Prof. Vasil Nikolov and his team of archaeologists at the Provadia-Saltworks found the ceramic artifact, believed to be a salt god, while excavating the bottom of a salt evaporation pool. Source: Provadia-Solnitsata
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 17:58

In the ancient world salt was so valuable that Roman soldiers were sometimes paid with salt instead of money. A monthly salt allowance was a salarium, and this Latin word seeds both the French word salaire, and the English language word salary.

Trojan War scene. Achilles dragging the dead body of Hector in front of the gates of Troy
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 17:34

Was there ever a Trojan War? That is, the almost legendary battle fought between Greeks and Trojans. This question continues to go unanswered by the academic and archaeological world.

Petra’s Saudi Arabian Sister City, Hegra, Opens to the Public
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 13:59

The deserts of Saudi Arabia may look desolate, but they hold many important archaeological sites.

Vendel Helmets: Spectacular Scandinavian Relics from the Vendel Period
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 01:05

Vendel and Valsgärde are two archaeological sites located in Sweden. Both of these sites were once used as burial grounds, and it is from the former that a period in Swedish prehistory, the Vendel period, derived its name. 

Mayflower II, a replica of the famous Mayflower ship
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 21:02

One of the most famous voyages from England to Virginia was on the Mayflower. This ship became the symbol of the search for a new life and pilgrimage to the New World in the 17th century. 2020 marks the 400 year anniversary of this historic vessel’s iconic voyage.

Magic Flowers of U.S. Dream Trippers Found at California’s Pinwheel Cave
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 19:00

When you think of psychedelics and the United States, famous psychonauts like Timothy Leary, Gerry Garcia and Jim Morrison come to mind. In the 1991 movie, The Doors, Jim Morrison got seriously stoned and wandered out into the New Mexico desert experiencing the full optical range of nature.