The amount of information that many people know about the history of the Americas over a thousand years ago remains all too small. And while many historians have worked to correct this — Charles C. Mann’s 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus is a terrific read — there’s still a lot left to learn.
If you go from Mianwali to Dera Ismail Khan in Pakistan after crossing the Chashma Barrage, there is a turning point adjacent to Toll Plaza. Towards the right from this point is the River Indus and on the left are mountains.
A treasure trove of priceless Bronze Age artefacts called the ‘Havering Hoard’ is set to go on display to the public. The incredible ancient cache is made up of 453 artefacts dating back nearly 3,000 years, including knives, daggers, spearheads, axe heads, copper ingots and fragments of swords.
Archeologists have discovered a large palace likely used by the Mayan elite more than 1,000 years ago in the ancient city of Kuluba, near the modern day tourist hot spot of Cancun in eastern Mexico, Mexican anthropology officials said.
New evidence of a massive lightning strike at the center of a hidden stone circle in the Outer Hebrides, an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland, may help shed light on why these monuments were created thousands of years ago.