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Two full pots of antique coins, weighing more than 130 kilograms, were unearthed in a township in South China's Hainan province, local newspaper …Archaeology
An international team of archaeologists has uncovered remains of a massive Iron Age period fortification wall and enclosure at the coastal …Archaeology
Why this mysterious Mayan cave full of children’s bones may be evidence of ancient human trafficking
It began with screams of terror in the middle of the night.
By the time rescuers traced the wailing to its origin, they found themselves at the jagged …Archaeology
Malodorous industries moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn, shifting the industrial landscape.
During the 19th century, it was widely believed that bad smells carried diseases. In the 1870s, the New York City Metropolitan Board of Health created the below "stench map" to point out where malodorous …New York
The remains of what is believed to be a medieval priory have been unearthed following a Time Team-style dig by Northumberland villagers.
The 12-strong …Middle Ages
The government of Bolivia announced it will start exploratory excavations this year at the ancient fortress of Tiahuanaco after a buried pyramid was …Archaeology
Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Ill., draped in black-and-white mourning cloth, following his assassination. African American mothers holding …American Civil War
For many centuries, the expansion and protection of the Roman Empire rested upon the broad shoulders and discipline of heavy infantry legionnaires. …World History
“This is an incredible construction, using ingenious solutions to insurmountable engineering and construction problems,” said Professor of Civil …Athens
The skeleton of a horse thought to be from the Roman period has been discovered at the Biomedical Campus in Cambridge – three metres below ground …
Income inequality is one of the most important social issues of our time. There are vast gaps between the economies of different countries around the world: the poorest countries (Malawi, Burundi, Central African Republic) have GDPs per capita that are several hundred times smaller than those of …Wealth
An ancient two-lane avenue divided by a row of columns has been uncovered in the ruins of the ancient city of Anavarza, an important center of the …Tourism
Potsherds used for producing beer discovered at site believed to be northernmost Egyptian settlement in Early Bronze Age, 5,000 years agoBeer
CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND—The bones of at least 22 Neolithic people, many of them children, have been identified in Italy’s Scaloria Cave. The cave, located …Italy
In the town of Kemberg near Wittenberg (Saxony-Anhalt), Polish-German team of archaeologists studied the westernmost city of the communities …Archaeology
POMPEII, ITALY—Now that a two-year restoration project has been completed, the Villa of the Mysteries has reopened to visitors. The building’s …Pompeii
The walk to Dario Franceschini’s office is in itself testament to Italy’s vast heritage. Past countless paintings lining the corridors of the culture ministry, he sits dwarfed by high walls adorned with books.
In any other capital, such a scene might seem as if it were put on for guests, but in Rome …Italy
No one outside Iraq is monitoring the state of what is possibly the largest archaeological settlement site in the world – which is just one reason to …Archaeology
An image of the papyrus that highlights the huge complexity of layers inside the scroll. X-ray imaging is revealing hidden words preserved for …Ancient Greece
The use of shields in battle originates in pre-history and is present in the earliest known human civilisations. A logical evolution in armed combat, …Archaeology
Two gold artefacts thought to be around 3,000 years old have been found near Wrexham. The Late Bronze Age hoard of two 'lock' gold rings were …Archaeology
NEFYN, WALES—A cist grave containing a woman’s skeleton has been unearthed at a church in North Wales. The site is thought to have been part of a …Middle Ages
Advanced radiocarbon dating techniques have revealed that a prehistoric kill and butchering site attributed to the Clovis People was active …Archaeology
For three decades, archaeologist Anabel Ford has been exploring and studying the ancient Maya site of El Pilar, but until now she has never …Archaeology
In ancient Greece and Rome, gods were part of daily life—so much so, in fact, that they could steal your daughter or lover, help you win a war, or cure your illness. Some legendary heroes even visited the realm of the god of the underworld, who was called Hades by the Greeks and Pluto by the Romans.
POPOVO, BULGARIA—A man plowing a field in northeastern Bulgaria discovered a pot containing about 90 silver coins dating from the sixteenth to …Coin Collecting
Delhi’s history is often spoken of in terms of its seven cities. These were fortified settlements, established by various rulers between the 11th and 17th centuries, now swallowed by the sprawling city of today. The sixth Delhi is the Purana Qila, or Old Fort, a 16th-century stone fort near the …World History
Antonello da Messina: Sicily's Renaissance Master | MetPublications | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Praised in fifteenth-century humanist circles for his uncanny ability to create figures "so well that they seemed alive and missing only a soul," the …
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1. Theagenes of Thasos
One of the towering figures of ancient sports, Theagenes was a Greek pugilist who …Ancient Civilization
Scientists have traced the history of European and African migration to the Americas — not by looking in the history books, but by running genetic information from 4,000 individuals around the world through a high-resolution analysis.
The analysis confirms the historical record, but highlights a few …Genetics