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  1. The Gristhorpe Man: A Bronze Age Skeleton with a Story to Tell

    ... coffin was something special - the skeleton of a Bronze Age man, known today as the Gristhorpe Man. When Beswick made his discovery members of the Scarborough ...

    dhwty - 12/07/2015 - 00:23

  2. Alchemical Recipe for a Homunculus: Sperm + Rotting Meat = Mini Artificial Human

    ... the main life-giving force in reproduction came from the man in the form of the semen. The womb was believed to simply be a warm, ... Rerum are as follows : “Let the Sperm of a man by itself be putrified in a gourd glasse, sealed up, with the highest ...

    Caleb Strom - 02/04/2018 - 18:58

  3. Researchers Want to Get the Dirt on How Much Neanderthals and Modern Humans had Sex

    ... Study Finds       The homme de Spy ("Man from Spy") (boris doesborg/ CC BY NC SA 2.0 ), and other ...

    Mark Miller - 05/01/2017 - 21:49

  4. Were Catapults the Secret to Roman Military Success?

    The Roman Empire conquered the known world in large part due to its army. The Roman Army was a formidable force of training and discipline led by military minds who established organizational and tactical strategies that have influenced the world up to this very day. In short, the Roman army was one of the most effective and enduring forces in military history. In addition to skill and zeal, the Romans also had a more material advantage on their side: siege weapons, such as catapults.

    Kerry Sullivan - 31/03/2017 - 18:54

  5. Hoard of Roman Coins Leads to the Discovery of Important Site in England

    A remarkable discovery of a hoard of Roman coins has led experts to an archaeologically rich site in Yorkshire in England. The hoard of Roman coins was found by enthusiasts using metal detectors and this led directly to the discovery of a major site. This discovery is really exciting the archaeological community and it is expected to offer new insights into the Roman presence in the North of England.

    Ed Whelan - 29/08/2018 - 09:26

  6. Mimar Sinan - A Genius Architect for the Ottoman Empire

    Mimar Sinan created at least 374 structures in his lifetime. Most of his projects were produced during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, but he also worked for Selim II and Murad III.

    Sinan was born on May 29, 1489 in Ağırnas, Karaman Eyalet, now Kayseri Province (Caesarea in Cappadocia) in Turkey. Although it has been debated by some, he was Turkish - not Armenian or Greek, as some researchers suggest. This information was confirmed by research in 1935, when Sinan was exhumed and his bones were examined.

    Natalia Klimczak - 09/06/2016 - 03:47

  7. Pleistocene Epoch: Humans, Welcome to Earth

    The Pleistocene epoch is a geologic epoch which began around 2.6 Mya (Million years ago) and came to an end around 11,700 BP (Before Present). It is characterized by lower sea levels than the present epoch and colder temperatures. During much of the Pleistocene, Europe, North America, and Siberia were covered by extensive ice sheets and glaciers. The Pleistocene was an important time because it was when the human genus first evolved.

    Caleb Strom - 19/10/2018 - 23:02

  8. The Real Reason Ancient Indo-Europeans Carried Out Human Sacrifice

    ... modelled after the cosmic sacrifice of the Purusha [a cosmic man whose sacrifice by the gods created all life] … must have been the ... in which it is entangled and the direction of the energy of man into the divine consciousness. The ultimate aim of the ...

    Alexander Jacob - 01/10/2017 - 01:57

  9. Unusual 20,000-year-old human skull shows diversity of prehistoric humanity

    A unique Stone Age skull found in Kenya is reshaping what scientists know about the diversity of early humanity.

