Archaeological discoveries are interesting because they reveal more about the lives of ancient humans. Every discovery adds to the knowledge of the ancient past, leaving us hungry for more. And who knows how much more there could be out there seeing the amazing achievements of the Ancient people.
Many of the findings might just be for curiosity's sake but some of them might be the key to the future of humans. While the findings go on, these are the most recently uncovered things about the Ancient world of humans.
Updated by Joshua Chiedu May 30, 2022: Modern humans only know as much about the Ancient World as they discover. Almost frequently, interesting things are being discovered around the world, and here are some more to keep up to date with the ancient world of humans.
11 The 3000-year old city Buried Under Sand in Egypt
In Egypt, a lost golden city in Luxor was recently discovered. According to the discovery, this archaeological site was buried beneath the sand for thousands of years. Despite its distant creation, the site remains largely intact and unspoiled. The interesting site is believed to have been built by Amenhotep III - Tutankhamun's grandfather. With many stone jars, and many other structures largely intact, it is quite obvious that the city was abandoned rather than destroyed.
10 Ancient Luxurious Ride In Pompeii
Satyr and nymph designs, ropes with flower decorations, and high iron wheels are all characteristics of the chariot recently found during an archaeological exploration in Pompeii. The ceremonial chariot is considered a luxurious ride when compared to others commonly seen during the time which is about 2000 years ago. According to Eric Poehler - a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in a statement to NPR, this ride is the Lamborghini chariot at the time used to transport the elite to the ancient events and festivals. The luxury as well as the amazing preservation of the chariot on the site left the archaeologists on the site amazed.
9 An Ancient Restaurant That Serves Unique Dishes In Pompeii
An ancient restaurant that is believed to have served some juicy dishes was recently discovered in Pompeii in 2019. According to the clues, this restaurant was a mecca for a dish described as - honey-roasted rodents. Interestingly, there were excavations of goat, pig, and dog bones and also snail shells which shed more light on the restaurant’s meat-rich menu apparently. The good news is that the restaurant is now open to the public so explorers can have an idea of the delicacies in the Ancient Italian city; however, don’t expect honey-roasted rodents.
8 A Large Hoard Of Ancient Roman Silver Coins In Augsburg, Germany
There has been a finding of more than 5,500 pieces of Roman silver coins discovered in what is now - Ausburg, Germany. According to archaeologists, these treasures were buried about 1800 years ago. The markings and design reveal that the coins were a type of standard Roman silver coins called denarii which were used from the first to early third century A.D. The origin of the coins' abandonment is still a mystery; perhaps the coins might have been forgotten where they were buried beside a river.
7 Roman Shipwreck Discovered Near Sicily
A shipwreck carrying goods has been discovered in the Mediterranean close to Sicily. The shipwreck dates as far back as 2,200 years ago. Visual clues from the wreck reveal that the vessel was loaded with wine and flour. Since the Ancient Romans were believed to have traded olive, wine, corn, and spices, this ship must have been heading to a buyer.
6 A Hint Of Women's Power In Ancient Spain
Contrary to what many believe, women in the ancient world might have been powerful people in society who held top positions just like men. The 2014 excavation of a grave in Spain reveals that. The grave uncovered at La Almoloya - a gravesite in Spain consisted of the remains of a woman and some silver jewelry. An important aspect of this finding is that a man was buried beside the woman but the man had no possessions that could have been described as luxurious.
Items found in the woman’s possession included a silver diadem (which was still on her head), a necklace, and two bracelets. According to scholars, the artifact on the woman’s head must have been a symbol of power. Conclusions drawn with this is that she must have been a ruler or a prominent figure in the El Argar Society which thrived in 2200 - 1550 B.C in the region.
5 A Dead Sea Scroll In The Cave Of Horror
The cave of horror is a place in Israel where the remains of 40 Jewish men, women, and children were first found in the 1960s. Perhaps the discovery was too terrifying for the excavators as there was no notice of any other thing until March 2021 (approximately 60 years later) when fragments of a Dead sea scroll were discovered in the same cave of horror. Most of the writings on the scroll are in Greek letters with few wordings in Hebrew - specifically the name of God.
These writings on the scroll are said to be parts of the Biblical books of Zechariah and Nahum. In addition to the scrolls, other recent findings in the cave included a 6000 years old mummified child believed to be in middle childhood and a basket dating back to approximately 8500 B.C which was found in a nearby cave.
4 1800-year Old Gladiator Arena In Turkey
An arena believed to host armed Roman professional combatants has been unearthed in a place in Turkey known as the ancient city of Mastuara. The amphitheater was founded 1800 years ago and is believed to have served the same purpose as the colosseum - hosting massive gladiator fights and wild animal fights as well. Many parts of this amphitheater are buried under the ground and the parts that can be seen remain largely intact.
3 The Tomb Of An Egyptian Treasurer
Ptah-M-Wiah was the Royal treasurer of Egypt during the reign of Ramses II (also known as Ramses the Great) and his tomb has been discovered in a large burial site called Saqqara located in Giza. The discovery was made by a group of archaeologists from Cairo University. The tomb contains some writings and drawings which of course shed more light on the lives of the Ancient Egyptian people during the time of Ramses II.
2 Tombs From The Old Kingdom In Egypt
Five tombs from the Old Kingdom were recently discovered in the Saqqara Necropolis. The tombs dating back to 4000 years ago were beautifully decorated and according to the secretary-general of the supreme council of Antiquities - Mostafa Waziri, the tombs were designed for senior officials in Ancient Egypt such as those in charge of Palace Supervision and regional rule.
1 An Ancient Temple Dedicated To Zeus In Egypt
While the worship of Zeus originated in Greece, it actually went past Greece and spread to other parts of the world and as far as Egypt. A recently discovered temple in Tel Al-Farma, Northwestern Sinai Peninsula reveals that. The temple was dedicated to Zeus and Kasios - a weather god related to Mount Kasios. In ancient times, this region was known as the city of Pelusium and it was an important city during the Greco-Roman and Byzantine times.