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The site of secondary mining of Phosphate rock in Nauru, 2007.        Source: CC BY 2.0
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 01:46

One of the many micro-nations in the Pacific is Nauru, once known as Pleasant Island. This small island has a rich and complex history.

El Cid's crucifix, Cristo de las Batallas. (Garciadelosbarros / CC BY-SA 4.0)       Right: Representation of a knight. (Marla / Adobe stock)
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 21:51

A Spanish professor has established that a historic crucifix in a Christian cathedral was owned by one of medieval Europe’s greatest warriors. Based on documentary evidence, the professor has proven that a precious cross was once the possession of El Cid. 

The sarcophagus of the ancient Egyptian woman Ta-Kr-Hb, where the artwork of the goddess was found.       Source: Perth Museum and Art Gallery / Culture Perth and Kinross
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 18:09

Scottish scientists have discovered never before seen paintings of the ancient Egyptian goddess Amentet on the 3,000-year-old sarcophagus of the famous mummy of ‘Ta-Kr-Hb’ (pronounced ‘takerheb’) who was a high-status woman from Thebes.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 03:23

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted daily life around the world. It has also interfered with many historic traditions and ceremonies. 

Medieval soldier at war. Credit: Andrey Kiselev / Adobe Stock
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 23:23

The early medieval world of our ancestors was built upon struggles and decisive battles. The emerging nations united the broken tribes, expanded their borders, conquered their enemies, and often enough - fended off invaders.

Ancient Egyptian Goddess. Credit: tk0920 / Adobe Stock
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 18:50

Ancient, magical spells of subjugation, love, and sex sounds like the opening lines to an adult fairy tale, but these steamy evildoings are also found on an 1,800-year-old ancient Egyptian “erotic binding spell.” 

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