The Phaistos Disc – Ancient Artifact or Modern Fake?

Posted on February 14th, 2011

The undeciphered Phaistos Disc is one of the greatest puzzles of the ancient Greek world. Almost everything about this allegedly ancient artifact is controversial, from its purpose and meaning, to its original area of manufacture. The mysterious clay tablet was found on the Greek island of Crete Read more >>

The Antikythera Mechanism – An Ancient Greek Computer

Posted on February 2nd, 2011

At Easter 1900, a group of Greek sponge fishermen were fishing off the coast of the tiny, rocky island of Antikythera, between the southern Greek mainland and Crete. Surfacing after one of his descents, Elias Stadiatos babbled something about a ‘heap of dead naked women’ on the sea bed. Read more >>

The Ancient Library of Alexandria

Posted on January 24th, 2011

Library of Ancient Alexandria by Brian Haughton

Once the largest library in the ancient world, and containing works by the greatest thinkers and writers of antiquity, including Homer, Plato, Socrates and many more, the Library of Alexandria, northern Egypt, is popularly believed to have been destroyed in a huge fire around 2000 years ago and its volumous works lost. Read more >>

The Pythia – Priestess of Ancient Delphi

Posted on January 16th, 2011

Pythia - Priestess of Ancient Delphi - by Brian Haughton

Dating back at least 2700 years, the ancient temple complex of Delphi was known throughout ancient Greece as the home of the Oracle of Apollo, the Greek god of prophecy, music, healing, and light. One controversial aspect of the ancient Oracle is the trance state attained by the sanctuary’s priestess (or Pythia). Read more >>

Horrornews Review of Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places

Posted on January 15th, 2011

Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places by Brian Haughton

“Those of you who saw the movies Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull or The Mummy 3, know that they had some fantastical stories of ancient cultures, magical places, and locations in the world . . . What if you were to find that many of these weren’t fiction but based on a retelling of past events? Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places is a book that explores these very things. Written in 2008, you get a current look at the history and lore of earth’s sacred ground”. Read more >>

Cleopatra and Antony

Posted on January 6th, 2011

Cleopatra and Anthony by Brian Haughton

Regarded by the Romans as “fatale monstrum”- a fatal omen, was Cleopatra merely the lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony? Or did she play an important role not only in the history of Egypt, but also in that of the mighty Roman Empire? Read more >>

New Article – The Stonehenge Burials

Posted on December 13th, 2010

The Stonehenge Burials by Brian Haughton

Amongst the less explored aspects of Stonehenge are the enigmatic burials scattered in and around this famous Neolithic monument. What can these burials tell us about the rituals and activities that went on at Stonehenge more than four millennia ago? Read more >>

Hidden History – Portuguese Edition

Posted on November 25th, 2010

Portuguese edition of Hidden History by Brian Haughton

The beautifully designed cover for the Portuguese edition of my my first book Hidden History, Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge and Ancient Mysteries. This is one of twelve foreign language editions of the book.

Bronze Age Mediterraneans visited Stonehenge

Posted on September 30th, 2010

Fascinating news of the discovery of a 3,500 year old burial of a teenage boy close to Stonehenge. Tests on the skeleton showed that the boy had travelled all the way from the Mediterranean, perhaps as part of a  large family on a pilgrimage to the great monument. Read the full story at the British Geological Survey Website

History’s Mysteries

Posted on September 20th, 2010

My latest book, discussing 32 mysteries of the ancient world, including the 11,000 year-old sanctuary of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey, ancient artifacts such as the Iron Pillar of Delhi and the Golden Hats of Central Europe, and the fate of the Neaderthals, is now available at – History’s Mysteries: People, Places and Oddities Lost in the Sands of Time (New Page Books)


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