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3000-Year-Old Earthworks Confirmed as Sun Worship Altar on China’s Silk Road
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 3,000-year-old altar to the sun in North West China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Experts say that [...]
Multiple Previously Unknown Prehistoric Burial Sites Detected Around Bryn Celli Ddu
A team of archaeologists has conducted a geophysical survey that has revealed what appears to be a cairn cemetery at the prehistoric ritual area around [...]
10 Innovative Medieval Weapons: You Would Not Want To Be At The Sharp End Of These!
Long before modern warfare, there was a time of knights in shining armor atop equally armored horses fighting for the hand of a maiden or in pitched [...]
With a Better Brain, Curiosity Mars Rover Picks Its Own Targets
The Curiosity Mars Rover is now smart enough to pick its own targets of exploration, thanks to a new piece of software. Source: space
Soviet-Era Buran Space Shuttle Shipping to Former Olympic Site for Display
A full-size mockup of a Soviet Buran space shuttle is departing Moscow for an exhibition center opening at the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. [...]
When I rise, the world shall tremble! Tamerlane’s Deadly Drive into India—Part I
Timur, historically known as Tamerlane (1336 – 1405), was a Turco-Mongol conqueror and the founder of the Timurid Empire in Persia and Central Asia. [...]
The Venomous Visha Kanyas Versus the Thugs: Which Would You Prefer Were Real?
Even a touch can kill. The Visha Kanyas were supposedly poisonous young women who operated as executioners in ancient India. Any contact with these toxic [...]
Samurai Secrets Revealed: English Translation of the 500-year-old ‘Sword Scroll’ Provides Fighting Tactics Including ‘Egg Them’
A medieval samurai text recently translated into English gives many practical tips on fighting an enemy and advises all warriors to be ‘pure of heart and [...]
Do Your Eyes Fool You? Ancient Vision and a New Reality — How to See and Draw Like the Ancients
From the beginning of time, those among us we now call artists have tried to capture in two dimensions what they saw of the real, three-dimensional world [...]
Second Moon Uprising: How Science and Skullduggery Helped an 8th Century Prophet Raise a Revolt
In the years 775 to 783 AD, Muqanna, known as the Veiled Prophet of Khorassan, led a popular uprising in the eastern part of the Abbasid Empire. For almost [...]