This is the oldest known depiction of circumcision being performed. It's a colorful restoration of a bas-relief found in an Egyptian tomb built for Ankhmabor in Sakkara, Egypt and dating back to around 2400 B.C.E.
Music scholars are recreating ancient Greek songs that haven't been heard for thousands of years. The results aren't very inspiring, but we're finally getting a sense of what the ancients were listening to.
A pair of construction crews have utterly flattened a 5,000 year-old pyramid near Lima, Peru. A similar incident happened in Belize this past May, prompting archaelogists to ask, WHY THE F*CK IS THIS BEING ALLOWED TO HAPPEN?
A genetic analysis of an indigenous Brazilian tribe called the Botocudos has revealed traces of Polynesian DNA. But while the finding adds some credence to the suggestion that Pacific Islanders may have reached South America hundreds or even thousands of years ago, a simpler explanation is more likely the case.
Back during the Early Pleistocene era in Europe, there lived a now-extinct subspecies of humans called Homo antecessor. Archeological evidence indicates that this species practiced cannibalism — and that they preferred the meat of young children. The question now being asked by anthropologists is why. The answer, it…
Starring Judson Scott — better known as the dude who stood next to Khan in Star Trek II — this gem from 1982 feels ahead of its time, out of its mind, and disco fabulous.