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Roman irrigation unearthed in Cambridge

3/17/2014 09:00:00 PM<p>The earliest known example of Roman irrigation in Britain has been discovered by archaeologists digging on the outskirts of …

Searching underwater for history of the Roman Empire

3/18/2014 04:00:00 PM<p>Stanford scholar Justin Leidwanger spends a lot of time underwater. An assistant professor of classics, Leidwanger is a maritime …

You Might Have Missed These 'House Of Cards' Nods To 'The West Wing'

<b>SPOILERS AHEAD!</b><p>Even though "The West Wing" and "House of Cards" both take place in Washington, D.C., their views on the political world are very different, but that doesn't mean that "House of Cards" can't tip its hat to the classic political series that came before it.<p>Here are two scenes from …

A Jilted Babylonian Scribe Wrote This Heartbreaking Love Letter 4,000 Years Ago

Happy Valentine's Day from the Popular Science archives.<p>Thousands of years ago, a hurt and confused Babylonian man used a triangular stylus to jab a message to his lover into a small piece of wet clay:<p>To Bibea: May the gods for my sake preserve your health. Tell me how you are. I went to Babylon …

Black Death may have scuppered Roman Empire

What caused the fall of the Roman Empire? A devastating plague that struck during the reign of Emperor Justinian in 541 AD, killing a quarter of the …

DNA Clues to the Ancient Roman Practice of Infanticide

HAMBLEDEN, ENGLAND—Simon Mays of English Heritage continues to analyze the bones of Roman infants discovered near the site of Yewden Villa, which …

Oldest Roman temple to date unearthed in Rome

1/29/2014 05:00:00 PM<p>Archaeologists excavating a site in central Rome say they've uncovered what may be oldest known temple from Roman …

Who Is Buried in Charlemagne’s Tomb?

AACHEN, GERMANY—Bones and bone fragments from Charlemagne’s gilded sarcophagus in Aachen Cathedral belonged to a tall, thin, older man, according to …

Learn Latin, Old English, Sanskrit, Classical Greek & Other Ancient Languages in 10 Lessons

I receive weekly reminders of my linguistic ignorance whenever I read anything by authors fluent in Latin. How could I not, whenever Clive James …

Step Pyramid Uncovered in Southern Egypt

TORONTO, ONTARIO—A step pyramid dated to 4,600 years ago has been uncovered in southern Egypt, at the ancient settlement of Edfu, by a team led by …

How Matera Went From Ancient Civilization to Slum to a Hidden Gem

You know that travelers’ tastes have come full circle when hotel guests are clamoring to live like troglodytes. In the southern Italian town of …

Carthaginians sacrificed own children, archaeologists say

1/21/2014 05:00:00 PM<p>After decades of scholarship denying that the Carthaginians sacrificed their children, new research has found 'overwhelming' …

Seashells inspire new way to preserve ancient bones

1/22/2014 04:00:00 PM<p>Recreating the story of humanity's past by studying ancient bones can hit a snag when they deteriorate, but scientists are now …

King Tut's Mummified Penis Hints at Political Struggle?

The king's burial as god of the afterlife reflects ancient turmoil, study says.<p>He's ancient Egypt's most famous pharaoh. The discovery of King Tut's treasure-filled tomb in 1922 made him an international sensation and a subject of continuing study and analysis.<p>Most recently, mummy expert Salima …

Found: The Real Town of ‘Bedrock’

Nobody pretends we know everything about the people of the Stone Age, but a few things are settled. They definitely didn’t drive cars powered by …

Centuries Before China's 'Great Wall,' There Was Another

<b>Listen · 4:30</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>The Great Wall of China, built more than 2,000 years ago, stands as one of the monumental feats of ancient engineering. Stretching thousands of miles, it protected the newly unified country from foreign invaders.<p>But before the Great Wall, warring …

What We Learned About Human Origins in 2013

The existence of a mysterious ancient human lineage and the possibility that the earliest humans were actually all one species were among the …

Unlocking the scrolls of Herculaneum

<b>The British Museum's 2013 show of artefacts from the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried in ash during an explosive eruption of Mount Vesuvius, was a sell-out. But could even greater treasures - including lost works of classical literature - still lie underground?</b><p>For centuries scholars …

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23 Outrageously Delicious Cookies To Bake Right Now

It's time to celebrate Bake Cookies Day, arguably the best holiday of the ENTIRE YEAR.

The Slow Cooker Cookbook: 75 Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Recipes for Slow Cooked Meals

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p>The Slow Cooker Cookbook has 75 simple recipes designed for busy people who want to use their slow cooker to make quick and hearty meals.<p>The Slow Cooker Cookbook is a comprehensive guide to becoming an expert with your slow cooker so you can start saving hours while you make …

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How to make and use dried chiles

<b>Dear Lynne,</b><p><b>How do you use dried chiles and which kind should I buy? Are they all really hot?</b><p><b>–Tom in Chicago</b><p>Dear Tom,<p>Chiles are not the easiest …

Terracotta Warriors inspired by Ancient Greek Art

12/11/2013 09:30:00 PM<p>The Terracotta Warriors, along with other life-size sculptures built for the First Emperor of China, were inspired by Greek …

Ancient dogs found buried in pots in Egypt

12/07/2013 06:00:00 PM<p>Archaeologists have found some of the most curious canine burials ever unearthed in Egypt — two well preserved dogs buried in …

Have We Found the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island?

Remote-sensing techniques have unearthed clues to the fate of settlers who mysteriously disappeared.<p>It's a mystery that has intrigued Americans for centuries: What happened to the lost colonists of North Carolina's Roanoke Island? (See "America's Lost Colony.")<p>The settlers, who arrived in 1587, …

Pyramid-Age Love Revealed in Vivid Color in Egyptian Tomb

She was a priestess named Meretites, and he was a singer named Kahai, who performed at the pharaoh's palace. They lived about 4,400 years ago in an …

Casting News for 'Cell,' and Other Stephen King News

John Cusack is heading back to Stephen King land, and he’s taking Samuel L. Jackson with him. Both have been cast in the upcoming adaptation of …

Cannibal Neanderthals in northern Spain ate neighbours

11/25/2013 05:00:00 PM<p>Scientists have discovered the remains of a group of Neanderthals in northern Spain who were butchered and eaten by a group of …