Explorers claim a 500 year old ship wreck off the coast of Haiti is definitively the famed Santa Maria ship that Christopher Columbus set sail in to explore the “New World”. The existence of an encampment attributed to Columbus near by, the size and location of the wreck, and stones found at the wreck matching those from a Spanish quarry used as ballasts on his ships, all support the claim. http://www.smh.com.au/world/christopher-columbus-longlost-ship-santa-maria-found-explorers-say-20140514-zrbzj.html

Even older than the Nazca lines (and culture), a new set of ancient geoglyphs have been discovered in Peru. What is interesting is that these lines are attributed to the Paracas culture that thrived in the area 800 to 100 b.c. The elongated ‘Paracas’ skull was recently in the news for its unusual prolonged skull that could not be genetically explained. http://www.ibtimes.com/2300-year-old-rock-lines-peru-are-examples-ancient-social-technology-1580670

UFOs, ancient druids and conspiracy theories, step aside! Scientists have solved a perplexing question on how the ancient Egyptians were able to move such large bolders into place to create the great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Taking cues from an ancient hieroglyph that shows a Pharoah being pulled by construction workers, researchers have confirmed, *pouring water* ahead of the moving giant boulders, kept the sand in place, helping to move the huge stones in place! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/02/ancient-egyptians-pyramid-stones-video_n_5248092.html