The Tower of the Winds
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 02:35

In ancient Greek mythology, there were eight wind gods known as the Anemoi. Each deity was given a cardinal direction from which their wind blew from. In addition, the winds were associated with different seasons and weather conditions.

Meteorites
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 00:14

NASA’s Curiosity rover recently discovered a massive metal meteorite on the surface of Mars. The first encounter of its type, the two meters (6.5 feet) wide iron meteorite has been named ‘Lebanon’, and scientists are eager to examine the find.

Mount Nemrut and the God King of Commagene
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 14:48

Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi in Turkish) is a monumental site belonging to the Kingdom of Commagene, a small, independent Armenian kingdom that was formed in 162 B.C.

Ritualistic Burials in Iran
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 03:48

An archaeological team assigned to reconstruct the 5,200-year-old Burnt City, a recently listed World Heritage Site in Iran, have unearthed a series of unusual burials depicting ritualistic funerary practices, according to a report in the

Masyaf Castle, the Seat of the Assassins
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 01:41

Fans of the popular video game series Assassin’s Creed would be familiar with the castle of Masyaf in Syria.

Sunken city in Cuba
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 13:56

Just over a decade ago, a team of explorers were working on an exploration and survey mission off the western coast of Cuba when their sonar equipment picked up a perplexing series of stone structures lying some 650 metres below the surface.  The structures appeared completely analogous against the barren ‘desert’ of the ocean floor and seemed

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150,000-Year-Old Pipes in China
Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around the world that seem to show a level of technological advancement ...

Ancient Places

Masyaf Castle, the Seat of the Assassins
Fans of the popular video game series Assassin’s Creed would be familiar with the castle of Masyaf in Syria. In the series, the castle of Masyaf was the headquarters of the notorious Assassins, and...

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Stones of Baalbek, Lebanon
Read Part 1 - Forgotten Stones: Secrets of the Megalithic Quarries ‘The Stone of the South’ at Baalbek, Lebanon is the largest worked monolith on Earth, weighing in at a staggering 1242 tons. It is...

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