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Ancient Egyptian codex deciphered, revealing 1,300-year-old spells and invocations

Ancient Egyptian codex deciphered, revealing 1,300-year-old spells and invocations

An ancient Egyptian codex written in Coptic and dating back 1,300 years had been deciphered for the first time, revealing that the 20-page book made of parchment contains a series of spells and...
A carving of Draco in the US Supreme Court Library

The brutal Draconian laws of ancient Greece

Athens is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of democracy. One of the cornerstones for the establishment of Athenian democracy was the introduction of a written law code that could only be...
Chinese Terracotta Warriors Were Likely Replicas of Real Soldiers

Technology Reveals Chinese Terracotta Warriors Were Likely Replicas of Real Soldiers

When Chinese farmers uncovered an ancient site while digging a well in 1974, they had no idea they were to encounter a giant army of warriors. The Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang had lain in...
Picatrix: The Ancient Arabian Book of Astrology and Occult Magic

Picatrix: The Ancient Arabian Book of Astrology and Occult Magic

The Picatrix is an ancient Arabian book of astrology and occult magic dating back to the 10 th or 11 th century, which has gained notoriety for the obscene natural of its magical recipes. The...
Ancient children’s shoes found in Utah cave

Hundreds of ancient children’s shoes found in Utah cave shed light on little-known culture

A wealth of artifacts found in a cave on the shores of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, including hundreds of animal-skin moccasins that would have mostly belonged to children, raise new questions...
Phidias Showing the Frieze of the Parthenon to his Friends

The masterful works of ancient sculptor Phidias

Phidias was a master sculptor in ancient Greece. Very little is known of his life, but his accomplishments are famous throughout the world. Phidias worked masterfully with bronze and other materials...
1,300-year-old fortress-like structure on Siberian lake

1,300-year-old fortress-like structure on Siberian lake continues to mystify experts

It is one of the most mysterious archaeological sites in Russia – an ancient complex engulfing a small island in the center of a remote lake in the mountains of southern Siberia. At first glance, it...
The Vision of Saint Eustace, Pisanello, 1438–1442. Rider wearing high heels.

The Ancient Origins of High Heels – Once an Essential Accessory for Men

High heel shoes are today a form of footwear worn almost exclusively by women. Yet, the history of high heels shows us that this was not always the case. On the contrary, high heels were, at various...
The sacred symbol of the Djed pillar

The sacred symbol of the Djed pillar

Hieroglyphics play an important role in understanding ancient Egyptian culture. One of the most commonly found and mysterious hieroglyphic symbols is known as the djed symbol. With the appearance of...
Skeleton found inside Limestone Sarcophagus in Amphipolis Tomb

BREAKING NEWS: Skeleton found inside Limestone Sarcophagus in Amphipolis Tomb

It is the moment that archaeologists and history buffs around the world have been waiting for; after months of intensive excavations within the 4th century BC Amphipolis tomb in northern Greece, and...
Morpheus, the Greek God of Dreams

Morpheus: The Ancient Greek God of Dreams and Sleep

Greek mythology depicts its deities as belonging to one big family, and people today would likely be able to recognize its most prominent members. Most people are perhaps familiar with the Twelve...
Mysterious ancient Queen of Ethiopia

Tracing the origins of a mysterious ancient Queen of Ethiopia

According to local tradition, the fall of the Aksumite kingdom of Ethiopia toward the end of the 10 th century A.D. was attributed to a queen who invaded from the south. This queen is said to have...
37,000-year-old bones

37,000-year-old bone reveals surprising connection between Ancient and Modern Europeans

A genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia has revealed a surprising genetic connection between ancient and modern Europeans. The DNA revealed close ancestry with the 24,000-year-...
Ancient village changes history of Colombia

Newly discovered ancient village changes history of Colombia

A surprising archaeological discovery in Central Colombia is challenging existing theories on ancient lives and settlements in what is now Bogota. A buried pre-Colombian town was detected as an...
800-year-old body found in Norwegian well

The 800-year-old body found in a Norwegian well supports accuracy of Sverris Saga

Over seven decades ago, an ancient skeleton was found in a well in Sverresborg, a medieval fortification located in Bergen, Norway. But World War II put an end to the excavations and the body was...

Electronic access to Dead Sea Scrolls starting

With regards to old texts, the Dead Sea Scrolls are regarded as one of probably the most essential historical texts discovered in the last few generations. The Israel Museum was lambasted in the past for not delivering more extensive access to the fragile and broken documents. Now, through a relationship with Google, the Dead Sea Scrolls are being scanned and supplied online. Resource for this article: http://www.newsytype.com/11936-digitized-dead-sea-scrolls/

Dead Sea Scrolls digitization project

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