Oldest ever stone tool found

Scientists discover oldest stone tool ever found in Turkey Dec 23, 2014 "This discovery is critical for establishing the timing and route of early human dispersal into Europe. Our research suggests that the flake is the earliest securely-dated artefact from Turkey ever recorded and was dropped on the floodplain by an early hominin well over…

“first Minoan CD-ROM,” Code finally Cracked for the Ancient Phaistos Disk!

The Phaistos Disk front & back views. Parts of the article in Huffington Post reads as follows: Some of the code deciphered: The disk can be read in a spiral direction from the outside rim to the inside. Using what previous studies have shown about Cretan hieroglyphics, and the scripts Minoan Linear A and Mycenaean…

Largest Megalithic Structure EVER discovered? And its Russian!

Warning: this blog wanders off into a discussion on ancient astranaut theory.... aploligies. But I was just having one of my rants. You can just read the first section and article linked to this post about the largest megalithic struction ever if you so desire. Just one of the Giant granite cut-stones from the SUPER-MEGALITHIC…

Archaeology meets Cosmology

Image of the Nebra Sky Disc of the European Bronze Age period Archaeo-astronomy steps out from shadows of the past   June 23, 2014 in science daily. Below is a summary of article "From the ‘Crystal Pathway’ that links stone circles on Cornwall’s Bodmin Moor to star-aligned megaliths in central Portugal, archaeo-astronomers are finding evidence…

Egyptian Treasure in the Grand Canyon

Great original articles from the press talking about the oriental finds in the cave

CNY Artifact Recovery

On April 5, 1909, a front page story in the Arizona Gazette reported on an archaeological expedition in the heart of the Grand Canyon funded by the Smithsonian Institute, which had resulted in the discovery of Egyptian artefacts. April 5 is close to April 1 – but then not quite… so perhaps the story could be true?
Nothing since has been heard of this discovery. Today, over five million tourists visit the Grand Canyon each year. You would thus expect that if anything was hidden in the canyons, it would thus since long have been uncovered. However, most tourists only spend around 3 hours of time at the canyon, usually visiting the legendary South Rim view around mile 89, where most of the best and oldest tourist facilities are located. Furthermore, some have said that the entire discovery has since become the centre of a major cover-up, apparently in an…

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Mars mystery resolved? Ancient Pyramids or geometric (permafrost) formations?

Spot the difference between these two images below. Please leave comments and tell me what you think. The first picture is the zoomed  image of the postulated 'artificial' structures (face and pyramids) found on the Cydonia region on Mars. The next image is ice crystallization (permafrost conditions) created as a result of simulated Martian atmosphere…