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 …

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 …

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 …

Inside The Vikings’ Tortuous Blood Eagle Execution Ritual

Inside The Vikings’ Tortuous Blood Eagle Execution Ritual The Vikings didn’t come into towns walking on moonbeams and rainbows. If their sagas are to be believed, the Vikings cruelly tortured their enemies in the name of their god Odin as they conquered territory. If the suggestion of a blood eagle was even uttered, one left town and never looked back. Viking sagas define blood eagle as one of …

Archaeologists find 60 Roman burials in Lincolnshire field – one skeleton is even buried with a leg of lamb

Archaeologists find 60 Roman burials in Lincolnshire field – one skeleton is even buried with a leg of lamb On the site of a Roman cemetery in Lincolnshire, archaeologists found the remains of 60 human burials. Men, women and children were discovered and a tomb even included a lamb leg for the deceased to take …

Hundreds of children and llamas sacrificed in a ritual event in 15th century Peru

World’s Biggest Mass Child Sacrifice Discovered In Peru, with 140 Killed in ‘Heart Removal’ Ritual The largest child sacrifice on record took place after a torrential rainfall, when about 140 children and 200 young llamas likely had their hearts ripped out by the ancient Chimú culture in A.D. 1450, in what is now Peru. The …

Toppled Trees in Florida Reveal 19th-Century Fort where 270 escaped slaves died

Toppled Trees in Florida Reveal 19th-Century Fort where 270 escaped slaves died A post overlooking the Apalachicola River, 200 years ago, housed what historians say was North America’s largest community of freed slaves at the time. Hurricane Michael has given archaeologists an unprecedented opportunity to study its story, a significant tale of black resistance that …

Mass grave of Viking army contained slaughtered children to help dead reach afterlife, experts believe

Mass grave of Viking army contained slaughtered children to help dead reach afterlife, experts believe A mass grave of Viking warriors found in Derbyshire was accompanied by slaughtered children in a burial ritual enacted to help the dead reach the afterlife, archaeologists believe. Experts from the University of Bristol have reexamined a huge pit of bones uncovered …

The Stone Age society where disabled children were buried like KINGS

The Stone Age society where disabled children were buried like KINGS About 34,000 years ago, a group of hunters and gatherers buried their dead — including 2 boys with physical conditions — using the utmost care. However, these dead were buried in fairly different ways, a new study finds. The roughly 10- and 12-year-old boys …