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

This Is the Story Behind the Terracotta Army in Xi’an

The Terracotta Army, also known as The Terracotta Warriors, is one of the most important archaeological sites worldwide. This subterranean standing guard reveals the mysteries of ancient China that date back more than 2,000 years ago. Just as many other great discoveries, the Terracotta Army was discovered by accident in…

Arkaim: This Mysterious Prehistoric City in Russia May Be Older Than Stonehenge

Apart from a unique historical monument of the Middle Bronze Age, Arkaim is known as one of the strongest "anomaly zones" in Russia. But when, why and by whom was this prehistoric site of unusual circles constructed? Arkaim (Аркаим in Russian) is located north of the Russian borders with Kazakhstan,…

The Lost City of Ciudad Perdida and Its Mysteries

Ciudad Perdida is an amazing historical site and an important part of Colombia's cultural heritage. What’s the story behind this unique construction in the middle of the Colombian jungle? The erstwhile thriving civilization of Ciudad Perdida left behind a deserted city located in the world’s highest coastal mountain range, in…

This May Be the Answer to the Mystery of Giant Easter Island Statues’ Hats

After years of long debates, researchers have probably come into a conclusion on how the inhabitants of Easter Island have managed to place hats on famous Moai statues. Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeastern point of the Polynesian Triangle.…

5 Intriguing Theories That Explain the Mystery of Stonehenge

Stonehenge, the prehistoric stone circle monument in southern England, has always been one of the unexplained mysteries of the world. Thousands of people visit it every year, trying to figure out the purpose of this massive construction. Stonehenge, located in Wiltshire, began as a simple earthwork enclosure in 3.100 B.C.…

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…