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Study casts new light cast on fishing throughout history
A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has revealed new insights into ancient fishing throughout history, including what type of fish [...]
Greek authorities say lost ancient city of Tenea located
Greece’s culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was [...]
Ancient Egyptians discovered Algol's variability 3,000 years before western astronomers
An ancient Egyptian papyrus, known as the Cairo Calendar, could be the oldest historical record of a star’s brightness, providing a new perspective [...]
Layout of Roman fort in Romania's Pojejena determined
We now know the layout of a large Roman fort in Pojejena in western Romania, on the Serbiam border. It was a few hectares of land surrounded by an [...]
Unique Roman signet ring engraved with quadriga found in ancient city of Myra
Archaeological excavations in Myra, one of the six most important Hellenized cities of the Lycian League, and its port Andriake in the southern Turkish [...]
The Dome of the Rock: A Magnet Attracting Multiple Religions to a Single Sacred Spot
The Dome of the Rock (known also as Qubbat al-Sakhrah in Arabic) is an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  Read more Section:  News [...]
Devastation from Deadly Camp and Woolsey Fires Seen from Space
Fire season in California doesn’t seem to end anymore, as eerie satellite images of staggering smoke clouds looming over the state remind us. [...]
Elfdalian, the Ancient Viking Forest Language of Sweden, Set to be Revived
The ancient Viking language of Elfdalian has been almost entirely wiped out, with an estimate of only 3,000 people in a tiny forest community in Sweden [...]
Why Were The Shrove Tuesday Riots So Brutal?
The Shrove Tuesday Riots (known also as the Bawdy House Riots of 1668, or the Messenger Riots) were a series of brutal riots that took place in London in [...]
Emperor Diocletian: The Stabilizer of Rome Had a Green Thumb
Diocletian was a Roman emperor who lived between the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. Prior to his ascension to the throne, the Roman Empire was going through the [...]