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As Wise as Solomon: The Powerful King Who Magically Ruled Israel
King Solomon was the fourth (or third) ruler of the United Kingdom of Israel. He is remembered primarily for his wisdom (hence the English idiom ‘as wise [...]
12,000-Year-Old Lake Destroyed in Treasure Hunt for Roman Gold
A 12,000-year-old Ice Age lake has dried up after a team of treasure hunters conducted invasive excavations that were authorized but highly controversial. [...]
The Complicated and Disturbing Life of King Henry VIII
King Henry VIII was the second monarch of England and reigned during the 16th century. Henry ruled his kingdom for almost 40 years, and he seems to have [...]
Medieval Ring Found in Robin Hood’s Forest May Net a Small Fortune
In 2016, an amateur treasure hunter with a metal detector turned up a medieval gold ring that was set with a sapphire stone in Sherwood Forest—haunt of the [...]
Mummified Woman with Christian Cross Dashes Hopes of Finding Russian Fortress
An exceptionally well-preserved mummified body of a woman in traditional Yakut clothes with a copper cross on her chest has been found on Lena River sand [...]
Mesolithic Woman Stuns Onlookers With Her Electric Gaze
Thanks to modern facial reconstruction techniques, experts are now able to recreate the faces of our ancestors in stunning detail. This has recently been [...]
Hit the Rock and Water Must Come Out of It: Was Moses a Dowser?
In Rome, near the Largo di Santa Susanna – a stone’s throw from Termini Station – there is a fountain that never found favor with the [...]
Early DNA lineages from Finland shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population
A new genetic study carried out at the University of Helsinki and the University of Turku demonstrates that, at the end of the Iron Age, Finland was [...]
Alpine rock axeheads became social and economic exchange fetishes in the Neolithic
Axeheads made out of Alpine rocks had strong social and economic symbolic meaning in the Neolithic, given their production and use value. Their resistance [...]
What felled the great Assyrian Empire?
The Neo-Assyrian Empire, centered in northern Iraq and extending from Iran to Egypt — the largest empire of its time — collapsed after more [...]