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Selling Sex: Wonder Woman and the Ancient Fantasy of Hot Lady Warriors

Wonder Woman's feminism has a lot of twisted history to contend with. When the film Wonder Woman is released in early June, it will surely join the blockbuster ranks of other recent comic book-inspired film franchises, including Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and X-Men. Show More Summary

War Stories: New and Noteworthy Books on Military History, from Afghanistan to Waterloo

Thomas E. Ricks reports on the hubris and sorrow of war, from ancient Greece to Afghanistan.

Have Homer, Will Travel

We’re super jazzed about a new (and free!) app called ToposText that pairs the entirety of ancient Greek and Roman texts with GIS mapping data, allowing travelers to pull up history’s classics in the places in which they were written. Show More Summary

Ancient DNA evidence shows hunter-gatherers and farmers were intimately linked

(Cell Press) In human history, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming is a significant one. As such, hunter-gatherers and farmers are usually thought about as two entirely different sets of people. But researchers reporting...Show More Summary

A colorful primer on history’s deadliest colors

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

TED-Ed offers a brief guide to history’s deadliest colors, from lead white in Ancient Greece to “Paris Green” in the 18th century.

Do 2018 college football recruits even remember your team's last national title?

To a 17-year-old athlete, what your team did more than a decade or so ago might be ancient history. Jan 1, 2000. If you’re a college football recruit in the class of 2018, that is roughly the average of when you were born. You were a Y2K baby. Show More Summary

The $80 billion question: Why are Bitcoin and Ethereum growing so fast?

A little over two months ago, Bitcoin achieved a symbolic milestone: After an intensive period of growth, the price of one Bitcoin surpassed the price of an ounce of gold.  That seems like ancient history. The price of Bitcoin has nearly doubled since then and the cryptocurrency is currently trading at about $2,200. Show More Summary

Ancient Egypt’s Most Fascinating Hieroglyphics Translated

last weekHumor : Funny or Die

Ancient Egypt’s Most Fascinating Hier... At long last, the secrets of Egypt are revealed! Submitted by: Keaton Patti Regular Keywords: Ancient Egypt Egypt Fascinating Hieroglyphics Translated Symbols History Views: 6

Destruction in Syria

Some rather upsetting before-after photos mounted one over another with a slider: Gareth Davies, 'Thousands of years of history wiped out by ISIS: Shocking new pictures show how the terror group has obliterated Syria's ancient treasures' Mail online, 12 May 2017

Look into my eyes, but also into my collection history.

last weekArts : ARCAblog

Collecting ancient art can be an extension of a personal passion, a status symbol or a piece of cultural currency but it also serves as a defacto calling card for the current-day purchaser's own collecting ethics. As this new UNESCOShow More Summary

The Best Red Carpet Looks From the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

The Met Gala was weeks ago, and the so-called Awards Season is practically ancient history — but blessedly, the annual Cannes Film Festival has arrived to save our souls from what would otherwise be an all-out dearth of celebrity red carpet fashion! The festival may be celebrating its 70th birthday... Continue reading

The Depressing Reality of Mosul: The Planet Is Getting Flattened as One Ancient City After Another Is Destroyed

The world loses as destruction and mayhem know no bounds. The closest I ever got to Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, was 1,720.7 miles away -- or so the Internet assures me.  Although I’ve had a lifelong interest in history, I know...Show More Summary

West Bank Archaeological Site/Museum Must Deal With All Religions And Cultures, Rules Israeli Supreme Court

"Tourists at Tel Shiloh face 'dissonance', [the plaintiffs' lawyer] says, because labels in Hebrew and English primarily underscore the Jewish biblical history about Israelites and the Tabernacle, while many of the ancient buildings and artefacts on display date from the Muslim and Byzantine periods."

'Game of Thrones': How George R.R. Martin's 'World of Ice and Fire' Could Inspire the Successor Shows

From the ancient days of Westeros to the far reaches of Yi Ti and beyond, Martin's world contains enough history to fuel several new series set in the 'Thrones' universe. read more

Sally Yates: What rough beast

(Scott Johnson) Sally Yates testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee this past Monday, but it already feels like ancient history. Yates testified with former DNI James Clapper about events leading to the termination of Michael Flynn as President Trump’s National Security Adviser only days into his job. Show More Summary

Egypt sees recent archaeological findings as a blessing for a struggling economy

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

These days, the gods appear to be blessing Egypt’s floundering tourism sector that hinges largely on its ancient past as a cradle of mankind. Virtually every week, it seems, new aspects of Egypt’s history are being unearthed. Literally. The country’s antiquities ministry announced Saturday that at least 17 well-preserved mummies were found in a necropolis […]

Fossil 'winged serpent' is a new species of ancient snake

An ancient sink hole in eastern Tennessee holds the clues to an important transitional time in the evolutionary history of snakes. Among the fossilized creatures found there, according to a new paper co-authored by a University of Pennsylvania paleontologist, is a new species of snake that lived 5 million years ago.

Fossil 'winged serpent' is a new species of ancient snake, Penn doctoral student finds

(University of Pennsylvania) An ancient sink hole in eastern Tennessee holds the clues to an important transitional time in the evolutionary history of snakes. Among the fossilized creatures found there, according to a new paper co-authored by a University of Pennsylvania paleontologist, is a new species of snake that lived 5 million years ago.

Misfit City #1 Review

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets :

Misfit City #1 (W) Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten (A) Naomi Franquiz Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie there in the 80s… but that’s ancient history. Until […] The post Misfit City #1 Review appeared first on

Yemen war threatens millennia-old mummies

Yemen's war has claimed thousands of lives and pushed millions to the brink of famine. Now the conflict threatens to erase a unique part of the country's ancient history.

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