    The 20,000-year-old partial skull was found at Lukenya Hill in the 1970s and stored in the collections of the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi. Christian Tryon, archaeologist at Harvard University's Peabody Museum and colleagues revisited the ancient skull and took detailed measurements.

    lizleafloor - 20/02/2015 - 22:10

  10. Tooth from prehistoric woman reveals life and times of Peking Man

    ... and it is giving experts new knowledge about Peking Man, considered an ancient ancestor of modern humans. The tooth has a ... that reaches back 500,000 years, to the time of Peking Man . Peking Man ( Sinanthropus pekinensis ) was not a single individual, ...

    lizleafloor - 13/03/2015 - 22:15

  11. Exotic Goods and Foreign Luxuries: The Ancient Roman Marketplace

    The word forum is a Latin term denoting a ‘public open space’. In ancient Rome, forums would normally be found in the center of cities, and were often surrounded by a number of other buildings, such as temples, basilicas (in this context, public court buildings), and shops. Thus, the forum was considered as the center of religious, civic and economic life in Roman cities. The primary function of the forum, however, was to serve as a marketplace for the people of the cities.

    dhwty - 09/11/2015 - 03:47

  12. Am Fear Liath Mor: The Terrifying Grey Man of the Cairngorms

    Am Fear Liath Mor, known also as the Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui, or simply as the Greyman, is the name given to a creature ... Mingren References Dunning, B., 2012. The Grey Man of Ben MacDhui. [Online] Available at: ... Hall, J., 2006. The Cryptid Zoo: Big Gray Man (Fear Liath Mor). [Online] Available at: ...

    dhwty - 04/07/2016 - 14:40

  13. The Treasures of Priam: Golden Riches from the Legendary City of Troy

    ... myth by scholars. During the 19 th century, however, one man embarked on a quest to prove that this legendary city actually existed. ...

    dhwty - 03/07/2015 - 04:40

  14. The Shameful History of Human Zoos: Displaying ‘Exotic Foreigners’ Only Stopped 60 Years Ago

    During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the shocking display of human beings of various ethnicities was in vogue in the West, especially in the colonial empires of Great Britain, France, and Germany. One of the factors contributing to the popularity of these human zoos was that they exhibited ‘exotic’ peoples from different parts of the world, which had great appeal to the masses during that period.

    dhwty - 01/02/2019 - 18:56

  15. Ötzi the Iceman Becomes a Movie

    ... Firm Evidence of Neolithic Travel and Trade Ice Man, Otzi: A Treacherous Murder with Unexpected Links to Central Italy ... Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. “People are fascinated by the man from the ice – they cannot get enough of him,” she said via The ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 05/12/2017 - 22:49

  16. Prehistoric Skull and Jaw Found in Laos Rewrite Timelines and Reveal Diversity of Early Humans

    Ancient human fossils found in a cave in northern Laos are revealing to scientists that early modern humans were quite physically diverse, and they reveal an earlier migration timeline in Southeast Asia than previously thought.

    lizleafloor - 10/04/2015 - 22:13

  17. The Sicarii: The Jewish Daggermen With a Thirst for Roman Blood

    The Sicarii - which may be translated as ‘daggermen’ from the Latin - were a group of Jewish zealots who lived during the 1st century AD. The Sicarii intended to expel the Romans and their collaborators from Judaea, and resisted their rule. One of the tools they employed in their effort to achieve this end was assassination, especially in crowded places, which was calculated to strike fear into the hearts of their enemies.

    dhwty - 04/06/2017 - 01:57

  18. Did Prehistoric Middle Eastern Culture Visit Europe, Spawn Artistic Culture, and Leave?

    A team of archaeologists investigating a cave in Israel, claims to have found evidence that prehistoric tools and artwork from Western Europe could possibly owe their existence to an earlier culture from the Middle East.

    aprilholloway - 30/12/2017 - 22:50

  19. Why the Romans were not quite as clean as you might have thought

    ... effect upon health when it comes to ectoparasites. Man Intent on Fixing Toilet Uncovers Centuries-Old Subterranean World Beneath ...

    ancient-origins - 10/01/2016 - 21:51

  20. The legendary Spartacus: Gladiator and leader of slaves against the Romans – The Final Stand (Part 2)

    ... and distinguished Roman general, Crassus was the wealthiest man in Rome.   Crassus offered to prepare and train new troops with his own ...

    Riley Winters - 16/11/2014 - 22:21