Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 02:55

Scientists have recreated the face of a 2000-year-old Egyptian boy, using CT scanning and 3D imagery technologies. The reconstructed face was then compared to the boy’s mummy portrait. In Egypt, at the turn of the first millennium AD

The Badami Chalukyas dynasty came to control vast tracts of land within southern and central India from about 543 AD until 753 AD. Representative image of a more modern era. Source: Public domain
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 00:59

At a glance, history can seem chaotic. We need to delve into the depths of any particular era, and not just focus on particular incidents. History is not just a timeline of earth-shattering battles, but is also a continuous process of cultural assimilation by many groups of people.

"I am the Lord God Dionysus": Parallels between Yahweh and Dionysus
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 22:02

For anyone familiar with the Bible, the story of the Israelite god Yahweh is a simple one. Yahweh appears to Abraham in the book of Genesis and enters into a covenantal alliance with him. Abraham's deity, however, is quite distinct from the other gods of Canaan.

Plato and Aristotle in The School of Athens by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Public Domain)
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 18:50

At the core of the philosophy of Plato, we find one of the oldest written accounts of a type of psychological physics in the history of Western literature. Drawing from Pythagorean and archaic Greek cosmological concepts, Plato developed his theory of the archetypal forms or ideas.

Ancient Skills Used to Raise Roof Truss at Notre Dame Cathedral
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 17:58

On April 15 2019, Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris, France was destroyed by the flames of a horrible electrical fire. Soon after, scientists from the French national research organization (CNRS) announced a multimillion-euro restoration project of the 850-year-old Catholic treasure.

Man drinking alcohol. Credit: Rainer Fuhrmann / Adobe Stock
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 13:56

An Irish spirit that was until recently illegal is making a big comeback. Poteen which is pronounced as potcheen is a potent alcoholic drink and was notorious because it was so strong.