Trethevy Quoit, portal dolmen in Cornwall	Source: Andy Chisholm / Adobe Stock
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 02:02

Cornwall, a truly beautiful region in the British Isles, has a distinct regional identity. It is also home to many remarkable stone age monuments, of which Trethevy Quoit is one of the most famous.

The Second Scorpion King of Ancient Egypt
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 18:59

In the pre-dynastic period of ancient Egypt, there were two rulers by the name of ‘Scorpion’. They were long forgotten for most of the world until Dwayne Johnson played one of the rulers in the famous movie ‘The Scorpion King’. While the character depicted in the movie bears little resemblance to the real pharaohs, their history is even more thrilling.

Representation of how Perdigões’ Neolithic “Woodhenge” would have looked (with full worked area highlighted).       Source: ERA Archueologia
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 18:20

Remains of a Neolithic “Woodhenge” have recently been unearthed by a team of archaeologists at Perdigões in Portugal. The newly found wooden structure was built at the end of the Stone Age and is similar in design to the famous Stonehenge circle in England. 

Damaged 19th century sculpture of Paolina Bonaparte by Antonio Canova      Source: Gypsotheca Antonio Canova Museum (Inset, Carabinieri Treviso)
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 17:23

CCTV in an Italian museum has captured the moment a tourist snapped two toes off a 200-year-old sculpture’s model. This horrendous act of vandalism followed by sheer negligence of all adult responsibilities occurred at the Gypsotheca Antonio Canova Museum in Possagno, Italy

Researchers have solved the mystery of the origins of the best Roman glass. Source: cascoly2 /Adobe Stock
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 14:05

Many of the Roman elite enjoyed notoriously luxurious lifestyles. For example, Senators and nobles liked to drink from transparent glasses which were of the highest quality. The origin of the best Roman glass, which was known as ‘Alexandrian,’ has been something of a mystery. 

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya, India. The site where Buddha attained enlightenment.  Source: tinnaporn / Adobe Stock
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 01:15

India is the birthplace of Buddhism and as one of the oldest faiths followed, there are many wonderous Buddhist sites. There is also a growing recognition of the country’s Buddhist heritage.