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ARCHAELOGY 

Archaeologists Dig Deeper into Wyoming’s Mummy Cave

You may not have heard of the Mummy Cave near Cody, but it’s a very famous archaeological site. Researchers are re-examining the artifacts that were un-earthed more than 50 years ago. In the mid-sixties, archaeologists found the remains of a human in a bluff shelter in the Shoshone National Forest near Yellowstone. The mummy, as they called it, is estimated to be about a thousand years old. The excavation also revealed human artifacts left there for as long as ten thousand years. The site is called Mummy Cave and is…

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OTHER 

6,000-year-old ‘wand’ discovered in cave

A nondescript cave in Israel was the location of a major discovery recently: a lead and wood artifact believed to be the earliest example of smelted lead in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The object, which looks like a wand or small dagger, was found attached to an intact wooden shaft during a field survey at Ashalim Cave led by Naama Yahalom-Mack, a postdoctoral student from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Findings were published in the scientific journal Plos One. A close-up of the Ashalim Cave lead object. (Photo: Yahalom-Mack et…

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OTHER 

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: the Eye-Opening Ancient Version of the ‘Matrix’

Plato (Greek: Πλάτων, 427. BC. – 347. BC.) was a Greek philosopher from Athens who is considered as one of the most influential people in the history of western civilization. He was Socrates’ student. Thanks to Plato, we have a significant source of information about Socrates. Plato founded the first institution of its kind – the Academy. Aristotle was a student of that academy. Plato’s best-known work is “The Republic” – a book in which he wrote about a utopian image of an ideal society that would be ideally run…

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SCIENCE 

This 30-million-year-old cave in New Zealand shows an amazing natural phenomenon

Deep underground in New Zealand’s North Island, a winding underground universe of limestone caves glow with a magical blue-green light. While it might seem like pure fantasy, these caves are very real. Their dark interior is brought to life by twinkling colonies of glow worms, or arachnocampa luminosa. Auckland photographer Joseph Michael documented the sparkling caves by spending countless hours in the frigid underworld of the caves, which experts estimate dates back some 30 million years. Glow worms are the larvae of the fungus gnat, a type of fly that resembles a…

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MYSTERIES 

He Was Hunting A Tiger When He Found This Strange Cave, And You Won’t Believe What’s Inside…

In April of 1819, British officer John Smith was pursuing a tiger through the jungle outside of Mumbai when he stumbled upon a strange cave entrance hidden in the brush. Something seemed oddly deliberate about the cave entrance and so he decided to abandon his hunt to investigate further. He soon discovered what appeared to be ornate carvings in the rock. Little did he know that was just the beginning. In 1819, British officer John Smith was hunting a tiger in the forest outside of Mumbai when he stumbled across…

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MYSTERIES 

The Ancient Giants of Nevada and the Mystery of Lovelock Cave

Was North America once inhabited by a race of giants? According to an old legend supported by several challenging archaeological finds, it is possible. Many Native American tribes tell stories about the long-forgotten existence of a race of humans that were much taller and stronger than ordinary men. These giants are described as both brave and barbaric and legends often mention their cruelty towards whomever they pleased. The Paiute, a tribe that settled in the Nevada region thousands of years ago, have an outstanding legend about a race of red-haired…

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