English Garden Statues Turn Out To Be 5,000-Year-Old Egyptian Sphinxes

The pair of sphinxes was just determined to date back over 5,000 years and recently sold for more than $265,000 at auction after spending 15 years in an English garden. Mander Auctioneers The sphinxes are in rather poor condition, having spent 15 years outdoors in England. Fifteen years ago, a homeowner in England paid $407 … Read more

30 Famous Statues And Sculptures From Around The World

1 of 31 The Apennine Colossus, located in Florence, Italy, is part man and part mountain. This amazing statue, designed by a sculptor named Giambologna in the late 1500s, stands 35 feet tall. Inside, there are rooms with different functions; an area behind his head was reserved for a fireplace meant to blow smoke through … Read more

This Week In History News, Sept. 19

The first human footprints in North America, Saudi Arabian rock art older than the Pyramids, and the real-life inspiration for the Biblical Sodom. 23,000-Year-Old Footprints Prove That Humans Were In North America Far Earlier Than We Thought Dan OdessThough researchers long believed that humans only came to North America some 13,000 years ago, these 23,000-year-old … Read more

Al Jawf Camel Carvings Found To Be Older Than The Pyramids

If researchers’ dating estimates are correct, these would be the oldest surviving three-dimensional animal reliefs of this size in the entire world. FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty ImageJust one of the many enormous camel carvings in Al Jawf, Saudi Arabia. When researchers first uncovered the enormous stone camel carvings at Al Jawf, Saudi Arabia in 2018, … Read more