• A series of tales of ancient worlds

Tales of ancient worlds

There’s nothing better than exploring the ancient past. Our history is a never-ending fountain of incredible tales, brilliant adventures and fantastically glorious people. We believe that when we understand our past, we understand ourselves a little better too. It can help us appreciate the beautiful world that we live in.

But what is archaeology? Archaeology is the study of the physical things humans leave behind as they go through life. Our houses, our bones, our teeth, etc. As we go through life we leave these little bits behind, sprinkling clues all over the Earth, almost like a puzzle.

Archaeologists use the most advanced scientific tools available to give us insights into the lives of our ancestors. Radar that can scan the ground, lasers that can tell us the age of artefacts and drones that whizz above the desert – like something out of a sci-fi movie!

In this series we’re going to take a dive into how archaeologists have used these tools to put together the pieces of our jigsaw puzzle. We’re going to explore the entire earth, travelling back in time millions of years to our earliest ancestors. We will be recreating the lives of ancient kings and queens and even a grumpy merchant. We’ll explore ancient cities that sank beneath the waves or were swallowed by dense jungles and we’ll travel the oceans with intrepid explorers. Along the way, expect some funky gods, mind-blowing treasures and grisly warriors.

Are you ready for an adventure?

A tale about the first humans

The first humans emerged in Africa around two million years ago, long before the modern humans known as Homo sapiens appeared on the same continent.

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Western Morocco is a hot and dry region of Africa. On the side of a dusty rock face another clue to humanity’s origins was found – a skull. Read about this and other fascinating archaeological finds.

English version
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Read about how the Neolithic Era began when some groups of humans gave up the nomadic, hunter-gatherer lifestyle completely to begin farming.

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