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 Virginia 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.

Did ancient Egypt practise human sacrifice?

Posted On: Sep 11th, 2018 at 14:23

Egypt Quite frankly I wouldn’t be surprised – human sacrifice appears to have been a worldwide phenomenon. However, one of my areas of research is how the human sacrifice interpretation of many ancient skeletons may well be wrong, and more or less used as a cop-out when no other evidence is apparent. For example, if … Read More

9,000-year-old city discovered in Jerusalem

Posted On: Sep 5th, 2018 at 13:43

Israel Of course I’m going to start with a moan! This article, which was formed using the original, and thus copied the same report, suggests the same rhetoric that we are hearing constantly. I like the way the writer of this article is clear to see, as if she had done her own research into … Read More

4,000-year-old chariots found in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh

Posted On: Aug 23rd, 2018 at 13:42

India It is of no surprise to me at all of course. The ASI seem surprised, stating that it puts India on a par with Mesopotamia, but it’s clear to me the Indus was the first civilisation, and one day it will be proven. I’d prove it myself if I had a few million and … Read More

A Personal Message

Posted On: Aug 21st, 2018 at 14:34

A Personal Message.   Many of you will be happy I’m not posting at the moment and there’s a reason for that 🙂 After what has been almost two years of writers block the walls have finally been broken and I am currently in full flow! A couple of days ago I wrote 25 pages … Read More