Egypt’s 2018 archaeological discoveries

Posted On: Mar 8th, 2019 at 13:17

Egypt We very rarely receive a nicely put together compilation of discoveries from a single location, so this article is rather refreshing in this respect. Egypt had a fruitful year when it comes to new discoveries, one of the best in a decade or more, and this article places these discoveries in context. Oh, another … Read More

Bolivia’s part-underwater museum on Lake Titicaca to be opened in 2020

Posted On: Mar 2nd, 2019 at 14:48

Bolivia A part-underwater museum that will show artefacts and structures from what is thought to be the Tiahuanaco civilisation will be completed by 2020. For Bolivia, ranked the poorest country in South America, this is a magical project that will attract tens of thousands of visitors every year. I am certain that this will be … Read More

Gunung Padang, the oldest site in the world by a country mile

Posted On: Feb 23rd, 2019 at 13:48

Java, Indonesia Continuing with the rhetoric, Gunung Padang should be a name on everyone’s lips, but it isn’t… yet. Gunung Padang, or Mount Padang, is a strangely shaped, pyramidal structure located in west Java, Indonesia. The story goes something like this: Archaeologists had taken a look at the top of the pyramid and could see … Read More

The enigma of the 5.7 million-year-old hominid footprints found on Crete

Posted On: Feb 18th, 2019 at 12:40

Crete Almost following on from the previous post, interestingly this story has been posted again. I reported on this when the new first broke, and it’s another nail in the coffin for the out-of-Africa theory of human evolution. Interestingly, recently an AI computer has predicted there is another human ancestor that has yet to be … Read More

Easter Island – how DID they move those huge moai?

Posted On: Feb 15th, 2019 at 00:05

Easter Island / Chile I still find it amusing that scholars think the moai were “walked” down the hillside into their positions. Thankfully a lot of people are waking up to the often stupid theories that these “scholars” come up with, some of which makes one wonder if they have any intelligence at all. We … Read More

**Breaking News** King Tut re-awakened after nearly 10 years

Posted On: Feb 1st, 2019 at 01:33

Egypt A restoration project in King Tutankhamun’s tomb has finally been completed after nearly a decade, and the most famous of all pharaohs is now back on display in his rightful resting place. The tomb had been closed to the public during this time to allow the restorers to clean the wall paintings and install … Read More

Have marine archaeologists found Cortés’ lost fleet?

Posted On: Jan 30th, 2019 at 15:48

Mexico / Spain An anchor thought to be from one of Hernán Cortés ships may in fact be a part of the “lost fleet” that was scuttled on the orders of the Conquistador. Exactly 500 years since the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico, we know the outcome for the indigenous populations. Not only did Cortés overthrow … Read More

Rare find – Indus Valley couple buried together, 2500 BC

Posted On: Jan 13th, 2019 at 14:55

India An extremely rare find in an Indus Valley cemetery in Haryana state, northwest India, has excited archaeologists due to the couple’s unusual position. Not only were the couple tall for the time, but the fact they “died at the same time” and were buried facing each other is very rare indeed. Of course, it … Read More

Why are we nearly hairless?

Posted On: Jan 8th, 2019 at 16:30

The World This is one of the questions I’ve been asking for many a decade. Since I do not believe the out-of-Africa theory of human evolution, one of those questions is why we have lost hair, not gained it. Think about it – if we left Africa and moved north into colder climates, one would … Read More

Find of the decade – excavations to restart at Sanauli cemetery

Posted On: Dec 26th, 2018 at 18:14

India Excavations are about to restart at Sanauli – a 4,000-year-old cemetery with one of the most extensive collections of bronze artefacts ever found. The bronze swords, daggers, and other artefacts, however, are of little interest compared to the implications from some of the other findings. Sanauli was actually discovered in 2005 but extensive archaeology … Read More

**Breaking News** Untouched tomb of Egyptian priest found in Saqqara

Posted On: Dec 16th, 2018 at 01:04

Egypt A 4,400-year-old tomb belonging to an Egyptian priest has been found in Saqqara. The main chamber itself was found empty, but five shafts have been located and this suggests great treasures may be found when they are explored by archaeologists. Thankfully the tomb has not been looted in antiquity.

The mystery of ancient Britain

Posted On: Nov 16th, 2018 at 15:20

Great Britain Many of you will know I am English and my heart is firmly implanted in this windy island, but also my posts for this great isle are few and far between. There is one reason for that – we actually know very little about our true history. Places like Avebury – the ancient … Read More

**Breaking News** Ancient city of Tenea found in Greece

Posted On: Nov 14th, 2018 at 15:27

Greece Located west of the Isthmus of Corinth, the ancient city of Tenea has finally been discovered by archaeologists. Although excavations started in 2013, it was only in the last two months that archaeologists had realised what they had discovered based on artefacts and rich grave goods. Famed for being founded by Trojan captives from … Read More

Sardis – celebrating 60 years of continuous archaeology

Posted On: Nov 13th, 2018 at 16:16

Turkey Sardis, one of the longest-running archaeological digs in history (1910 – 1914, 1922, 1958 – present day), was once the capital of the Lydian culture, the dominant force in western Anatolia for a thousand years before further Greek and Persian invasions. Not to be confused with the contemporary culture of Lycia, which co-existed further … Read More

Delicate wooden sculptures discovered in Chan Chan

Posted On: Nov 9th, 2018 at 14:58

Peru Twenty wooden sculptures have been found in a corridor in Chan Chan that had been buried for many centuries. Despite one of the sculptures disintegrating, nineteen remain intact. Estimated to be around 750 years old, the dry climate and burial of the sculptures meant they had remained undisturbed for a considerable time. I visited … Read More

Ramses II shrine excavation complete in Cairo

Posted On: Nov 7th, 2018 at 16:10

Egypt A shrine dedicated to Ramses II and used throughout the period has been fully excavated. The site is located in the Matariya district in Cairo.

Ancient Greek ship only seen previously on pottery found in Black Sea

Posted On: Nov 2nd, 2018 at 14:42

Bulgaria This short article packs a punch with its revelation. Ancient Greek trading vessels were plentiful, but whether at the bottom of the sea or on land, all traces of these ships have disappeared along with ancient Greek culture, except for parts of ships preserved in sediment and other protective environments. Think back to the … Read More

A personal message – profound changes to The Guru

Posted On: Nov 1st, 2018 at 15:21

The Evolution took four-and-a-half years from start to print, and I was expecting The Guru to be completed well within that time. Now it has been four-and-a-half years since I started The Guru and the end is nowhere in sight. For sure, two years of writer’s block can be taken into consideration, and the reason … Read More

Bronze age offerings in the Minoan palace of Zominthos

Posted On: Oct 29th, 2018 at 15:46

Crete, Greece The Minoans are a culture whereby the more we know about them the more mysterious they become. A bizarre bull cult, which may have been an influence from ancient Egypt, although totally unlike its North African neighbour’s practices, is one of the most prevalent aspects of their culture. Many depictions show gymnasts leaping … Read More

Scotland’s archaeological heritage under threat from ‘climate change’

Posted On: Oct 25th, 2018 at 14:15

Scotland Honestly, I’m sick of this! Scotland is home to some of the best and most important archaeological sites in the world, and if many of them were not so remote they would be more widely visited. This article, beautifully presented, refers to the threat to Scotland’s archaeological sites due to ‘climate change’. Now please … Read More