Continuing our series of images merging different periods in London’s history. Oxford Street is one of London’s oldest roads, following the same route as an ancient Roman road. Here, Londonist Flickr contributor ‘Roll The Dice’ merges scenes from 1968 with elements from a similar shot taken in 2007. Show More Summary
The royal and ancient game of golf, renowned for its etiquette and self-imposed penalties, has undergone many changes to the rules over its 600-year history but few issues have triggered as much debate as the proposal to outlaw the anchoring of putters.
1964 might seem like ancient history by now, but The Beatles were bang on the money when they sang ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’. Okay, so it might be a bit of a tall order to make people actually fall in love with your products and services (now that’s what I call marketing!) but what about [...]
image credit: Rupert Gerritsen cc Our history books teach us that Australia was discovered in 1606 by a Dutch explorer named Willem Janszoon when he reached the Cape York peninsula in Queensland with his ship Duyfken (picture of a replica of the ship above). Show More Summary
How long can you keeping singing a song in your own ancient language for fear that it might soon be forgotten ? How long can you keep recounting stories of your ancestors in the hope of keeping the history of a nation alive? And where...Show More Summary
Researchers began decoding the glyphic language of the ancient Maya long ago, but the Internet is helping them finish the job and write the history of this enigmatic Mesoamerican civilization. For centuries, scholars understood little about Maya script beyond its elegant astronomical calculations and calendar. Show More Summary
Alien Encounter in Pennsylvania Mount Troy, PA - 10/28/2010 - unedited: I am writing this report for my girlfriend, as she is nervous in wanting to tell this story. This event took place towards the end of October, 2010, in a duplex in the woods of Troy Hill, PA. Show More Summary
Ancient city discovered in Greece via Love of History
Dressed for the Occasion: Clothes and Context in the Roman army via History of the Ancient World.
Roman Thoughts, Ideas, and Practices of Pregnancy via History of the Ancient World.
Was the Peloponnesian War inevitable after 435 BC? via History of the Ancient World.
THE ART NEWSPAPER: Fight to preserve Egypt’s ancient Jewish sites: New leader wants the government to recognise that “Jewish temples are like the pyramids and the Sphinx”— an important part of the country’s history (Lauren Gelfond Feldinger).The...Show More Summary
ante diem xv kalendas junias c. 250 A.D. — martyrdom of Venantius 304 A.D. — martyrdom of Theodotus 1692 — death of Elias Ashmole (founder of the museum that bears his name)
ante diem xvi kalendas junias 303 A.D. — martyrdom of Heradius 1510 — death of Botticelli (Birth of Venus, among other Classical subjects) 1875 — a horse named Aristides won the first Kentucky Derby (he ‘just’ won)
On a recent expedition, researchers from Imperial College London discovered an ancient fossil from Earth's cambrian period that had never been seen before. The long lost relative of animals like lobsters and scorpions had one clear connection to both of those animals -- a set of arms ending in scissor-like pincers. Show More Summary
Archaeologists are hoping to save ancient cave drawings from coastal erosion. Since the 5th century humans have been painting the walls of Wemyss Caves, creating a rich record of Scottish history over the past 1500 years. One of theShow More Summary
ante diem xvi kalendas junias 218 A.D. — Elagabalus recognized as emperor at Emesa
ByEmmet Kodesh: In the distant future, say a decade from now, 2013 will be hailed as the year the markets never came down. After the S&P's struggle in January to break the psychologically important 1450 barrier (ancient history), the...Show More Summary
If we look over the evolutionary history of human society, we see two great revolutions--the Ancient Revolution that occurred 5,000 to 10,000 years ago and the Modern Revolution that began about 200-250 years ago, The Ancient Revolution...Show More Summary
By Doug Short: The second estimate for Q1 GDP is over two weeks away, and there will be a third estimate one month later. However, for The Wall Street Journal's survey of economists, Q1 GDP is ancient history. The latest survey, conducted May 3-7 asks for four quarterly estimates beginning with Q2 and annual estimates through 2015. Show More Summary