‘Picture on the Box’ for Dead Sea Scrolls Puzzle Found in DNA
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 14:02

The Dead Sea scrolls have been analyzed up close revealing the origins of the animal skins upon which they were written. Discovered in the Qumran Caves, near the Dead Sea, in 1946, the Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of around 25,000 fragments of ancient texts including the earliest-known copies of Books of the Hebrew Bible. 

The Arch and Rotunda, Remains of a Vast Palace Complex Built by Galerius
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 02:02

One thing gastronomists, sun worshipers and historians can agree on is that Greece has more than a little of something for everyone. Regarded as the birthplace of democracy and the cradle of Western Civilisation, the country has no shortage of fascinating monuments and archaeological sites.

AI Technology Used to Recreate the Face of Biblical Pharaoh
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 22:55

Technology is changing almost every aspect of our lives. It is also transforming how we understand and relate to our past and heritage. A new initiative, ‘My Colorful Past’ is using facial recognition technology to reconstruct the faces of people from history. 

Was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs based on real events?
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 21:23

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of the most famous fairy tales in the world, first related in 1812 when the Grimm brothers published their collection of tales that had been gathered from old European folk stories.

Representational image of Moors in Spain.   Source: Théodore Chassériau / Public domain
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 18:53

Al-Andalus is the name given to the Iberian Peninsula when it was under Muslim rule.

Long Before Face Masks, Islamic Healers Tried to Ward Off Disease With Talismans
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 06:00

Just as many now don face masks and do breathing exercises to protect against COVID-19 – despite debates around the science behind such practices – so too did the Islamic world turn to protective devices and rituals in premodern times of trouble.