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Brooklyn's 50 Best Restaurants

There was a time when dining in New York City was synonymous with dining in Manhattan, but all that feels like ancient history now. In the past decade, Brooklyn has become the city’s culinary incubator, the borough where innovative chefs create food trends that go on to take over the rest of the city, the country, and even the world. Show More Summary

Islamic State’s Dangerous Effort to Wipe Out Humanity’s Past

10 hours agoNews : Truthdig

The militant group’s destruction this week of the ancient city of Palmyra is an attempt to reduce history to a mere digital memory, the epistemological equivalent of a lolcats meme or a Vine prank.

TEX-86 proxy for past ocean temperature reconstructions challenged, possible 21°C error

From the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Lab experiments question popular measure of ancient ocean temperatures Understanding the planet’s history is crucial if we are to predict its future. While some records are preserved in ice cores or tree rings, other records of the climate’s ancient past are buried deep in the seafloor. An increasingly popular method…

ISIL’s Assault on History: Blows Up 1st Century Baal Shamin Temple in Palmyra

RFE / RL | – – Gunmen from the Islamic State (IS) militant group have blown up a first century A.D. temple in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syrian government officials and…

ISIS Is Waging War Against Syria’s Ancient History

In May, when ISIS overtook and captured Palmyra, Syria, the world feared not just for the human toll, but also for the historical one: The desert city is crowded with impressive Roman monuments and a huge collection of ancient treasures. ISIS's extreme ideology considers many of these structures, which predate Islam,... More »

The War-Hungry Women Written Out Of Photographic History

“These women and their lives and times seem like ancient history in an age where anyone with a mobile phone now has their camera constantly with them. In 2014 we took one trillion photos; 30bn of which were selfies. It’s worth reminding ourselves – in the context of this monstrous exponential profusion of images that […]

10 Best Things to See in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has an ancient history at the crossroads between east and west in Europe, and a multiculturalism that reflects this legacy in its architecture, food, literature and art. Add to that the country’s unspoiled natural...Show More Summary

An Explanation of the Cinematic Technique of Breaking the Fourth Wall and a Look at Its History

3 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of the web series Now You See It provides an explanation for the cinematic technique of breaking the fourth wall as well as a look at its history, which goes all the way back to ancient Greece. The episode also gives examples of when the technique has been used well and when it […]

Museum of the Bible to Display Biblical Artifacts From Israel Antiquity Authority's 2 Million Piece Collection

The Israel Antiquity Authority has announced that it will be providing ancient artifacts for display at the Museum of the Bible, a future educational facility focused on the history, culture and influence of the Bible, set to open in Washington D.C. in 2017.

10 Must-See Places in Jordan

From ancient, man-made wonders to modern cities, soul-stirring desert landscapes to plush beach resorts, Jordan is a land of fascinating contrasts and history, all within a country the size of Maine. The local culture of hospitalityShow More Summary

Flintstones Meets 3D Printing: 700,000 Years of History in One Tool

Ami Drach & Dov Ganchrow's Man Made collection updates the ancient design of tools dating back to the Paleolithic Period

Archaeologists Respond To The Murder of Khaled al-Asaad At Ancient Palmyra

The spectacular and generous life of Syrian archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad came to a brutal end at the hands of ISIS this week, but his work demonstrates why knowledge of history is important to today's conflicts.

Guzzling 9,000 Years Of History With ‘The Comic Book Story Of Beer’

A new illustrated history explores beer's journey from the cradle of agriculture, to the rise and fall of Ancient Rome, to the modern-day craft beer heyday.

Awful: ISIS Beheads Archaeologist Preserving Middle East History, Hangs His Body

The Islamic State is continuing its rampage through the Middle East, killing anyone who gets in their way and destroying ancient sites in an...

VICE News Capsule - Wednesday, August 19

last weekNews : Vice News

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: India confiscates smuggled cough syrup, Japan's military exercises, Syria secures its ancient artifacts, and two American female soldiers make history. Watch: "On The Line: Simon Ostrovsky Discusses "The Smartest Guy in the Sea""

8 Catchy Quotes to Jump-start Your Productivity

Here are some thought-provoking quotes from some of the best minds in ancient history, business, and entertainment to rev up your workweek!

Black Hats Infiltrate History Group

Over the past few days, there has been another discussion in the linkedin "Ancient History Group" (private group): "The trade in stolen Syrian artefacts: a lengthy exposé by Buzzfeed. Read it and weep - and then challenge those who maintain they have a 'right' to buy or deal in unprovenanced antiquities." with of course comments by the Black Hatters' lobbyist Peter Tompa etc.

Strict Due Diligence

Ancient artifact collectors share a passion for history, culture, and aesthetics. The best collectors embrace their role as stewards of heritage by dutifully caring for cultural material through conservation, storage, display, and study. Show More Summary

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