Man on fire showing representation of one of the victims at the Ball of the Burning Men (‘Bal des Ardents’)     Source: Daniele Depascale / Adobe stock
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 22:06

The world of medieval aristocracy was always plagued by extravagance, power, and eccentricity. Where there was an abundance of power and wealth, the great leaders and kings of the world descended into a world of pleasure

Britain and Greece continue to fight over the Parthenon Marbles. Source: markara / Adobe Stock.
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 18:31

Greece’s continuing demands for the UK to return its famous Parthenon Marbles has been ignored by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, again.

Reconstruction of what the Roman dagger would have looked like with the belt. Source: LWL-Römermuseum Haltern am See / Facebook.
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 14:02

In Germany, a remarkable Roman silver dagger has been unearthed by a young student. The find has been painstakingly restored and is once again in pristine condition. 

The entrance of Eisriesenwelt Cave
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 01:26

The Austrian Alps are renowned for their beauty and of course for winter sports, such as skiing. There are also a number of important caves in the county and perhaps the most well-known of these is Eisriesenwelt as it is the biggest ice cave in the world.  

Main: Roman Forum (Ivan Kurmyshov / Adobe Stock). Inset: Statue of Romulus and Remus in Rome (pict rider / Adobe Stock)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 16:46

Archaeologists have unearthed a tomb beneath the Roman Forum that they think might be the resting place of the legendary Romulus, founder of Rome.

Tomb of the augurs. Tarquinia, Italia. (circa 530 BC) (Public Domain)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 16:13

Cycles of nature were at the core of the ancient practice of divination to decipher the will of the gods. Many different methods of divination were practiced in antiquity, such as dream interpretations (oneiromancy)