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Archaeologists Unearth More of a Massive Underground City

In 2013, construction crews in the city of Nevşehir, in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, were demolishing low-income housing ringing a Byzantine …

Archaeology

How vain were the Romans?

The Romans set high standards in terms of female beauty: flawless skin, a pale complexion with just a hint of pink, styled hair in an alluring colour …

8 beautiful lines from Robert Burns poems that will make you want to visit Scotland

LONDON — Although their heart is in Scotland, the poems of Robert Burns have made a massive impact throughout the world.<p>The titles of both John …

HISTORY OF IDEAS - Ancient Greece

Ancient Mycenaean Palace Unearthed In Greece Near Sparta

An ancient palace believed to date back to the Mycenaean civilization has been unearthed in southern Greece.<p>The 10-room Aghios Vassileios complex is …

So, an ancient palace has been unearthed in Greece

Archaeologists in Greece have just made a huge, huge discovery dating all the way back to the Bronze Age! A palace near what was once Sparta was …

Ancient Greek grave 'for Alexander the Great's friend Hephaestion'

Opulent underground monument in northern Greece was for Hephaestion, closest friend and general of Alexander the Great, archaeologist claims<p>An opulent underground monument in northern Greece that caused a stir when excavated last year may have been a symbolic grave - but not the final resting place …

Ancient History

What Wiped Out Three Quarters Of Ancient Greece?

One of the great early civilizations collapsed in a mere fifty years, with 75% of the population disappearing a century later. What the hell happened …

Ancient Warrior's Treasure-Filled Tomb Uncovered in Greece

A warrior’s grave uncovered in Greece is giving archaeologists an exclusive look into the past.<p>For years, archaeologists have meandered through an ancient palace in Pylos, Greece, excavating rooms and discovering tablets written in what appears to be the earliest form of Greek letters. But a grave …

Diagnosing Mental Illness in Ancient Greece and Rome

Gods-given hallucinations and suppressing anger for the greater good: How what's considered "abnormal" has changed.<p>We can put a man on the moon a rover on Mars but we’re still figuring out our own brains. Mental illness is stigmatized, potentially overdiagnosed, and often misunderstood. Scientists …

Ancient burial practices shed light on mystery pre-Roman culture that left no written history

The ancient burial practices of a pre-Roman culture that left no written history is shedding light on the social and cultural shifts that took place …

Egyptian Dig Uncovers 3,000-Year-Old Piece of History

Archaeologists recently found a site that’s said to help “tell the story of the most ancient military on earth.”<p>A team working along the Suez Canal in North Sinai in Egypt found what they believe to be the headquarters of the Egyptian army during the New Kingdom, which fell between 1550–1070 B.C.<p>“A …

Archaeology

Scientists working to uncover the secrets of the Egyptian pyramids

The Egyptian pyramids have long been one of the world's most awe-inspiring sites, and now universities around the world are using new technology to explore what's inside these monuments.<p>For centuries we've marvelled at the feat of engineering and architecture that is the Egyptian pyramids. While …

Archaeology

X-rays reveal the intricate layers of Egyptian mummies

Mummies on display at the British Museum have been painstakingly X-rayed in high definition to reveal the layers beneath the sarcophagus.<p>Whether or not Egypt-mad Victorians did throw parties to unwrap scavenged mummies, the fascination with such a practise is all too easy to imagine. The preserved …

Archaeology

Naukratis uncovered: 10,000 ancient Egyptian and Greek artefacts reveal trade and culture secrets

Over 10,000 discovered artefacts heralding from the Ancient Egyptian city of Naukratis are revealing an abundance of information about a trading port …

Ancient Egyptian Shrines, Once Thought Destroyed, Reveal Six New Statues

A team of archaeologists in Egypt has discovered six rock cut statues inside two adjoining shrines, previously believed to be completely destroyed by …

Ancient Egyptians wore space bling made from meteorites

More than a hundred years after the discovery of some ancient Egyptian iron beads, scientists finally determine their origin.<p>There have been plenty of far-out theories about otherworldly alien visitations of the ancient Egyptians, especially those involving aliens building the pyramids. That's all …

Meteorites

Big-eared statues reveal ancient Egyptian power couple

Six ancient statues of Egyptians, some with round faces and big ears, have been found near the Nile River in Upper Egypt.<p>The statues, which were once sloughed off their original bluff in an earthquake and buried in Nile silt, are of a man named Neferkhewe and his family. Neferkhewe bore the titles …

Roman Plumbing: Overrated

Ancient Rome’s toilets, sewers, and bathhouses may have been innovative, but they didn’t do much to improve public health.<p>Though the ancient Romans may be more well-known for things like military prowess and leafy hats, they have also been lauded for being awesome at toilets.<p>The book <i>100 Ideas That</i> …

Interview for thehighersidechats.com - Ancient History and the Psychedelic Origins of Religions

In photos: History comes to life with battle reenactment on Hadrian's Wall in Northern England

Ancient history enthusiasts reenact a 143AD battle between Barbarian and Roman Soldiers during English Heritage's history weekend, "Hadrians Wall Live", at Birdoswald Roman Fort near Gilsland, northern England. The "Hadrian's Wall Live" event, which takes place on September 5 and 6, features Roman …

Excavated warrior-priest tomb with unparalleled riches prompts new consideration of ancient Greek history

The warrior was buried some distance from the ancient palace of Pylos, but the riches that went with him reveal that he lived like royalty.<p>For over 3,500 years, his skeleton was kept company underground by, among other things, solid gold rings, intricately built swords, fine-toothed ivory combs and …

Archaeology