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  1. Marcus Gavius Apicius: Top Gourmand of the Roman World

    ... as to be always indulging oneself and one's "inner man,"/b if I may speak as the gluttons do?  And yet often has an inaugural dinner cost the most careful man a cool million!  The very sum that is called disgraceful if spent on the ...

    dhwty - 28/11/2015 - 03:44

  2. Piltdown Man: The scandal that delayed the study of human origins by decades

    ... found the link in the 500,000-year-old bones of the Piltdown man, dubbed “the first Englishman.”  The discovery led to extensive study of Piltdown Man, and debate about its implications lasted for decades. However, in the ...

    Mark Miller - 06/09/2015 - 03:48

  3. The Obscure Mangiapane Cave in Sicily: Prehistoric Cave and Site of Modern Feasts

    Mangiapane Cave (known also in Italian as Grotta Mangiapane) is a cave that has been occupied on and off since prehistoric times. In addition to being a prehistoric site, Mangiapane Cave is also well-known for being the location of a village that is reported to have been left untouched for the last 70 years. It is perhaps this aspect of the small village in Mangiapane Cave (i.e. being trapped in a time capsule) that draws people to visit this otherwise obscure site in Italy.

    dhwty - 11/04/2016 - 03:57

  4. The Norman Invasion: An Epic 11th Century Battle for the English Throne

    When Edward the Confessor died childless, the stage was set for the Norman invasion of England in the 11th century. Although the king was succeeded by his brother-in-law, Harold Godwinson, the succession was challenged by Edward’s cousin once removed, William II, the Duke of Normandy. As a result, William invaded England, conquered it from Harold, and became William I of England. The Norman conquest of England had a significant impact on the history of the country.

    dhwty - 26/12/2018 - 22:56

  5. Study Proves Human Mutation Rate Is Slower Than Believed Posing New Date For Human-Neanderthal Separation

    ... Fabra in Barcelona. Modern Human and Homo Erectus Man Compared. ( AlienCat / Adobe) Top image: DNA molecule spiral ...

    ancient-origins - 24/01/2019 - 22:43

  6. The Celtic Goddess Epona that Rode Swiftly Across the Ancient Roman Empire

    The protector of horses, mules, and cavalry, Epona was one of the only non-Roman goddesses to have been wholly adopted by the Roman Empire.  Often depicted astride a horse, Epona resonated in the forces of the Roman cavalry as an inspiration and guide through even the darkest of battles, and she remained one of their most worshipped goddesses between the first and third centuries AD.

    Riley Winters - 05/06/2018 - 22:11

  7. 14,000-year-old Footprints in Italian Cave Reveal Ancient Human Behavior

    Evidence of crawling in an Italian cave system sheds new light on late Stone Age human behavior in groups, especially when exploring new grounds, says a study published today in e

    ancient-origins - 15/05/2019 - 23:57

  8. The Gutmana Ala: The Legendary Cave of the Good Man and the Rose of Turaida

    The Gutmana Ala, or Gutman’s (Good Man’s) cave in English, is today located in the Sigulda region of the Gauja ... Waters Found at Gutmana Ala and “Sacrifices to the Good Man” The formation of the Gutmana Ala is believed to have begun around ...

    dhwty - 10/09/2015 - 15:18

  9. Metal Detectorist’s Roman Hoard Linked to a Temple that Likely Inspired The Lord of the Rings

    Two metal detecting enthusiasts made a “once in a lifetime” discovery when they unearthed a hoard of Roman bronze artifacts at an undisclosed location. The most exciting of the finds is an intact healing statue that has been linked to the Roman Lydney Temple. This is the same temple that inspired JRR Tolkien to add a key element to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

    Gary Manners - 30/09/2017 - 13:54

  10. Neanderthals Mated with Modern Humans Much Earlier than Previously Thought, Study Finds

    Using several different methods of DNA analysis, an international research team has found what they consider to be strong evidence of an interbreeding event between Neanderthals and modern humans that occurred tens of thousands of years earlier than any other such event previously documented.

    ancient-origins - 19/02/2016 - 03:45

  11. German Farmer Lands $1 Million Reward for Rare Bronze Horse Head Found on His Property

    ... the farmer’s property in 2009. Daily Sabah reports the man, who has not been named by the media, was initially awarded €48,000 ...

    Alicia McDermott - 19/08/2018 - 13:57

  12. Voynich Manuscript Is Solved And This Time It’s Academic

    Claims of ‘cracking the code’ of the Voynich manuscript have lost their sheen somewhat over the last few years, with weak cases being presented from all and sundry. This attempt, described confidently in a research paper and presented in a press release by a UK university seems to have solid backing.

    Gary Manners - 15/05/2019 - 17:34

  13. Savoring the Danger: ‘Sugar of Lead’ Was Used to Flavor Roman Food and Wine with Toxic Consequences

    ... though in its syrup form. Mosaic depicting a man labeled as the gourmand Marcus Gavius Apicius. ( The Monastery ) ...

    dhwty - 23/12/2017 - 18:52

  14. Kathmandu: How Religion and Trade Flowed into an Ancient Water-Filled Valley

    The city of Kathmandu is today the capital of Nepal. This status, however, was only conferred on it during the 18th century. 1769 is traditionally regarded as the year that Nepal was unified by Prithvi Narayan Shah, who then chose Kathmandu as the capital of his kingdom.  Nevertheless, the history of Kathmandu stretches much further back in time, and many of its sacred sites were established and built centuries before the unification of Nepal.

    dhwty - 27/04/2016 - 03:48

  15. Two Roman Coffins with Celtic Motifs, One Containing an Adult and Infant, Found in England

    Archaeologists in England have made the rare discovery of two lead caskets from the Roman era but with clear Celtic influence. One of the coffins contains the remains of an adult and infant, probably a mother and her baby. The find is offering a unique insight into Romano-British society and culture.  

    Ed Whelan - 09/02/2019 - 19:00

  16. Fact or Fiction? The Obscure Origins of the Greek Alexander Romance

    ... philosopher Demetrius of Phalerum, for it linked God, man, and the mercurial nature of divine intervention. The most influential ...

    David Grant - 08/04/2017 - 14:02

  17. Startling Similarity between Hindu Flood Legend of Manu and the Biblical Account of Noah

    ... agree that the main character of the flood story is a man named Manu Vaivasvata. Like Noah, Manu is described as a virtuous ... to say about Manu: “There lived in ancient time a holy man / Called Manu, who, by penances and prayers, / Had won the favour of the ...

    dhwty - 30/04/2015 - 03:48

  18. What we discovered about ancient human origins this year… and what is still a mystery

    ... American skulls, including that of the well-known Kennewick man, look very different from those of the present day population. Another is ...

    aprilholloway - 31/12/2013 - 04:35

  19. The Mysterious Tale of the Man from Taured – Evidence for Parallel Universes? Or an Embellishment?

    The Man from Taured (sometimes referred to as the Taured Mystery or the Man without a Country ) is a story about a man who arrives at a Japanese airport from a country called Taured. Many people ...

    dhwty - 28/04/2016 - 14:22

  20. Pleistocene Skull and 300,000 Years of Evolution Secrets Found in a Chinese Cave

    ... in contrast: A. Human fossil from Hualongdong Cave B. Peking Man fossil from Zhoukoudian site C. Fossil of Nanjing Homo erectus D. Human fossil found at the Dali Man site E. Human fossil found at Jinniushan Site F. Fossil of Maba Man. ( ...

    Ed Whelan - 25/05/2019 - 22:11