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Fresco depicting an erotic scene, from the cubiculum of the villa of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, 1st century AD, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome. (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 21:30

“Let her be banished for life,” Augustus (63 BC-14 AD) is recorded as saying about the harsh exile of his only biological child, Julia, to the barren and windswept penal island of Pandateria (present-day Ventotene). 

Entrance to the Arvalem Caves                     Source: Zeepak / CC BY-NC 2.0
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 01:57

Goa is widely regarded as one of the most idyllic places to visit in all of India, if not Asia. Yet there is far more to this southwestern state than its beautiful beaches. Like the rest of India, it has many incredible heritage sites. 

The remains of the cat fund in Kazakhstan. Source: Ashleigh Haruda / MLU
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 22:45

Archaeologists have found the well-preserved remains of a Silk Road cat buried in Kazakhstan that likely dates from the 8th century AD, and the evidence suggests this was a “well-loved pet cat.”

Detail of ‘The Maid of Orléans’ (1886) by Jan Matejko - Joan of Arc
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 19:14

Joan of Arc was a young peasant woman who lived during the last phase of the Hundred Years’ War.

The Phantom Time Hypothesis questions the motives and outcomes of Pope Gregory XIII's commission to reform the Julian calendar in 1582                Source: Scipio Turaminus / Public domain
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 18:35

Most researchers and scholars alike praise the importance of studying history. “The Phantom Time Hypothesis” contradicts the reliability of written history and asks key questions. 

The Pope’s seal found in Shropshire, England, (British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme) belonged to Pope Innocent IV. (Public Domain)
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 14:02

A metal detectorist has unearthed the 1.5 millionth archaeological artifact to be found by the public in Britain under a government-backed scheme. This item is one of great historic interest. It is a pope’s seal that belonged to a powerful medieval religious leader who played an important role in the history of Italy.

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