The Ancient Parliamentary Plains of Iceland
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 14:23

In the modern world, the parliamentary system is one of the most common forms of government. The modern concept of this system has its origins in 18th century Great Britain and Sweden. Nevertheless, the oldest parliamentary institution in existence belongs to neither country, but to Iceland.

The Houses of Pleasure in Ancient Pompeii
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 03:18

Mad emperors, fierce warriors, brutal entertainments, and lascivious lifestyles. These are the familiar images of ancient Rome, but what was it really like?  Rumours abounded regarding Roman emperors and their indulgence in the pleasures of the flesh.

Copernicus and the Principle documentary
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:02

A new documentary called The Principle, which is due to be launched on 10th October, is set to take on more than four centuries of established belief in the Copernican Principle by presenting shocking new scientific evidence that suggests the Earth holds a special place within the

Ancient Ivory Figurine
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 03:35

Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have found an ancient fragment of ivory belonging to a 40,000 year old animal figurine. Both pieces were found in the Vogelherd Cave in southwestern Germany, which has yielded a number of remarkable works of art dating to the Ice Age.

Alken Enge  skulls
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 23:56

In 2012, a dramatic discovery was made in the Alken Enge wetlands at Skanderbord in Denmark – the skeletal remains of an entire army of Iron Age warriors who had been slaughtered and tossed into the bog around 2,000 years ago.  This was gruesome enough in itself, but a report published in

The stepwell of Rani-Ki-Vav
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 14:30

The Rani-Ki-Vav is a stepwell located at Patan, Gujerat, India. Stepwells are a unique form of water resource and storage system in India, as they are wells in which the water may be reached by descending a series of steps. The Rani-Ki-Vav is said to have been built during the 11th century A.D.

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The Houses of Pleasure in Ancient Pompeii
Mad emperors, fierce warriors, brutal entertainments, and lascivious lifestyles. These are the familiar images of ancient Rome, but what was it really like? Rumours abounded regarding Roman emperors...

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Karajan Tepe in Turkey
Karahan Tepe is the sister site to the enigmatic Göbekli Tepe, that sits around 23 miles southeast of Göbekli, upon an elevated limestone ridge. It has many striking similarities to Göbekli. Firstly, it consists of T-Shaped pillars ...

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