Underground Mapping Near Stonehenge Reveals a New "Super Henge"

The mysteries of Stonehenge are revealed sometimes by unusual methods—forgetting to water its grass or whacking its stones with quartz. In this case, it just took four years of staring at the ground. A new underground survey reveals a vast complex of unknown Neolithic monuments near Stonehenge, including a huge stone… » 9/09/14 8:56pm 9/09/14 8:56pm

Exploring the Prehistoric World, By Way of Virtual Reality

For most history students, "exploring the past" means sifting through mountains of data. But digital archaeologist Marcus Abbott wants to make early human civilization—or its digital simulacra—freely accessible to anyone who wants to explore it. His first prehistoric VR environment? A 3,000-year-old spiritual site in… » 9/26/13 10:26am 9/26/13 10:26am

Archeologists Use Lego to Restore a 3,000-year old Mummy Sarcophagus

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge recently restored a 3,000-year old mummy case using Lego frames. The sarcophagus is now restored to its former glory, complete with an internal Lego support system. This is just further proof that there is literally nothing that Lego can't do. » 9/16/13 5:37pm 9/16/13 5:37pm

Archaeologists Think Hidden Imperial Tomb May Be Too Deadly to Explore

After discovering a secret palace hidden in China's first emperor massive burial complex, Chinese technicians are nervous. Not because Qin Shi Huang's tomb is the most important archeological discovery since Tutankhamun, but because they believe his burial place is full of deadly traps that will kill any trespassers.… » 12/28/12 7:26pm 12/28/12 7:26pm

30-Year Quest Ends In $15 Million Gold and Silver Coin Treasure

Thirty years ago, a farmer found a few Iron Age silver coins while working on his land in the island of Jersey, off the coast of Normandy. Now, after combing the soil with metal detectors for three decades, two treasure hunters have found a hoard of silver and gold coins, the biggest of its kind, valued at $15 million. » 6/26/12 1:20pm 6/26/12 1:20pm