Tarot card reading. Credit: Benjavisa Ruangvaree / Adobe Stock
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 22:51

Faced with the uncertainties of life under lockdown, is it any surprise that many people are turning to methods of fortune telling such as tarot cards? Journalists are often tempted to ask whether this is a resurgence of “pseudoscience”. The history of tarot suggests not.

The Byzantine church at the possible biblical city Bethsaida, flooded by the swollen Kinneret. Source: Nir-Shlomo Zelinger
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 18:50

As life regains some normalcy in many countries, archaeologists have returned to work on several archaeological sites around the world. In Israel, local archaeologists were stunned to discover that an important site was flooded and now lies under a lagoon.

Cordoba, Spain Skyline         Source: SeanPavonePhoto/ Adobe Stock
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 13:51

Ancient structures often tell us a great deal about the history of a region or country. They reveal what materials were available, the culture and beliefs of the people, and which nations, if any, had influence over or traded with the people of the area.

Deciphering the Deities of Hinduism
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 01:48

There are no ancient civilizations that have not practiced some kind of religion. When we study the history of the oldest and the earliest civilizations, we do not find exact dates or traces of events with much accuracy. 

Italian Medieval Village Fabbriche di Careggine emerges from under Lake Vagli.         Source: Public domain
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 22:58

An Italian medieval village, that has been underwater since the 1940s, may soon reappear from the depths of Lake Vagli. It is reported that there are now plans to drain the man-made lake which would allow visitors to witness the 13th century settlement in remarkably well-preserved condition.

The epic force that was Genghis Khan.
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 21:18

Genghis Khan was one of the most famous conquerors in the world history. He was the founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. Although his beginnings were obscure and seemingly insignificant,