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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About North America’s Serpent Mound

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About North America’s Serpent Mound

When the European settlers of North America first set out west, they discovered strange earth mounds in the Midwest and the southern United States. In shape, some of them resembled animals, others – a cone, others – a truncated pyramid. The various mounds were supposedly built by…

Mythology Explained: The Deeply-Rooted Symbolism of the Snake in Ancient Civilization

Mythology Explained: The Deeply-Rooted Symbolism of the Snake in Ancient Civilization

The symbolism of the snake is one of the most complex and commonly seen images in world mythology. It is characterized by pronounced polyvalence. It contains both the masculine and the feminine, and since it represents both genders, it is an emblem of all self-generating deities.…

Eerily well-preserved 17th-century ship found in the dark waters of the Baltic Sea

Eerily well-preserved 17th-century ship found in the dark waters of the Baltic Sea

Divers from Finland have made an unexpected discovery while exploring the depths of the Baltic Sea, finding an incredibly well-preserved shipwreck dating back almost 400 years. Volunteer divers from the nonprofit Badewanne team more often come across wrecked 20th-century relics sunk during the sea battles…

Vikings may not have been blonde, or Scandinavian

Vikings may not have been blonde, or Scandinavian

Those ferocious seafaring warriors that explored, raided and traded across Europe from the late eighth to the early 11th centuries, known as the Vikings, are typically thought of as blonde Scandinavians. But Vikings may have a more diverse history: They carried genes from Southern Europe and…

Facial reconstruction reveals Egyptian ‘mummy portrait’ was accurate except for one detail

Facial reconstruction reveals Egyptian ‘mummy portrait’ was accurate except for one detail

Just after the turn of the first millennium A.D., a young child living in Egypt contracted a deadly illness — most likely pneumonia — and died. His tiny body was prepared for mummification and burial; some of his organs were removed, his remains were wrapped in criss-crossed linen bindings…

The Great Sphinx Is So Old It Was Restored For the First Time 3,500 Years Ago

The Great Sphinx Is So Old It Was Restored For the First Time 3,500 Years Ago

Of all the carved monuments on the planet, none is as enigmatic and mysterious as the Great Sphinx of Giza. Cut from the Giza bedrock, the original shape of the Sphinx is thought to have been restored using several layers of stone blocks. At its…

A Comet “Half The Size of The Sun” Set to Zoom Past Earth Later This Month

A Comet “Half The Size of The Sun” Set to Zoom Past Earth Later This Month

Comet ATLAS, whose Coma is around 15 arcminutes in diameter, falls somewhere between the Sun (1,392,000 km diameter) and Jupiter (139,820 km), according to Space Weather Archive. A truly gigantic comet is heading our way. Atlas, a massive comet estimated to be around five times…

The Power of Sound: Stonehenge Was Able to Amplify Sound and Contain it Within the Stone Circle

The Power of Sound: Stonehenge Was Able to Amplify Sound and Contain it Within the Stone Circle

According to new research, the original configuration of the megaliths amplified the sonance that was generated inside the stone circle and contained it as if it were a wall of sound insulation. This is according to scientists from the University of Salford, who have demonstrated this unique…

Israeli Teens Discover Trove of 1,100-Year-Old Gold Coins

Israeli Teens Discover Trove of 1,100-Year-Old Gold Coins

On the summer break, two Israeli teenagers discovered a cache of hundreds of gold coins dated from 1,100 years ago. The hoard, buried in a clay pot, was found at an archeological site in central Israel, Yavne on 18 August 2020, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA).…

Extensive Ancient Underground Networks Discovered in Europe

Extensive Ancient Underground Networks Discovered in Europe

This 12,000-year-old massive underground network is very impressive. Some experts believe the network was a way of protecting man from predators. Others suggest the linked tunnels were used as an ancient underground superhighway for people to travel safely regardless of wars, violence, or even weather…