Archeological Wonders Story Briefs

Even though ancient people died, or their civilizations were wiped-out by catastrophes, they left behind evidence of how they once lived. This collection reveals some of the wonders which archeologists have uncovered.

Diplodocus was a massive dinosaur which ate plants. It had a really long tail which served as a counter-balance to its really long neck.

People and animals, who became victims of Vesuvius in 79 AD, were buried in hot volcanic ash. As the ash hardened (volcanic ash does not dissolve in w...

The well-preserved remains of a young boy, referred to as the El Plomo Mummy, were discovered, in 1954, on Cerro El Plomo.

Although we know very little about the Etruscans from historical evidence, we can learn about them from their art.

Robert (Rob) Lavinsky, PhD, took this photo. He describes a piece of feldspar: A superb, textbook feldspar crystal.

A pyroclastic surge - a deadly, fast-moving avalanche of searing gas and rock fragments - makes its way toward Herculaneum. People, who think they wil...

Working on their creation, in the Hammond Lab, Jurassic World scientists use the DNA of Giganotosaurus to create Indominus Rex.

From fossilized remains in Argentina, paleontologists have estimated the size and power of a dinosaur called Giganotosaurus.

The Grand Canyon, one of the world's most stunning natural wonders, became an American national monument in 1908.

Hera was the wife of Zeus, therefore queen of the gods of ancient Greece, according to Greek mythology.

The legend of Hercules.

Dr. Johan Reinhard and his team found two mummies near the summit of Ampato (at an elevation of 19,200 feet).

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