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40,000-Year-Old Severed Wolf's Head Found in Siberia

Jun 12, 2019

A Siberian man searching for mammoth tusks amid melting permafrost was taken aback when he stumbled upon the severed head of a wolf that turned out to be 40,000 years old.

Videos: Mysterious Mounds

May 30, 2019

Guests on Thursday's show both have video works about the enigmatic mounds found in the Americas.

'Lost' Piece of Stonehenge Gets Returned

May 8, 2019

A piece of the famed Stonehenge monument that was removed from the site six decades ago and subsequently lost has been returned to the proprietors of the legendary landmark.

Weird Bat-Winged Dinosaur Discovered

May 8, 2019

Paleontologists in China have announced the discovery of a unique-looking new species of dinosaur that sported bat-like wings.

Knapp's News 4/28/19

Apr 28, 2019

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently captured his attention.

Scientists Unearth Ancient 'Chimera Crab'

Apr 25, 2019

Researchers studying an odd fossil found in Colombia say that the creature in question was a bizarre-looking crab that left experts scratching their heads because it was seemingly composed of parts of different contemporary crustaceans

Vandals Tag Ancient Stone Circle

Apr 17, 2019

Authorities in Scotland were aghast upon discovering that ne'er-do-wells had recently vandalized an ancient stone monument that is considered almost sacred in the country.

Paleontologists Decry Baby Tyrannosaurus Rex eBay Auction

Apr 16, 2019

A recently announced eBay auction of what is believed to be the world's only baby Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen has, unsurprisingly, sparked an outcry from scientists.

World's Largest T. Rex Found

Mar 27, 2019

The remains of a Tyrannosaurus Rex found in Canada may constitute the largest specimen of the iconic dinosaur species ever found.

Archaeologists Discover Treasure Trove of Artifacts in Ancient Mayan Ritual Cave

Mar 6, 2019

A team of archaeologists exploring an ancient Mayan cave system discovered a chamber containing an amazing array of artifacts that are believed to have been untouched for over a thousand years.

50 Mummies Found at Ancient Egyptian Burial Site

Feb 2, 2019

Egyptian archaeologists excavating in Minya, south of Cairo, have discovered 50 mummies in a pharaonic tomb dating back to the Ptolemaic era.

'Ancient' Stone Circle in Scotland Revealed to be Modern Replica

Jan 23, 2019

A standing stone circle in Scotland that was thought to be thousands of years old has been revealed to be merely a modern replica of such ancient formations.

Watch: Robot Recreates Walking Motion of Ancient Creature

Jan 17, 2019

A team of researchers in Europe used modern technology to take a proverbial glimpse into the ancient past by creating a robot which recreates the walking motion of a prehistoric creature

Temple to 'Our Lord the Flayed' Found in Mexico

Jan 5, 2019

A temple and stone skull carvings dedicated to Aztec deity Xipe Tótec has been found by archaeologists excavating in Mexico.

Man Unwittingly Used 4,000-Year-Old Pot as a Toothbrush Holder

Dec 6, 2018

A man in England got quite the surprise when he found out that an old-looking pot which he'd been using as a toothbrush holder was actually 4,000 years old!

Video: 500-Year-Old Skeleton Found Still Wearing Leather Boots

Dec 4, 2018

Archaeologists monitoring a construction project along England's famed Thames River were surprised to find a 500-year-old skeleton of a man who was buried while still wearing his boots.

Free Audio: Who Built the Great Pyramid?

Nov 20, 2018

Listen to this hour from October when Manu Seyfzadeh shared his fascinating research.

Ancient Cattle Painting is Oldest Figurative Drawing Ever Found

Nov 7, 2018

Archaeologists researching a cave system in Borneo believe that they have discovered the oldest painting of an animal ever found.

Eerie Ancient Statues Found in Peru

Oct 29, 2018

Archaeologists studying an ancient abandoned city in Peru made a somewhat unsettling discovery in the form of 20 creepy-looking statues which lined the walls of a passageway.

Child 'Vampire Burial' Found in Italy

Oct 15, 2018

Researchers excavating an ancient cemetery in Italy discovered the remains of a ten-year-old child who had received a 'vampire burial.'

Water Study Inadvertently Solves Easter Island Moai Mystery?

Oct 10, 2018

An intriguing new theory suggests that the legendary statues found on Easter Island, known as 'moai,' may have had a less mystical purpose than previously imagined.

8-Year-Old Girl Finds Ancient Sword

Oct 8, 2018

An eight-year-old girl playing near a lake in Sweden unearthed a rather stunning find in the form of an ancient sword.

Mysterious Ancient Rock Carvings Found in India

Oct 3, 2018

Explorers in India have discovered thousands of ancient petroglyphs atop hills in India and they suspect that they were created by a lost civilization.

Second Sphinx Possibly Found

Aug 12, 2018

A second sphinx may have been discovered in Egypt, dating back as far as 4,000 years ago.

New Bone Study May Shed Light on Stonehenge Builders

Aug 2, 2018

An international team of scientists studying ancient cremated remains found at Stonehenge appear to have solved one mystery surrounding the famed monument.

New Forensic Study Suggests Shroud of Turin is Fake

Jul 18, 2018

The authenticity of the Shroud of Turin is being called into question once again via a forensic study that suggests that the image contained on the cloth is a fabrication.

Knapp's News 7/15/18

Jul 15, 2018

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention.

Vandals Destroy Ancient Rock Formation

Jun 14, 2018

A group of ne'er-do-wells in England are being sought by police after they tipped over a rock formation that had been in place since the Ice Age.

Ancient Organic Matter Found on Mars

Jun 7, 2018

At a highly-anticipated event today, NASA announced the discovery of ancient organic matter buried beneath the surface of Mars.

Scientist Suggests Simpler Stonehenge Origin Story

May 15, 2018

An Earth scientist in Wales has offered an intriguing new theory on the origin of the iconic bluestones which were used to build Stonehenge

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