Ancient Crypt Reveals How Mayan Elite Became Rubber Balls For Games

Read more about the article Ancient Crypt Reveals How Mayan Elite Became Rubber Balls For Games
Stone cover seizing 90 per 60 cm with the representation of a tied up prisoner in an undated photo. Researchers found a crypt where the bodies of the governors were cremated. (Mauricio Marat-INAH/Newsflash)

Archaeologists have revealed how the elite from ancient Mayan civilisations became rubber balls to be used in their games. Studies of grease markings in the walls of a centuries old…

Continue ReadingAncient Crypt Reveals How Mayan Elite Became Rubber Balls For Games

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Warlike Ancient Tribe

Read more about the article Scientists Solve Mystery Of Warlike Ancient Tribe
A grave at the Derecske-Bikas-dulo site from the Deri Museum located in the Hungarian city of Debrecen. (Szilvia Dobrontey-David/Newsflash)

Scientists have solved a 1,400-year-old mystery concerning the genetic background of the Avar civilisation by evaluating DNA samples of over 60 individuals discovered in elite graves. Researchers who analysed the…

Continue ReadingScientists Solve Mystery Of Warlike Ancient Tribe

Archaeologists Discover Decapitated Horse Next To Its Rider In Elite Merovingian Warrior Cemetery

Read more about the article Archaeologists Discover Decapitated Horse Next To Its Rider In Elite Merovingian Warrior Cemetery
Knittlingen, 'Im Bergfeld', burial of a decapitated horse. (State Office for the Preservation of Monuments in the Stuttgart Regional Council, F. Damminger/Newsflash)

A team of archaeologists has discovered a decapitated horse next to its rider, as well as a trove of jewellery and weapons, in a cemetery where elite Merovingian nobles and…

Continue ReadingArchaeologists Discover Decapitated Horse Next To Its Rider In Elite Merovingian Warrior Cemetery