Ivan IV of Russia ("Ivan the Terrible") demonstrates his treasures to the ambassador of Queen Elizabeth I of England
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 13:03

A new theory has been put forward by a Russian archaeologist to explain the mystery of a 12th century blade made in Germany, adorned in Sweden, and found in Siberia – the sword may have belonged to Tsar Ivan the Terrible, given to him as a gift at the time of the conquest of Siberia.

Detail of a mural from an Eastern Han tomb with artificial pigment
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 01:03

Han purple is an artificial pigment created by the Chinese over 2,500 years ago, which was used in wall paintings and to decorate the famous terracotta warriors, as well as ceramics, metal ware, and jewelry.

Grave of Sennedjem - Sais, Osiris, Egypt
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 21:59

On the Canopic branch of the Nile laid a city known as Sais, or Sa el-Hagar. The ancient city dates back to 3,000 B.C, however habitation at the site extends back to the pre-dynastic and Neolithic period, from at least 4,200 B.C. It was the provincial capital of the fifth nome of Lower Egypt, known as Sap-Meh.

Neanderthals were NOT a sub-species of modern humans
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:44

Researchers have identified new evidence supporting the growing belief that Neanderthals were a distinct species separate from modern humans (Homo sapiens), and not a subspecies of modern humans.

Mount Popa Monastery and the Mythology of the Thirty-Seven Spirit Guardians
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 01:05

Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand.

Underwater settlement and ancient pottery workshop discovered near Delos, birthplace of Sun God Apollo
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 22:42

The ruins of an ancient town, including a pottery workshop and kiln, have been discovered by archaeologists off the coast of the island of Delos, Greece.

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Mosaic depicting Alexander the Great fighting Darius III of Persia
Interpreted by many historians as proof of a vision for the unison of man, much of Alexander’s dealings in Persia have come to be attributed with a policy of racial fusion. Accordingly, echoed in...

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