Who could have built such a complex structure 150,000 years ago, at a time when man had barely started using fire? The Baigong pipes are one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world. They can be found inside a badly-eroded pyramid standing on top of Mount Baigong in the Qinghai Province of northwestern China....Read More
Construction on the ancient "City of the Persians," or Persepolis, began around 518 B.C.E. on a site chosen by Darius I from lands conquered by Cyrus the Great. It took over 100 years to build and was one of the most magnificent cities in the ancient world. Persepolis is located 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of present day Iran.
Hammurabi was the first king of the Babylonian Empire, but is best remembered for his 1760BC creation of the first known written set of laws in history. This codex was written on a basalt stele standing nearly 2 meters tall, top by a relief depicting Hammurabi raising his hand to his mouth in respect to the Babylonian God, who is likely to have been Marduk
Photo: Zhang Xiaoli/Xinhua Archaeologists in Luoyang, China, dug up 5 chariots and 12 horse skeletons from a tomb. The photos over at National Geographic are fantastic, but can someone explain to me why the skeletons of the horses are flat? Link...
Remains: The perfectly preserved mummy known as the Sleeping #Beauty of #Loulan is one of 200 #mummies found in the Western Deserts of Xinjiang, in China. Although they now sleep eternally, their startling looks are a source of mystery and controversy. The Loulan Beauty died on the Silk Road at a time when it was firmly believed no Caucasians had ever ventured that far east. But she is clearly Caucasian, and despite being 3800 years old, she is remarkably well preserved.
The stones of Puma Punku shouldn even exist. They are so precisely cut that even a razor blade cant fit through their interlocking joints, a technology that didnt exist until centuries later. The Inca believed this ancient temple had been built by the gods who created the world.