How Ancient Cultures Explained Comets and Meteors

Comets and meteors have fascinated the human race since they were first spotted in the night sky. But without science and space exploration to aid understanding of what these chunks of rock and ice are, ancient cultures often turned to myth and legend to explain them. The Greeks and Romans believed that the appearance of…

Evidence of 17th Century Battles Found at Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire

Archeologists working at Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, say they have found evidence from two battles dating back to the 17th century, including coins and original glass broken by the attacking forces of Oliver Cromwell. Taking part in a project by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), amateur archeologists have uncovered glass that was trampled…

The Mysteries of Oak Island: The Coins of Oak Island

Could it be? an article? about Oak Island? It most certainly is, and it doesn’t mention Aztecs or Phoenicians once! Over the many years searching, a number of artefacts have been found during digs and excavations at the fabled Oak Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, the site of the legendary “Money Pit.” A number of…

New Evidence Revealed From The Wreck of the Rooswijk

New evidence uncovered from the wreck of the Rooswijk has revealed extensive smuggling amongst the crew, a factor that may have led to their untimely demise off the south coast in 1740 as they were forced to choose between jettisoning their cargo or being pulled down to the depths. A joint team of English and…

Archaeologists Find Fourth Gold Coin at Rusokastro in Bulgaria

Archaeologists working at the Rusokastro fortification in Bulgaria have unveiled their latest find – a 14th century coin dated to the Byzantine period of Emperors Andronikos II and Andronikos III. Described as having been split in half, the gold coin bears the image of the Virgin Mary and the walls of Constantinople with the other…