Huge Cat Etched Into Peruvian Hillside Believed to Be Over 2,000 Years Old

Huge Cat Etched Into Peruvian Hillside Believed to Be Over 2,000 Years Old

Archaeologists recently discovered a giant cat ‘geoglpyh’ etched into a hillside in Peru and experts say it dates back to 200 B.C. to 100 B.C.

The giant cat stretches roughly 40 yards (36.5 meters) and was found at the historic Nazca Lines, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Nazca Lines are a group of very large geoglyphs made in the soil of the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were created between 500 BCE and 500 CE by people making depressions or shallow incisions in the desert floor, removing pebbles and leaving differently coloured dirt exposed. Continue reading »

Here’s What Nefertiti And Others Would Look Like If They Were Alive Today

Nefertiti
Here’s What Nefertiti And Others Would Look Like If They Were Alive Today

Becca Saladin (previously), who works as a full-time graphic designer, created the Royalty Now series as a way to bring the past into the present and to help us look at history from a new angle. Check out Becca’s newest historical reimaginings below and remember to upvote your faves. Let us know which of the artist’s pieces you enjoyed the most, too. Continue reading »

Here’s What Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Caligula And Others Would Look Like Today

Emperor Augustus (born Octavius, the great-nephew of Julius Caesar)
Here’s What Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Caligula And Others Would Look Like Today

According to Becca Saladin: “Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by history and archaeology. I think humans perceive the past as a series of events; something like a movie that we can’t really feel or touch. I believe the things that bring us closer to the past are those that truly humanize us – the bodies from Pompeii, the perfectly preserved Inca mummies, the personal objects of those long gone, and more. Continue reading »

Incredibly Realistic Sculptures Of People Who Lived Thousands Of Years Ago By Oscar Nilsson

Incredibly Realistic Sculptures Of People Who Lived Thousands Of Years Ago By Oscar Nilsson

Oscar Nilsson is a Swedish sculptor and archaeologist who specializes in reconstructing faces. In one of his recent projects, he used his skills to hand-sculpt the faces of a handful of people who lived hundreds, some even thousands, of years ago using their excavated bones as a reference, giving us a unique glimpse of how those people might have looked like. Continue reading »

“Egypt Tomb”: Mummified Mice Found In ‘Beautiful’ Ancient Chamber

"Egypt Tomb": Mummified Mice Found In 'Beautiful' Ancient Chamber
Khaled Desouki / AFP / Scanpix / LETA

Mummified mice are among the artefacts discovered in a decorated tomb recently unearthed near the Egyptian town of Sohag. Continue reading »

A Soviet-Era Museum In Kyrgyzstan, Built Into The Side Of A Mountain Containing over 33,000 Archeological Artifacts

A Soviet-Era Museum In Kyrgyzstan, Built Into The Side Of A Mountain Containing over 33,000 Archeological Artifacts

The National Historical and Archaeological Museum Complex Sulayman is a museum in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. It was established in 1949 as Osh Regional Museum. The present museum building was completed during the Soviet era in 1978 to celebrate the 3,000th anniversary of the city of Osh. It was carved inside the Sulayman Mountain, which is today the only Unesco World Heritage Site in Kyrgyzstan. The structure represents a glassed concrete arch that closes the entry to the cave. Continue reading »