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The Impressive Battle of Gaixia: Chinese Reunification Emerges from Chaos
The Battle of Gaixia was an important battle that occurred in 202 BC. It was the last battle in the Chu-Han Contention, which lasted between 206 BC and 202 [...]
Raphael: A Renaissance Artist More Versatile than Michelangelo and More Prolific than Leonardo?
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (known more commonly as Raphael) was a painter and architect who lived in Italy between the late 15th and early 16th centuries, [...]
Peanut Butter: Who Invented the Tasty Sandwich Spread?
Peanut butter is a popular type of food commonly used as a spread, though it may also be used as an ingredient in various recipes. As many already know, [...]
What New Archaeological Treasures Have Been Unearthed in the Ancient City of Caesarea?
Through the centuries, Caesarea’s populace comprised all the major Abrahamic faiths—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Throw in the original religion at the [...]
Genetic evidence suggests early mammals were nocturnal
Our earliest mammalian ancestors likely skulked through the dark, using their powerful night-time vision to find food and avoid reptilian predators that [...]
Is this the oldest surviving image of the Virgin Mary?
A wall painting recovered in the 1920s from the Dura-Europos excavation site in Syria – believed to be the oldest existing Christian sanctuary in the world [...]
Khmer artefacts in London returned to Cambodia
The Cambodian Culture Ministry received 10 Angkorian gold jewelry pieces in a ceremony in London on Friday after they were handed over by a private [...]
What can we learn from dinosaur proteins?
DNA might get all the attention, but proteins do the work. The recent confirmation that it is possible to extract proteins — which are encoded by DNA [...]
Pingyao: What Gems of Architecture are Housed in this Traditional Imperial Chinese City?
The ancient city of Pingyao is a county-level city located in the center of China’s Shanxi Province. This ancient city has been described as an [...]
Unraveling Tutankhamun’s Final Secret: Enigmatic Sarcophagus the Key to Proof of a Double Burial? – Part II
The sarcophagus in which Tutankhamun was interred upon his untimely demise in the confines of his tomb has for long puzzled Egyptologists. The existence of [...]