Sarcophagus of Canaanites, now at Israel Museum   Source: Davidbena / CC BY-SA 4.0
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 19:02

The people who lived in the area known as the Southern Levant - which is now recognized as Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Lebanon, and parts of Syria - during the Bronze Age (circa 3500-1150 BC) are referred to in ancient biblical texts as the Canaanites. 

Chinese Warrior Woman
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 16:38

Hua Mulan is one of the most legendary women of ancient China. Her heroic actions were first recorded in ancient texts, retold in the famous poem Ballad of Mulan, and later popularized in the 1998 Walt Disney film Mulan.

Four-sided die from a Roman game found in Norway.            Source: University of Bergen
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 03:25

In April 2020, Norwegian archaeologists from the University Museum of Bergen were excavating the remains of a small Early Iron Age burial cairn near the village of Ytre Fosse, overlooking Alversund in western Norway. 

Original artwork depicting the moment of the asteroid strike in present-day Mexico. 	Image: Chase Stone / Nature Communications
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 02:02

New simulations from Imperial College London have revealed the asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs struck Earth at the 'deadliest possible' angle.

Part of the alleged SS officer’s diary (WhatsNews2Day) and representation of Nazi gold. (YouTube Screenshot)
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 22:44

A diary that was allegedly written by an SS officer in the dying days of WWII may lead to the discovery of a treasure of Nazi gold that is worth over one billion dollars. The document purports to show where the Nazis deposited tons of gold in Silesia in Poland as the Soviets advanced in 1945.

The total solar eclipse of May 28 585 caused a cease in fighting between the Medians and the Lydians.           Source: zef art / Adobe Stock
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 18:57

On this day, 28 May, in 585 BC, a fierce battle was underway in Asia Minor when the light vanished in the middle of the day causing the warring armies to lay down their arms and declare a truce.