Volterra: Home to Three Civilizations and the World’s First Witch
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 23:49

Volterra, an archaeological gem in the province of Pisa, in Italy, is often eclipsed by more famous historical sites. This beautiful village, however, dates to the Etruscan period and also contains many fascinating Roman ruins and medieval buildings.

Crossing the Veil: The Pre-Christian Origins of Halloween and Samhain
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 22:47

Halloween, or the ancient Samhain, is considered the time of year when the veil between our world and the spirit world is at its thinnest. 

The Quest For The Holy Grail: Celtic Magic Cauldrons
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 21:30

Growing up reading Arthurian legends, one would probably think the Grail is a cup. Not just any cup, of course, but a holy cup associated with Jesus and the Last Supper. One would probably also know that the Knights of the Round Table were sent on the Quest for the Grail. 

Clovis tools may have been developed to hunt the last of the North American megafauna. Source: Daniel /Adobe Stock
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 21:01

While they were not the earliest inhabitants of the Americas, the Clovis people had an extremely significant prehistoric culture that was distinctive and widespread across what is now North America. 

Archaeologists Make Shocking Discovery At The Tollense Battle Site
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 17:00

Archaeologists in Germany are rewriting history by proving that Europe's oldest battle in the German Tollense Valley was actually Europe’s oldest massacre. The Tollense battlefield is a Bronze Age archaeological site located in northern Germany at the edge of the Mecklenburg Lake District. 

Egyptian writing sample from a medical treatise (inv. P. Carlsberg 930) belonging to the Tebtunis temple library with headings marked in red ink.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 13:04

Egyptian writing has always fascinated modern people because it is so exotic. Researchers studying Egyptian writing in manuscripts from an ancient Egyptian temple have made an important discovery.