Archaeology


Over 170 mummies found in the 1200-year old Cotahuasi Valley tombs of Peru

Peru's ruggedly scenic Cotahuasi Valley has some secrets of its own, as is evident from more than 171 mummies found in seven tombs perched atop the hills. These slightly 'towering' burial grounds surround a 1200-year old site known as Tenahaha, which largely consisted of open-air enclosures and storerooms that were tailored to mass scale feasting…






Treasure trove with over 2,000 gold coins discovered off the Israel coast

At its zenith during the 11th century, the Fatimid Caliphate with its later royal capital based in Cairo (al-Qāhira), spanned most of North Africa (also known as Maghreb), the sea-bordering Hijaz (west of the Red Sea), Levant (by Asiatic Mediterranean) and even Sicily. The Shia faith-fueled empire was mostly known for its cultural achievements, religious tolerance…


6000-year old skeletal remains found in a ‘spooning’ posture in Greece

Today is Valentine's Day, as of writing this post. And, as they say - true romance is eternal; an hyperbolic expression now proven historically true by the archaeology news of two skeletons unearthed in one of the Diros caves in Peloponnesos, southern Greece. Dated from 3800 BC, these pre-historic remains were found to be in…


The curious case of the Amphipolis Tomb, and its five ‘occupants’

Recently, it was revealed that the renowned Amphipolis Tomb in northern Greece doesn't only contain a single skeleton, but rather exhibits remains of five corpses. These include the probability of two men, a newborn baby, and another adult with unidentified gender, along with the earlier discovered woman. This tumble down the rabbit hole has baffled…


Researchers salvage what might be the oldest Gospel in existence

According to historical estimation, the Gospel of Mark was written during the 1st century (at least before 90 AD). To put things into perspective, this period is more than a decade earlier than the oldest extant gospel (dating from 2nd century AD). But now researchers have been able to salvage a fragment of the so-called…