologists way…