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

1800 BC – the world’s first known customer complaint

Posted On: Oct 24th, 2018 at 13:32

Iraq The world’s first known customer complaint has been dated to 1800 BC and comes from Ur in Mesopotamia, modern-day southern Iraq. The clay tablet depicts a complaint from a merchant called Nanni about the poor quality of the materials he had been sent by someone called Ea-nasir. The complaint must have been worth Nanni … Read More

**Breaking News** Date of the destruction of Pompeii may be wrong

Posted On: Oct 16th, 2018 at 17:55

**Breaking News** Italy Everyone knows about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, and the subsequent pyroclastic flow that covered the entire town of Pompeii in hot ash, killing all in its path, but has the actual date ever been fully determined? The recognised date is 24 August 79, based on Pliny the Younger’s … Read More

Were there dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark?

Posted On: Oct 14th, 2018 at 19:23

United States The title is a bit of a misnomer in the context of what I wish to discuss. I think the question is more like, “Was there even a Noah in the first place?” All of you will be aware of the long, drawn out argument of creationists versus evolutionists. You’re either on one … Read More

Archaeologists continually ignoring evidence of pre-Clovis entrance into Americas

Posted On: Oct 9th, 2018 at 12:09

The Americas In the 1970s┬áVirginia Steen-McIntyre was a geologist working for the US Geological Survey (USGS) and was sent to an archaeology site in Mexico to date a series of artefacts located in sediment. The archaeologists involved suggested a date of 25,000 years – at that time double the accepted date of human arrival in … Read More

Utter nonsense at its greatest – extinction of Homo erectus due to “laziness”

Posted On: Oct 3rd, 2018 at 10:30

Australia How do these people ever get jobs? I’ve heard many a ridiculous theory from archaeologists and anthropologists, but this ranks as one of the highest. Homo erectus went extinct because it was ‘lazy’, apparently. In the article is states: “They really don’t seem to have been pushing themselves,” Dr. Shipton said. “I don’t get … Read More

Ancient rock art astounds archaeologists in India

Posted On: Oct 1st, 2018 at 18:37

India What a discovery! India’s history can be traced back quite far, but nothing like these rock carvings has ever been discovered before. Interesting are the animals portrayed that are not native to India, hinting at something extremely important occurring in Maharashtra. I’m still convinced civilisation started in India and these rock paintings, which could … Read More

2019… The Guru

Posted On: Sep 17th, 2018 at 18:40

Five years after the publication of The Evolution, the second and final instalment… Coming in 2019.