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Sarcophagus of Nesyamun, source of the Mummy’s voice      Source: © Leeds Museums and Galleries
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 17:22

The vowel sounds of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy have been recreated by scientists in England.

Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners by Alexandre Cabanel (1887) (Public Domain)
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 15:00

Of all the ways to murder someone poisoning must be the most underhanded and downright evil way to proceed. The whole art of poisoning, as it is often referred too, was developed as a stealth way to murder one’s enemies before 4500 BC.

Closeup of the Bronze Age mosaic at Usa̧klı Höyük. Source: Anacleto D'Agostino / Usa̧klı Höyük Archaeological Project
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 13:59

Archaeologists in Turkey believe that they have uncovered the oldest mosaic yet found. This paved floor made of irregular colored stones was unearthed during fieldwork in what is believed to have been a Bronze Age Hittite city. 

The Shum Laka rock shelter in Cameroon, home to an ancient population that bears little genetic resemblance to most people who live in the region today.    Source: Pierre de Maret
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 00:20

Africa is the homeland of our species and harbors greater human genetic diversity than any other part of the planet. Studies of ancient DNA from African archaeological sites can shed important light on the deep origins of humankind. 

The temazcal, sweat lodge, found in La Merced, Mexico City, Mexico. Source: INAH
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 22:59

The ruins of a 14th century Aztec ‘sweat lodge’, known as a temazcal, have been unearthed in Mexico City. It is located in the historic La Merced district and helps experts pinpoint where Temazcaltitlán

Spartan woman in foreground with her warrior husband in the background.   Source: serhiibobyk / Adobe stock
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 18:46

In Sparta, the individual did not matter. Everything was for the preservation and continuous strengthening of the state. They built no walls since they welcomed any to challenge invasion. 

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