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Archeology

Another Great Cambodian Temple Stirs To Life

AP | By DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 03.04.2012 | Travel

BANTEAY CHHMAR, Cambodia -- It's still entwined in mystery and jungle vines, but one of Cambodia's grandest monuments is slowly awakening after eight ...

Unbelievable Ark Of The Covenant Discovery Announcement

Posted 01.10.2012 | Travel

Reports are cropping up that the fabled Ark of the Covenant, said to contain the remnants of the Ten Commandments, has been discovered along with the ...

Secrets Of An Ancient Harbor

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.17.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

What fascinates me the most about archeology is that in the process of answering older questions about the past, we're always finding new mysteries and possibilities to investigate.

Aztec Temple Platform Discovered In Mexico

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Archaeologists found a round Aztec ceremonial platform studded with stone carvings of serpent heads at Mexico City's Templo Mayor ruin,...

The Best First Day of School Ever!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.12.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

We would much rather still be reading on the beach, reading at the library, reading in bed after waking up late... but summer always has to end, what can you do about it?

The Resurrection of Seneca Village

Alan Singer | Posted 10.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Seneca Village was a pre-Civil War African-American community located between 82nd and 89th Streets and Seventh and Eighth Avenues in Manhattan.

Why I Chose Boston University

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.24.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

When the letters finally started coming in, and I saw that I'd been accepted to Boston University, I jumped up and down in excitement. I couldn't wait.

A $2 Million Treasure Hunt In Santa Fe

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 10.20.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

"I miss the thrill of the chase."

Digging For Truth: How Deep Are You Willing to Go?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 10.10.2011 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

As archaeologists dig deeper into the earth to uncover new truths about the past, their findings have the potential to upend our understanding of religion and the role of God in its unfolding.

Prehistoric BBQ Dig Reveals Caveman Grilling Techniques

Posted 08.28.2011 | Home

The "Paleolithic Diet" has come in and out of fashion since the 1970s. Its adherents eat mostly grilled meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and nuts—suppo...

Ancient Excrement Unearths Roman Diet Secrets

Posted 08.17.2011 | Home

When southern Italy's Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, it preserved the buildings, monuments and mosaics of Roman cities Pompeii and Herculaneum forev...

Real Life Indiana Jones: Lost Underground Pyramids Found (VIDEO)

Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

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Did Religion Create Civilization?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

In Gobekli Tepe, we have strong evidence that people's need/desire to gather for worship is what created civilization, not the reverse, as was previously assumed.

Enormous Pharaoh Statue Unearthed In Egypt

AP | Posted 06.26.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Archaeologists unearthed one of the largest statues found to date of a powerful ancient Egyptian pharaoh at his mortuary temple in the southe...

Unearthing the Truth About the Gay Caveman (VIDEO)

Bryan Safi | Posted 06.15.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi

Coming out of the closet is so last week. The new hot media trend is "outing" 5,000-year-old skeletons from the apparent sexual confusion of their caves. But does the story of the so-called "Gay Caveman" hold up?

(PHOTOS) LANDMARKS: Ancient City of Pompeii Falls To Ruins Once Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

After being covered by volcanic ash for hundreds of years, we thought Pompeii's tragic days had come and gone. Unfortunately, over the past few weeks,...

Yellowstone Too Find: Melting Glaciers Helps Colorado Scientists Find Rare Artifact

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. — Researchers say they've found a 10,000-year-old hunting weapon that had been preserved in melting ice near Yellowstone National...

51 Headless Vikings Discovered In England

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Fifty-one decapitated skeletons found in a burial pit in Dorset were those of Scandinavian Vikings, scientists say. ...

Mammoths And Mastadons: The Field Museum's New Exhibit Brings 42,000 Year Old Woolly Mammoth To Chicago

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Laurie Koblesky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Chicago, prepare to be smitten by the remarkably endearing Lyuba--the most well-preserved ...

Göbekli Tepe Complex of Interpretation

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Context It's been said that history is written by victors. What hasn't been said - because it is rather self-evident - is that history is written in ...

Egypt Announces Find Of Ancient Temple To Cat Goddess Bastet

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old temple that may have been dedicated to the ancient Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet, the Supr...

Voices from Jerusalem: Archeology and National Claims in Jerusalem

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

Many in Israel today see archeology as a tool for strengthening the connection between the Jewish people and the ancient past of the land of Israel.

New Discovery Shows Slaves Didn't Build Pyramids, Egypt Says

AP | KATARINA KRATOVAC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt displayed on Monday newly discovered tombs more than 4,000 years old and said they belonged to people who worked on the Great Pyra...

Scientists Find Mini-Stonehenge

Carleton Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Carleton Bryant

Archeologists have found a smaller version of Stonehenge about a mile from the larger circle of rocks in Wiltshire, England, the BBC is reporting.

Smallest Dinosaur's Bones Identified; Looked Like A "Roadrunner On Steroids,"

AP/ Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES -- Fossil bones housed at a Los Angeles museum belong to the smallest dinosaur discovered in North America, scientists said Tuesday. Th...