When the couple removed the floor, they discovered a Viking grave. Source: Nordland County.
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 22:57

A Norwegian couple made an unusual historic discovery during renovations of their home. They found a number of Viking era artifacts, and now archaeologists believe that they have found a Viking grave, right there, under their floor. 

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. 

The Crucifixion by André d’Ypres / Dreux Budé Master, (before 1440) Getty Centre (Public Domain)
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 16:46

Imagine a time machine, that could capture, among other things, three dimensional holograms of the crucifixion and death of Jesus; a speech by Napoleon; Cicero's first speech against Catiline; and the presentation of the Thyestes by Quintus Ennio in Rome in 169 BC

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.