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These Pagan-inspired photos show mystical roots of Slavic culture

National culture and history are often an inspiration for artists. Polish photographer Marcin Nagraba creates work strongly inspired by the ancient culture of Slavic countries, the culture that existed before Christianity came. His hauntingly beautiful photos are inspired by heathen beliefs and rites our ancestors had centuries ago. Show More Summary

You can see Sorrento's ancient history today!

Sorrento is rich with ancient history: from the cliffs to the architecture and even the lemons!        

Epic Iron Ring symbolizes Wales majestic legends and landscapes

Simply put, Wales’ ancient landscape is epic. To celebrate the land’s majestic history and nature, George King Architects designed the Iron Ring, an enormous rusted steel crown that will be embedded into the earth beside Flint Castle. Show More Summary

Clues to a ‘ghost’ species of ancient human found in saliva

The evolutionary history of a salivary protein may point to interbreeding between humans and an enigmatic ancient relative.

Trouble Abroad: Justin Bieber's History of Pissing Off Foreign Nations

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From having a monkey confiscated in Germany to dropping his pants on some ancient Mayan ruins, Bieber has had his share of controversies while outside Canada.

Rick Steves: Ancient soul and sites awe in Old Eire

While Dublin beckons with reminders of its stirring modern history on nearly every street corner, the best place to commune with the ancient soul of Ireland is its lush countryside. Iron Age monuments pepper the landscape, and whileShow More Summary

Discovery rewrites history of ancient humans in Australia

Ancient cooking tools, hatchets and other relics reveal humans reached Australia thousands of years earlier than previously believed

History of Diving Suits: 21 Strange and Wonderful Diving Equipments and Gears from the Late-17th to the Mid-20th Century

For centuries people have been interested in going beneath the sea. Ancient manuscripts contain depictions of early divers. Century old artifacts imply people dove for valuable materials such as pearls. This interest in the sea pushed...Show More Summary

A Museum Built Among Ancient Ruins Impels an Inward Gaze

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

In other museums, fragments of the past are isolated into forgotten history, but at Kolumba, they are part of a dynamic whole. The post A Museum Built Among Ancient Ruins Impels an Inward Gaze appeared first on Hyperallergic.

4 giant steps to build a robot that actually works

GUEST: Robots have a rich history. The ancient Hebrews wrote about an artificial being, the golem, that would assist with tedious labor; Leonardo da Vinci published a design for a mechanical knight in 1495; and Westinghouse’s Televox robot, created in 1927, listened to human voice commands. Show More Summary

Ancient, massive asteroid impact could explain Martian geological mysteries

(University of Colorado at Boulder) A colossal impact with a large asteroid early in Mars' history may have ripped off a chunk of the northern hemisphere and left behind a legacy of metallic elements in the planet's interior. The crash also created a ring of rocky debris around Mars that may have later clumped together to form its moons, Phobos and Deimos.

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On July 16, 1945 the atomic age began with the Trinity nuclear test. The Medieval History of Stonehenge. Why ancient Roman concrete is better than modern mixes. Old New York: film from the Library of Congress of New York City circa 1900. A...Show More Summary

The real-world history that inspired Assassin's Creed

The Assassin Order from Ubisoft's hit series Assassin's Creed is based on a real-life ancient organization. Here's the real-world history behind our favorite fictional stealth killers. With Assassin's Creed: Origins set to deliver us...Show More Summary

Re-creating old weapons for new discoveries of human history

Metin Eren wasn't satisfied just digging up ancient arrowheads to learn about the past. He wanted to use them for their intended purpose.

'Ancient Brews' reveals tasty history of alcohol

"Ancient Brews: Rediscovered & Re-created" (W.W. Norton & Co.), by Patrick E. McGovern

Ancient Humans Liked Getting Tipsy, Too

In a new book on the archaeology and chemistry of alcoholic beverages, Patrick McGovern unravels the history of boozing

The forgotten history of Beijing’s first Forbidden City

An ancient site rooted in the heart of modern Beijing, the Forbidden City is one of China’s most famous attractions. Completed in 1420, the city served as the palace of Ming Dynasty emperor, Yongle. The post The forgotten history of Beijing’s first Forbidden City appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Aztec golden wolf burial found in Mexico City

Excavations in Mexico City run into momentous finds every other week, it seems. It’s like Rome. As soon as anyone puts a shovel a couple of feet into the ground, they bump into a treasure trove of the city’s ancient history. The latest announcement is of a discovery made by archaeologists in April of this […]

First Valley Of Bones Trailer Looks Bloody, Tense And Cool

If history has taught us anything (on the silver screen, at least), it's that unearthing dinosaur bones usually leads to trouble. The Jurassic Park franchise made a mint in exploiting the dangers of resurrecting ancient creatures, and now a new thriller from director Dan Glaser is...

Ancient Rome's Concrete Had Super Ingredient: Seawater

What's so special about ancient Rome's concrete? Well, it just might be "the most durable building material in human history," as one engineer puts it, per the Washington Post. A new study in American Mineralogist sheds further light onto why: Romans mixed a specific volcanic ash with lime to create...

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