Tech Reveals A Little Girl Mummy Who Doesn’t Look Like Her Portrait
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 01:01

New technologies have allowed scientists to examine the insides of an Egyptian little girl mummy that is almost 2000 years old. This means that scientists can examine the objects interred with a cadaver in a non-invasive way. 

This Germanic image links the stork with death and the underworld. Source: Hanna Gottschalk / Adobe Stock
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 22:03

Ancient beliefs are often a complex puzzle and putting the pieces together can often be extremely challenging. Time has its way with unwritten traditions, and little of what wasn’t written down survives to this day. 

Gods of Antiquity: Elongated Skulls From Africa
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 20:38

The remains of an ancient female skeleton with an elongated skull, dating back to 400 – 600 AD, has been found during recent excavations at the Gamurzievsky settlement in the city of Nazran, Ingushetia, southern Russia. 

Prof. Vasil Nikolov and his team of archaeologists at the Provadia-Saltworks found the ceramic artifact, believed to be a salt god, while excavating the bottom of a salt evaporation pool. Source: Provadia-Solnitsata
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 17:58

In the ancient world salt was so valuable that Roman soldiers were sometimes paid with salt instead of money. A monthly salt allowance was a salarium, and this Latin word seeds both the French word salaire, and the English language word salary.

Trojan War scene. Achilles dragging the dead body of Hector in front of the gates of Troy
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 17:34

Was there ever a Trojan War? That is, the almost legendary battle fought between Greeks and Trojans. This question continues to go unanswered by the academic and archaeological world.

Petra’s Saudi Arabian Sister City, Hegra, Opens to the Public
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 13:59

The deserts of Saudi Arabia may look desolate, but they hold many important archaeological sites.