Allen L. McCullar

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The New 52 is dead: DC Comics details diverse, character-driven new direction

A month ago DC Comics came out with a big announcement: they are ditching the New 52.<p>That is, they're ditching the branding and editorial focus that's been the standard at the company since late 2011, that manifested in an infamous hard reboot of DC Comics continuity. The New 52 has been criticized …

Who or what killed Alexander the Great?

In June 323 BC, Alexander the Great died in Babylon aged 32, having conquered an empire stretching from modern Albania to eastern Pakistan. The …

Fisherman nets centuries-old statue of Greek god Apollo in Gaza Strip

Lost for centuries, a rare bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo has mysteriously appeared in the Gaza Strip, only to be seized by police and vanish …

Trojan War

The Narrative of the Trojan War<p>According to classical sources, the war began after the abduction (or elopement) of Queen Helen of Sparta by the …

Burials in Greece linked to Macedonian kings

3/14/2014 05:00:00 PM<p>A Greek archaeologist says she has discovered 20 new burials near Macedonia's ancient capital in northern Greece, and some could …

Homer’s great literary masterpieces dated by study of Greek language evolution

<i>Achilles tending the wounded Patroclus</i> (Attic red-figure kylix, <i>ca.</i> 500 BC) Wiki Commons<p>Homer’s great masterpieces, The Iliad and The Odyssey, have …

10 of the Most Significant Writers of Ancient Greece | GreekReporter.com

It is common knowledge that the foundation of western society derives from ancient Greece and more specifically from scripts of the ancient Greek …

Ancient Greek Oracles and Prophecies

Man’s desire to know what the future holds is nothing new or out of the ordinary. In ancient times, the need to know what is to come can be best …

The Athenian Acropolis

<i>Harrison Eiteljorg, II’s article “Antiquity’s High Holy Place: The Athenian Acropolis” was originally published in the November/December 2004 issue …

Greek Deities and Their Roman Counterparts

The mythology of ancient Greece shares many mythological deities with the mythology of ancient Rome, figures that pose common lineages, dominions and …

Delphi: A History of the Centre of the Ancient World by Michael Scott – review

In 356BC, the site of the Delphic oracle, hidden in the folds of Mount Parnassus, between the Corycian cave and the Castalian spring, was invaded by the army of neighbouring Phocis and placed under military occupation. The Phocians had been provoked to this intervention by ruinous fines imposed by …

Following in the Baby Steps of Alexander the Great: Game of Thrones On the Looney Front

Before there was Alexander the Great, there was Alexander the young prince, gallivanting round the boondocks of Macedonia, taming the mighty steed Bucephalas, learning at the feet of the great philosopher Aristotle, even possibly master-minding his own father's assassination - all at sites within …

New Inca road to Machu Picchu discovered

Specialists at the Machu Picchu archaeological park have announced the discovery of a new section of Inca road. Archaeologists have discovered a new …

Who Were the Barbarians?

Barbarians — a word that today often refers to uncivilized people or evil people and their evil deeds — originated in ancient Greece, and it …

Who Were the Druids?

Druids were people in ancient Britain and France who served a wide variety of roles — “philosophers, teachers, judges, the repository of communal …

The 4,000-year-old whopper: Russian fisherman accidentally catches a rare Bronze Age figurine of a pagan god

• <b>Siberian Nikolay Tarasov, 53, wants no compensation for the find that local archaeologists have hailed as being 'unique and amazing'</b>• <b><br>Figurine has</b> …

Engraved tablet found in one of Dazu Rock Carvings

5/21/2014 06:00:00 PM<p>It's a rare treat when a treasure can be found within a treasure. That's exactly what happened when archaeologists uncovered a …

Who Were the Ancient Goths?

The Goths were a people who flourished in Europe throughout ancient times and into the Middle Ages. Referred to at times as “barbarians,” they are …

Archaeologists Unearth Roman Fort and Harbor in England

A team of archaeologists and volunteers unearthed the remains of what is believed to be a Roman fort and harbor on the coast of northwest England …

The King's Law - The Code of Hammurabi

Hammurabi was the oldest son of Sin-Muballit, and he became the sixth king of Babylon upon his father’s abdication around 1729 BC (based on the short …

Volcanic Evidence Opens New Maya Mystery

Tough and tiny zircon crystals have helped researchers rule out an enormous volcanic blast as the source of ash used to make Maya pottery, deepening …

Geology

With eBooks Still Pricey, Illinois Libraries Flex Their Marketing Muscle

It’s a rare thing in a free market when a customer is refused the ability to buy a company’s product and is told its money is <i>no good here</i>.- Maureen Sullivan, 9/28/2012 – An Open Letter to America’s Publishers<p>When Sullivan penned this letter as President of the American Library Association, she was …