Archaeology

    SMART NEWSCool FindsConstruction Workers Uncover Massive 800-Year-Old Aztec Dwelling in Mexico CityThe accidental discovery has a long, layered history An electrical works project led archaeologists to uncover this Aztec-era dwelling.Mexico's Nationa...
    SMART NEWSCool FindsAncient Rock Art Depicting Divine Procession Discovered in Secret Chamber Beneath Turkish HouseIt may have been created as a way for Neo-Assyrian officials to curry favor with local residents This Assyrian rock art discovered under a h...
    SMART NEWSRemembering the Unsung Egyptians Who Helped Discover King Tut’s TombA exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the archaeological find by spotlighting the overlooked workers who made it possibleBritish archaeologist Howard Carter and...
    SMART NEWSSubjected to Painful Experiments and Forgotten, Enslaved ‘Mothers of Gynecology’ Are Honored With New MonumentThe statues acknowledge the suffering of bondswomen overshadowed by the white doctor who operated on them without their con...
    SMART NEWSWhy Some Saber-Toothed Cats May Not Have Been as Menacing as Previously ImaginedNew research suggests that at least one species kept its dagger-shaped teeth inside, not outside, its closed mouthAt least one species of saber-tooth cat likely kept...
    SMART NEWSCool FindsArchaeologists Unearth 3,000-Year-Old Giant Statues in Sardinian NecropolisThe seven-foot statues have expressionless faces—and a mysterious history The giants of Mont'e Prama are thought to be 3,000 years old.DedaloNur via Wikimed...
    What was the mysterious substance provided by God to the Israelites to overcome the hunger in the wilderness for 40 years? In the Hebrew Bible, the manna is referred to as food (edible substance) provided by God during the Exodus of the people of Israel.T...
    SMART NEWSJamestown, North America’s First Permanent English Colony, Could Soon Be UnderwaterFlooding risk has landed the site on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of most endangered places The English settlement at Jamestown...
    SMART NEWSMislabeled for a Century, Mysterious Mummy Reclassified as Sacred IbisPreviously identified as a hawk, the bird was one of millions killed as offerings to the ancient Egyptian god ThothArchaeologist Carol Anne Barsody scans the mummified ibis to...