Robot to explore secret chamber inside Great Pyramid of Giza

French researchers are building an exploration robot that is set to reveal the secrets of mystery chambers inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. The new robot will be able to squeeze into a long narrow passage that leads to the inner chambers and see what’s been hiding in there

Archaeologists reconstruct face of 1,200-year-old queen

Archaeologists have learned a great deal about “the Huarmey Queen” in the five years since they discovered the tomb at El Castillo de Huarmey in Peru and found her body inside. They’ve learned that she was from the pre-Incan Wari culture and she lived about 12 centuries ago. They know

Ancient ticks found full of dinosaur blood

Researchers working with ancient amber thought to be nearly 100 million years old have discovered something that sounds like the beginning of a new chapter in the Jurassic Park franchise: a host of ticks which appear to have feasted on dinosaur blood. The ticks, which have been identified

2,000-year-old mummy diagnosed with cancer

Modern medicine can be a truly amazing thing, extending and sometimes outright saving the lives of people who would otherwise meet untimely ends. For one man who lived some 2,000 years ago, doctors arrived many centuries too late, but his remains have gotten plenty of attention from medical

Archaeologists discover two ancient tombs in Egypt

LUXOR, Egypt — Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have discovered two ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor. The ministry said Saturday that one tomb has five entrances leading to a rectangular hall, and contains painted wooden funerary masks, clay vessels and a mummy wrapped in linen. The

Scientists think this ancient crab looks like Darth Vader

Horseshoe crabs are pretty strange looking creatures, with large domed shells covering insect-like bodies, but as odd as they are they’ve actually managed to stick around for a long, long time. The creatures have been on Earth in one form or another for hundreds of millions of years,

Archaeologists discover ancient tools built with material from space

We may still be looking for proof that aliens exist, but new research into some very curious ancient tools now reveals that humans were using extraterrestrial material long before mankind even dreamed of flying out of Earth’s atmosphere. The findings, which were published in the Journal of Archaeological

Astrolabe found in shipwreck is “world’s oldest navigational tool’

An object recovered from a shipwreck off the coast of Oman is believed to be the world’s oldest known navigational tool, dating back to 1495, experts said. The bronze “astrolabe,” disk was identified by marine archeologists based on marks on its sides, which would have helped sailors find their ways during

5,000-year-old toy chariot discovered in Turkey

It’s the world’s oldest “Matchbox” car. Archeologists have reportedly discovered a 5,000-year-old handmade toy chariot in the depths of a child’s grave while excavating a group of tombs in southern Turkey. The ancient toy was found among a rattle and other objects when scientists searched the large underground necropolis and came upon

Archeologists discover tomb of 4th century Mayan king

Archaeologists in northwestern Guatemala have uncovered the tomb of a Mayan king that appears to date back to 300-350 AD. The royal tomb, the oldest of seven discovered in the ancient city of El Perú-Waka’, is thought to contain the remains of King Te’ Chan Ahk, the Wak Dynasty monarch who

87 million-year-old space dust discovered in British cliff

Fossilized pieces of extraterrestrial dust have been discovered along the British coastline. Scientists found the galactic specks – known as micrometeorites – embedded into the White Cliffs of Dover in the UK. Seventy-six preserved pieces of the galaxy were found in the cliff’s white chalk, dating back 87 million years go to

Archaeologists may have found lost city of Jesus’ apostles

Experts believe they have found the lost Roman city of Julias, formerly the village of Bethsaida, which was the home of Jesus’ apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip. Last month, archaeologists from the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology at Kinneret College in Israel and Nyack College in New York completed excavations at

Ancient tower of skulls found in Mexico City

View Slideshow Facebook Twitter Google Facebook Messenger WhatsApp Email Copy This one’s a real head-scratcher. A tower of more than 650 human skulls — including the craniums of women and children — has been unearthed deep beneath the heart of Mexico City, according to a report. The shocking find has raised new

Archaeologists make grisly discovery at ancient temple

Archaeologists say that human skulls may have once decorated an ancient temple at Göbekli Tepe in Turkey. Described as the world’s oldest temple, Göbekli Tepe in Southeast Turkey dates back approximately 11,500 years. Three carved skull fragments were unearthed at the Neolithic dig site, according to research published in the journal Science