Prehistoric rock art on a cave wall in Drakensberg, South Africa
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 14:55

A paint mixture of ochre and wild bovid milk, possibly from a buffalo or eland or similar animal, has been found on a chip of a stone tool dating back 49,000 years in Sibudu Cave, a rock shelter in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Virgil Reading the Aeneid to Augustus, Octavia, and Livia
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 03:53

Born on October 15th, 70 BC, Publius Virgilius Maro or Virgil, would be regarded as one of Rome’s greatest poets. His works, preserved in the Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid, have helped define and shape Western civilization as a whole. Despite this, very little is known of the poet.

Tulum, the coastal paradise city of the Maya
Friday, July 3, 2015 - 22:41

Eighty miles south of Cancun in Mexico, stands the ruins of an ancient Mayan city called Tulum.  Built atop a 12-meter (40-foot) cliff rising abruptly from the Caribbean waters, this place is considered one of Mexico’s most scenic archaeological sites.  It was the only Maya site not situated in the middle of the jungle and at one time, was ador

Bakoni ruins in the hills of Machadodorp
Friday, July 3, 2015 - 22:21

There are many Bakoni ruins around the modern town of Machadodorp in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province, most of them situated on the hills above the town.

The Palace of Diocletian: Roman Retirement Home and Palace Fortress of Croatia
Friday, July 3, 2015 - 14:34

Considered to be one of the most imposing Roman ruins, Diocletian’s Palace is the main attraction of the city of Split, Croatia.  Spanning more than 30,000 square meters, this extraordinary complex of beautiful white limestone was built as a retirement home for the Roman emperor Diocletian.  The complex consists of some of the most valuable sur

Treasures of Priam
Friday, July 3, 2015 - 04:40

Homer’s Iliad is often considered as one of the greatest works of Western literature. For many centuries, Homer’s Troy, the city besieged by the Greeks, was considered to be a myth by scholars. During the 19th century, however, one man embarked on a quest to prove that this legendary city actually existed.


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I can find no other explanation other than a gradual migration of a portion of the human family from one part of the world to another-from one hemisphere to the other. In short, I see in it a colonization of America, by means of an immigration from Europe.

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Shrunken Head at Cuenca Museum - Ecuador (Image: Ancient Origins)
A large bronze head with protruding eyes believed to depict those of Cancong, the semi-legendary first king of Shu (Source: Wikipedia)
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