Colombian physicists have reproduced the unusual acoustic effect observed at the Temple of Kukulcan, located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The echo of hand clapping at the base of the pyramid resembles the chirping or chirping of a bird. Simulations showed that this effect occurs due to the addition of many waves reflected from… Continue reading Physicists have reproduced the chirping effect at the Kukulcan Pyramid
At the time of the construction of the Giza pyramids, the water level in the Nile allowed the filling of an artificial reservoir near the construction site so that the Egyptians could transport materials from the quarries directly to the construction site. This was confirmed by scientists from Egypt, China and France, who examined sediment… Continue reading The water level in the Nile allowed the Egyptians to transport stone to the site of the pyramids.
Peruvian archaeologists have discovered three burials from the Spanish colonial period atop the pre-Hispanic Tres Palos Temple in Lima. The skeletons belong to two adults and a child, one of them had a wooden cross on his chest. The remains may be about 500 years old, AFP reports. From the 16th century, Peru was under… Continue reading Three colonial-era burials found at Peruvian pre-Hispanic sanctuary
Archaeologists, while examining the pyramidal temple of the Sun in the ancient city of Tonina, discovered a room and a crypt containing more than 400 vessels with organic materials: human ashes, wood ash, rubber and plant roots. Scientists have suggested that the discovered remains of people (possibly rulers or high-ranking persons) were used by the… Continue reading The Mayan Indians were suspected of using the ashes of their rulers in making balls
Polish scientists have refuted the findings of the discovery of the first ancient Egyptian mummy of a pregnant woman, published last year. According to them, there is no evidence from CT scans and X-rays that one of the objects inside the abdominal cavity can be interpreted as a fetus. Moreover, the X-ray density of the… Continue reading Paleoradiologists have denied the pregnancy of a mummified ancient Egyptian woman
Polish anthropologists have continued their study of the first ancient Egyptian mummy of a pregnant woman. A CT scan revealed her probable cause of death. Apparently, a young woman, 20–30 years old, who lived in the 1st century BC, died of cancer. This was reported by Nauka w Polsce. The development of paleoradiology methods, that… Continue reading The cause of death of a mummified pregnant woman from Ancient Egypt was called cancer
Archaeologists during excavations at the Huaca Tacainamo site, which belongs to the Chimu culture, discovered a perfectly preserved wooden figure. This artifact, measuring 47×16 centimeters, depicts an anthropomorphic character with a face painted red. According to scientists, the discovered item emphasizes the ritual function of the object where it was found. This was reported in… Continue reading A perfectly preserved wooden figure from the Chimu culture was found in Peru.
During excavations in Cairo, on the territory of the ancient city of Heliopolis, archaeologists discovered granite blocks on which the name of Pharaoh Khufu was carved. Scientists also excavated the foundation of the courtyard of the solar temple, built during the New Kingdom, and numerous fragments of sculptures and altar structures. The Egyptian Ministry of… Continue reading Granite blocks from the time of Pharaoh Khufu have been unearthed in ancient Egypt's Heliopolis.
While working in the palace complex of the ancient city of Palenque, archaeologists discovered a tank containing the severed stone head of a young corn god. This artifact, originally on a ceramic stand, represents evidence of an ancient Mayan ritual related to the underworld and the birth of corn at first light. The age of… Continue reading Archaeologists have found the severed stone head of a young corn god in Palenque.
Archaeologists have reported the discovery of a previously unknown Mayan city from 600–900 AD in the Yucatan, which was named Xiol. Scientists have excavated burials, several squares and the ruins of a palace and ceremonial complex, in which features of the Puuk architectural style can be traced. According to their estimates, more than four thousand… Continue reading Archaeologists have discovered a lost Mayan city with puuc-style architecture in the Yucatan