Native American hunter. Credit: Daniel / Adobe Stock
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 23:03

A site has been uncovered in the American state of Connecticut, that is revealing evidence about its earliest inhabitants. Some 15,000 artifacts related to a Paleoindian community have been uncovered and they are providing an unprecedented insight into the distant past.

The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus. Source: The British Museum / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 18:25

Western civilization has always had a fascination with the civilization which grew up along the Nile River around 3,000 BC. Greek intellectuals, such as Thales

St Augustine of Canterbury preaches to Aethelberht of Kent during Christianization of Anglo-Saxon England 	Photo source: James William Edmund Doyle / Public domain
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 13:45

The Christianization of Anglo-Saxon England began towards the end of the 6th century AD, and by the end of the succeeding century, all the kings of Anglo-Saxon England were Christian, at least nominally. 

Representative image of Gautamiputra Satakarni a ruler of the Satavahana dynasty. Source: Pranjal / Adobe Stock.
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 01:29

In India as in various parts of the world, from the time of the Vedic culture of around 1,500 BC, the royal dynasties have always held the names of their fathers when a new king succeeded to the throne. 

Medea by Artemisia Gentileschi (1620)(Public Domain)
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 23:34

In his Argonautica, ancient Greek author Apollonius of Rhodes provides a rather romantic introduction of Medea as a young woman desperately in love.

Representation of Harald Fairhair, the first King of Norway. Source: Fotokvadrat / Adobe Stock.
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 22:57

The early history of Norway, and Scandinavia in general, is characterized by powerful seafarers, traders, and warriors and by rich heathen mythologies and ambitious chieftains.