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  • LIDAR Uncovers Ancient Secrets At Cahokia – North America’s First City

    Jan Bartek – AncientPages.com – Cahokia Mounds is an enigmatic ancient Native American site located east of St. Louis. It comprises over 100 earthen mounds used for burial and ceremonial purposes. The archaeological finds, such as pottery fragments, shell pieces, and etched symbols on copper, wood, and stone, provide insights into the prehistoric people who constructed this site, often called…

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  • 20 Roman Forts Safeguarding Roman Empire’s Borders And Territories

    A. Sutherland  – AncientPages.com – The ancient Roman fortification systems, known as limes, were not just a simple line of defense. They were a complex network of defensive structures, a testament to the advanced engineering and military tactics of the Romans. This intricate system included forts, watchtowers, signal towers, palisades, stone and brick walls, legion and auxiliary camps (castra), reinforcement camps,…

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  • Kentucky’s Little-Known Ancient Underground City And Mysterious Lost Civilization

    Ellen Lloyd – AncientPages.com –  Our journey takes us to Kentucky, where we uncover a little-known secret underground world once inhabited by an ancient civilization shrouded in mystery. Archaeological evidence suggests that someone lived in this subterranean realm long ago, but who were these people? The skeletons discovered deep beneath the ground do not belong to Native American peoples, as…

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  • The Apaches’ Mysterious Encounter With Unknown Beings

    Ellen Lloyd – AncientPages.com – The Apache, a Native American tribe known for their bravery in battle, had their first encounters with Europeans and Africans during the Spanish conquest. The term “Apache” itself has roots in the Spanish language. However, historical accounts suggest that the Apache also encountered a race of beings that did not resemble any known human population.…

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  • Rare Medieval Chess Piece And Game Collection Unearthed At A Forgotten Castle

    Conny Waters – AncientPages.com – Over a millennium ago, the chess game was brought from the Orient to Europe, and chess pieces from those early days are exceptionally rare. However, a remarkable archaeological discovery was made during excavations at a forgotten castle in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg, Reutlingen district), where an almost 1,000-year-old collection of games was unearthed, including a well-preserved…

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  • Stonehenge May Have Aligned With The Moon As Well As The Sun

    AncientPages.com – When it comes to its connection to the sky, Stonehenge is best known for its solar alignments. Every midsummer’s night tens of thousands of people gather at Stonehenge to celebrate and witness the rising Sun in alignment with the Heel stone standing outside of the circle. Six months later a smaller crowd congregates around the Heel stone to…

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  • Nilometer: Innovative Tool Measuring The Nile’s Water Levels In Pharaonic Egypt

    A. Sutherland – AncientPages.com – Since antiquity, the Egyptian civilization has depended on the Nile River, relying heavily on its annual floods for sustenance and prosperity. Nilometer on the southeast side of Elephantine Island in Aswan, Egypt. Image credit: Olaf Tausch – CC BY 3.0 Without the Nile River, the country could not exist. The Nile was the foundation of…

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  • Sarcophagus Of Pharaoh Ramesses II Found In Abydos, Egypt

    Conny Waters – AncientPage.com – Ramesses II, the legendary Pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty of Egypt (1292–1190 B.C.), has long been recognized as one of the greatest and most powerful rulers in ancient Egyptian history. While it was previously known that his tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor had been looted and his mummy transferred to a…

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  • For The Ancient Maya, Cracked Mirrors Were A Path To The World Beyond

    AncientPages.com – Some people fear that breaking a mirror can lead to seven years of misfortune. The history of this superstition may go back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who ascribed mysterious powers to reflected images. The Maya used mirrors as channels for supernatural communication. In this image, a supernatural creature speaks into a cracked, black mirror. Credit: K2929…

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  • How Common Were Tattoos Among Vikings And Norse People?

    Ellen Lloyd AncientPages.com – Archaeologists have found evidence that people in almost all corners of the world have practiced tattooing for thousands of years. Tattoos are a part of various cultures worldwide, serving diverse purposes and holding numerous significances. In ancient times, Siberian nomads, Indigenous Polynesians, Nubians, Native South Americans, Greeks, and ancient Egyptians, just to mention a few, embraced tattoos…

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