Ottoman Warrior. Credit: ahmetnkececi / Adobe Stock
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 22:52

The Ottoman Empire was one of history’s largest and longest-lasting empires. It was founded around the end of the 13th / beginning of the 14th century and lasted for about six centuries. 

Main: The Tel Motza Iron Age temple excavation site in Jerusalem.    Source: Skyview / Israel Antiquities Authority.     Inset: Ancient figurines of people found at Tel Motza.        Source: Clara Amit / Israel Antiquities Authority
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 19:33

The famous Temple of Solomon might not have been the first or only temple in the Holy Land.

A detailed drawing of a Viking age sword from the early ninth century found at Sæbø in the west of Norway. Bergen Museum. (Public Domain)
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 15:34

For thousands of years humans have found good reason to stab, chop, slice and dice each other up, and the choice weapon which has endured the tests of time is the sword. 

Ancient saint. Credit: Peer Marlow / Adobe Stock
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 14:02

Saint Hildegard of Bingen is arguably one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages. During her lifetime, she was abbess, mystic, visionary, and composer. 

Representation of diver inspecting a shipwreck.         Source: Wojciech / Adobe stock
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 22:48

Marine archaeologists are renewing their search for a Spanish treasure shipwreck, the Juncal. It is believed that the ship had a cargo of treasure, including precious metals and jewels, when it sank in the seventeenth century. 

Depiction of ancient Greek woman.  Source: Algol / Adobe stock
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 18:01

The lives of the ancient Greeks were ones of hardship and endurance. The experiences of ancient Greek women were even tougher. If a newly born Greek girl was deemed worthy and not abandoned