Oldest metal object - Copper Awl
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 03:28

A copper awl, the oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East, was discovered during the excavations at Tel Tsaf, according to a recent study published by researchers from the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the Department of archaeology at the University of Haifa , in conjunction with researchers from the Hebrew University of Jeru

Hildegard von Bingen
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 00:28

The language of prophecy is frequently enigmatic, bewildering, and even disconcerting. Most of us are familiar with some of the cryptic messages of Nostradamus, Mother Shipton, Edgar Cayce, and other seers. Hildegard von Bingen is another in history’s long line of clairvoyants and prognosticators.

The Lioness of Brittany
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 14:33

In the midst of the Hundred Years War between England and France, an enraged French woman named Jeanne de Clisson took to the sea with a fleet of warships, where she mercilessly hunted down ships of King Philip VI to avenge her husband’s death. For her ferocity, she eventually acquired the name The Lioness of Brittany.

Sphinxes Revealed in Newly-Discovered Ancient Greek Tomb
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 02:58

Last week we reported on the incredible discovery of a vast ancient tomb in Greece guarded by two sphinxes, adorned with frescoed walls, and surrounded by a nearly 500-metre long wall carved from marble.

Rongorongo glyphs
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 23:21

Language is said to be the key to understanding a culture—the medium by which the arts and ideas of a people have been passed down over generations. Many languages are dying in the modern world,

Mongol Invasion of Japan
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 14:17

During the 13th century, the Mongols, led by Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, attempted two major invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281 AD. However, on both occasions, a massive typhoon (tropical cyclone) obliterated the Mongol fleet, forcing the attackers to abandon their plans and fortuitously saving Japan from foreign conquest.

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In many ancient cultures and religious traditions, rulers and elite members of society not only had wives, they also had concubines. Concubines normally served a dual purpose – to increase a man’s...

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Mongol Invasion of Japan
During the 13th century, the Mongols, led by Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, attempted two major invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281 AD. However, on both occasions, a massive typhoon (tropical...

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