Ancient History

After 500 years, a UV lamp solves the mystery of the Basel Papyrus

A mysterious ancient text has finally been deciphered, and it’s a medical essay.<p>The University of Basel has dozens of ancient papyrus texts in its …

Basel

Archaeologists open 'cursed' ancient Egyptian sarcophagus

Archaeologists in Egypt have opened up a mysterious ancient ‘cursed’ black granite sarcophagus.<p>The massive coffin, which was recently excavated in the city of Alexandria, has now been opened, according to a statement released Thursday by Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities. A layer of mortar between …

Archaeology

How Sparta Beat Back Athens In The Peloponnesian War

In the sixth lecture of Hillsdale College’s course on the histories of Athens and Sparta, which you can follow along with me here, Paul A. Rahe, a …

Conservative View

Unfortunately opening the ancient Egyptian sarcophagus didn't unleash curse on us

Buckle up, everyone — Egyptian authorities finally opened up the mysterious black sarcophagus on Thursday that was unearthed at the beginning of …

Archaeology

When eunuchs were the mid-rung of power in the Mughal empire

The faith placed by the Bihar government in eunuchs is largely reflective of a time when they were not just trusted as guards of imperial harems and …

Transgender

A Must-See List of Egypt’s Ancient Wonders

Dr. Zahi Hawass, the world’s most famous archaeologist, shares his list of the most amazing sites in Egypt — and why you should join the Royal Egypt …

Archaeology

Michael IV the Paphlagonian

Michael IV the Paphlagonian was Byzantine emperor from 1034 to 1041 CE. He had an affair with Empress Zoe, then married her and was crowned emperor …

World History

Heliopolis - World Archaeology

This visualisation by Christopher Breninek shows how the fragments of the colossal statue of Psamtik I fit together.<p>Rescuing Ancient Egypt’s temple …

Archaeology

Roman and Greek History, Altered: Another Work of Mastery by Blu in Quarticciolo, Rome

For the last three months, legendary muralist Blu has been "secretly" painting a 6 story facade of the former Quarticciolo police headquarters in the …

High Fashion

There is No Tomorrow Without the West’s Heroes and Myths

The West is undoubtedly the greatest civilization of all time, the proof of which is in its fruits. From the Nocturnes of Chopin to the Meditations …

Conservative View

Uncovering the mysteries of England’s Bayeux Tapestry and its connections to Charlemagne

A team of academics, led by the University of Bristol, are hoping to raise awareness of a unique, but little-known, medieval fresco which depicts …

Medieval

About that Odyssey fragment

Emily Wilson writes: “Reports have been circulating of a <b>discovery at Olympia,</b> Greece, of 13 lines from <b>Book 14 of the Odyssey,</b> inscribed on a clay …

Google Translate

Temple of Segesta

This amazingly preserved Doric temple was abandoned before it was ever completed.<p>At the top of a hill overlooking the Gulf of Castellammare, just …

Aberdeenshire

1,700-Year-Old Marble Bust Unearthed in Turkey

MERSIN PROVINCE, TURKEY—<i>Hurriyet Daily News</i> reports that a team of archaeologists led by Remzi Yağci of Dokuz Eylül University has unearthed a marble …

Archaeology

Why Ubisoft isn’t replacing artists with AI tech for Assassin’s Creed

The Assassin’s Creed franchise is among the biggest of the major blockbusters in the gaming industry, and building them is only getting more complicated as each entry in the series grows larger than its predecessors. Art director Raphael Lacoste and his team of dozens were able to manufacture the …

Business

Fire destroys giant pyramid tourist attraction

WADSWORTH, Ill. — Authorities say fire severely damaged a giant pyramid home that doubles as a tourist attraction in northern Illinois.<p>Gurnee Fire …

Fire Fighting

Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan

Oxford University Press

Total War: Rome 2 reveals Rise of the Republic DLC, release date set

Hot on the gladiator sandal heels of its Empire Divided DLC and Cleopatra-starring Desert Kingdoms culture pack, Total War: Rome 2 has announced Rise …

PC Gaming

Marble head of a woman | Roman | Imperial | The Met

Copy of a Hellenistic statue of the 3rd or 2nd century B.C.<p>Coiffures with corkscrew curls were fashionable in Egypt and Cyrene during the Ptolemaic …

Art Museums

Fragment of a Queen's Face | New Kingdom, Amarna Period | The Met

Winlock, Herbert E. 1937. <i>Egyptian Statues and Statuettes</i>. New York, fig. 16.<p>Hayes, William C. 1959. <i>Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of</i> …

Museums

Marble head of a bearded man | Greek | Late Classical | The Met

Period:Late Classical<p>Date:late 4th century B.C.<p>Culture:Greek<p>Medium:Marble, Pentelic<p>Dimensions:H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); width 6 in. (15.2 cm); depth 8 …

Art Museums

Oldest Ever Baby Snake Discovered Frozen Inside an Amber Coffin

"Just about everything about snakes is a mystery."<p>Snakes are muscle-noodles that have been biting and thriving for at least 140 million years. And …

Science

Cracking the Code - Champollion and the Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone in the British Museum. © Hans Hillewaert / CC-BY-SA-3.0<p>On July 15, 1799 in the Egyptian village of Rosetta Pierre-François …

Science

Phoenician Walls of Erice

Tourists to the mountaintop Sicilian town often overlook its ancient fortifications.<p>Tourists flock to Erice, often via the newly reinstated cable car …

CC BY-SA

NOVA Online | Secrets of Lost Empires | Pharaoh's Obelisk | Slide 5

As a young man, Denys Stocks was obsessed with the Egyptians. For the past 20 years, this ancient-tools specialist has been recreating tools the …

Crystals

The real King Arthur: why are we so obsessed with trying to solve the mystery?

The author David Carroll believes he has found proof that the legendary King Arthur was actually the son of a sixth-century Scottish king - and he is …

History

Strongest Men in History Hoisted Cattle and Crushed Stones to Show Their Might

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Erin Blakemore<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>Strongest Men in History Hoisted Cattle and Crushed Stones to Show …

A+E Networks

Exploring Greece, Israel, and Jordan– Part Twenty

The Athens museum has a wonderful Egyptian section. There was considerable cross-fertilization between the Cycladic islands, Mycenae in the south of …

Ancient History

A Crusader statue in Belgium

For the millions of residents and tourists who pass through the city of Brussels each year, the statue of Godfrey of Bouillon is a somewhat forgotten …

Medieval

Step inside this 800-year-old palace in Coimbatore for a date with royalty

On a recent visit to Pollachi, a quaint town in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, on another writer’s assignment, I hear stories about an old …

Lifestyle (India)