Archeologists Discover Incredible Artwork Inside 4,300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb
The tomb belonged to Khuwy, an ancient nobleman whom archeologists believe may have been related to the ruling pharaoh.
2,000-Year-Old Fast Food Stands Called Thermopolia Discovered In Pompeii
A thermopolium was a fast-food stand meant for the lower class Pompeiians who didn't have cooking tools or amenities of their own to eat, drink, and socialize.
This Week In History News, Mar. 24 – 30
518 million-year-old sea creature fossil uncovered, evidence of early humans' dwarf worship found, tourists taking disrespectful photos at Auschwitz called out.
New Study Finds That So Many Egyptian Statues Have Broken Noses Because Of Intentional Defacement
The long-held belief that even the giant sphinxes had lost their noses due to wear and tear isn't actually accurate, but rather these statues were intentionally vandalized in an effort to reduce their symbolic powers.
Dwarves And Disabled People May Have Been Worshipped In Ancient Times, Scientists Say
Time and time again, researchers have excavated the bodies of brittle-boned people that died of rare diseases and found that they were buried in culturally significant gravesites or among those held in high esteem by society.
Excavations At Stonehenge Reveal It Was One Of The Earliest Large-Scale Celebration Spots In Britain
Dr. Richard Madgwick's research indicated that the pigs used for these ancient feasts weren't locally raised, suggesting attendees transported the animals for hundreds of miles as a contribution.
New Study Suggests Humans Lived In Australia 55,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought
Previous evidence put the first humans in Australia some 65,000 years ago. But these blackened stones say it's more like 120,000.
Divers Find 27,000-Year-Old Fossils Of 13-Foot Sloth In Belizean Sinkhole
The giant sloth was allegedly up to 20 feet long, stood 13 feet tall, and weighed around 14,400 pounds.
1,800-Year-Old Penis Carving Found Etched Into Hadrian’s Wall In England
Archaeologists are descending into a 30-foot quarry via rope in order to scan the wall with lasers to create highly-detailed, three-dimensional digital models of the carvings.
Stonehenge Design May Have Been Brought Over By Prehistoric Sailors From Northwestern France
There are actually thousands of sites like Stonehenge across Europe. And one of them may have just unlocked the mysteries of the iconic megalith's origins.
These Infamous Crystal Skulls Aren’t From Aztecs Or Aliens, But Just Victorian Hoax Artists
A 2008 study led by the Smithsonian Institute found that likely all the 13 life-size quartz crystal skulls are likely fakes.