Rendering of bison in Niaux Cave      Source: Valette, C / CC BY ND 2.0
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 01:46

France is famous for its beautiful scenery, historic cities, and of course, wine. The country also has many spectacular cave systems such as the Bournillon Cave which has the highest cave opening in Europe at 1371 feet (418 m) high

Orpheus and the Bacchantes by Gregorio Lazzarini (1710) (Public Domain)
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 23:42

The Maenads are often written off simply as ‘mad women’ by historians. However, although the name Maenad literally translates as the ‘raving ones’, these women were much more than that. 

The Norse God Loki
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 21:33

The trickster god Loki is undoubtedly the most debated figure from Norse mythology to this day. Though he appears to be a scheming, mischievous deity who has no real loyalties, scholars still explore what his purpose might have been in the ancient stories.

Photo taken on May 17, 2020 shows the excavation site of the ancient Chinese couple’s tomb dating back to the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) in Nanfentang Village, Batang Township, Ningxiang City, central China's Hunan Province.            Source: Xinhua / Liu Jing
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 19:13

A 1000-year-old “Chinese couple” have been pulled out of their brick-walled graves in an ancient cemetery to make way for a motorway.

The Aboriginal rock shelters at Juukan Gorge sits about 60km north-west of the remote Pilbara mining town of Tom Price.       Source: Puutu Kunti Kurrama And Pinikura Aboriginal Corporation
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 18:59

Two culturally and archaeologically significant rock shelters are believed to have been destroyed by a mining company in Western Australia. The caves were destroyed by blasting carried out by Rio Tinto, who remarkably did it with the full backing of the law. 

The history of childhood and education in Western civilization has evolved significantly over the last 2000 years, from no education to child labor to formal schools, how exactly did it all change?     Pictured: Top left: The School of Athens, a famous fresco by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael, with Plato and Aristotle as the central figures in the scene (Jorge Valenzuela A / CC BY-SA 3.0).         Bottom left: Group of child labor boys during the Industrial Revolution (Lewis Hine / Public domain).
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 13:03

Over the last two millennia of Western civilization, the concept of ‘childhood’ has significantly evolved from one of a family-oriented perspective to that of the child-centered universe. Those of us who live in the Western world often take for granted what it means to have a healthy and happy childhood.