Matt Hirst

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Bread & Circuses

An important exhibition, because it is a subject still rarely addressed in Germany, is the new one in Bremen that looks at the role of archaeology …

Neanderthals' large eyes 'caused their demise'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/961000/961294_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524655266_18e950bc80abdb6725642feb8600c818<p><b>A study of Neanderthal skulls suggests that they became extinct because they had larger eyes than our species.</b><p>As a result, more of their …

Adolf Eichmann - a summary

On 31 May 1962, a man who seemed from the outside quite an ordinary person, even banal, was hanged in Ramla prison in Israel. It was, and still is, …

Aristotle - Philosophy In An Hour

Aristotle was perhaps the first and the greatest of all polymaths. He is known to have written on everything from the shape of seashells to …

The Enabling Act - Hitler Rips Up the Constitution

On 23 March 1933, the German Reichstag voted in the Enabling Act, allowing Hitler to rip up the constitution. He’d been in power less than two months.<p>…

The shock of the old: what the sculpture of Pan reveals about sex and the Romans

Nothing is more likely to inspire us to see for ourselves than a warning about the effects of looking. Take the media interest this month when it was …

Hippocrates and the Hippocratic Oath - a summary

<b>‘Concerning disease, practice two things – to help, or at least to do no harm.’<br>Hippocrates, Epidemics 1.11</b><p>Considered by Seneca to be the ‘father of …

Graveyards help us see how our ancestors dealt with death

In a new book, Peter Stanford explores the mystery and power of burial sites – and calls for us to rethink our attitude to death.<p>There’s a rusty old bicycle propped up against the gate of Saint Margaret’s churchyard at Burnham Norton on the north Norfolk coast. Inside, I find its owner, Derek …