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Brickbat: Ancient History

16 hours agoNews : Reason

The kindness of a pawn shop owner will keep Washington's Lynden Pioneer Museum from having to remove all firearms from a World War II exhibit and return them to the owners to comply with a new state law. Initiative 594, which voters passed earlier this month, requires background checks on all firearms transfers except between family members. Show More Summary

This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem vii kalendas decembres

ante diem vii kalendas decembres 2348 B.C. — the Great Flood begins (according to someone’s reckoning!) 250 A.D. — martyrdom of Mercurius 251 A.D. — martyrdom of Moses of Rome  

Brill books on ancient Judaism

NEW BOOKS FROM BRILL: Creation, Covenant, and the Beginnings of Judaism Reconceiving Historical Time in the Second Temple Period Ari Mermelstein, Yeshiva UniversityThis study examines the relationship between time and history in Second Temple literature. Show More Summary

Tourist Fined $25K For Scratching His Initial On Wall Of Roman Colosseum

The thing about the world’s archaeological treasures is that they’re awe-inspiring enough without any kind of extra embellishments. And just in case you are tempted to deface ancient history, perhaps the $24,865 fine one tourist will...Show More Summary

Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts

holy papyri? Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters There is an interesting article in the daily Beast highlighting the trade in dodgy papyri: eBay has become a regular marketplace for antiquities. Previously unknown papyri crop up only to vanish into private collections and out of the sight of scholars forever. Show More Summary

Competition / Pompei. Save the history / STaRT

Pompei, a city near the Vesuvius, owes part of its fame to the nearby archaeological site. The ancient Roman province, before submerged by volcanic lapilli, is now exposed to the elements and the continuous fall of rainwater, which, during the winter, put a strain on the static compliance of the walls. Show More Summary

Ancient Resource taps into major collections for its Dec 7 Fine Ancient Artifacts Auction

last weekArts : Artdaily

In 2003, after years of producing and writing ancient-history documentaries for History Channel, Discovery Channel and other respected networks, Gabriel Vandervort took his considerable knowledge and love of antiquities down a different path. Show More Summary

Ancient New Zealand 'dawn whale' identified

Palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of fossil baleen whales and two species within it. The two whales, which lived between 27-25 million years ago, were preserved in a rock formation near Duntroon in North Otago. Show More Summary

Ancient Antarctica Lake Provides Clues to One of the Unsolved Mysteries of Early Earth

While the extinction of the dinosaurs has largely been explained by the impact of a large meteorite, the crash of the stromatolites remains unsolved. “It’s one of the major questions in Earth history,” says Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution microbial ecologist...

The Bloody History of Money, From Ancient Rome to ISIS

Finance was linked to violence thousands of years before the Islamic State proposed its own currency.

This Could Finally Explain How Mars Got Its Liquid Water

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Evidence suggests that Mars had water flowing on its surface at various points in its ancient history. But the evidence also points to temperatures being far too cold at those time for water to be liquid. So, how can both facts be true? At last, this paradox may be on the verge of resolution. Read more...

Public health in ancient Egypt

Archaeologist leads the first detailed study of human remains at the ancient Egyptian site of Deir el-Medina A postdoctoral scholar in the Department of History, Austin compared Deir el-Medina’s well-known textual artifacts to physical evidence of health and disease to create a newly comprehensive picture of how Egyptian workers lived. Austin is continuing her research during [...]

More cemetery conservation video

From NCPTT: The problem I was confronted with is one familiar to you all. Cemeteries are important to local and national history. Personally, coming from this as an outsider … in ancient history and classics, I typically deal with things 2,000 years or older … I was really surprised about the local passion for genealogy in [...]

Ancient New Zealand 'Dawn Whale' identified by Otago researchers

University of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of fossil baleen whales and two species within it. Otago Department of Geology PhD student Robert Boessenecker and his supervisor Professor Ewan Fordyce have named the new genus Tohoraata, which translates as 'Dawn Whale' in M?ori. read more

Ancient temple burned down to the ground in Shanxi

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

This is terrible. An ancient temple with over 1,400 years worth of history was completely ravaged in a fire early this morning in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province. [ more › ]

Yunak Evleri is a 5-Star Hotel Built into Ancient Turkish Caves

Many caves were carved out of the soft limestone cliffs in the region of Cappadocia, whose history dates back to the 6th century.  The hotel was completed in 2000 after extensive cleanup and grounds improvement. The remarkable cave retrofit brought in power

Unique Roman relief discovered: Depiction of unknown god in Turkey; Relics from 2,000 years of cult history excavated

A bearded deity has been discovered with astral symbols. Archaeologists excavated the unique Roman relief depicting an unknown god in an ancient sanctuary in Turkey. According to a first assessment, the one and a half meter (five foot)...Show More Summary

A Chinese General's View on Whether China Is a Challenge to America

According to Thucydides, an Ancient Greek historian and author of "History of the Peloponnesian War," the rise of a big power is usually accompanied by a mortal war against the ruling power. It was the rise of Athenian power and the fear it inspired in Sparta that ultimately made the Peloponnesian War inevitable. Show More Summary

A Chinese General's View on Whether China Is a Challenge to America

According to Thucydides, an Ancient Greek historian and author of "History of the Peloponnesian War," the rise of a big power is usually accompanied by a mortal war against the ruling power. It was the rise of Athenian power and the fear it inspired in Sparta that ultimately made the Peloponnesian War inevitable. Show More Summary

A Chinese General's View on Whether China Is a Challenge to America

According to Thucydides, an Ancient Greek historian and author of "History of the Peloponnesian War," the rise of a big power is usually accompanied by a mortal war against the ruling power. It was the rise of Athenian power and the fear it inspired in Sparta that ultimately made the Peloponnesian War inevitable. Show More Summary

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