Kepler scientists have discovered the oldest known system of rocky, Earth-sized planets in the Milky Way. This suggests that terrestrial planets have appeared throughout most of the Universe's 13.8 billion year history — a potential indication of just how ancient some extraterrestrial civilizations could be. Read more...
Tracing the deluge at the end of an ice age through oral tradition. The post Ancient Aboriginal Stories Preserve History of a Rise in Sea Level appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Vanderpump Rules' Scheana Marie Shay and Stassi Schroeder have always had a love-hate relationship, but now it looks like the love part is ancient history. If you watch Vanderpump Rules online, you know why, as Stassi's been trying to...Show More Summary
Revolutionary software is making a breakthrough in reading 2,000-year old Herculaneum scrolls, computer scientists report. After working for more than 10 years on unlocking an ancient piece of history, what lies inside damaged Herculaneum scrolls, one researcher will accomplish the next step in allowing the world to read the scrolls, which cannot be physically opened.
The Greek tomb’s inhabitants probably weren’t Alexander the Great or his kin, but these ancient bones put us in closer touch with the human meaning of history.
John Hopton for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Some of ancient history’s wealthier people were lucky enough to be mummified with masks of gold, but for most, the materials had to be much cheaper. One such material was papyrus paper, and in many cases it had been previously been used for writing. Scientists have found [...]Show More Summary
From ancient civilizations to the present day swords were and are an integral part of military history and a symbol of military honor, valor and courage. Before the advent of firearms and heavy artillery swords were used for intramural fights. It is believed that the first sword appeared in the Bronze Age and was made […]
Appearing at auction for the first time in its history, a legendary 1897 South Africa Republic gold proof pattern 6 Pence ? with provenance to the peerless Royle Baldwin Collection ? sold for $329,000 in Heritage Auctions' Jan. 5 World...Show More Summary
[Fourth of four texts on the New Sappho fragment's reported collecting history] In November 2011 somebody paid out seven thousand quid for 59 'packets' of ancient papyri which some anonymous individual had stashed away. Not all of the material was from a known source. Show More Summary
Deep in Appalachia, there’s a war brewing over an ancient crop valued at $1000 a pound.
Like so many other villages in the ancient county of Devon, England, Widecombe-in-the-Moor has a curious history attached to it. On October 21, 1638, the village church, St. Pancras, was badly damaged by a lightning strike that killed four people and injured sixty-two. It transpires that there...
From "The History of the Discovery and Conquest of the Canary Islands" by George Glas (page 6) "The ancient inhabitants...were of a human, social and cheerful disposition...the music was vocal accompanied by a noise made by clappingShow More Summary
Amir Liaqat is re-enacting ancient history. And as a result, innocent people are dying. A thousand years ago during the European Dark Ages, religious minorities and women lived in particular peril. Jews were publicly demonized, forced to convert to Christianity, murdered, or expelled. Show More Summary
BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Ancient Jewish Theology and Law. Jonathan Klawans on the divergence of the Pharisees, Sadducees and Essenes (Robin Ngo).According to scholar Jonathan Klawans, ancient Jews—including the Pharisees, Sadducees and Essenes—cared...Show More Summary
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos did play the Indianapolis Colts already this season, winning 31-24 in the regular-season opener in Sports Authority Field at Mile High. But when it comes to gleaning anything useful out of thatShow More Summary
For much of human history, our ancestors lived in nomadic, hunter-gatherer societies. It was only a few thousand years ago that humans began moving toward agriculture as a way of life, which drastically changed not only food production, but human civi...
Remember when the SEC West was the flag-bearer of college football, a 900-pound gorilla swatting any fly that got anywhere near it? Those were the good ol ' days —or, perhaps more appropriately, ancient history. Bowl season for the SEC...Show More Summary
People have been coloring their hair since ancient times. But still, most know relatively little about the chemistry—and its implications for health.
All over the world, you’ll find ancient objects that are revered for their significant place in history, or for being a tangible connection with religious figures. Often their provenance is a matter of faith more than documented history. Show More Summary
Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, is presenting the world premiere of the original exhibition The Greeks ? Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. The exhibition spans over 5,000 years of Greek history and culture...Show More Summary