Fact is stranger than fiction. Historiography has its origins in entertainment. While we should not fabricate the past, we need to remember how historiography began and re-engage with its narrative qualities. Like Herodotus, my passion as a writer is to distill history in a relevant and digestible way to audiences.
Thanos Matanis is a writer and archaeologist who is possessed by a penchant for the past. When he isn’t digging up artifacts, he contributes to online publications, like Ancient-Origins and Neos Kosmos.
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By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. We seek to retell the story of our beginnings.