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art of the megalithic temple excavation site at Huaca el Toro in Peru. Source: EFE
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 17:59

A megalithic temple found near the springs of the Zaña Valley river in Peru is an interesting find for several reasons. First, it’s the only known megalithic architecture in the Lambayeque region. 

Detail of a self-portrait of Raphael, aged approximately 23.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 16:20

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (known more commonly as Raphael) was a painter and architect who lived in Italy between the late 15th and early 16th centuries, during a period known as the High Renaissance. According to the website of the National Gallery, Raphael has been recognized for centuries as “the supreme High Renaissance painter, more versatile than Michelangelo and more prolific than their older contemporary Leonardo.”

A scene from the Books of the Dead (based at the Egyptian Museum) shows the ibis-headed god Thoth recording the result of “the final judgement”. Source: Wasef et al. - PLOS ONE / CC BY-SA 4.0.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 13:59

These days, not many Aussies consider the ibis a particularly admirable creature. But these birds, now colloquially referred to as “bin chickens” due to their notorious scavenging antics, have a grandiose and important place in history - ancient Egyptian history, to be precise. 

Sunrise, Old Orhei monastery, Republic of Moldova   Source: Calin Stan/Adobe Stock
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 01:50

Moldova may be the least visited country in Europe, but it has the largest wine cellar in the world, and a history that stretches back for millennia. 

The outline of the ancient ritual site was visible from the air. Source: YouTube Screenshot
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 22:58

A massive Stone Age monument that dates back almost 7,000 years and was probably used as a ritual and sacred site has been uncovered in Poland.

The Flower of Battle is an Italian martial arts manual from the Renaissance. Source: sheikoevgeniya / Adobe Stock.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 18:49

The Flower of Battle is an Italian martial arts manual from the Renaissance. This manual was written by Fiore Furlano, a knight, diplomat, and itinerant fencing master who lived between the 14th and 15th centuries. 

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