Elongated skulls found in France

Normally, intentionally elongated or flattened skulls are associated with ancient Mesoamerican cultures. But this exquisite specimen, which dates back some 1,500 years, was recently found at a dig in Alsace, France. source: http://io9.com/french-archaeologists-discover-beautifully-preserved-de-1458835300

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RIP Philip “Filip” Coppens

I was sadden to learn of the death of Philip “Filip” Coppens. He was probably best known for his appearances on the History Channel (Ancient Aliens). Coppens received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Amsterdam. He was a gentleman, a scholar, and the author of several books. While we may no longer…

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The Mystery Of The Sphinx

Do you enjoy thinking out of the box? Alternate History? If so, maybe you should consider the Paradigm Symposium • October 18-21, 2012 • MINNEAPOLIS • MINNESOTA (link)… In the meantime enjoy this documentary, and go hmmmmm?

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BBC News – Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images

Saqqara pyramid Two new finds are at Saqqara, an older but lesser known pyramid site than Giza Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt. More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings. Initial excavations…

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Ancient Aliens

I’m enjoying this show on the History channel. I only have one question. What the hell is going on with that dude’s hair?

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Viking settlement unearthed by OPW – The Irish Times – Wed, Jan 27, 2010

  Archaeologists from Margaret Gowen Co comb through the site at Hammond Lane, off Church Street, just north of the Liffey. It is hoped to establish that a "Hiberno-Norse suburb" existed there. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill DUBLIN’S NORTHSIDE is revealing its own Viking past with the first evidence of 11th-century Dubliners choosing to settle on…

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Magnificent Roman mansion uncovered in City of David | Israel | Jerusalem Post

A “magnificent” two-story Roman mansion of more than 1,000 square meters has been discovered by archeologists in the City of David Archeological Park outside the capital’s Old City, the Antiquities Authority announced on Monday. Previously, archeologist believed 3rd century Roman ruins extended only to the edge of the Ottoman Old City walls. The discovery of…

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Cave Complex Allegedly Found Under Giza Pyramids

Aug. 13, 2009 — An enormous system of caves, chambers and tunnels lies hidden beneath the Pyramids of Giza, according to a British explorer who claims to have found the lost underworld of the pharaohs. Populated by bats and venomous spiders, the underground complex was found in the limestone bedrock beneath the pyramid field at…

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Ancient royal tomb found in Scotland – Home News, UK – The Independent

Hidden beneath a four-ton slab of rock and surrounded by ancient carved symbols of prehistoric power, a spectacular high-status potentially royal tomb, dating back 4,000 years, has been discovered by archaeologists in Scotland. The find – of international importance – is unique in Britain. The excavations at Forteviot, near Perth, have yielded the remains of…

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