Archeologists say they may have discovered the tomb of Saint Nicholas, a.k.a. Santa Claus, a.k.a. Father Christmas, a.k.a. Kris Kringle, underneath a church in Antalya, Turkey. So—a real good news, bad news situation. Ho ho ho!
Volunteers for the City of Boston Archaeological Program are currently rooting around in what they think was Paul Revere’s neighbor’s outhouse. This has afforded the presumably delighted staff of the Associated Press the opportunity to make some incredible puns, such as “Flush with artifacts?” and “No. 1 if by land,…
A study published last week in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology reports that a DNA analysis of bones interred in a grave assumed to belong to a Viking warrior found that the human remains, first excavated in the 19th century, were those of a woman. The research strongly suggests that the woman was a not…
For years archeologists have been hunting for a royal tomb somewhere in the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacán. This year they thought they were close, but it seems they’ve struck out. This is disappointing not only because it would have been an awesome archeological discovery, but also because the lead archeologist…
Archeologists say they’ve found an early Roman tavern in what is now France. One of the big clues: All the abandoned drinking bowls and animal bones lying around. What a dump!
Apparently humans have kept chickens for much longer—as in, thousands of years longer—than they were considered food first and foremost. So what were our ancestors using the chickens for, if not McNuggets?
Archeologists from the University of Cambridge have discovered the amazingly well-preserved remains of a Bronze Age village at a quarry site in eastern England’s Peterborough. “This is a world full of swords and spears,” said site director, Mark Knight. “It is not entirely a friendly place.”
Back in August, a British archeologist announced (to much fanfare) that he thought he knew where the famous Egyptian queen Nefertiti might be buried—in some hidden rooms off King Tut’s tomb. Now he’s back with an update.
An archeologist has a theory about where the famous ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti might be buried—through a door in her maybe-son Tutankhamun’s tomb. Well, that would be tremendously convenient.
Hey, are you a time traveler missing a 250-year-old dildo? Because some Polish archaeologists found it. They're probably not gonna give it back.
Big month for creative schemes to piece together the past: First, archaeologists announced they'd figured out a way to read ancient scrolls ruined at Pompeii, thanks to X-ray technology. And now a taxidermist has reconstructed the face of Siberian princess from the fifth century B.C.
Archeologists in the U.K. have found a fabulous trove of nearly 2000-year-old Roman jewelry while digging under a department store in Colchester. Because that's just the kind of shit they've got lying around over there.
When it comes to undergarments, don't you just love the vintage look? Sure, we could talk about the bullet bras of the garters of the '50s, the underpinnings of the '40s or the tap pants and teddies of the '20s, but if you want to be legitimate in your enthusiasm for old-timey undies, you need to look back farther…
Archeologists from Tel Aviv University have discovered a collection of jewelry in the Jezreel Valley of northern Israel that they believe dates all the way back to the Iron I period (circa 1100 B.C.). The design and solid gold material of several of the pieces have researchers hypothesizing that the jewelry is…
A penis-shaped object has been found in Sweden that some archeologists believe might been a Stone Age dildo. However, there is a chance it's an oddly-formed carving tool. Measuring just 4 inches, we sort of hope it's the latter.
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