If you chart the history of dream writing, you get a map of ideas about fate and individual agency through the ages. With a few notable exceptions, the ancients and medieval Europeans saw dreams as divine messages; spaces in which you might learn about the destiny assigned to you. In Native American...
(Phys.org)—Douglas Petrovich, an archaeologist with Ontario's Wilfrid-Laurier University in Canada has sparked controversy in the ancient history scholarly community by making claims that he has found proof that Hebrew is the world's oldest alphabet. Show More Summary
Authored by Mark St.Cyr, If you were just woken from some form of suspended animation from let’s say 2010 (ancient economic history in today’s terms) then informed of the current state of global political affairs and upheavals, U.S.Show More Summary
Punch Club [$4.99] made quite a splash when it came out partly because of how well it captured a long-gone era (sorry guys, the 80s are ancient history now) while still managing to modernize the tycoon-genre gameplay. We liked it quite a bit in our review, and I personally really enjoyed the pixel art that
Welcome back to our series on art history! From the lands of Ancient Rome, we now journey onward to experience the world of Byzantine and Islamic art. Let's see how history significantly affected the art of this time. Byzantine art mosaic from the ceiling of St. Show More Summary
The history of men’s skin care can be traced back to Ancient Egypt. Centred around a holistic approach to beauty and grooming, thorough cleansing... The post How to Look After Your Skin Properly appeared first on The Idle Man.
New information released recently hinted at a popular character from the ancient past of Sony's PlayStation history making a return to form for the PlayStation 4, according to some new rumors.
“History is subjective. History is alterable. History is, finally, little more than modeling clay in a very warm room.” ? Bradford Morrow, The Forgers Papyrologist and ancient historian Dr. Roberta Mazza once coined a phrase to describe...Show More Summary
Doctors throughout history have used some pretty funky substances for medicinal purposes, like the ancient Egyptians who mixed crocodile poop with honey and inserted the concoction into vaginas as a weird form of birth control. But excrement is just the tip of the iceberg — modern medical...
For centuries they stood, two monumental ancient statues of Buddha carved into the cliffs of Bamiyan, loved and revered by generations of Afghans -- only to be pulverised by the Taliban in an act of cultural genocide. It felt like the...Show More Summary
In celebration of the International Astronomical Unions new list of 227 official star names, we look back at the rich history of ancient and medieval cataloguers of stars.
It only seems like Nielsen's radio ratings arrive via Pony Express. This may seem like ancient history but it's actually interesting. At least to me. The first two games of the Rangers-Blue Jays series back in early October did boffo numbers for 105.3 FM The Fan. Show More Summary
Throwing one’s political opponent in jail has a long history to it, especially in countries where democratic principles struggle to take hold. The fate of Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi, who went from directly elected president to now languish in jail, is one high-profile contemporary example. But there are plenty of others, often in countries that are notional democracies.
‘CHRISTIANS TO THE LIONS!’ rang without end through all quarters of the city. So writes Henryk Sienkiewicz in his novel Quo Vadis (1895). By the end of the 19th century, the image of cowering Christians huddled in the arena awaiting their deaths as lions prowled towards them was the defining symbol...
Excavations at the most famous racing stadium in the ancient world have been completed, and one of the best preserved parts turns out to be the toiletsadding to a rich history of the disposal of human waste.
One expert on the history of monsters sees J.K. Rowling returning to an ancient notion of what a "fantastic beast" can be
The world's earliest-known stone inscription of the 10 Commandments ? one of the most important documents in history, and a "National Treasure" of Israel ? sold for $850,000 Wednesday evening, Nov. 16 at a public auction of ancient Biblical archaeology artifacts by Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. Show More Summary
Ancient language families linked to anthropological features, say Tübingen re
Preliminary talks could see the show set anywhere in Westeros' ancient history.
It was once a capital city and a landmark in Iraqi history, but now Nimrud lies in ruins after relics were destroyed by ISIS