Sts Savinus and Cyprian are tortured (circa 1100) Abbey Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe (Public Domain)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 03:00

All are familiar with the burning of witches and criminals – who often died by asphyxia or cardiac arrest before their flesh was consumed by the flames...

Boat with oars on a rock, Al Jassasiya, Qatar Source: Alizada Studios/ Adobe Stock
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 01:52

While some societies leave few remains, especially if they were not literate, rock carvings have helped historians understand prehistoric people and mysterious cultures. 

The Stonehenge tunnel is supposed to help traffic in the area. The A303 is in the foreground. Source: diamond geezer / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 22:51

Is the British government’s proposal for a two-mile long tunnel beneath Stonehenge good value for money? Maybe not.

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