Ancient Last Supper charm
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 04:13

A 1,500-year-old papyrus stored in John Rylands Library in the University of Manchester has been studied for the first time in more than a century, revealing that the ancient text was actually a charm that would have been kept within a locket or pendant. 

Sobek, the Crocodile God - Egypt
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 00:39

The lost labyrinth of ancient Egypt is a colossal temple said to contain 3,000 beautifully adorned rooms connected by a confusing array of passages, chambers, porticoes, and stairs.

The Lost Labyrinth of Ancient Egypt
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 14:40

This I have actually seen, a work beyond words. For if anyone put together the buildings of the Greeks and display of their labours, they would seem lesser in both effort and expense to this labyrinth…

Illyrian women
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 03:23

Five 1800-year-old ivory tablets found in the Albanian city of Durres have just been deciphered shedding new light on the role that women played in ancient Illyrian culture, according to a report in Balkan Insight.

Göbekli Tepe - oldest known sculptural workshop
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 23:42

Göbekli Tepe is a very ancient archaeological site located at the top of a mountain ridge in south-eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. Dating back at least 12,000 years, it is home to the oldest known temple in the world and has been intensively studied by archaeologists since its discovery nearly two decades ago.

Ancient Nalanda University
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:44

Nalanda University was an ancient centre of learning in India, and among the first great universities in recorded history, predating such institutions of higher learning like Al-Azhar in Egypt (10th century AD), the University of Bologna in Italy (11th century AD), and Oxford University in England (12th century AD).

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Human Origins

The origins of human beings according to ancient Sumerian texts
Sumer , or the ‘land of civilized kings’, flourished in Mesopotamia, now modern-day Iraq, around 4500 BC. Sumerians created an advanced civilization with its own system of elaborate language and...

Ancient Technology

Hero of Alexandria and his Magical Jugs
The most famous and successful of the scientists and engineers from the 1 st century was Hero (Heron) of Alexandria, who was conjuring up all kinds of weird and wonderful mechanical gadgets and steam...

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