Church of Scotland sues for share of £2m Viking treasure

Church of Scotland sues for share of £2m Viking treasure

Derek McLennan uncovered a stunning find of gold, silver, and religious objects in the Dumfries and Galloway field five years ago. The beautiful, allegedly abandoned’ Galloway Hoard’ from 850 to 950 AD was declared one of the’ most important Viking hoards ever discovered in Scotland.’…

Oldest Evidence of North American Settlement May Have Been Found in Idaho

Oldest Evidence of North American Settlement May Have Been Found in Idaho

The stone points and other tools retrieved close a riverbank in Idaho show ancient human beings arrived more than 16,000 years ago in the western part of the United States. The site is known as Cooper’s Ferry, one of North America’s oldest human settlements, says…

Genetic Study Suggests South Asians Today Descend from Indus Valley Civilization

Genetic Study Suggests South Asians Today Descend from Indus Valley Civilization

Ancient proof of DNA shows that modern South Asians are now genetically linked by mysterious and complex Indus Valley Civilization. Drawn by a single individual who died almost 5000 years ago and was buried in a cemetery near Rakhigarhi, India, the same gene sequences suggest…

Elizabethan-Era Theater Site Excavated in London

Elizabethan-Era Theater Site Excavated in London

The objects found in the excavation of a Shakespearean playhouse in Whitechapel include a money pot and a bone needle ring. In 1598, Boar’s head was converted from an inn to a playhouse but there are references to open-air performances on the site as early as…

This is the largest fossilized human turd ever found. It belonged to a sick Viking in the 9th century and has been valued at $39,000.

This is the largest fossilized human turd ever found. It belonged to a sick Viking in the 9th century and has been valued at $39,000.

Sometimes, scientists really are talking sh*t! The proof is in this fossilized excrement, which dates back to the 9th century. It was discovered about 40 years ago, and is famous for being the most expensive poo in the world! The fossil is known as the…

Vikings brought LEPROSY to Ireland in the 10th Century as archaeologists find the Scandinavian warriors carried two strains of the disease to the Emerald Isle

Vikings brought LEPROSY to Ireland in the 10th Century as archaeologists find the Scandinavian warriors carried two strains of the disease to the Emerald Isle

In Ireland, the skeletal remains of five carcasses indicate the leprosy of Vikings brought to the Emerald Isle. Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease triggered when Mycobacterium leprae attacks the peripheral nerves and affects the mucosal surfaces of the upper respiratory tract, the body, and…

A lost Roman temple reopens beneath London’s bustling streets

A lost Roman temple reopens beneath London’s bustling streets

Once displayed on a car parking garage roof with a crazy paving floor, London’s Roman-era temple of Mithras is open to the public – this time on its original site. Towards 7 meters below the streets of the city, where, in the Roman times, the…

Found: An ‘Undisturbed’ Roman Ship Near Cyprus

Found: An ‘Undisturbed’ Roman Ship Near Cyprus

Totally Undisturbed Roman Shipwreck Found with Valuable Cargo Intact The Mediterranean island of Cyprus has found a Roman Shipwreck on the sea. Protaras is well-known for its stunning beauties and luxuriant resorts on the southeast coast of Cyprus, but most tourists don’t know that a…

Hundreds Of Viking Sword Fragments Discovered In Estonia

Hundreds Of Viking Sword Fragments Discovered In Estonia

There are no spear-like Viking spears. During the period 800-1200 AD, most Scandinavians began leaving the lands of their birth in search of a better life. In pursuit of spoils and wealth, the Vikings took to the sea and started attacking coastal regions. The Vikings…

A tale of 800-Year-Old Seeds Brought Back to Life

A tale of 800-Year-Old Seeds Brought Back to Life

Gardens may be popping up in schools everywhere, but one school garden in Winnipeg, Canada is making news after growing a squash thought to be extinct for hundreds of years. It all started with an archaeological dig on First Nations land that unearthed a small clay…