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Polish archaeologists in Egypt looking for ancient evidence relating to the importance and role played by Egyptian deserts in early Egyptian civilization.       Source: E. Kuciewicz / Science in Poland
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 21:41

Egyptian deserts surrounded the ancient civilization of Egypt, and for many they were feared as places of danger and chaos. However, the Egyptians were also very dependent upon these desert regions and they played a crucial role in their civilization.

Artistic representation of a standing Gigantopithecus
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 17:10

From legends of Bigfoot to films like Mighty Joe Young, humans seem to have a fascination with giant ape-like creatures. This leads to the question of whether stories about giant apes have a basis in reality. 

View over Swaziland from the mouth of Border Cave. Source: (Public Domain)
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 16:17

Archaeologists in South Africa have claimed that they have evidence of the oldest bed ever found. They believe that they have discovered bedding material that dates from an incredible 200,000 years ago.

Amongst the last of the Polabian Slav tribes to fall were the Rani who boasted one of the most powerful Slavic cult religious sites, called Arkona. This powerful fort fell to the Danes in 1168, when King Valdemar sacked it and toppled the pagan idols which stood there. Source: Public domain
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 13:59

Not all of history’s tales have a happy ending. In fact, most of them are rife with sad fates and great turmoil, with the ruthless passage of time erasing entire nations. One of these tales it that of the Polabian Slavs. 

Jami Masjid, a major tourist attraction at Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park - Gujarat, India              Source: Leonid Andronov / Adobe Stock
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 01:53

India is home to many amazing archaeological sites and architectural wonders. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park contains the remains of a city and amazing structures from many different cultures and epochs in India’s vast history with both Hindu, Jain, and Muslim monuments. 

Supernatural beings such as the Kusarikku hybrid bull-men, pictured here in the middle, are featured in ancient Mesopotamian lullabies. They remain kind until disturbed, in this case, disturbed by a baby’s cries.                    Source: QuartierLatin1968 / CC BY-SA 2.0
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 22:57

Lullabies are not a recent invention. In fact, they stretch back thousands of years, undoubtedly to the time before written history. Many ancient Mesopotamian lullabies, from the cultures of Babylon, Assyria, Sumer, and Hattusa have survived to the present day. 

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