Ancient Origins

"Giza", acrylic painting on canvas, Copyright Jennifer Stephenson, 2018.

I began writing for the Ancient Origins team in 2019.

They are headed by Joanna Gillan, Gary Manners, and Dr. Micki Pistorius.

I contribute to their regular and Premium sites, plus their lavish digital magazine.

They are an amazing team who produce a multi-layered and fascinating historical experience, and I encourage you to visit their sites and subscribe to their stunning magazine.

Please click below to read my articles, and keep watching regularly for new ones!

Circular "kivas" in the ancient cliff dwelling of Mesa Verde, Colorado

Explore the Mysterious Mexican "Observatory"!!

El Caracol, at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico

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October, 2023 ...

"El Caracol Conundrum

Secrets  of Chichén Itzá's Famous Maya Observatory"

Standing unique among ancient structures, Chichén Itzá’s enigmatic “Observatory”

El Caracol, may be the world’s most mysterious and distinctive stone monument. 

It was built by the Maya of the Yucatán, Mexico, over a millennium ago, as part of a larger city, but when the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, they found it abandoned and overgrown by jungle. 

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Explore the Heavens of the Ancient Maya!!

The Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal, Yucatán, Mexico

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August, 2023 ...

"Chasing the Heavens 

Ancient Observatories of the Yucatán Maya"

Centuries ago, Maya astronomer-priests charted the heavens from huge stone observatories. 

From above the jungles of the Yucatán in modern-day Mexico, they carefully recorded the motions of the gods above: the sun, moon, stars and planets, and planned out their lives accordingly; when to sow, harvest, sacrifice, and make war – these were all decided by the heavens.

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Visit Twelve Ancient Maya Cities 

... without leaving Home!

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June, 2023 ...

"Revisiting Stephens and Catherwood’s 19th-Century Maya Discoveries"

Explore the Northern Yucatán!

Discover the history of the Northern Maya culture!

Walk in the footsteps of Stephens and Catherwood from nearly 

200 years ago!

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Will the Real Father of Tutankhamun Please stand up?

The Father of this famous Pharaoh has long remained unknown ...

Until NOW ...

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Join the Greatest Tomb Hunt    in History ...

The Tomb of Queen Nefertiti 

has eluded Egyptologists to the present day. 

Who will find it? 

Where will it be?

What will be in it?

The Valley of the Queens, West Bank, Luxor. Could Nefertiti be buried somewhere in this famous cemetery?

From the Aegean 

to Amarna

The Fascinating Greek Influences

On Egypt’s Sun Pharaohs

The Palace at Knossos, North Portico. This Cretan city was the capital of the Minoan Empire until ~1370-1360 BCE, during the reign of Amenhotep III.


The Lost Egyptian Origins of the Superstitious Numbers 13 and 18

Amazing Connections between Queen Elizabeth II and Tutankhamun!

The Cones were real! The first examples of ancient head cones were found in a cemetery at Amarna, Akhenaten's capital city. This image blends the real cone on a woman's skull with a tomb painting of a woman wearing a cone.

Plagues of the Sun Pharaohs


New article out in Ancient Origins Magazine, available now for purchase...

The Fifth Plague of Egypt, by J. M. W. Turner, 1800.

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