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The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

An extraordinary feat of calligraphy, this Qur’an represents a seldom-seen level of artistic perfection. Two of the period’s best-known artists, …

Museums

Huge Roman Gravestone Found in Field Leads to Discovery of Tomb with Gold Amulet near Bulgaria’s Pavlikeni

The newly discovered Ancient Roman gravestone weights some 2 metric tons, and features a relief of the Thracian Horseman (Heros), the supreme deity …

Archaeology

Five myths about the decline and fall of Rome

<i>Nathan Pilkington is a lecturer in the department of history at Columbia University.</i><p>The rise of Donald Trump supposedly heralds the decline of the American idea, according to many of his critics, who’ve taken the opportunity to compare this moment to the fall of Rome’s republic in 31 B.C. or its …

Rome

U.S., Egypt Sign Agreement to Thwart Trade in Illegal Antiquities

For the first time, the U.S. has entered into a bilateral agreement with a Middle Eastern country to stop the importation of smuggled artifacts.<p>An ancient mummy hand destined for a Hollywood prop studio was one of five artifacts returned to the Egyptian government in a repatriation ceremony held …

Egypt

Hellenistic burial chamber unearthed in southwestern Turkey

11/24/2016 11:30:00 PM<p>Turkish archaeologists have discovered a new ancient burial chamber from the Hellenistic Period, containing over 100 hundred …

Second monument believed to be buried at Amphipolis

11/25/2016 06:00:00 PM<p>Archaeologists believe they might have detected a second monument at the Kasta Hill tomb site in Amphipolis, after the results …

Trump’s Carrier deal is a bad economic omen

• PrintLicense article<p>If the pact between Donald Trump and furnace maker Carrier Corp. to save 1,000 jobs in Indiana is an example of how the president-elect intends to conduct U.S. economic policy, rules-based global capitalism is in for a very rough ride.<p>And that should scare the wits out of not …

Economics

9,500-year-old burials in Brazil reveal mutilation of fresh corpses and cannibalism

Tooth removal, mutilations and cannibalism were potentially involved in ancient burial practices<p>Early archaic human skeletal remains found in Lapa do …

Brazil

Mummified legs belong to Ramses II's favourite wife Queen Nefertari

The remains had been found in the queen's spectacular tomb, but it wasn't clear if they did belong to her.<p>Mummified legs found in the tomb of …

Egypt

Tribe of Dan: Sons of Israel, or of Greek mercenaries hired by Egypt?

The Tribe of Dan, one of the 12 "Israelite tribes," may have started as no such thing. New archaeological evidence suggests that the Danites …

Egypt

Dolmens of Ancient Korea

Dolmens (in Korean: <i>koindol</i>or <i>chisongmyo</i>) are simple structures made of monolithic stones erected during the late Neolithic period or Korean Bronze Age …

Archaeology

Divers find unexpected Roman inscription from the eve of Bar-Kochba Revolt

An underwater survey conducted by divers off Tel Dor, on the Mediterranean Sea, yielded an astonishing find: a rare Roman inscription mentioning the …

Archaeology

Cairn de Barnenez: Europe's Largest Megalithic Mausoleum Is One Of The World’s Oldest Man-Made Structures

<b>MessageToEagle.com</b> – The name of Europe’s largest megalithic mausoleum is Cairn de Barnenez.<p>Located the Bay of Morlaix, Britanny, France, we find …

Europe

Iron Age Turks wouldn't be seen dead without Cypriot ceramics at dinner parties

Elite Turkish feasts drove demand for elaborate pottery 3,000 years ago.<p>Cypriot-style ceramics were the thing to have for a feast in early Iron Age …

Prehistory

Incredible discovery of 40,000-year-old tools for art and engineering

Humans began making paint and glue at roughly the same time with the same tools.<p>Evidence from a cave in eastern Ethiopia has revealed something …

Engineering

Lord of the Rings: Archaeologists unveil new findings from Greek warrior's tomb

<i>A University of Cincinnati team’s rare discovery of four gold rings in the tomb of a wealthy Bronze Age warrior undisturbed for 3,500 years prompts a</i> …

The Lord of the Rings

Discover Peru's Other Ancient City

Located on Peru’s northwestern coast, the long-abandoned desert metropolis of <b>Chan Chan</b> has kept its secrets from archaeologists. Who were these …

Ancient History

Beautifully crafted glass artefacts appeared in Ancient Egypt earlier than in Mesopotamia

Glass beads and vessels found in Mesopotamia were made later than previously thought, based on Egyptian creations.<p>Glass-making may have emerged in …

Egypt

Mummified Legs May Have Been Queen Nefertari’s

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND—<i>Seeker</i> reports that a pair of mummified legs housed at the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy, may have belonged to Queen Nefertari, …

Mexico archaeologists find temple to wind god beneath supermarket

Circular platform was dedicated to Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl Eight sets of human remains found at site in Tlatelolco area of Mexico City<p>Archaeologists working in Mexico City have uncovered a circular temple built more than 650 years ago to worship a god of wind.<p>It was excavated at a site discovered two …

Archaeology

Black Death burial pit found at site of medieval abbey in Lincolnshire

Carbon dating shows skeletons are from mid-14th century, while DNA tests of teeth find presence of plague bacterium<p>A mass burial pit of victims of the Black Death dating back to the 14th century has been discovered near Immingham in Lincolnshire.<p>Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield were …

Medieval

Download 464 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Culture

You <i>could</i> pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog <i>The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean</i> …

Museums

New York Public Library: “Go forth and reuse” public domain photos, maps and more

The role of a library has long been to “collect and preserve cultural records and documents of our time here on earth as a civilization,” says Ben …

Prehistoric Digital Rock

The Prehistoric Picture Project ∙P∙i∙t∙o∙t∙i∙: Digital Rock-Art, was honoured in the research and digitisation category for its work between 2009 and …

Prehistory

Google made an insanely high-res camera to preserve great works of art

In its first five years, the Google Cultural Institute scanned and archived 200 works of art in super-high-resolution gigapixel images. Now in just the past few months, it has managed to scan another 1,000.<p>The sudden expansion is thanks to a new camera developed by Google, simply called the Art …

Google

George Eastman Museum Launches Online Portal Where You Can View 250,000 Historic Images

The famous George Eastman Museum has created a new, public portal where you can view over 250,000 images and other objects from their vast …

Museums

Library of Congress gives Afghanistan digital treasure trove of historical documents

Abdul Bari Jahani only remembers one book from when he was growing up in Afghanistan: the Quoran. The religious text is sacred in the Muslim nation, …

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Revolutionary War Fort Discovered In Moncks Corner To Be Preserved

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Preservationists have uncovered a historic gem that played a significant role during the Revolutionary War.<p>Lord Berkeley …

American Revolution

Meadowcroft

Peering up at it from below, I could see that this wouldn’t be a leisurely stroll. This flight of seemingly countless steps, ascending with rails …

Archaeology