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Josiah Ober, The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece.  This new history of ancient Greece has an intriguing estimate of living standards during that time, I hope to spend more time with it soon.  Ober argues there was plenty of economic growth at the time and that the Greeks lived at well above subsistence; I […]

Virginia Beahan's photographs of the Salton Sea on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Virginia Beahan?s haunting photographs of the Salton Sea and its surrounds reveal the region?s layered history and precarious present. In Elegy for an Ancient Sea, Beahan presents images from her explorations of the California desert, as she brings a nuanced eye to the landscape?s fraught past. Show More Summary

Van Crabben Introduces Confusion to Middle East Narrative

Christopher Jones, 'Assessing the Destruction at Hatra' Ancient history et cetera July 27, 2015 discusses the destruction of Hatra in terms of a video which surfaced "last Saturday" but in fact this is confusion created by a blog aggregator...Show More Summary

New Artist Reviews: Rimi

India has an ancient and rich musical history that has found its way into many corners of our planet's culture. From Lata Mangeshkar to Ravi Shankar, Indian music has become imbedded deep within the spirit of musical history. Being one...Show More Summary

First measurements taken of South Africa's Iron Age magnetic field history

A team of researchers has for the first time recovered a magnetic field record from ancient minerals for Iron Age southern Africa (between 1000 and 1500 AD). The data, combined with the current weakening of Earth's magnetic field, suggest that the region of Earth's core beneath southern Africa may play a special role in reversals of the planet's magnetic poles.

This Blog named one of 10 History Blogs to Follow

Recently, The Ancient History Encyclopedia named us one of 10 history blogs to follow. See the following link: http://etc.ancient.eu/2015/07/22/10-history-blogs-to-follow/

8 Contemporary Designers Redefining Typography

Title spread for the chapter "Honour" from I Wonder by Marian Bantjes. Created in pasta by Marian Bantjes, 2009 Typographers and type designers have been leading, tracking and kerning their way through history since ancient times, all...Show More Summary

VidCon Takes Over Anaheim, Proves The Internet Is Taking Over The World

Comic-Con ended just over a week ago, but that's already ancient history for the masses currently converging on Anaheim for VidCon. Like other fan conventions, VidCon is a utopia for those interested in a particular subculture -- in this case, YouTube and its myriad well-known personalities. Show More Summary

TV highlights: ‘The Messengers’ face off against the Four Horseman in the series finale

(All times Eastern.)Magicians Jeff McBride, Greg Frewin, Michael Grandinetti and Piff the Magic Dragon appear on “Masters of Illusion” (CW at 8).“Ancient Aliens: The Ultimate Evidence” (History at 8) speculates about one of the world’s greatest mysteries: the creation of humankind.Read full article >>

1980s Commodore Has Controlled Michigan School District's A/C for 30 Years

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Commodore Amiga 2000 | Image: Trafalgarcircle The Amiga 2000 was released by Commodore in 1987 and discontinued in 1991. By computer standards, the system is ancient history. Yet in Grand Rapids School District in Grand Rapids, Michigan,...Show More Summary

British origins (with ancient data)

Related: British Origins (Leslie et al. 2015) bioRxiv http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/022723 Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon genomes from East England reveal British migration history Stephan Schiffels, Wolfgang Haak, Pirita Paajanen, Bastien Llamas,...Show More Summary

6 Examples of Early Fast Food From Ancient History

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

America didn't invent the notion of fast food. Easy, greasy fare has been around for thousands of years.

More on the Added Value of a Collecting History

David Knell (Ancient Heritage Friday, 17 July 2015) wrote some thoughts on 'Your typical "antiquity" on eBay - where did it come from?'. As usual, apart from the dubious assurances of "Thames find" and "British found" by the seller, there is absolutely no indication of where the item came from. Show More Summary

5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

In addition to surprises about Pluto, stories about ancient sperm and ancient dentists make the list of the week's discoveries: Oldest Animal Sperm Found : Scientists exploring an Antarctic island stumbled across history—the world's oldest animal sperm. They found it inside a fossilized cocoon made by some type of worm...

Rare coins spanning 2,500 years of history anchor Heritage World & Ancient Coins auction at the ANA

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

More than 2,500 years of human history, as told by some of the greatest numismatic rarities ever presented, populate Heritage Auctions' ANA World & Ancient Coins Signature® and Platinum Night Auctions in Chicago, Aug. 12-17, 2015, in Chicago. Show More Summary

Glenn Taylor: Boy Scout Leader Amuses Self by Destroying an Ancient Rock Formation

In mid-October 2013, Boy Scout leaders Glenn Taylor and David Hall took members of their troop on a tour of Goblin Valley State Park in southern Utah. Advertised as "a showcase of geologic history," the park, surrounded by eroded sandstone cliffs, features boulders (called goblins) perched atop slender stone pedestals. Show More Summary

Lamp workshop at Shikhin

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: An Ancient Jewish Lamp Workshop in the Galilee.

Roman remains of ancient Gaul: Nimes (Nemausus)

An ancient history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015 The Tour Magne is the remains of one of the Roman tours built during the reign of Augustus.Image courtesy of Wikipedia. In May, 2013, I had the opportunity to travel to southern France to explore and photograph Roman remains there. Show More Summary

Samiei, Ancient Persia in Western History

BIBLIOGRAPHIA IRANICA: Hellenism and the Achaemenid Empire. On a new book from I. B. Tauris.

More on Susa

ANCIENT ORIGINS: The ancient city of Susa in Iran is a worldwide treasure (ROBIN WHITLOCK). This article, inspired by the recent naming of Susa as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is not a bad overview of the history of the city. But it...Show More Summary

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