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Ancient World

Every age has a secret, a mystery that remains unsolved despite centuries of investigation. The curse of Tutankhamun, the Money Pit and Stonehenge are some of the most intriguing of all…

Stanton Drew Stone Circles and Cove
05/11/2013Ancient World
The Stanton Drew Stone Circle or, to be more precise, three stone circles, dates from around 3000 BC and enjoys a relatively isolated location well off the beaten track. The stones themselves stand sullen and silent - brooding guardians of ancient mysteries around which all manner of legends and ghostly tales have been woven.
Curse of Tutankhamun
21/12/2007Ancient World
In November of 1922, Howard Carter discovered the Tomb of Tutankhamun. Located in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank at Luxor, the tomb revealed a fantastic wealth of artefact's and treasure. Because of the uniqueness and quantity of treasure, the world's media was stirred into frenzy and the whole world was looking at Carter and Tutankhamun.
Talk does not cook riceChinese Proverb
21/12/2007Ancient World
Teotihuacán is a large ancient city located in what is now the San Juan municipality. It was the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas during the first century AD, and peaked between 150AD and 450AD where it dominated Mesoamerica with had a population of between 150,000 and 250,000 people.
Starchild Skull
Around 1930, in a mine about 100 miles southwest of the Mexican city of Chihuahua, buried underneath a human skeleton a mysteriously deformed, smaller skeleton was discovered. Dubbed Starchild, this skull has some very abnormal features, not seen anywhere else.
Easter Island
21/12/2007Ancient World
Easter Island is a small island in the South Pacific Ocean, which belongs to Chile. The island is most famous for its Moai (stone statues) carved from volcanic basalt along the islands coastline.
21/12/2007Ancient World
The lost civilization of Atlantis is a story told throughout the ages. The first documented accounts are from around 355 BC by Greek philosopher Plato in the first part of his planned trilogy.
21/12/2007Ancient World
Stonehenge is one of the most famous megalithic monuments located on the Salisbury Plain in Southern England. Its construction and purpose have been a constant source of mystery.
Antikythera Device
21/12/2007Ancient World
In 1901 divers working near Antikythera, an island Northwest of Crete, found the remains of a clockwork device that is estimated to be around 2,000 years old. Encased in coral and corrosion, its significance and complexity were not understood until decades later.
Stone Spheres of Costa Rica
21/12/2007Ancient World
The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica are a collection of over 300 almost perfect spherical orbs first discovered in the Diquis Delta in the 1930's. They vary in size from a few centimeter to several meters, the larger stones weigh nearly 16 tonnes.
Great Pyramid of Khufu
21/12/2007Ancient World
The Great Pyramid of Giza (also called the Khufu's Pyramid, Pyramid of Khufu, and Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now Cairo, Egypt, and is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that survives substantially intact.