Fatal wounds to the front and back of the skull thought to be caused by axe blows.
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 00:56

King Senebkay, pharaoh during the Abydos Dynasty, was brutally killed during a fierce battle, researchers believe, and his remains were returned home to be mummified long after his death.

Seal of Ramesses II
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 22:01

It has been one lucky find after another for an archaeologist from England. A couple of months ago he found what may be an Anglo-Saxon or Viking stonework artifact that was on sale as a garden stone. But this time, he has possibly hit it big by buying what may be a 3,000-year-old cartouche or seal of Ramesses II.

Illustration of Koshchey (Koshei) the Deathless, riding his magical steed.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:55

A figure from Slavic folklore, Koschei the Deathless was known for his titular characteristic: his inability to die. What is most interesting about this figure, however, is that his immortality was not foolproof. It was said that when Koschei cast the magical spell to protect and defend himself, he accidentally left room for error.

Viking patterned woodwork
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 01:04

The notorious reputation of the Vikings spanned thousands of years and across many lands. Bloodthirsty invaders intent on raiding and plundering is what many still imagine when speaking of Vikings.

This pre-Incan mummy found in Chauchilla, an ancient cemetery in the desert of Nazca, Peru, is preserved by the dry desert air with hair intact.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 21:53

The hair of some natural mummies buried about 2,000 years ago in southern Peru appears to have been nicely coiffed prior to burial, with decorated textiles holding it in place. Archaeologists have used scientific methods to test the hair of these people’s remains to see what they ate in the weeks and months before their death.

Commodus the Roman Emperor
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:29

Roman Emperor Lucius Aurelius Commodus was a corrupt ruler who was not well received by the Roman people during his reign. He believed himself to be a reincarnation of Hercules, and enjoyed fighting in an arena as a gladiator.

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Mathematical Encoding in the Great Pyramid
The Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest and sole surviving Wonder of the Ancient World, has attracted the interest of philosophers, savants, and travelers for at least four millennia. Some of this...

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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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A large bronze head with protruding eyes believed to depict those of Cancong, the semi-legendary first king of Shu (Source: Wikipedia)
Flask with Zodiac medallions (www.metmuseum.org)
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