Bible Old Testament: Joshua and the walls of Jericho.            Source: Archivist / Adobe Stock
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 01:49

Jericho is famous both to prehistorians and Biblical scholars.

One of the iconic Colossi of Memnon statues.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 23:25

The Colossi of Memnon are a pair of giant statues made of stone that are located in the Theban Necropolis in Luxor, Upper Egypt.

A Neanderthal skull shows head trauma, evidence of ancient violence. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 23:01

300,000 years ago, nine human species walked the Earth. Now there’s just one. The Neanderthals, Homo neanderthalensis, were stocky hunters adapted to Europe’s cold steppes. 

Greek troops rushing forward at the Battle of Marathon. Source: पाटलिपुत्र / Public Domain.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 18:13

The Battle of Marathon was a pivotal battle in the Graeco-Persian Wars. This battle took place in August or September 490 BC. During the battle, the Athenians and their Plataean allies successfully repelled the invading Persians

Grey wolf.   Source: Jon Anders Wiken /Adobe Stock
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 13:58

Lupus in fabula or perhaps more accurately in historia, given that historically the figure of the wolf is not marginal at all.

The oldest of the Viking boats of the boat burial is from the 8th century. Source: Arkikon / NTNU.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 01:46

Archaeologists in Norway have uncovered a particularly odd burial. They have found two Viking boats in one grave. The second burial was placed in the grave some 100 years after the first ship burial.