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 …

Ancient Roman Library Discovered Beneath German City

Ancient Roman Library Discovered Beneath German City A team of archaeologists who digged near the church of Antoniter, a Protestant church in the centre of Cologne, Germany, found a puzzling discovery. Beneath the foundations of the church were Roman walls—Cologne (then called Colonia) was founded by the Romans in 50 AD—with a series of niches …

3,000-Year-Old Tablet Suggests Biblical King Could Have Existed

3,000-Year-Old Tablet Suggests Biblical King Could Have Existed A new reading of an ancient tablet that is hard to decipher suggests that the biblical King Balak may have been a real historical person, suggests a new study. But the study’s researchers recommend that people take this finding “with due caution,” and other biblical experts agree.” …

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 …

2,000-year-old handwritten documents found in London mud

2,000-year-old handwritten documents found in London mud Archaeologists announced the findings of a dig in London as the first-ever written roman record in a recent discovery. The record is handwritten and is Britain’s oldest written roman document discovered. The nature of the contents of the documents was revealed after The Museum of London Archaeology undertook …

Exceptionally well-preserved snack bar unearthed in Pompeii

Exceptionally well-preserved snack bar unearthed in Pompeii Because of its tragic demise, Pompeii’s ancient Roman city remained in a remarkable state of preservation, serving as one of the world’s most important archaeological sites to this day. From people immortalized in volcanic ash, to frescoes that would never have survived for so long if there wasn’t …

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 …

Mummified monk revealed inside 1,000-year-old Buddha statue

Mummified monk revealed inside 1,000-year-old Buddha statue Scientific tests have revealed that an ancient Buddhist statue contains a 1,000-year-old mummified monk’s perfectly preserved remains in what is thought to be the only such example in the world. The monk, who is sitting in the lotus position, is thought to have starved himself to death in …