Ancient Pyramids in an Icy Landscape: Was There an Ancient Civilization in Antarctica?
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 14:45

The World Wide Web is all abuzz with Google Earth images of Antarctica that appear to show pyramids in the icy landscape. The images show what appears to be three pyramids with four sides similar to the famous Giza pyramids in Egypt.

Ashurbanipal: The Oldest Surviving Royal Library in the World with Over 30,000 Clay Tablets
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 03:58

The Royal Library of Ashurbanipal has sometimes been described as the ‘first library’ in the world, or the ‘oldest surviving royal library in the world’. The library was discovered by archaeologists who were excavating at the site of Nineveh, today known as Kuyunjik.

: Deriv; Portrait of Gustav II of Sweden and his death on November 6, 1632.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 02:10

This is the recounting of the dramatic life of the “The Golden King” and “The Lion of the North” Gustav Adolf, and the Swedish Empire during stormaktstiden – “the Great Power era”.

A Tower for Power Reduced to Ruins: The Forgotten Story of Torre San Sadurniño
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 00:51

Tower ruins hidden in a bay near the waters of the Atlantic Ocean are one of the greatest treasures of a small community in Cambados, Galicia, Spain. The stones remember battles with Vikings and other aggressive warriors from history.

Owner of Mummified Legs Likely to Be Nefertari, Favorite Queen of Ramses II
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 21:50

They are not very pretty to look at now, but a pair of mummified legs are now believed to have belonged to a much sought after queen of ancient Egypt who had been buried in an elaborate and beautifully decorated tomb in the Valley of Queens.

Aerial view of Thebes' Ramesseum, showing pylons and secondary buildings and the Medical Papyri.
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 14:50

The mortuary temple of Ramesses II is one of the most magnificent temples in the Theban necropolis in Upper Egypt. It was discovered by Jean-Francois Champollion, the same man who deciphered the Egyptian hieroglyphs.


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