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Welcome to Oxbow Books. Caitlin Green: The medieval 'New England': a forgotten Anglo-Saxon colony on the north-eastern Black Sea coast. Although the name 'New England' is now firmly associated with the east coast of America, this is not the first place to be called that.

Caitlin Green: The medieval 'New England': a forgotten Anglo-Saxon colony on the north-eastern Black Sea coast

In the medieval period there was another Nova Anglia, 'New England', and it lay far to the east of England, rather than to the west, in the area of the Crimean peninsula. The following post examines some of the evidence relating to this colony, which was said to have been established by Anglo-Saxon exiles after the Norman conquest of 1066 and seems to have survived at least as late as the thirteenth century. The evidence for a significant English element in the Varangian Guard of the medieval Byzantine emperors has been discussed on a number of occasions. 3D Icons. The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory. 10 Mysterious Deaths That History May Never Fully Explain. Mysteries Sometimes, archaeologists are completely puzzled by what they find.

10 Mysterious Deaths That History May Never Fully Explain

Sometimes, they uncover clues to solve some of the mystery but leave us wanting more. Then there’s the rare discovery that serves up just enough clues to shake some of our identities to the core and potentially rewrite our history. 10The Swedish Skulls Mounted On Stakes In 2009, archaeologists excavated an 8,000-year-old Stone Age settlement, known as Kanaljorden, near the town of Motala (pictured above, c. 1890) in southeast Sweden. No one knows who these people were or why they were buried this way. Scientists proposed two main theories to explain their findings. The second theory is that the Swedes killed their enemies in battle and brought their heads home on stakes as trophies. 9The New Evidence About King Tutankhamun Since his tomb was discovered in 1922, the cause of Egyptian king Tutankhamun’s premature death at 19 years old in 1323 B.C. has been the subject of endless debate. The 10 Most Not-So-Puzzling Ancient Artifacts: The Ica Stones.

As we move on down the line of the 10 most not-so-puzzling ancient artifacts, we come to the Ica Stones.

The 10 Most Not-So-Puzzling Ancient Artifacts: The Ica Stones

These are perhaps the most perplexing to me, since I don’t understand how anyone can look at these and think they are real. A bad day for Fred Flintstone These little gems range in size from cobbles to boulders, and depict a wide variety of images from humans co-existing with dinosaurs, to advanced surgery, and spaceships with advanced technology. Apparently, this one is a modern hoax starting in 1966 when one, Dr. Javier Cabrera Darquea, a Peruvian physician, received a small carved rock as a gift for his birthday.

The Fish That Started it All. Never mind that Dr. Dr. Ten Archaeological Enigmas from Across the Globe. One of the best things about archaeology is uncovering places, artifacts, and human remains that answer long-held mysteries about our past and our origins.

Ten Archaeological Enigmas from Across the Globe

But frequently discoveries are made that do not solve ancient puzzles, but simply raise more questions to be answered. Here we feature ten such discoveries – from indecipherable manuscripts to Frankenstein mummies, and incredible artifacts from unknown civilizations. Some of these mysteries will one day be solved as science and research techniques progress, others will keep their secrets hidden forever. 10 Mysteries That Hint At Forgotten Advanced Civilizations. Mysteries Prehistory literally means the time “before we had written records” (roughly the time before the 4th Century BC) and ancient history is the time since our recorded history.

10 Mysteries That Hint At Forgotten Advanced Civilizations

Our concept of ancient history was originally firmly determined by the bible. Written from an insular point of view, the histories of some ancient cultures were distorted, badly neglected or even omitted. The existence of inexplicable monuments, certain man-made marvels and archaeological finds pertaining to our ancient- and prehistory, are leading more and more archaeologists to believe long forgotten advanced civilizations existed. As most of our ancient records were lost during the destruction of the great libraries, the following genuine mysteries are the only remnants of their existence.

Ancient knowledge was a lot more refined and developed than we have been taught hitherto. Despite wars and several invasions, India’s ancient history was largely preserved. Harappa. Pelagios. Rome Reborn. Scythian Princess. Western Kazakhstani archaeologists have finally displayed the exclusive artifacts found in the ancient burial discovered in 2012, Tengrinews reports citing Moi Gorod and West Kazakhstan Oblast Center for History and Archaeology.

Scythian Princess

The ancient burial containing remains of a noble woman was discovered in Terekty district in Western Kazakhstan Oblast two years ago and was declared the oldest "golden" burial on the territory of Kazakhstan. Taksay-1, Mound 6, Female burial This is one of the burials in the "golden series", meaning a mound containing golden fragments along with a skeleton. One such mound, discovered in south-eastern Kazakhstan in 1969, had warrior's equipment and assorted funerary goods that included 4,000 golden fragments and was dubbed the Golden Man. Krym Altynbekov's recreation of the Golden Man.