At present, archaeologists are unclear on the purpose and exact age of these formations - which resemble gates when looked at from above.
Archaeologists found skeletons from the 13th to 6th centuries BC that bear the marks of severe trauma - but it appears these injuries weren't intended to kill.
Archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old toy chariot and rattle while digging at the site of Sogmatar city in Turkey
Archaeologists may have discovered the first evidence of a long-lost satellite pyramid for Ancient Egypt's Queen Ankhnespepy II during excavation works south of Cairo.
Easter Island has been used as an example of humankind's selfishness; a moral tale of the dangers of environmental destruction. But new research is painting a different picture.
For millenia people have wondered about the "sea people" invasions of the eastern Mediterranean that ended the Bronze Age, new documents shed some light.
The burial garments were found in 9th and 10th century graves in Birka and Gamla Uppsala in Sweden and kept in storage for more than 100 years before being re-examined.
Much of this ancient knowledge was lost due to the impact of European colonisers, who introduced Old World rice species to the Americas.
For 3,000 years, cuneiform was the primary language of communication throughout the ancient Middle East and parts of the Mediterranean before completely disappearing from use.
Despite living in small groups, humans were likely connected to a wider network from which mates were chosen.
New research suggests Neanderthal genes influence skin tone, hair colour and sleep patterns, among other characteristics.
Academics suspect that other scholars may be behind the fakes, as they are extremely convincing. Washington DC's Museum of the Bible spent millions on fake fragments before it even opened.
The antler could have been a gift from Stone Age Laplanders, or could have been part of a 'rite of passage' by the people of central Europe.
Archaeologists believe the Lötschberg pass has been used as a passageway since at least 2,000 years BC.
The modern-day Santa Claus is based on St Nicholas of Myra, a 4th century Christian saint, loved for his generosity towards children. His grave has been found in Demre, Turkey