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
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.
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…
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…
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 »
“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 […]
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
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 […]
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.
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
Ami Drach & Dov Ganchrow's Man Made collection updates the ancient design of tools dating back to the Paleolithic Period
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.
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.
The Islamic State is continuing its rampage through the Middle East, killing anyone who gets in their way and destroying ancient sites in an...
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""
Here are some thought-provoking quotes from some of the best minds in ancient history, business, and entertainment to rev up your workweek!
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.
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