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  1. The Fall of Constantinople: Relentless Ottoman Fire Power Finally Pulverizes the Last Vestiges of the Roman Empire

    Constantinople stood against sieges and attacks for many centuries, until finally new technology—the big cannons of the Ottoman Empire—brought down the Byzantine Empire’s capital. The fall of Constantinople in May 1453 was the end of an age for much of Europe and the Near East.

    Mark Miller - 29/11/2018 - 13:57

  2. Built to Last: The Secret that Enabled Roman Roads to Withstand the Passage of Time

    The Romans were renowned as great engineers and this is evident in the many structures that they left behind. One particular type of construction that the Romans were famous for is their roads. It was these roads, which the Romans called viae, that enabled them to build and maintain their empire. How did they create this infrastructure that has withstood the passing of time better than most its modern counterparts?

    dhwty - 10/02/2017 - 18:53

  3. Roman Mythology of the Ages of Man, Metamorphoses and the Founding of Rome

    ... Roman Mythology of the Ages of Man, Metamorphoses and the Founding of Rome ...

    dhwty - 08/01/2019 - 14:07

  4. Shamanic Explorations of Supernatural Realms: Cave Art - The Earliest Folklore

    ... images of a horned bovid with human body and a ‘bison-man’ straddling a ‘lion woman’. Bison-human therianthrope, ... an image known as the ‘shaft scene’. This shows a stick-man next to a grouse on a shaft. The stick-man has decidedly animalistic ...

    nrushton - 17/11/2016 - 02:09

  5. Long-Lost Tomb Belonging to Suleiman the Magnificent Believed to be Found

    When Suleiman the Magnificent died —once one of the most powerful and longest-reigning rulers of the Ottoman Empire— it is said his heart and body were separated and buried in two secret locations. Researchers say they may have discovered the long-lost tomb believed to have been built over the spot where Suleiman’s tent once stood, and where he died.

    lizleafloor - 10/12/2015 - 21:52

  6. Roman Engagement and Wedding Rings: Joining Hands and Hearts

    ... that a woman was about to pass from the ownership of one man (her father) to another (her future husband). Therefore, only women wore ...

    dhwty - 03/03/2017 - 13:57

  7. Java Man and the Discovery of the ‘Missing Link’ in Evolutionary Theory

    ... to lend more weight to the theory came in the shape of Java Man. The Java Man discovery Java Man is the name given to a set of fossils belonging to an ...

    dhwty - 25/07/2018 - 18:57

  8. White Buffalo Calf Woman – Healer, Teacher, and Inspirational Spirit for the Lakota People

    ... him that she could be a sacred one or spirit. When the other man ignored this words, his companion could only watch what happened next. When the man reached the beautiful woman, a huge white cloud covered them both. As it ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 13/11/2016 - 14:54

  9. Anaximander of Miletus and His Philosophy on the Origin of All Things

    Anaximander of Miletus was a Pre-Socratic philosopher who belonged to the Milesian school. As indicated by its name, this school of thought was based in the city of Miletus on the western coast of Anatolia, modern day Turkey. Anaximander is one of the three prominent figures in this philosophical school, the other two being Thales and Anaximenes, the former commonly thought to have been Anaximander’s teacher, whilst the latter, his student.

    dhwty - 15/08/2016 - 03:49

  10. More Evidence that Ancient Romans May Have Made It to Oak Island, Canada

    ... Times has been privately informed of his identity). The man’s family recently opened up to Pulitzer and is allowing the stone to be ...

    ancient-origins - 24/01/2016 - 03:39

  11. Unraveling the Nature and Identity of the Green Man

    ... An enigma spanning thousands of years, the Green Man is a symbol of mysterious origin and history.  Permeating various religious faiths and cultures, the Green Man has survived countless transformations and cultural diversities, enduring ...

    Riley Winters - 29/01/2015 - 00:43

  12. Analysis of Roman Coins Proves Roman Empire Got Rich on Iberian Silver

    ... of Hannibal: What Caused Him to Become Rome’s Most Hated Man? Detail, Hannibal's Famous Crossing of the Alps with ... A Carthaginian silver shekel depicting a man wearing a laurel wreath on the obverse, and a man riding a war elephant on ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 16/08/2017 - 13:58

  13. Ancient Women Shaman of Ireland: Goddesses of Prophecy and Omens

    The Celtic scholar Nora Chadwick notes that in Irish mythology the prophetess Fedelm tells Queen Medb that she has been in the land of Alba learning the art of the Filidect. Medb asks if she has learned Imbas Forosnai, and when told yes, Medb asks Fedelm if she will look into her future to see how she will prosper. She then chants her prophecy in the form of a poem.

    David Halpin - 17/11/2018 - 23:08

  14. Eating Like a Roman: Healthy Greens, Gritty Bread and Fish Paste – The Evolution of Ancient Roman Cuisine

    While the reputation of ancient Roman dining features decadent drinking and feasting to a point of excess – leading to notorious purges in the vomitorium – those stories were largely anecdotal, or were given as moral messages, and warnings of wasted luxury. The reality of ancient Roman cuisine was very different – and in many ways surprising!

    victor labate - 07/04/2017 - 15:23

  15. Massive Roman military camp unearthed in Germany

    Archaeologists have discovered a massive Roman military camp covering 18 hectares near the town of Thuringia, Germany, which would have been used by a legion of up to 5,000 troops, according to a news report in Science.

    aprilholloway - 16/05/2014 - 02:51

  16. Updates on Out of Africa – Revising the Story of the Dispersal of Modern Humans Across Eurasia

    Most people are now familiar with the traditional "Out of Africa" model: modern humans evolved in Africa and then dispersed across Asia and reached Australia in a single wave about 60,000 years ago. However, technological advances in DNA analysis and other fossil identification techniques, as well as an emphasis on multidisciplinary research, are revising this story.

    ancient-origins - 13/12/2017 - 02:11

  17. Grauballe Man: Ritual Sacrifice or a 2,300-Year-Old Murder Mystery?

    ... and marshes, perhaps the most interesting is the Grauballe man. Discovered in a peat bog in Jutland, Denmark in 1952, experts believe that the man had had his throat slit sometime in the 3rd century BC. His body was then ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 04/11/2016 - 13:52

  18. New Insights into Rapid Advance in Human Innovative Thinking

    The first evidence of human life in the Olorgesailie Basin comes from about 1.2 million years ago. For hundreds of the thousands of years, people living there made and used large stone-cutting tools called handaxes (below left).

    ancient-origins - 17/03/2018 - 00:59

  19. Books Bound in Human Skin – The Practice Isn’t As Rare As You Might Think!

    ... human skin from this period include a copy of the Rights of Man and several copies of the French Constitution of 1793. Skeletons and ... Office. The skin that was used belonged to an 18-year-old man by the name John Horwood, who was sentenced to hang for the murder of Eliza ...

    dhwty - 12/01/2019 - 23:03

  20. An Unbreakable Story: The Lost Roman Invention of Flexible Glass

    ... unbreakable glass that was invented during the Roman period. Man-made glass (as opposed to a naturally occurring one such as obsidian) is ... of the story told by Pliny. In the satirist’s account, the man who invented the flexible glass was granted an audience with the Roman ...

    dhwty - 18/01/2018 - 01:50