As a solar eclipse crosses the United States on 21 August 2017, Curator Jonathan Taylor takes a look at what the Babylonians thought of this celestial phenomenon.
The ancient Egyptian civilization was wedded to the Sun, and yet, extant records only ever mention the solar aspect as the giver and sustainer of life that shines brightly for all eternity.
Who doesn’t love a bit of conspiracy now and there? The truth is that for decades mankind has linked Ancient Egypt—and their incredible achievements in numerous fields—to supernatural, or otherworldly entities. In this article, we take a look at 6 interesting reasons why many link Ancient Egypt to Aliens.
Most people know of the great construction achievements of the dynastic Egyptians such as the pyramids and temples of the Giza Plateau area as well as the Sphinx. Many books and videos show depictions of vast work forces hewing blocks of stone in the hot desert sun and carefully setting them into place. However, some of these amazing works could simply not have been made by these people during the time frame that we call dynastic Egypt.
Excavations in Costa Rica have revealed a massive—nearly perfect—stone sphere, prompting experts to ask how such precision was achieved thousands of years ago.
Did archaeologists just find the home of biblical disciples Peter and Andrew?
Their descendants live on.
An elaborately carved globe made from joining the lower halves of two ostrich eggs is the oldest known depiction of the New World.
A quarter of a century ago, researchers Robert Schoch and Robert Bauval were at the centre of two controversial debates in Egyptology: Schoch, with his geological redating of the Great Sphinx to a period earlier than its supposed builder, the Pharaoh Khafre; and Bauval, with his ‘Orion Correlation Theory’ that suggested the three famous pyramids of Giza were laid out to mimic the stars in the ‘belt’ of the constellation Orion.
The remains of a 1.5-year-old boy with a pronounced elongation of the skull have been found by archaeologists at a 2,000-year-old burial site in Crimea. Russian archaeologists say that the skull deformation indicates that this boy was marked out to be a warrior.