Andrew Boswellia

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Delphic priestesses were the world’s first political risk consultants

In 480 BCE, the citizens of Athens were in more trouble than it is possible for our modern minds to fathom. Xerxes, the seemingly omnipotent son of …

Ancient History

Cosmetic set of Kohl Tube and Applicator, Razor, Tweezers, Whetstone, and Mirror | New Kingdom | The Met

Carnarvon, 5th Earl of and Howard Carter 1912. <i>Five Years' Explorations at Thebes</i>. p. 72.<p>Scott, Nora E. 1944. <i>Home Life of the Ancient Egyptians: A</i> …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Scientific Detectives Probing the Secrets of Ancient Oracles

Geological features, toxic fumes, and visions of the future.<p>One hot spring day, two scientists began climbing a steep, boulder-strewn ridge near …

Ancient History

The Lyttle Lytton Contest Asks People To Write The Worst First Sentence Ever & The Winners Are Delightfully Bad

Every year, the Lyttle Lytton contest challenges entrants to compose the worst first sentence that could possibly be written in the English language. …

Jetfuel

New Kingdom Tomb Discovered in Saqqara

CAIRO, EGYPT—According to a report in <i>Ahram Online</i>, a tomb dating to the reign of Ramesses II (1279–1213 B.C.) has been discovered in Saqqara. Ola …

Ancient History

Onuris | Late Period | The Met

Dimensions:H. 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.); W. 2.4 cm (15/16 in.); D. 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Metropolitan Museum of Art

15 Mind-Blowing 3D Chalk Drawings, But You’ll Probably Get Your Fill By #3

<b>You won’t believe your eyes and, for a little while, it’s a lot of …

Drawing

Bible Loved by Christian Fundamentalists Written Using Method They Hate

The King James Bible’s creation was guided by the Holy Spirit and miraculously agreed upon, fundamentalist Christians say. Newly discovered texts say …

Theology

Relief plaque with Vulture and Cobra on baskets; falcon on opposite | Late Period–Ptolemaic Period | The Met

Young, Eric 1964. "Sculptors' Models or Votives?: In Defense of a Scholarly Tradition." In <i>The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin</i>, vol. 22, no. 7 …

Art

Ramesses II - King of Kings am I

Ramesses II (1303-1213 B.C.), plaster cast of a colossal bust of Ramesses II, 1873, from SMB Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Berlin<p>Ramesses …

Rebuilding history - restoring a pharaoh’s ancient boat

Archaeologists and scientists are excavating the second of a pair of ancient boats that were buried in pits next to Pharaoh Khufu’s Great Pyramid at Giza.<p>The boats had been carefully dismantled into 1,000 pieces before being buried along with hieroglyphic instructions of how to reassemble them for …

Archaeology

Report: Trump Sons' Private Trip To Dubai Cost $73,000 Or More Of Taxpayer Money

The costs included hotel rooms and car service for a Secret Service detail, according to CBS.<p>A private trip to Dubai by President Donald Trump’s sons has so far cost U.S. taxpayers at least $73,000, CBS News reports.<p>The money covered expenses incurred by members of a Secret Service detail for hotel …

Donald Trump

Pierre Alexandre Aveline | Naissance de Bacchus (Birth of Bacchus) | The Met

<b>Inscription:</b> At lower left: F. Boucher pinx.<br>At lwoer right: P. Aveline Sculp.<br>At bottom center: Naissance de Bacchus.<br>At lower left: Adstat Mercurius; …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Outer Coffin of Khonsu | New Kingdom, Ramesside | The Met

Gillett, Charles R. Rev. 1898. <i>Catalogue of the Egyptian Antiquities in Halls 3 and 4</i>, Metropolitan Museum of Art Handbook, 4. New York: The …

Art Galleries

Statue of a seated baboon | Late Period–Ptolemaic Period | The Met

Emery, Walter Bryan 1970. "Preliminary Report on the Excavations at North Saqqara 1968-9." In <i>Journal of Egyptian Archaeology</i>, 56, p. 8, pl …

Ancient History

Scientists just came up with a way to control your dreams, and it sounds a lot like 'Inception'

A technique to induce lucid dreaming has been independently verified for the first time and might be even more effective when combined with others. More than half the participants lucidly dreamed during the trial, a record-breaking success rate in just a week without using external …

Consciousness

Two Sides of One Mask

<i>“Can you see anything?”</i> <i>Henry Carter was asked in 1923 as he peered into King Tutankhamun’s tomb. “Yes,” he replied, “wonderful things.” This column</i> …

Mirror of the Chief of the Southern Tens Reniseneb | Work of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This mirror, its handle in the form of a papyrus plant, is inscribed with the name of Reniseneb who had a judicial title translated as "Great One of …

Relief plaque, upper part of crocodile-headed god | Late Period–Ptolemaic Period | The Met

Small Late Period and Ptolemaic reliefs or sculptures that depict a subject in a partial or unfinished way but are themselves complete objects …

New Image Shows How the Sun Changes Over a 22-Year Cycle

Out of billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, there's one in particular, orbiting 25,000 light-years from the galactic core, that affects Earth …

Archaeologist confident they have found Cao Cao

Source: SCMP (3/26/18) <br>Archaeologists confident they have found body of fabled Chinese warlord Cao Cao <i><br>Experts convinced tomb complex marks last</i> …

Hera, the Greek Goddess of Marriage

<i>Linda:</i> Carl Jung coined the term archetype and defined it as the universal symbols in the mind that can be observed in dreams and myths. Archetypes …

Egyptian Gods - The Complete List

The gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt were an integral part of the people's everyday lives. It is not surprising then that there were over 2,000 …

Hekate, Goddess of Light?

March 21, 2018 by Sorita d'Este<p>Is the goddess Hekate a Goddess of Light? Or Dark?<p>“And the son of Cronos made her a nurse of the young<br>who after that …

Why Myths Still Matter: The Twelve Labors of Hercules Part 5

This is the last installment in my series of posts on the Twelve Labors of Hercules in <i>Why Myths Still Matter</i> (see Parts 1 and 2). Here we consider …

The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

<b>Wolves became dogs via cooperation and reciprocity rather than through competition with humans</b><p><i>"I wrote this book to remind people that the wolves we</i> …

Limestone statue of Aphrodite holding winged Eros | Cypriot | Classical | The Met

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. <i>A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York</i>, Vol. …

Ancient History

Kneeling Statue of Yuny | New Kingdom, Ramesside | The Met

Winlock, Herbert E. 1937. <i>Egyptian Statues and Statuettes</i>. New York, fig. 20.<p>Scott, Nora E. 1945. <i>Egyptian Statues</i>. New York: The Metropolitan Museum …

Art

Itzamná: The Mayan Supreme Being and Father of the Universe

The Ancient Mayan God of Creation, Writing, and Divination<p>Itzamná (pronounced Eetz-am-NAH and sometimes spelled Itzam Na), is one of the most …

Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You'd Expect

Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called "speciation reversal."<p>A new study shows that the common raven is anything but commonplace in its evolution.<p>Using DNA samples taken from ravens for nearly twenty years, the study provides evidence that common ravens on …

Birds