Xiongnu
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 13:31

Between approximately 300 BC and 450 AD, there existed a nomadic group known as the Xiongnu. Their ethnic identity has been greatly contested, but they were a very powerful tribal confederation that were considered a great threat to China.

Ancient Ski discovered in Norway
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 01:59

The melting of the long-frozen snow and ice in Norway, and elsewhere around the world, has already yielded numerous ancient artifacts, from hunting tools to goat-skin leggings, shoes, and even Otzi the Iceman, the remains of a man who lived more than 5,000 years ago.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 22:46

In the grounds of Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire, England, sits an 18th-Century monument known as the Shepherd’s Monument. The Monument contains a relief, depicting a copy of a Nicolas Poussin painting, and a cipher text that has stumped historians and decoders for hundreds of years.

Salem Witch Trial
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 13:00

In Spring of 1692, a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts accused others in their village of practicing witchcraft, unleashing a hysteria that caused the deaths of at least 24 people.

Helen of Troy
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 01:43

Her face was the face that launched a thousand ships. Considered to have been the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen would be seduced by the Trojan prince, Paris and travel to his homeland of Troy. She would leave behind her Spartan homeland and her husband, Menelaus.

3,000-year-old Sanxingdui artifacts
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 22:57

Amid the once-tranquil village of Sanxingdui, in a quiet part of Sichuan province in China, a remarkable discovery took place which immediately attracted international attention and has since rewritten the history of Chinese civilisation.

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Ancient Technology

Rice Mortar in China
Ancient Chinese culture has made great contributions to humanity. The ‘Four Great Inventions of China’ – the compass, gunpowder, paper, and printing – are still being used extensively today. “Sticky...

Ancient Places

Stone Passage
We have been, and returned, to many sites that have been ruthlessly vandalised. Too easy to find or well known, the wanton disregard of Original engravings and stone arrangements , some thousands and...

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Ritual and Magic in Egypt
On a grey November day in London’s Hyde Park we passed beneath a cluster of leafless trees, their skeletal branches alive with the chatter of hundreds of starlings. Suddenly, the birds fell silent. A...

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