Obsidian ‘Spirit Mirror’ Used by Elizabeth I’s Court Astrologer Has Aztec Origins

Obsidian ‘Spirit Mirror’ Used by Elizabeth I’s Court Astrologer Has Aztec Origins According to a recent study, an obsidian “spirit mirror” used by a confidant of Queen Elizabeth I was actually a product of Aztec culture. The obsidian mirror, made of volcanic glass, and three other comparable items at the British Museum were discovered to …

Garden statues turn out to be ancient Egyptian relics, selling for $265,000

Garden statues turn out to be ancient Egyptian relics, selling for $265,000 An auction company said that a pair of carved stone statues used as garden ornaments sold for more than £195,000 ($265,510) when it was discovered that they were ancient Egyptian artefacts going back thousands of years. The artefacts were acquired from a garden …

Around 23,000 years old human footprints in North America were found in New Mexico

Around 23,000 years old human footprints in North America found in New Mexico “Archaeologists and researchers in allied fields have long sought to understand human colonization of North America,” said Bournemouth University’s Professor Matthew Bennett and colleagues. “Questions remain about when and how people migrated, where they originated, and how their arrival affected the established …

Amateur Divers Discover Trove of 53 Roman Gold Coins in Spain

Amateur Divers Discover Trove of 53 Roman Gold Coins in Spain Two amateur divers swimming along the Spanish coast have discovered a huge hoard of 1,500-year-old gold coins, one of the largest on record dating to the Roman Empire. The divers, brothers-in-law Luis Lens Pardo and César Gimeno Alcalá, discovered the gold stash while vacationing …

Skeletons Found Under a Florida Wine Shop May Be Some of America’s First Colonists

Skeletons Found Under a Florida Wine Shop May Be Some of America’s First Colonists Archaeologists in Florida recently confirmed that they discovered the bones of many young children buried under the last place that one might have thought to look: a wine store. However, there will be no police investigation. The Florida wine shop is …

Construction Workers Stumble Across Old Pots With 1,300 Pounds Of Ancient Roman Coins Inside

Construction Workers Stumble Across Old Pots With 1,300 Pounds Of Ancient Roman Coins Inside Building companies discovered a hoard of bronze Roman coins concealed in jugs in Tomares, Spain during this week. 19 pottery jugs were discovered in the Zaudin Park when the workers dug ditches. The urns were packed with coins showing an emperor …

Rare Carving of Nude Horseman Found at Roman Fort May Depict Mercury or Mars

Rare Carving of Nude Horseman Found at Roman Fort May Depict Mercury or Mars An ancient carving depicting a naked “mystery horseman” discovered at Vindolanda, a Roman fort near Hadrian’s Wall, might be a depiction of a god, archaeologists said. The carving shows a man without clothes (except a hat) who is holding a spear …

2,000-Year-Old Ancient Egyptian Child Mummy Revealed in Incredible Detail Through 3D Scanning Technology

2,000-Year-Old Ancient Egyptian Child Mummy Revealed in Incredible Detail Through 3D Scanning Technology A stunningly accurate depiction of a mummy of a girl was created using CT and colourful 3D scans. When she died 2,000 years ago, she was just about five years old. Her body was wrapped in fine linen and adorned with a …

A Pyramid Has Been Discovered in Kazakhstan That Might Be Even Older Than Some Egyptian Structures

A Pyramid Has Been Discovered in Kazakhstan That Might Be Even Older Than Some Egyptian Structures In a remote region of the Kazakhstan steppe, some 3,900 miles northeast of Cairo, a previously unknown Egyptian-style pyramid was discovered. The structure is now mostly in ruins, but it is believed to be a lookalike of the famous …

Celtic woman found buried inside a TREE ‘wearing fancy clothes and jewellery’ after 2,200 years

Celtic woman found buried inside a TREE ‘wearing fancy clothes and jewellery’ after 2,200 years After studying the 2,200-year-old burial, archaeologists learned that the woman was about 40 years old when she died and had probably performed little physical labour during her lifetime. Moreover, an analysis of her teeth suggested this woman liked to eat …