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  1. Grace O’Malley, The 16th Century Pirate Queen of Ireland

    Grace O'Malley was Queen of Umaill, chieftain of the O Maille clan, a rebel, seafarer, and fearless leader who challenged the turbulent politics of 16th century England and Ireland.

    Joanna Gillan - 03/12/2019 - 00:51

  2. Arles Amphitheatre – A Roman Treasure in the Soul of Provence

    Arles Amphitheatre (known in French as Les Arènes d'Arles) is a Roman amphitheatre located in the southern French city of Arles. The city is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, and has been dubbed the ‘soul of Provence’. Arles Amphitheatre is one of the city’s most important and impressive Roman structures.

    dhwty - 17/09/2019 - 22:57

  3. Did the Hyksos Pull Off a Peaceful Invasion of Egypt?

    The Hyksos were a dynasty of kings who ruled over the northern part of Egypt during the 2nd millennium BC. They were not native Egyptians, but came from the East, most likely Western Asia. Traditionally, the Hyksos are depicted negatively, and considered to be invaders who conquered Lower Egypt by force.

    dhwty - 19/12/2019 - 13:45

  4. Who Built the Fascinating Ñaupa Iglesia? Mysterious Ruins in the Sacred Valley of Peru

    Ñaupa Iglesia is a fascinating Peruvian ruin in the Sacred Valley of the high Andes. It is located between Ollantaytambo and Urubamba; Ollantaytambo being only 30 Km (18.64 miles) from Machu Picchu.

    David Walton - 22/04/2017 - 13:59

  5. Long Lost Golden Age - Just a Myth?

    The myth and folklore of ancient cultures speak of a vast cycle of time with alternating dark and golden ages; Plato called it the Great Year. Most of us were taught that this cycle was just a myth and the golden age, just a fairytale.

    walter - 18/11/2020 - 19:03

  6. The House of Hohenzollern – The Rise and Fall of German Emperors

    ... Karl Friedrich is also the singer and saxophonist in his music group Royal Groovin’.  He is also the heir to the ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 22/04/2020 - 02:01

  7. Ranthambore Fort: Rajasthani Stronghold and Center of Chauhan Culture

    ... and a place of patronage for learning, the arts, and music. This can be seen in Hammir Palace built by Hammir ...

    dhwty - 19/08/2020 - 23:09

  8. 6 Spectacular Summer Solstice Celebrations Around the World

    ... (often honoring it, not necessarily in a spiritual way). Music and art festivals are also popular ways to celebrate ...

    Alicia McDermott - 21/06/2019 - 22:23

  9. Lascaux Cave and the Stunning Primordial Art of a Long Lost World

    ... of Cultural and Technological Evolution in East Africa Music, Math, Megaliths and the Dawn of Humanity ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 04/01/2020 - 23:19

  10. Femme Fatale: Seduced by the Ancient Sex Crafts of History’s Most Alluring Women

    ... arts, religious buildings, monuments, and in music. Thousands of years before the written word, ancient ...

    ashley cowie - 21/07/2017 - 18:42

  11. The Renaissance: The ‘Rebirth’ That Changed the World

    ... of France. Catherine brought with her the latest arts, music, and science from her native Florence to the French ...

    dhwty - 23/12/2019 - 23:05

  12. Liu He and the Tomb of Two Million Coins

    Archaeology is always full of surprises. When an excavation is started, the team never knows what the next artifact will be to see the light of day. Many times a find is mundane – pottery shards, inconclusive artifacts, and ancient garbage. But there are rare occasions when the dig proves to be an excavation of a lifetime and is certain to make the headlines. Such is the story of this unbelievable archaeological dig from China, when a stunning 10 tons of ancient coins were unearthed in a single burial chamber.

    Aleksa Vučković - 14/11/2019 - 22:59

  13. Ancient Pattern Poetry – A Visual Story

    ... to the West” So Now We Know What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like 3,500-Year-Old Advanced Minoan Technology ...

    dhwty - 04/11/2019 - 23:02

  14. A Vampire in New Orleans? The Mysterious Case of Jacque and the Comte de St. Germain

    If vampires existed in our modern age, it would be easy to imagine them in New Orleans, creeping from the shadows of the crypts in the St. Louis Cemetery or prowling for victims in the unlit alleys of the French Quarter. In the Crescent City, beauty and darkness go hand in hand and history steps forward to make itself known in the present day. Ancient legends of these immortal creatures made their way to America along with immigrants and adapted to their new land.

    Marita Crandle - 23/10/2017 - 23:01

  15. Baptized in Blood: Queen Njinga of Ndongo-Matamba

    “I never feared facing a group of 25 armed soldiers, except if they had muskets.”

    —Njinga, 1657

    Twenty years after Elizabeth’s death, a Mbundu woman in southwestern Africa became the talk of the Catholic world. General, diplomat, slave trader, fashionista, and hands-on warrior, Queen Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba elicited equal parts admiration and revulsion from missionaries, cannibals, kings, and two empires vying for control of Africa’s coast.

    Jonathan Emily Jordan - 12/04/2020 - 22:49

  16. A Millennium of Glory: The Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Empire

    ... and empires. Its heavily religious focus on architecture, music, and art was a crucial separation from the western ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 20/07/2019 - 02:01

  17. Goddess of the Seven Stars: The Rebirth of Sobekneferu

    In 2017 cinema audiences were treated to the latest reboot of the classic movie franchise surrounding the resurrection of an ancient Egypt mummy. Titled, inevitably, The Mummy, and starring Tom Cruise, it was an action-packed thriller featuring an Egyptian princess named Ahmanet. She, however, was just the latest incarnation of a fictional character that appears for the first time in a novel written by celebrated Irish writer Bram Stoker (1847-1912).

    Andrew Collins - 10/11/2020 - 13:47

  18. Durrington Shafts: Is Britain’s Largest Prehistoric Monument a Sonic Temple?

    The recent discovery of an enormous ring of cylinder-like pits, each approximately five meters deep and 10 meters in diameter (16.5 by 33 ft), found to surround the henge enclosure of Durrington Walls in southern England, is set to become one of the greatest enigmas of British archaeology.

    Andrew Collins - 07/07/2020 - 05:53

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

    The Greek Alexander Romance, often referred to as a ‘pseudo-Callisthenes’ production, is in one form or another one of the most influential and widely read books of all time; it has birthed a whole literary genre on Alexander the Great and his campaigns across the Persian Empire. But where and when did it first appear and what did it originally look like?

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

  20. Lupus In Fabula: The Wolf In The Story

    Lupus in fabula or perhaps more accurately in historia, given that historically the figure of the wolf is not marginal at all. The undisputed symbol of the forest, the wolf has always been strongly present in the collective imagination of all ancient civilizations.

    Maura Andreoni - 21/11/2019 - 13:58