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Remains to be confirmed as those of Richard III

This looks to be confirmed as a certainty. Carpark skeleton will be confirmed as Richard III – Telegraph. A source with knowledge of the excavation told the Telegraph archaeologists will name the skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park in September as the Plantagenet king even if long-awaited DNA results on the bones prove inconclusive.…

Alberta petroglyphs vandalized and ruined

Alberta aboriginal rock etchings defaced with drill, power washer, acid. Ancient aboriginal pictograms and petroglyphs on an Albertan rock formation have been systematically destroyed by cultural vandals using a rock drill, acid and a power washer. The obliteration of the etchings on the Glenwood Erratic near Pincher Creek in southern Alberta was discovered last week,…

Oldest pyramid found in Crimea: Hard to pick out what ISN’T wrong with this story

This is a totally messed up article. Don’t believe a word. But apparently it is a widely read newspaper in Pakistan. I’m skeptical. World’s oldest pyramid found in Crimea Ukrainian scientist Vitalii Goh discovered [an] underground unknown object, which proved to be a giant pyramid of 45 meters in height and a length of about…

Unusual Aztec burial found in Mexico City

Mexican archaeologists discover ‘unprecedented’ Aztec burial. Mexican archaeologists say they have found an unprecedented human burial in which the skeleton of a young woman is surrounded by piles of 1,789 human bones in Mexico City’s Templo Mayor. Researchers found the burial about five metres (15ft) below the surface, next to the remains of what may…

Extremists going to extremes destory historical sites in Mali

Rampant destruction of historical sites in Mali, Timbuktu sparks outrage by the UNESCO and religious scholars. Mali Islamists destroy Timbuktu shrines Islamist militants, swinging pick-axes and shouting God’s praise, destroyed ancient tombs of Muslim saints in Mali’s fabled city of Timbuktu on Saturday, sparking international condemnation. The rampage of destruction in the UNESCO designated world-heritage…

Jesus was here? Or not? 2,000 year old tomb controversy

‘Jesus Tomb’ Controversy Rages as Archaeologists Explore Another 2,000-Year-Old Tomb – Yahoo! News. Archaeologists working in Jerusalem claim that a discovery they made inside a burial tomb, dating back to the time of Jesus Christ, could shed new light on the origins of Christianity. Biblical historian James Tabor, professor and chair of religious studies at…

Mayan documentary film maker says he will reveal “every archaeologist’s nightmare”

Mayan documentary to warn humans of impending catastrophe – chicagotribune.com. Mayan writings do not predict the end of the world when the calendar cycle ends in December – but according to the producer of an upcoming documentary about the Central American civilization, they do make the sobering prediction that three-quarters of the earth’s population will…

Back in time to that mystic land – Stonehenge

Holy Stonehenge ‘More Sacred’ Than Realised: Study New research claims to have unravelled the secret history behind the construction of Stonehenge and found evidence linking the archaeological marvel to prehistoric solar-based religious beliefs. There is also the possibility of Stonehenge having been a sacred symbol at least 500 years earlier than realized. A report published…