'Astonishing' giant circle of pits found near Stonehenge

World / Science & Health Jun 22, 2020

'Astonishing' giant circle of pits found near Stonehenge

Archaeologists have discovered a wide circle of deep pits surrounding an ancient settlement near Stonehenge, opening up new lines of investigation into the origins and meaning of the mysterious, prehistoric monument. Among Britain's most recognizable landmarks, the standing stones at Stonehenge draw tourists from around ...

Rediscovered shrine tied to Rome founder

World / Science & Health Feb 22, 2020

Rediscovered shrine tied to Rome founder

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient cenotaph that almost certainly commemorated the legendary founder of Rome, Romulus, buried in the heart of the Italian capital. A small chamber containing a simple sarcophagus and round stone block was found at the start of the last century beneath ...

World / Science & Health Feb 14, 2020

DNA study detects mysterious human 'ghost' species

Scientists examining the genomes of West Africans have detected signs that a mysterious extinct human species interbred with our own species tens of thousands of years ago in Africa, the latest evidence of humankind's complicated genetic ancestry. The study indicated that present-day West Africans can ...