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  • Everyday Life in Ancient Athens

    2021-7-16 12:28

    Life ancient Athens. The Karyatides statues of the Erechtheion on its Acropolis. Credit:Harrieta171,CC BY-SA 3.0/WikipediaEveryday life in Ancient Athens of the Hellenistic era was more intellectually stimulating, and exciting, than in most ancient cities

  • Would You Be Considered Beautiful in Ancient Greece?

    2021-7-16 12:09

    The head of theAncient Greekgoddess of love, Aphrodite. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Public DomainBeauty was extremely important in ancientGreece, both for men and women. But who, exactly, was considered beautiful in ancient Greece? Were their beauty standa

  • The Most Famous Creatures from Greek Mythology

    2021-7-16 11:56

    Bellerophon and the Chimera By Unknown artist. Credit:Marsyas(2005),CC BY-SA 2.5Greek mythologyis famous for its many fantastical creatures, which feature widely at pivotal moments in Greek myths and epic poems. Creatures are supernatural beings with diff

  • Where did watermelons come from?

    2021-7-16 11:15

    (Image credit: Charlene Collins via Getty Images)The iconic green and red watermelon is a sweet, refreshing summer staple. But it wasn't always so sugary or vibrantly colored. So what didwatermelonsoriginally taste and look like, and from where did they o

  • Roman-era skeleton found near Mount Vesuvius may be from famous rescue mission

    2021-6-15 11:18

    This skeleton of a soldier was found on a beach at Herculaneum in 1982. Recent research suggests that the soldier may have been part of a rescue mission.(Image credit: Photo courtesy Parco Archeologico di Ercolano)The skeleton of a soldier found on a beac

  • 'Magic' jar holding dismembered chicken used as a curse in ancient Athens

    2021-6-15 11:11

    The jar was found within a building used by craftsmen in the agora of Athens.(Image credit: Athenian Agora excavations)A 2,300-year-old ceramic jar filled with the bones of a dismembered chicken was likely part of an ancient curse to paralyze and kill 55

  • Sunken cities: Discover real-life 'Atlantis' settlements hidden beneath the waves

    2021-6-15 11:06

    Explore the submerged cities to discover why they didn’t survive the test of time.

  • THE SOGDIANS ABROAD---Life and Death in China

    2021-2-18 17:01

    Iranian whirling girl, Iranian whirling girl… At the sound of the string and drums, she raises her arms, Like swirling snowflakes tossed about, she turns in her twirling dance. Whirling to the left, turning to the right, she never feels exhausted, A thous

  • The City of Panjikent and Sogdian Town-Planning

    2021-2-18 16:08

    In the mountains of southwestern Tajikistan, just east of the border with modern Uzbekistan, the ruins of the town of Panjikent provide a window into the vibrant visual culture of Sogdian urban life

  • Ancient girl Amazon warrior no older than 13 is confirmed by modern scientific techniques

    2021-1-28 17:53

    ByAnna Liesowska16 June 2020Warrior’s grave found in 1988 was identified as male - yet now the 2,600-year-old teenager 'with wart on face’ is revealed to be female.‘It was so stunning when we just opened the lid and I saw the face there, with that wart, l

  • What archaeology will look like in 2021

    2021-1-18 11:24

    A man wearing a protective mask passes by the Coliseum in Rome on March 7, 2020, amid fear of the COVID-19 epidemic.(Image: © Alberto Pizzoli/AFP via Getty Images)The COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic recession it has fostered, loom large over

  • Bronze Age travel routes revealed using pioneering research method

    2020-12-14 11:56

    Archaeologists have reconstructed the ancient seasonal migration routes of Bronze Age herders in Xinjiang, north-western China. Their research was the result of innovative methodology. To determine snow cover and vegetation cycles, crucial to the survival

  • African trade routes sketched out by mediaeval beads

    2020-12-14 11:50

    The chemical composition of glass beads and their morphological characteristics can reveal where they come from. Archaeologists analyzed glass beads found at rural sites in Mali and Senegal from between the 7th and 13th centuries AD. The scientists demons

  • Bronze Age herders were less mobile than previously thought

    2020-10-26 16:48

    Image source:Dreamstime.comBronze Age pastoralists in what is now southern Russia apparently covered shorter distances than previously thought. It is believed that the Indo-European languages may have originated from this region, and these findings raise


    2020-9-18 11:49

    Thousands of years before Monopoly, people were playing games like Senet, Patolli and Chaturanga