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'Tantalizing' Ancient Tool Found at Oregon Dig

A small stone tool unearthed in eastern Oregon appears to be so ancient that the history of humans in the area may have to be rewritten, archeologists say. The agate scraper found at a rock shelter was below a 15,800-year-old layer of ash from Mount St. Helens, making it...

ISIS Bulldozes Ancient Site

ISIS continues to take a sledgehammer to history: Iraqi officials say militants from the Islamic State have begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, reports AP. The city sprang up on the Tigris River in the 13th century BC and is "considered one of the most important archaeological operations...

This Ancient Fossil Just Rewrote The History of Human Evolution

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This jawbone pushes back the evolutionary origins of our genus by nearly half a million years, researchers reported today. Read more...

The Next Empire

Submitted by Jeff Thomas via Doug Casey's International Man blog, Throughout history, political, financial, and military leaders have sought to create empires. Westerners often think of ancient Rome as the first empire. Later, other empires formed for a time. Show More Summary

Purim 2015: Dates, History, And Traditions Of The Festive Jewish Celebration

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Purim is a spring holiday that commemorates the Jewish community's narrow escape from collective destruction in the ancient Persian Empire. The word itself, purim, comes from the Persian word for "lots" and is a reference to the fact...Show More Summary

The Walker Curates the News: 03.02.15

3 days agoArts : Art21 Blog

The art world has reacted with outrage at the destruction of ancient Assyrian sculptures by ISIS. “This mindless attack on great art, on history, and on human understanding constitutes a tragic …

Iraqis mourn destruction of ancient Assyrian statues

Baghdad residents watching video of ISIL smashing artefacts to pieces in Mosul say their history is being destroyed.

Discovery Of 8,000-Year-Old Wheat Could Rewrite Ancient British History

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A DNA analysis of wheat found in an ancient peat bog suggests early Britons were more commercially sophisticated than previously thought. The presence of wheat on the British Isles a full 2,000 years before farmers began cultivating cereal grains means these hunter-gatherers may have established important trade connections in Europe. Read more...

ISIS tapes their Destruction of Ancient Artifacts

This is absolutely devastating for history lovers and those who cherish culture. It is sad to see such ancient artifacts, which represented a bygone culture and civilization, be destroyed in such a casual manner.

Menes: First Pharaoh of Egypt?

According to Ancient Egyptian history Menes was the founder of the unified Egyptian state which combined Upper and Lower Egypt.

The Theology of the Offertory - Part 7.5 - The Use of Toledo

The Iberian peninsula was the last part of Western Europe to adopt the Roman Rite; a detailed history of how its ancient Mozarabic liturgy was gradually replaced by the Roman, starting in the later decades of the 11th-century, is given in the old Catholic Encyclopedia. Show More Summary

Islamic State smashes Iraqi history with sledgehammer

Ultra-radical Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a priceless collection of statues and sculptures from the ancient Assyrian era, inflicting what an archaeologist described as incalculable damage to a piece of shared human history. A video published by Islamic State on Thursday showed men attacking the artifacts, some of them identified as antiquities from […]

3 Companies To Benefit From The 'Misery Index'

It seems like ancient history, but consumers were in an awfully good mood a decade ago. Back then, price pressures were relatively contained and unemployment levels were fairly low. Taken together,

Ancient Frescoes In Roman Catacombs May Undermine Church Teaching About Women Priests – Or May Not

The wall paintings in the Catacombs of Santa Priscilla “have sparked controversy over the role of women in the Church, and helped scholars re-evaluate the importance of the Virgin Mary in early Christian history.” Some claim that one fresco even provides evidence that female priests served the Eucharist, though others are skeptical.

Ever wonder what the History Channel Ancient Aliens-style shows would be in the Marvel movieverse, t

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever wonder what the History Channel Ancient Aliens-style shows would be in the Marvel movieverse, the Mediavengers tumblr has mocked up some DVD covers for you (inspired by this post by kehinki). I'm really looking forward to "The Chitauri Conspiracy." Read more...

The troubled history of the foreskin

Circumcision has existed since ancient Egypt—so how do so many questions remain?

For You, Does Abstaining Give Mastery Over a Pleasure–Or Not?

“It is not abstinence from pleasures that is best, but mastery over them without even being worsted. ” — Aristippus, quoted in A History of Ancient Philosophy This reminds me of one of my favorite lines from Samuel Johnson: “All severity...Show More Summary

Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be Creative

If you could choose any place and time in history in which to live and realise your creative ambitions, which would you pick? A few years ago, if you’d asked me that question, as a poet, I’d have been spoilt for choice. Ancient Ireland would be hard to beat. The Celts really knew how to [...]

Explore and Discover Delhi

Delhi is one of the most astonishing tourist spot which has been captivated with array of monuments and large number of ancient history and cultural heritage. Visitors and tourist from all over the world to the fantastic Delhi can enjoy and experience the fine blend of ancient and the modern heritage. Although activities and things Read More

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