Scientists Confirm Vikings Lived In North America 1,000 Years Ago

Wooden artifacts from the Norse settlement L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland show that the Vikings were living in the Americas by at least the year 1021. Dylan Industries/FlickrRecreated Norse buildings at L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. For years, scholars have only been able to guess when the Vikings first stepped foot in the Americas. But … Read more

Medieval ‘Hipster’ Warrior Found Buried With Rare Ivory Comb

The items found in the 6th-century grave suggest the man was a wealthy warrior who cared about his appearance. Bavarian State Office for Monument ProtectionThe comb includes illustrations of possible gazelles, which are foreign to Europe. When archeologists came across the 1,500-year-old grave of a warrior in Bavaria, Germany, they found that it contained a … Read more

Oldest Drawing Of A Ghost Found On 3,500-Year-Old Babylonian Tablet

Discovered in the British Museum in London, the ancient tablet shows a lonely male spirit being taken to the afterlife by a female companion. The British MuseumThe clay tablet is 3,500 years old and was acquired by the British Museum in the 19th century. It’s only appropriate for the Halloween season that researchers have officially … Read more

Hundreds Of Ornate Roman-Era Stone-Cut Tombs Discovered In Turkey

Excavations in the ancient Roman city of Blaundos revealed 400 chamber tombs that had been cut into the side of a nearby canyon about 1,800 years ago. Blaundos Archeological Excavation Project ArchiveThe tombs contain motifs of vines, grapes, flowers, animals, and mythological figures. At first glance, the Uşak canyons in western Turkey look ragged and … Read more

Archeologists Uncover 1500-Year-Old Wine Factory In Israel

The sprawling site in Yavne, Israel, once produced half a million gallons of wine a year and exported it around the ancient world. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty ImagesThe wine factory in Yavne was the world’s “largest” at the time. Raise a glass — the largest known Byzantine-era wine factory has been unearthed in Israel. The … Read more

This Week In History News, Oct. 3

Medieval burial vault unearthed in Belgium, trove of illegal Nazi memorabilia discovered in Brazil, secrets of Marie Antoinette’s intimate correspondence unveiled. Construction Workers In Belgium Happen Upon Intact Medieval Burial Vault With 50 Skeletons Inside RaakvlakIn an effort to preserve the tomb from decay, archaeologists have made a complete 3D model of it and even … Read more

12,000-Year-Old Mastodon Tooth Found By Six-Year-Old Michigan Boy

The boy is probably the first to touch the tooth in thousands of years, according to a local paleontology museum collection manager. Mary GagnonThe 12,000-year-old tooth belonged to a juvenile mastodon. While hiking with his family through the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Rochester Hills on Labor Day, six-year-old Julian Gagnon found a priceless souvenir. … Read more

This Week In History News, Sept. 26 – Oct. 2

The unearthed gate to an ancient Greek Temple of Zeus, an 800-year-old mass grave in Peru, and early humans’ attempts to domesticate the world’s most dangerous bird. The post This Week In History News, Sept. 26 – Oct. 2 appeared first on All That's Interesting. Source link

Hidden Neighborhood Discovered At Ancient Maya City Of Tikal

The long-hidden Tikal neighborhood is a near perfect miniature replica of the citadel at Teotihuacán, located in modern Mexico, which conquered the city in the fourth century. Stephen HoustonAn ancient temple looms above the forest in Tikal, in present day Guatemala. Archeologists long dismissed the rolling hills near the ancient Mayan city of Tikal as … Read more