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Ancient Egypt crocodile surprise at Dutch museum

<b>A new scan of a 2,500-year-old crocodile mummy has stunned experts in the Netherlands by revealing that there are dozens of mummified baby crocs inside.</b><p>The 3m-long mummy has been at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden since 1828 and is on display in its Egyptian galleries. In the 1990s, a …

Archaeology

The Muslim coin that proves the Muslims knew the Temple was in Jerusalem

This Umayyad coin was minted in 696 CE in Jerusalem:<p>The text says ""Aliya, Madinet Bayit al-Maqdis" - "Aliya" meaning Aelia Capitolina, the Roman …

More Wikileaks Paydirt: Democrats Hate America

I wish I had time thoroughly to go through the trove of John Podesta emails released by Wikileaks, but just a few I’ve seen reveal the deep disdain …

The Unsolved Mystery: Ancient Ruins Of Puma Punku In Bolivia

One proper evidence of a long-lost civilization – the ruins of Puma Punku are the most fascinating structures which defy the logic. A lot of …

Ice Age

Ancient Hand Grenade Found in Israel

The weapon, which could destroy ships, may date back as far as the 11th century.<p>A Crusades-era hand grenade that was retrieved from the sea off the …

Archaeology

Alexander the Great as a God

The age-old concept of the “divine right of kings” allowed that a country’s ruler received his or her power or authority from God. However, few, if …

Ancient Nubia (Kingdom of Cush) in Sudan

HOME / Table of Contents = Civilizations - Cultures - Areas - Regions - Prehistory <br>Other Archaeological Sites / The Neolithic of the Levant (500 Page …

The New York Times' bizarre story on Osama bin Laden's death

<b>(CNN) —</b> The New York Times is the greatest newspaper in the world, so when the current cover story in the Times magazine is headlined, "What Do We Really Know about Osama bin Laden's Death?," readers are surely going to pay attention.<p>The story was of particular interest because we actually know a …

Osama Bin Laden

Pachacamac

Pachacamac, located on the coast of Peru and 32 km south of Lima, was an important sacred site, oracle, and place of burial, which was visited by …

Carthaginian Army

The armies of Carthage permitted the city to forge the most powerful empire in the western Mediterranean from the 6th to 3rd centuries BCE. Although …

State Department dismisses latest Assad 'rhetoric'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. State Department is dismissing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's recent pledge that "bloodshed won't come to an end" in his country as unsurprising and "vintage Assad."<p>"He basically got up and said what he always says," Deputy State Department Spokesman Mark Toner told …

The Truth About the Palestinians and 1948

The Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, meets with Adolf Hitler in 1941. Photo: German Federal Archives via Wikimedia Commons.<p>The truth about …

Hadrian's Wall: Everyday Life on a Roman Frontier (Review)

Review<p>by Jessica Settergren<br>published on 30 April 2016<p><b>Rating:</b><p>Patricia Southern’s writing breathes wit and entertainment into her treatment of …

Visiting The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art

The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art (Español: <i>Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino</i>) in Santiago, Chile is a jewel among the world’s museums and a …

The terrorist attacks in Brussels are linked to the end of the Cold War

He was accused of the deaths of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims in the 1990s.<p>The date of his conviction, March 24, is also the 17th anniversary of the beginning of the NATO bombing campaign in Serbia that led to separation and independence of Kosovo from Serbia. It is also the week in which members …

Cold War

Fascism Isn't Our Problem

As Donald Trump moves nearer and nearer to the Republican nomination, history is becoming more fashionable. The media are awash with comparisons …

Elephants in Greek Roman Warfare

In the search for ever more impressive and lethal weapons to shock the enemy and bring total victory the armies of ancient Greece, Carthage, and even …

Vietnam in the Middle East: America’s War on Terror is destabilizing the entire region

<b>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (AP)</b><p>Like the Viet Cong before it, ISIS poses no existential threat. It’s high time we bring our boys and girls home<p>Ira Chernus<p>February 3, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It was half a century ago, but I still remember it vividly. “We have to help …

Early Dynastic Period In Egypt

The Early Dynastic Period in Egypt (c. 3150 - c. 2613 BCE) is the beginning of the historical era of the country during which the regions of Upper …

The Martian was right. NASA Is studying Peruvian potatoes for farming on Mars.

In last year's Hollywood film The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, is left for dead by his crew after being caught in a sandstorm on Mars. In order to survive, Watney plants some potatoes that NASA had sent up with his crew. In this case, science fiction isn't far from …

Ötzi the iceman reveals secrets of European migration

Stomach contents of a frozen 5,300 year old corpse discovered in the Alps by tourists 24 years ago has shed new light on the origins of European man<p>Ötzi the iceman has fascinated scientists since his frozen 5,300-year-old corpse was discovered by Alpine hikers in 1991.<p>Now, three and a half years …

A Lost Michaelangelo Painting Has Been Hanging In A Living Room In Queens

Lost paintings are rarely recovered because "lost" is just a nice way of saying they were either stolen or destroyed, but sometimes famous works of …

Mars Orbiter Catches a Crater Full of Cracks

A lacy web of bright frost-filled fractures fills a crater near the north pole of Mars in this image, acquired Sept. 20, 2015 with the HiRISE camera …

GRAIL's Gravity Map of the Moon

This image shows the variations in the lunar gravity field as measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) during the primary …

Spacecraft

The dangerous streets of ancient Rome

Join Mary Beard on a tour of the imperial capital after sunset, when armed muggers, drunken toffs and flying chamber pots hold sway<p><i>This article was</i> …