Teseo Top

41 Flips | 8 Magazines | 15 Likes | 1 Following | @TeseoTop | Keep up with Teseo Top on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Teseo Top”

Inscription Reveals Governor of Judea Before the Bar-Kokhba Revolt

Who was the Roman governor of Judea during the time leading up to the Bar-Kokhba revolt, the second Jewish revolt against Rome (132–136 C.E.)? This …

Archaeology

Herod the Great

Herod I, or Herod the Great (c. 75 – 4 BCE), was the king of Judea who ruled as a client of Rome. He has gained lasting infamy as the 'slaughterer of …

Sulla

Lucius Cornelius Sulla (138-78 BCE) was a ruthless military commander, who first distinguished himself in the Numidian War under the command of Gaius …

How King Herod Transformed the Holy Land

In the New Testament King Herod I is a villain, but the Herod of history was more complex, a consummate politician, ambitious builder, and master organizer who was able to balance the needs of the Judaean populace and the rulers of Rome.<p>This story appears in the November/December 2016 issue of</i> …

Ancient History

10 key Roman dates you need to know

From Rome’s creation to its eventual collapse, Dr Harry Sidebottom highlights 10 key moments in the rise and fall of one of history’s mightiest …

Modi’in: Where the Maccabees Lived

<i>This Bible History Daily feature was originally published in March 2014. It has been updated.—Ed.</i> <br>Where is Modi’in, hometown of the Maccabees? …

Archaeology

Mitos sobre la Unión Soviética

Tweet<p>Veinticinco años después de la victoria del mundo libre sobre el Imperio del Mal es una fecha tan buena como cualquier otra para revolver en la …

Top 10 Recent Dinosaur Revelations

Even though they’ve been extinct for tens of millions of years, dinosaurs still fascinate us. Our pursuit to better understand them is continuous and …

Paleontology

Dino-Chickens Are Coming Within Our Lifetime

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Jacqueline Ronson</b><p>A few years ago Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, then a Ph.D. student in Arhat Abzhanov's lab at Harvard, did something pretty incredible: He took an embryonic chicken and inhibited a couple of genes during its development. It was a tiny …

Dinosaurs

How Birds Evolved from Dinosaurs

At about six o'clock in the morning, long before light broke on a cold November day in 2014, I pushed through the Beijing station and fought my way …

The Top 10 Fantastic Fossil Finds Of 2016

Every year is a good year to be a paleontologist, but somehow it keeps getting better. With advanced imaging technology, seemingly inexhaustible museum collections, and good old fashioned exploration, there is no end in sight for the discovery of new and exciting information about the ancient …

Paleontology

This Dinosaur Lost Its Teeth And Grew A Beak As It Grew From Juvenile To Mature

Its body was somewhat like an ostrich’s, with short arms that ended in clawed fingers, as well as a long tail. At birth, it was just over one foot …

Why do birds have beaks and not teeth? This dino may have the answer

A group of 13 dinosaurs that died in a mud pit in China has yielded an unprecedented discovery. The 154 million-year-old limusaurus had tiny, sharp …

Mud Dragons, Tully Monsters, And Toothed Whales: The Best Paleo Art of 2016

As chosen by an artist who draws dinosaurs for a living.<p>I pay a great deal of attention to paleo art—which interprets scientific research to depict scenes of prehistoric life—because I make my career out of it. I work as the technical illustrator in the Palaeontology department at the Royal Ontario …

Dippy’s last days: diplodocus leaves London after 112 years for farewell UK tour

So farewell then, Dippy the Diplodocus. For more than a century the much-loved 26-metre long dinosaur skeleton has held centre stage at the Natural History Museum in London, captivating generations of children. But this is the last weekend of Dippy’s residency. On Wednesday the 292 plaster-cast …

Paleontology

Yet Another Reason the Dinosaurs Were Screwed

Why did the dinosaurs go extinct? We may never be completely sure, although a giant asteroid and a bunch of enormous volcanic eruptions probably had …

8 Things You May Not Know About Hammurabi’s Code

In the 18th century B.C., the Babylonian King Hammurabi fashioned a compendium of 282 laws that set standards of conduct and justice for his empire …

The Rise and Fall of Sumer and Akkad

The Sumerians were the first known people to settle in Mesopotamia over 7,000 years ago. Located in the southernmost part of Mesopotamia between the …

Akkad

No one knows where the city of Akkad was located, how it rose to prominence, or how, precisely, it fell; yet once it was the seat of the Akkadian …

The ancient place where history began

The idea of Mesopotamia has intoxicated the West for centuries. Alastair Sooke takes a look at a civilisation where much of modern culture took form.<p>“Everybody has heard of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Tower of Babel, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Flood,” says Ariane Thomas, a curator in the …

Ancient History

Mythologie de Mésopotamie: Enki / Ea

<b>Enki</b> est le dieu sumérien des eaux fraiches et courantes, le dieu de fertilité et de la connaissance. Il correspond au dieu Ea chez les …

The Great Ziggurat of Ur

The city of Ur was one of the most important Sumerian city states in ancient Mesopotamia during the 3 rd millennium BC. One of best preserved and …

The 10 Weirdest Facts About Venus

Photo Credit: Magellan Spacecraft, Arecibo Radio Telescope, NASA<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Welcome to Venus<p>Venus, the second planet from the sun, is an oddity in …

Astronomy

A New View of Europa

Europa is like a spherical ice cube that has partially melted. In fact, if you shook this small moon of Jupiter, you might hear a sloshing sound.<p>That’s because a deep, global ocean lies beneath the moon’s frozen, criss-crossed crust – an ocean that might be as much as 100 kilometers deep. In fact, …

Sumer: The original Black civilization of Iraq - Gudea and the Gutian Invasion

After Ur-Nammu died, his son Shulgi ascended the throne. By now the Gutians had overrun Elam, causing a greater state of anarchy there, than they had …

Archaeological Society denies claims of Agamemnon throne discovery | Kathimerini

The Athens Archaeological Society has denied recent press reports that archaeologists have discovered part of the throne of Agamemnon, king of …

Archaeology

Mythbusting Ancient Rome – the emperor Nero

If asked to think of a single individual who epitomises the decadence, destruction and debauchery of Ancient Rome, the name Nero would surely be on …

Going airborne to protect historic sites in Jordan

The helicopter door opens, and Robert Bewley leans out hundreds of feet above the Hisban Roman ruins outside Amman, Jordan. Feet on the struts, the Oxford University archaeologist begins snapping photos as the chopper circles the ancient stones.<p>Sheep flock far below amid marble columns from 1,700 …

Archaeology