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Ancient Resource taps into major collections for its Dec 7 Fine Ancient Artifacts Auction

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

In 2003, after years of producing and writing ancient-history documentaries for History Channel, Discovery Channel and other respected networks, Gabriel Vandervort took his considerable knowledge and love of antiquities down a different path. Show More Summary

Ancient New Zealand 'dawn whale' identified

Palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of fossil baleen whales and two species within it. The two whales, which lived between 27-25 million years ago, were preserved in a rock formation near Duntroon in North Otago. Show More Summary

Ancient Antarctica Lake Provides Clues to One of the Unsolved Mysteries of Early Earth

While the extinction of the dinosaurs has largely been explained by the impact of a large meteorite, the crash of the stromatolites remains unsolved. “It’s one of the major questions in Earth history,” says Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution microbial ecologist...

The Bloody History of Money, From Ancient Rome to ISIS

Finance was linked to violence thousands of years before the Islamic State proposed its own currency.

This Could Finally Explain How Mars Got Its Liquid Water

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Evidence suggests that Mars had water flowing on its surface at various points in its ancient history. But the evidence also points to temperatures being far too cold at those time for water to be liquid. So, how can both facts be true? At last, this paradox may be on the verge of resolution. Read more...

Public health in ancient Egypt

Archaeologist leads the first detailed study of human remains at the ancient Egyptian site of Deir el-Medina A postdoctoral scholar in the Department of History, Austin compared Deir el-Medina’s well-known textual artifacts to physical evidence of health and disease to create a newly comprehensive picture of how Egyptian workers lived. Austin is continuing her research during [...]

More cemetery conservation video

From NCPTT: The problem I was confronted with is one familiar to you all. Cemeteries are important to local and national history. Personally, coming from this as an outsider … in ancient history and classics, I typically deal with things 2,000 years or older … I was really surprised about the local passion for genealogy in [...]

Ancient New Zealand 'Dawn Whale' identified by Otago researchers

University of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of fossil baleen whales and two species within it. Otago Department of Geology PhD student Robert Boessenecker and his supervisor Professor Ewan Fordyce have named the new genus Tohoraata, which translates as 'Dawn Whale' in M?ori. read more

Ancient temple burned down to the ground in Shanxi

This is terrible. An ancient temple with over 1,400 years worth of history was completely ravaged in a fire early this morning in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province. [ more › ]

Yunak Evleri is a 5-Star Hotel Built into Ancient Turkish Caves

Many caves were carved out of the soft limestone cliffs in the region of Cappadocia, whose history dates back to the 6th century.  The hotel was completed in 2000 after extensive cleanup and grounds improvement. The remarkable cave retrofit brought in power

Unique Roman relief discovered: Depiction of unknown god in Turkey; Relics from 2,000 years of cult history excavated

A bearded deity has been discovered with astral symbols. Archaeologists excavated the unique Roman relief depicting an unknown god in an ancient sanctuary in Turkey. According to a first assessment, the one and a half meter (five foot)...Show More Summary

A Chinese General's View on Whether China Is a Challenge to America

According to Thucydides, an Ancient Greek historian and author of "History of the Peloponnesian War," the rise of a big power is usually accompanied by a mortal war against the ruling power. It was the rise of Athenian power and the fear it inspired in Sparta that ultimately made the Peloponnesian War inevitable. Show More Summary

A Chinese General's View on Whether China Is a Challenge to America

According to Thucydides, an Ancient Greek historian and author of "History of the Peloponnesian War," the rise of a big power is usually accompanied by a mortal war against the ruling power. It was the rise of Athenian power and the fear it inspired in Sparta that ultimately made the Peloponnesian War inevitable. Show More Summary

A Chinese General's View on Whether China Is a Challenge to America

According to Thucydides, an Ancient Greek historian and author of "History of the Peloponnesian War," the rise of a big power is usually accompanied by a mortal war against the ruling power. It was the rise of Athenian power and the fear it inspired in Sparta that ultimately made the Peloponnesian War inevitable. Show More Summary

Conspiracy History: Ancient and Modern

There can be absolutely no doubt that in today’s world of global uncertainty, conspiracy theories are everywhere. Saddam Hussein’s ever-elusive weapons of mass destruction, the Edward Snowden affair, the events of 9/11, and the UK’s 7/7, have all attracted the attentions of conspiracy theorists who believe that...

An Abridged History of Funambulists

last weekOdd : Neatorama

Funambulism is a Greek word meaning tightrope walker. Rope walkers in ancient Greece and Rome couldn’t get into the Olympics, but their skills instead entered the show business arena. Over the centuries, competition among these acrobats...Show More Summary

Work, Btch! Britney Spears ‘Giddy’ Over New Man Charlie Ebersol: Telling Friends ‘I’ve Found A Hottie’ — With Money Of His Own!

Britney Spears had her heart broken just a couple months ago, when ex-boyfriend David Lucado was caught on tape with another woman. But all that’s ancient history since she’s rebounded… READ ON

6 Retro Features Modern Video Games Need

By Luke McKinney Published: November 06th, 2014 The march of progress has trampled some flowers of fine living into the dirt of history. After the Stone Age, we forgot how to not need pants. After Ancient Greece, we forgot how to worship drink as divine. After we invented the Internet, we forgot h

History of violence

Enjoyed this article - and the video – by Steven Pinker on the history of violence both from ancient times through to the “Long Peace” after 1945. In almost every respect the world has grown less violent through history and the decline has been most marked after 1945. Conflicts and wars within countries, between countries, [...]

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