The Ancient Greeks Had Alternative Facts Too
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 01:58

In an age of deepfakes and alternative facts, it can be tricky getting at the truth. But persuading others – or even yourself – what is true is not a challenge unique to the modern era. Even the ancient Greeks had to confront different realities.

From the royal tombs of Ur, the Standard of Ur mosaic, made of lapis lazuli and shell, shows peacetime. (Public Domain)
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 01:06

Although history textbooks often present information as if it is set in stone and firmly established, recent research into ancient civilization reveals one embarrassing fact that continuously seems to elude expert analysis. 

Representation of Greek wine under the sea. Source:  Christian Horras / Adobe stock
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 23:04

Researchers have recreated a 2,500-year-old ancient Greek winemaking technique that uses submerged grapes in the process.

Left: Archaeologists at the Canaanite temple excavation site in Lachish, Israel. Source: The Fourth Expedition To Lachish / Southern Adventist University. Right: (top) Two tiny figurines depicting 'smiting gods' (could be Baal and Resheph) that were found by the altar of the temple and (bottom) weapons and jewelry found at the site. Source: Tal Rogovski / Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 18:49

A rare 3,000-year-old Canaanite temple full of ancient religious artifacts has been unearthed in southern Israel.

Built at the turn of the 7th century, the white plaster-coated Maya road began in Cobá ended at Yaxuná. Source: Traci Ardren and Dominique Meyer / University of Miami.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 14:03

Researchers using breakthrough technology have been studying a 1,300 year-old Maya road in Mexico. This ancient highway once connected two important Maya cities. 

Nyanza Royal Palace, Rwanda                       Source: Photo by Momaa
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 01:47

Rwanda, known as the land of a thousand hills, is one of the best countries to spot gorillas in their natural habitat. It is emerging from a bloody past and is now one of the most dynamic societies in Africa. 



Hoard of 5,000 Anglo Saxon coins

Hoard of 5,000 Anglo Saxon coins worth over $1.5 million discovered by metal detectorists on Christmas dig

Amateur treasure hunters struck it rich when they unearthed a massive hoard of more than 5,000 silver coins during a Christmas gathering on farmland near Lenborough in Buckinghamshire, England. The...