Charles Darwin (pict rider /Adobe Stock) was puzzled by flowering plants. (Pixabay License)
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 22:02

In 1879 Charles Darwin wrote a letter to his close friend, the botanist and explorer named Dr. Joseph Hooker. He expressed his annoyance at the puzzling mystery of how the first flowering plants evolved.

The Life of Khaemweset: Ancient Archaeologist And The First Egyptologist
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 17:58

The golden eras of ancient Egyptian history are marked by powerful kings and pharaohs, whose rule continuously expanded Egyptian influence and propelled it to great heights.

The Nara Period: Japan’s First Permanent Capital
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 13:33

The Nara period lasted from 710 to 784/94 AD. This period in Japanese history is named after the seat of imperial government in the ancient city of Nara.

Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 03:05

Doomed to forever roll a huge boulder up a steep hill, Sisyphus is a figure in Greek mythology who represents an impossible task. As his punishment in the Greek Underworld, each time Sisyphus neared the top of the hill, the boulder would miraculously roll itself down

The abbey gateway at the now ruined Reading Abbey in a Paul Sandby oil painting from 1808. Source: Public domain
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 01:04

Reading Abbey was erected in 1121 in the town of Reading within in the county of Berkshire, England. It was a royal monastery established by King Henry I to pay homage to his ancestors and his successors and would serve as a burial site for Henry himself in 1136, thus making it a royal mausoleum. 

Ground-Penetrating Radar Locates Massive Viking Burial Mounds in Norway
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 21:58

An extensive survey using ground penetrating radar in northern Norway has revealed the presence of 15 gigantic Viking burial mounds, along with other measurable remains of ongoing human activity. Based on their sizes, shapes, and designs, archaeologists have dated the mounds and other surrounding features back to the eighth century AD