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Basque folk dancers. Source: Laiotz / Adobe Stock.

Exploring the Mystery of the Basques (Video)

Nestled between the rugged mountains and the vast ocean lies the Basque Country , a place steeped in mystery and cultural uniqueness. This distinctiveness emanates from its language , which sets the...
Khufu ship, Egypt. Source: Olaf Tausch / CC by SA 3.0.

Ancient Egypt's Colossal Super Ships (Video)

The ancient Egyptians were renowned for their impressive super ships, known as " sekhets ," or “solar barges”. These colossal vessels were remarkable feats of maritime engineering and played a...
Viking long-distance travel was made possible by tar.

Viking Raids and Long-distance Oceanic Explorations Were All Enabled by Tar

What exactly inspired the 8th century Vikings of Scandinavia to sharpen their farming tools, to build ships and conquer Europe, has long been debated. However, a new study all but closes the case...