The Great Berber Kingdom of Numidia in the Shadow of Rome
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 00:46

The ancient Romans placed a lot of the world under their heel and into their sphere of influence. Numerous cultures, nations, and civilizations fell in their wake.

WWI British Spy Used Ancient Roman Lookout Island
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 22:05

Spanish researchers excavating Roman ruins on the tiny islet of Fraile (Isla del Fraile) now have a set of new targets: artifacts of espionage. A recently discovered WWI diary reveals the Spanish island was owned by an eccentric British spy, and the archaeologists will now be looking for signs of an undercover “British spy ring.”

Statue of pirate with eyepatch.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 20:23

Between 1700 and 1725, the Caribbean was a relatively lawless place with numerous merchant ships traversing the high seas with no authorities to protect them. These factors helped to make this period the golden age of piracy. It turns out that many common beliefs about pirates are not true.

The Shroud of Turin: modern, digitally processed image of the face on the cloth [left] and the full body image as seen on the shroud [right].
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 20:22

The Shroud of Turin is believed by many to be the bloodstained burial cloth Jesus of Nazareth was wrapped in after his crucifixion. But skeptics say it is a forgery, or at best only a religious article of historical significance. What can modern research tell us?

 Illustration of a Viking shield wall (unknown artist)
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 20:21

According to Rolf Warming, an archaeologist and researcher at the University of Copenhagen, the Vikings did not use shield walls in combat. A typical Viking shield was relatively small and light, and used as an active weapon.

Anglo-Saxon Settlement And Cemetery Complex Excavated In England
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 17:56

A vast Anglo-Saxon settlement and cemetery complex has been discovered in England that is being called a “one of a kind” discovery. Not, however, because the site was found laden with gold and silver, but because the thousands of recovered artifacts speak of the day to day lives of people who have inhabited the region since 4000 BC.