Grave robbers are taking advantage of political chaos to plunder its poorly guarded archaeological sites.
Hundreds of dinosaur fossil eggs have been discovered in Spain and may shed new light on dinosaur nesting habits. Researchers in northeastern Spain say they've uncovered hundreds of dinosaur egg…Read more →
Unbelievable, approximately 8 million mummified animals have been found at Saqqara Egypt. The majority appears to have been burred only hours after they were born. Saqqara, also spelled Sakkara or…Read more →
New evidence that Vikings discovered and settled in the new world? Archaeologists and amateur historians have combed North America's east coast searching for traces of Viking visitors.
Two unidentified, possible pyramid complexes have been located with satellite imagery from Google Earth. One of the complex sites contains a distinct, four-sided, truncated, pyramidal shape that is approximately 140 feet in width, the second possible site contains four mounds with a larger, triangular-shaped plateau.
Some say this is starting to turn into a coverup to hide the truth that a crashed UFO has been found in the Baltic sea, but the evidence now seems to suggest the object is a World War II Top-Secret Nazi Weapon, that was perhaps designed to confuse enemy radar. Whether the device was actually used is now clear, but it may have been capable of blocking ship and aircraft radar.
Two 400-million-year-old fossil plants are the oldest known examples of wood. They are small herbs, suggesting that wood did not evolve to help plants grow tall.
Archaeologists say they have discovered 'a recreation of the underworld' at the ancient city of Teotihuacan in Mexico thanks to a radar device. The tunnel, which is 13 metres below the ground, was originally discovered by chance in 2003 after heavy rains seeped into a tiny hole in the ground. No monarch's tomb has ever been found at the site near Mexico City.
A giant ant growing over 5cm (2in) long crossed the Arctic during hot periods in the Earth's history, scientists say, using land bridges between continents. Little is known about how these ants lived or what they ate - but wings are present on the fossils. They are found, in Europe and now in Wyoming.
Nice to see us Britons getting a first... shame it's such a gruesome one though! Mind you, what we perceive as gruesome now, might well have been the norm back then? Bones excavated from caves in southwest England include the oldest known examples of drinking cups or containers made out of human skulls, says a team led by paleontologist Silvia Bello of the Natural History Museum in London.
Dr. Zahi Hawass has confirmed the staff of the database department at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo have discovered objects are missing from the museum. An investigation has begun to search for the people who have taken these objects, and the police and army plan to follow up with the criminals already in custody.
Amid the continuing chaos in Egypt, it has emerged that would-be looters broke into Cairo's famed Egyptian Museum, ripped the heads off two mummies and damaged around 75 small artifacts before being caught and detained by army soldiers, Egypt's antiquities chief said Saturday (29th January 2011). Egyptian army soldiers have also taken up position in front of the Giza pyramids.
Well, not sure where 2010 has gone!? Below is a round up of the 10 most viewed posts on Cryptoworld over the last year. Interestingly, UFOs and Thylacines are still hot topics — what will be hot for 2011?
Archaeologists in Spain have unearthed the remains of 12 Neanderthals (possibly a family) who were killed 49,000 years ago. Their end appears to have been a bloody one, with markings…Read more →
A giant marabou stork has been discovered on an island once home to human-like 'hobbits'. Fossils of the bird were discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores, a place previously…Read more →
A cast is being made of tracks left by a two-metre long ancient animal in north east Fife. The tracks were made by a giant six-legged "sea scorpion" called Hibbertopterus…Read more →
The research, published in the journal Science, compared the structures which determine colour in living bird feathers with those in the fossil. "This would be a very striking animal if…Read more →