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Stunning Roman Shrine With Rare Blue Paint Uncovered in Pompeii

Stunning Roman Shrine With Rare Blue Paint Uncovered in Pompeii Find

It’s Pompeii again, the gift that keeps on giving! A series of discoveries over the last 6 months include a pregnant tortoise, children’s graffiti, a painting of flatbread resembling pizza, and...
Neanderthal DNA might play a role in autism

Study Reveals Stunning Link Between Autism and Neanderthal DNA in Humans

A fascinating new study has revealed a surprising possible source for the presence of autism in the human population. Performing a careful analysis of human genetic variations that have been linked...
A typical bottomed sinkhole

The Curious Case of Mel's Hole - Did it Ever Exist?

In 1997 a resident of Ellensburg, Washington called Mel Waters rang into a local radio station with a fairly outlandish claim. He stated that he’d found a bottomless pit in the region that had a host...
The Ancient buildings of Delos

Ancient Greek Sanctuary of Delos Slowly Sinks into the Aegean Sea

A stone’s throw away from the Greek island of Mykonos in the Aegean Sea, the island of Delos once stood at the center of Greek and later, Roman, religious cult practices. Located close to the center...
AI image of Egyptian goddess, Nephthys.

Nephthys, Egyptian Goddess of the Night and Protectress of the Dead

Perhaps one of the most mysterious and elusive deities of the ancient Egyptian pantheon, Nephthys was known as the shadowy goddess of the night, of death and decay. She was the dark sister of Isis,...
Stonehenge

New Evidence Challenges Human Transport Theory in Stonehenge Bluestones

The enigma of how Stonehenge's massive bluestones were transported from Wales has baffled archaeologists for generations. A new revolutionary investigation suggests that glacial ice, rather than...
 The Cyrus Cylinder

The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia

The Cyrus Cylinder, discovered in 1879 during a British Museum expedition to Babylon , encapsulates the grandeur and complexities of ancient Persia under the reign of Cyrus the Great. Crafted over...
Drone view of lighthouses from Cape Arkona

Cape Arkona - the Last Stronghold of Pagan Slavs

Cape Arkona, a truly dramatic and poignant headland on the island of Rügen in Germany, stands as an important historical and cultural monument, and one of the most important places in the history of...

Hunnic burial Poland

In 2018, archaeologists made a significant discovery in the village of Czulice near Krakow, Poland. Led by Jakub Niebylski of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the team unearthed a 1,600-year-old...
 The mummies at St Michan that have been burned in the fire.

Devastating Attack on Ancient Mummies at St Michan's Church

In a shocking incident that has stirred both historical and public outrage, St Michan's Church in Dublin has released graphic photographs showing extensive damage to its precious mummified remains...
Astronomer Copernicus, or Conversations with God, by Matejko

The Scientific Revolution: Shaping the Foundations of the Modern World

The Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries marked a transformative period in human history, characterized by profound conceptual shifts and unprecedented scientific progress. It began...
The Iron Crown of the Lombards

10 Most Important Kings of the Lombards

The Lombards were a Germanic people who played a significant role in shaping the history of Europe, especially during the early medieval period. Originating from the lower Elbe River region, the...
Hera and Her Pre-Hellenic Roots

Hera and Her Pre-Hellenic Roots

As queen to Zeus’s king, it is ironic that, Hera, the Olympian goddess of marriage, should herself be a miserable one. With a predilection for inciting vengeance against her husband’s innumerable...
Earliest Manuscript of Gospel about Jesus

Earliest Manuscript of Gospel about Jesus's Childhood Discovered

For decades, a papyrus fragment with the inventory number P.Hamb.Graec. 1011 lay unnoticed in the archives of the Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky State and University Library. This fragment has recently...
El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulcan

Beliefs on Chichén Itzá's Sacrificial Past Overturned by Ancient DNA

Recent genetic research has revolutionized our understanding of the ritual practices at Chichén Itzá, one of Mesoamerica's most iconic archaeological sites. Contrary to the long-held belief that...
Tracing the Origins of the Powerful Serpent Cult

Tracing the Origins of the Powerful Serpent Cult

In mythology, the serpent symbolizes fertility and procreation, wisdom, death, and resurrection (due to the shedding of its skin, which is not akin to rebirth), and in the earliest schools of...
Roman Baths in Bath, England. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing.

The Roman Baths Had Ancient Healing Powers

The history of the Roman Baths in Bath, England, unveils a narrative rich in intrigue and cultural significance. Bath , known for its elegant Georgian architecture today, has a murky origin tale...
Acropolis

Shepherd’s Graffiti Sheds New Light on Acropolis Lost Temple Mystery

By Janric van Rookhuijzen /The Conversation The Acropolis of Athens, the rocky hill in the Greek capital that is home to the iconic Parthenon temple, is one of the world’s most visited and well-known...
Image of an ancient pope.

John XXIII: How A Pirate Became A Pope (Video)

In the tumultuous era of the Western Schism , an unexpected figure emerged from the shadows to claim the highest seat in the Catholic Church. Baldassare Cossa, whose reputation was marred by tales of...
Photo of King Charles III and The Ambras Castle Portrait of Vlad III.

From Vlad the Impaler to the British Crown: King Charles III's Ancestral Ties

King Charles III, the current monarch of the United Kingdom, is a figure of significant interest not only due to his contemporary role but also because of his fascinating ancestral lineage. Among his...
A gold pendant from the Anglo-Saxon period

Treasure Trove of 19,000 Artifacts From Prehistory To Anglo-Saxon Britain Found!

Archaeologists have unearthed a whopping treasure trove - approximately 19,000 artifacts spanning from prehistory to the early medieval period at a rare and significant site in the United Kingdom !...
Roman Elites Alone Wore Tyrian Purple, Maintaining Social Hierarchy

Roman Elites Alone Wore Tyrian Purple, Maintaining Social Hierarchy

Throughout history, the rich and powerful have attempted to control access to items considered luxurious or status symbols. Today, this is done through marketing and price setting (a prominent...
he Minoan monumental structure recently uncovered at Kastelli, Crete

Circular Labyrinthine Structure from the Minoan Era Discovered on Crete

The latest excavation at Papoura Hill, near the town of Kastelli in Crete, has revealed an extraordinary find that is reshaping our understanding of Minoan architecture. Situated 494 meters (1,621...
Great Fire of London in 1666

What Happened After the Great Fire of London in 1666: Rise From Ashes

Following the devastating Great Fire of London in 1666 , the city faced immediate and long-lasting repercussions. The fire, which began at a bakery on Putting Lane, quickly engulfed the majority of...

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