What intriguing mysteries does humanity’s past hide? Puzzling archaeological discoveries and unanswered questions in world history to ponder about.

This 700000-Year-Old Human Skull Challenges the Prevailing Theory of Human Evolution
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This 700000-Year-Old Human Skull Challenges the Prevailing Theory of Human Evolution

The "Petralona man", or "Archanthropus of Petralona", is a 700000-year-old human skull discovered in 1959. Since then, scientists have been trying to trace this skull’s origin, a process that has caused considerable controversy. The skull, indicating the oldest human "europeoid" (presenting European traits), was embedded in a cave's wall in…

Ancient Human Fossils Found in Laos Reveal the Existence of Unknown Human Species

Human fossils - a jawbone and a skull - found just a few meters from Tam Pa Ling cave near Annamite Mountains in northern Laos reveal the physical diversion of early modern humans. These human fossils, whose age is estimated between 46.000-63.000 years, provide us information about this species’ migration…

This Prehistoric Underground Temple Hides the Mystery of Elongated Skulls

The only known prehistoric underground temple worldwide is located in Malta. Dating back to 5.000 B.C, "Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni" or simply "Hypogeum", from the Greek word hypo (under) and gaia (mother earth) is an underground construction, which consists of interconnecting chambers in three levels. Hypogeum, carved into 2.000 tons…

5 Incredible Discoveries That Science Can’t Explain
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5 Incredible Discoveries That Science Can’t Explain

Much of our history has been lost through translation and lack of documentation. It can be because we take it for granted that the methods we've learned and the skills we use every day will always be commonplace and able to be handed down. Or, records of our creations and…

Mysteries of the World War II: Why Hitler Didn’t Destroy the British at Dunkirk

On May 24, 1940, the Germans had the opportunity to annihilate the British Expeditionary Force in France, the 1st French Army and the Belgian army at Dunkirk. If they had done so, there would be no more World War II, as England would have been left defenseless and easy to invade…

5 Fantastic Ancient Inventions Lost in the Mist of Time

We always think that technology is now at its highest peak and advancing rapidly, because the research restrictions that plagued it in the past, have been lifted. Yet, we constantly discover inventions of as far back as the ancient times that puzzle us, not only because we cannot understand how…