Ancient amphorae found in Wuzhen, China. Please note that this is a representation and are not the amphorae used in the study.        Source: lotusjeremy / Adobe stock
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 18:30

Beer has been brewed for thousands of years and has played a very important role in societies. Researchers who were examining some Neolithic amphorae fragments have made a startling discovery. 

Main: Traditional Japanese Sake. Credit: kathayut / Adobe Stock Inset: Remains of a sake brewery dating from the Muromachi period in Kyoto            Source: Kokusai Bunkazai Co.
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 14:01

 The world’s oldest sake brewery has been discovered by archaeologists excavating in Japan. All over the ancient world people fermented plants and flavored them with fruits and herbs creating ‘stiff’ alcoholic drinks to ease...

Tombs of Mada’in Saleh                   Source: mstarling / Adobe Stock
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 02:07

Although archaeological remains may not be the first thing that spring to mind when most people think of Saudi Arabia, it has incredible historic sites. Mada'in Saleh, which was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO

John of Bohemia. Source: Ondřej Kořínek/CC BY SA 3.0
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 23:01

John of Bohemia was a king of Bohemia who lived between the 13th and 14th centuries. He was known also as John of Luxembourg, as well as John the Blind. 

One of the Roman slave skeletons alongside a pot found at the burial site in Somerset, England. Source: Wessex Archaeology
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 19:05

A Roman slave burial ground has been found near what was once a great ancient villa in Britain. Many of the graves are very unusual, and they provide a glimpse into the impact of Rome on the local Briton’s culture and beliefs.

Written in stone by Vikings – the Rok runestone from the 9th century features the longest known runic inscription and is considered the first piece of Swedish literature. Credit: rolf_52 / Adobe Stock
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 13:30

Scholars have long been baffled by the coded runic message of the ‘Rök Runestone’ but a new interpretation claims it spells out a chilling Armageddon prophecy.