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On the trail of the Balangoda human

2 Nov , 2016 Artefacts,Sites

Historians will await with bated breath for the latest findings about Sri Lanka’s pre-historic society that add to the archeological evidence of a civilisation long pre-existing the arrival of the mythical Prince Vijaya. The excavations of archaeologist Prof.Raj Somadeva, on the trail of Balangoda human (Homosapiens balangodensis – the skeletal evidence of anatomically modern homosapiens […]

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Ancient Earthworks of Ukraine May Be the Biggest Solar Observatory in the World

1 Nov , 2016 Sites

More than thirty man-made hills with different forms were located in an area of about twenty square kilometers. And the hills are not scattered randomly. They are organized by mathematical proportions and create the sacred geometry of Bezvodovka. Ancient astronomers could use the observatory, not only as a solar calendar and for holding associated religious […]

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5,000-Year-Old Swirling Rock Art in Scotland Remains a Mystery

19 Oct , 2016 Artefacts,Sites

Archaeologists in Glasgow, Scotland, briefly excavated and then reburied a 5,000-year-old slab of stone that contains incised swirling geometric decorations. The Cochno Stone, which measures 43 feet by 26 feet (13 by 8 meters), contains swirling decorations, also called “cup and ring marks.” The stone and its decorations have been known to people in the […]

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The world’s oldest observatory? How Aboriginal astronomy provides clues to ancient life!

19 Oct , 2016 Artefacts,Sites

An ancient Aboriginal site at a secret location in the Victorian bush could be the oldest astronomical observatory in the world, pre-dating Stonehenge and even the Great Pyramids of Giza. Scientists studying the Wurdi Youang stone arrangement say it could date back more than 11,000 years and provide clues into the origins of agriculture.”Some academics […]

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Australias indigenous rock art revealed by researchers

5 Oct , 2016 Artefacts,Sites,Uncategorized

A world-first survey of more than 250 rock art sites in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has documented more than 30,000 images and will help researchers answer some of the biggest questions about human migration. The sites feature a number of the haunting, elongated human forms known as Gwion figures. Read more Picture-Gallery (The Guardian)

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Prehistoric Rock Shrine with giant Snake Heads discovered in Bulgaria

5 Aug , 2016 Sites

A prehistoric rock shrine with giant snake heads shaped out of the rocks has been discovered near the town of Sarnitsa, Mineralni Bani Municipality, Haskovo District, in Southern Bulgaria, an archaeologist has confirmed. The rock complex featuring what appear to be giant rock snake heads was first discovered a few weeks ago based on aerial […]

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Researchers find underground tunnels beneath a Mexican Pyramid

27 Jul , 2016 Sites

Researchers from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) of Mexico have discovered a set of ‘tunnels’ leading to the ‘underworld’ beneath an ancient Pyramid in Mexico. According to reports, the underground tunnel system connects to another, and is made of stone and approximately 40 centimeters wide and tall. In the Temple of Inscriptions, […]

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