Egypt's “lost golden city” has at last been found. A team of Egyptian archeologists led by former antiquities minister Dr. Zahi Hawass announced in a statement on April 8, 2021 that they had uncovered the ancient city of Aten. The remarkably well-preserved city is over 3,000 years old and dates to the New Kingdom period of Egyptian history.
Megaliths are large stones used by prehistoric peoples to build monuments or structures.
Australia is famous for its kangaroos.
What is your best yard sale find? For an unnamed Connecticut man, an ordinary New Haven yard sale in 2019 produced the bargain of a lifetime. The man purchased a small blue and white porcelain bowl with floral motifs for just $35. Upon closer inspection, he suspected his purchase might be an antique. As it turns out, he had purchased a Ming dynasty porcelain bowl from the early 15th-century Yongle period.
In the year 79 CE, volcanic ash and lava from Mount Vesuvius rained down over the Ancient Roman town of...
Whether its the pyramids of Egypt or the Great Wall of China, ancient civilizations managed enormous feats of construction which...
Many precious artifacts of human history still lie undiscovered, waiting for excavation. Archeologists in Israel have recently made an extraordinary find which adds to scholars' knowledge of local life in the region 1,500 years ago. A stone fragment covered in Greek inscription was unearthed in the remains of a religious building. The fragment's engraving begins with the words “Christ, son of Mary,” a phrase commonly used as a blessing by early Byzantine Christians.
Art has been around since the dawn of time; prehistoric cave paintings can be found in grottos and on cliffs...
In September 2020, a British bird watcher stumbled upon real buried treasure.
Arising from the Fertile Crescent, the Assyrian Empire once ruled over Mesopotamia with powerful armies and grand stone palaces. This advanced civilization greatly predated the Roman and Greek Empires but produced works of art as delicate as Greek amphorae and as monumental as Roman statuary. Leaving behind a rich archeological record and a wealth of written records, the Ancient Assyrians are an important facet of any introduction to ancient art.
“Sistine Chapel of the Ancients”: Researchers Discover Thousands of Ice Age Rock Paintings in the Amazon
Deep within the dense Amazon rainforest in modern-day Colombia, early human settlers of the region had recorded their surroundings in...
Many people have heard of the Rosetta Stone, but few know the fascinating history of this Egyptian artifact.