The Book of Kells: An Immortal Cultural Heritage of the Gaels
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 18:40

Over the centuries, from its earliest beginnings, Christianity was the inspiration for some truly stunning art. From early frescoes, to illuminated manuscripts, magnificent churches and abbeys, Christian art knew no bounds. And one such piece of art is the iconic and famed Book of Kells.

Evidence of human tooth jewelry has been found at Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Source: SCOTT HADDOW / UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 13:57

A team of international specialists has found evidence that Stone Age people who lived in what is modern Turkey, once wore human tooth jewelry. They have found three Neolithic molars that were modified so that they could be worn in one of the world’s earliest cities. 

Bible Old Testament: Joshua and the walls of Jericho.            Source: Archivist / Adobe Stock
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 01:49

Jericho is famous both to prehistorians and Biblical scholars.

One of the iconic Colossi of Memnon statues.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 23:25

The Colossi of Memnon are a pair of giant statues made of stone that are located in the Theban Necropolis in Luxor, Upper Egypt.

A Neanderthal skull shows head trauma, evidence of ancient violence. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 23:01

300,000 years ago, nine human species walked the Earth. Now there’s just one. The Neanderthals, Homo neanderthalensis, were stocky hunters adapted to Europe’s cold steppes. 

Greek troops rushing forward at the Battle of Marathon. Source: पाटलिपुत्र / Public Domain.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 18:13

The Battle of Marathon was a pivotal battle in the Graeco-Persian Wars. This battle took place in August or September 490 BC. During the battle, the Athenians and their Plataean allies successfully repelled the invading Persians