History

9 Situations When Archaeologists Couldn’t Explain Their Discoveries
06:28 2018-04-22

Lots of ancient mysteries can never be solved due to many different reasons: the loss of evidence and data, the destruction of archaeological monuments, and so on. But National Geographic archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert thinks that we’re about to make even more wonderful discoveries that can reveal some secrets from the past. We gathered 9 mysterious …

88,000-Year-Old Finger Bone Pushes Back Human Migration Dates
10:06 2018-04-11

The find, from a prehistoric lake site in Saudi Arabia, challenges the idea that modern humans did not leave Africa until 60,000 years ago. More than 85,000 years ago, the Arabian peninsula looked very different from the vast, sandy expanse people see today. The region was a lush grassland, seasonally greening with every rainy period, …

How women ruled ancient Peru: Historian argues fearsome female leaders wielded as much power and political influence as their male counterparts
19:06 2018-04-05

Ancient Peru was dominated by fearsome female monarchs who wielded as much power as their male counterparts for thousands of years. Research suggests women in pre-Columbian Peru played a vital role in tribal politics and were not ‘left out’ of governing decisions as some historians believe. Previous studies have suggested high-ranking women in ancient Peru …

Secret self-portrait of Michelangelo found ‘hidden in one of his famous drawings for 500 years’
18:06 2018-03-20

A self portrait of Michelangelo has been discovered – hidden in one of his famous sketches for 500 years. The sketch is disguised in a drawing of the artist’s close friend, Vittoria Colonna, on display in the British Museum. An expert claims to have spotted it for the first time. He suggests the caricature of …

99% match: Forensic anthropologists may have solved the Amelia Earhart mystery
10:02 2018-03-14

Just three years after Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared in 1937, a forensic anthropologist name D. W. Hoodless studied some bones found off the island of Nikumaroro. He concluded they were from a male, so they weren’t hers; ever since then, the mystery has deepened and fascinated school children and adults alike …
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