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Tomb found near Sweden’s ‘Stonehenge’

The 5,500-year-old tomb of a Stone Age chieftain has been unearthed at Sweden’s Ale’s Stenar monument. Ale’s Stones ( as they are known in English ) c…

Towering Jigsaw Puzzle Made of Stone

Studio Gang Architects’ Marble Curtain consists of 620 interlocking stone slabs stretching 18 feet high and weighing in at over 1,500 pounds. The stone chosen is transluscent and the pieces are only 3/8 of an inch thick, so the sculpture glows from interior lights. Marble Curtain is on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Building Museum to [...]

11 Harry Potter Facts From Our Amazing Fact Generator

In the Harry Potter universe, the famous boy wizard was born on July 31, 1980, which would make him a man wizard in his early thirties. (J.K. Rowling’s birthday is also today.) To celebrate his 32nd birthday and her 47th, here are some Potter-related facts from our Amazing Fact Generator. Getty Images 1. Michael Jackson wanted to [...]

11 Harry Potter Facts From the Amazing Fact Generator

In the Harry Potter universe, the famous boy wizard was born on July 31, 1980, which would make him a man wizard in his early thirties today. To celebrate his 32nd birthday, here are some Potter-related facts from our Amazing Fact Generator. Getty Images 1. Michael Jackson wanted to do a musical version of Harry Potter and [...]

New Maya ‘end date’ monument unearthed

The 1,300-year-old text has been found carved in to stone steps at La Corona in Guatemala. The text, the longest ever found in Guatemala, depicts 200 …

Mysterious ancient ruins found in Syria

Evidence of an ancient city that could predate the Egyptian Pyramids has been discovered in Syria. Stone tool fragments, stone circles and other clues…

Did Easter Island statues ‘walk’ ?

A new theory suggests that the giant stone heads might have been ‘walked’ upright along the roads. Until now it was believed that the islanders would …

Easter Island heads have full bodies

New archaological digs on Easter Island have revealed tall bodies buried beneath the stone heads. While most of the statues on the enigmatic island ap…

Lithophones – Instruments Made of Fossils, Floor Tiles, and More

Musician, artist, and “edutainer” Tom Kaufmann makes unique instruments called lithophones, which are similar to xylophones, but created from various stones. Here’s how Kaufmann describes them: Another happy coincidence led me to my current fascination with constructing lithophones. I was tossing around some scrap pieces of granite countertop that I’d gotten for one of my [...]

Gedi: Kenya’s Hidden History Revealed

Gedi is an abandoned city in Kenya that had a stone palace, several stone homes, and a mosque, with features such as a water system that put medieval Europe to shame. Relics from Europe and Asia have been found there, indicating global trade. The city had a population as high as 3,000 people at its [...]