The Ice-Man’s Last Feast

Everyone has at least heard of the amazing mummy found in the Italian mountains in 1991 by German hikers who nick-named the mummy Ötzi. His life has puzzled most archaeologists until they could figure out his story.  Ötzi was a middle-aged nomadic hunter who met his end in the wild while suffering from fatal arrow wounds between the…

Pork-shaped Pocket Watch of Italian Wealth

Pompeii, although popular, is only one of a few towns destroyed and preserved by the fatal eruption of Mount Vesuvius. On the opposite of the mountain laid the town of Herculaneum, where archaeologists in the 18th century were excavating a Roman Villa that was buried in the deadly volcanic ash, and stumbled upon an unusual find….

The Graves at Fountains Abbey

  Many years ago, archaeologists had to dig archaeological sites by hand, not knowing fully if where they were digging would yield what they sought. Now, archaeologists use Geophysical surveying that allows them to “see” into the ground and know whats beneath. Geophysics was first developed for archaeology in the mid-20th century and has now…

The Cave of the Skulls Hidden Treasure

Some find treasure like gold and silver, but others like The University of Jerusalem’s Dr. Uri Davidovich found treasure in more Dead Sea scrolls that further enhance archaeologist’s knowledge of the people who wrote them. First discovered in 1947 by a herder who threw a stone in the caves and heard earthenware breaking, the small throw…

Stones to find the Sun

All can agree that the Vikings were very iconic – being still studied heavily and portrayed in modern times. They also had some parts of their culture that wavers between magic and maxim. One part of Viking history highly debated by Ancient Scandinavian experts is the use of the “Sunstone” or an object used to…

Doune Castle (And where you will recognize it!)

Castle scenery has always been portrayed in movies and scenic expressions. But, do we know the history behind these massive stone pieces of history?  You may recognize Doune Castle from the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones” where Doune Castle stars as Winterfell, home of the House of the Starks. Or you might recognize it…