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Well-preserved ancient Roman ship found in waters off Sardinia coast

Divers find the wreck of a Roman ship, loaded with terracotta roofing tiles, 2,000 years after it sank off the coast of Sardinia<p>A remarkably well-preserved ancient Roman ship has been discovered on the seabed off the coast of Sardinia.<p>The 2,000-year-old wreck was found at a depth of 150ft by a …

Italy

Colonial Americans Drank Roughly Three Times as Much as Americans Do Now

In 1784, the doctor Benjamin Rush described alcohol as a threat to morality—and a danger to the nascent republic.<p>Go ahead, have a small beer; it will bring “Serenity of Mind, Reputation, Long Life, & Happiness.” Even a strong beer would be fine, for that brings “Cheerfulness, Strength, and …

Alcohol

Ancient Buddhist scripture found near Beijing

A sacred Buddhist scripture was found in a suburb of Beijing. The 'Lotus Sutra' - supposedly wrested from a realm of snake gods - is one of the …

Scientists confirm oldest European human footprints in Romanian cave

A team of archaeologists excavating a palace in the ancient city of Avaris, in Egypt, has made a gruesome discovery. The …<p>One of the more mysterious …

An Ancient Jewish Lamp Workshop in the Galilee

Ceramic oil lamps discovered this summer at Shikhin suggest the ancient Jewish village once had a lamp workshop. <i>Photo: Courtesy Shikhin Excavation</i> …

Archaeology

Notes reveal rare glimpse into ancient life

One is an emotional letter from a homesick youth telling his mum how much he misses her. The sentiments are timeless: Are you well? Thinking of you …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …