"The Jesus we've inherited from centuries of Christian art is not accurate, but it is a powerful brand."
Many locals in Cape York peninsula thought mounds were of natural origin created by Australian brushturkeys.
Archaeologists believe the complex may have been used to accommodate officials who were visiting the region to oversee mining of precious metals from the surrounding dessert area.
"The meteorite's impact may have influenced volcanic eruptions that were already going on, making for a one-two punch," a researcher said.
Six ancient wells have been discovered in Central China. They push back the history of wells and irrigation in China by 2,000 years.
This is the first recorded instance of fire being used to fashion tools.
The fossil, which was found in rocks in a quarry near Cardiff in South Wales, has been named Clevosaurus cambric.
A group of researchers using DNA analysis have found out that first modern Britons had dark to black skin and blue eyes.
The 5th century structure was found in the Black Sea province of Karabük and is thought to be one of the oldest in churches in Asia Minor.
The code, which consists of more than 200 special characters, has mystified historians for centuries.
Archaeologists have discovered a highly decorated 4,400-year-old tomb of an ancient Egyptian priestess just a few miles south of Cairo.
The fossil is only the second known specimen found to belong to the rare prehistoric sea creature species called Wahlisaurus massarae.
The fossil was discovered by a young tourist – a 10-year-old-boy – during his visit to the Monastery of La Candelaria in Colombia.
The site is located close to the monument at Larkhill and is thought to have been a meeting place or centre of commerce.
In 2015, Nicholas Reeves controversially suggested that the mummy of the legendary Queen Nefertiti may be hiding behind the northern and western walls of the tomb.