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Last Inca emperor's tomb possibly found  It has been sought for centuries but had remained a mystery. Now an expert has pinpointed a site in Ecuador that could be the tomb of Atahualpa, the last Inca emperor.

Last Inca emperor's tomb possibly found It has been sought for centuries but had remained a mystery. Now an expert has pinpointed a site in Ecuador that could be the tomb of Atahualpa, the last Inca emperor.

The Intihuatana at the archaeological site Písac in Machu Picchu, Peru, is a notable intihuatana, a ritual stone associated with the astronomic clock or calendar of the Inca in South America. Built between 2100–2300 BC, the intihuatana at Písac is the same age as, if not older than E-ninnu and Stonehenge 2

The Intihuatana at the archaeological site Písac in Machu Picchu, Peru, is a notable intihuatana, a ritual stone associated with the astronomic clock or calendar of the Inca in South America. Built between BC.

Anthropologists have discovered a beautiful Greek waterfront paradise once inhabited by generations of Neanderthals up to 100,000 years ago, according to a new study.    This particular population was based at what is known as The Kalamakia Middle Paleolithic Cave site on the Mani peninsula of southern Greece.    Previously, only one other Neanderthal tooth suggested that the now-extinct hominids settled in Greece.

New evidence of Neanderthal occupation has been found at the Kalamakia cave site on the western coast of the Mani peninsula in Greece

Hal Tarxien, Malta   Location of the great 'Earth Mother' statue, which once stood at 2.4m high. Blocks carved weighing up to 50 tons each. The temple complex at Hal-Tarxien contains examples of spirals, animal carvings, concrete, holed stones and much more.

Hal Tarxien, Malta Location of the great 'Earth Mother' statue, which once…

Aerial view of Hagar Qim, Malta.  It is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantija phase (3600-3200 BC). The Megalithic Temples of Malta are amongst the most ancient religious sites on Earth, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as "unique architectural masterpieces.

Aerial view of Hagar Qim, Malta. It is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantija phase BC). The Megalithic Temples of Malta are amongst the most ancient religious sites on Earth

Amazingly, a single day on Venus is longer than its entire year. It takes Venus 243 Earth days to completely rotate on its axis, but just 225 days to orbit the sun. Stranger still, Venus is one of two planets that rotates in reverse, a phenomenon called retrograde motion. Most theories attribute the reverse rotation to an ancient planetary collision.

Venus - one day is longer than its entire year. It takes Venus 243 Earth days to completely rotate on its axis, but just 225 days to orbit the sun. Venus is one of two planets that rotates in reverse, called retrograde motion.

This limestone monument, known as the Kurkh Monolith, is apporximately seven feet high and is now located in the British Museum.  Discovered in 1862 in Kurkh, Turkey, it was originally carved in c. 850 BC by the Assyrians.  The cuneiform text refers to a battle involving King Ahab of Israel, who is also frequently referred to in the Bible (cf. 1Kings).

Kurkh Monolith (c. BC) - British Museum – names King Ahab of Israel, erected by Shalmaneser III to commemorate the Battle of Karkar, which Ahab participated in along with many other regional leaders.