Love is a Battlefield: The Legend of Ishtar, First Goddes...
As singer Pat Benatar once noted, love is a battlefield. Such use of military words to express intimate, affectionate emotions is likely related to love’s ca...
Bridging the Living and the Dead: Scotland's 300-Year-Old...
The oldest surviving packhorse bridge in the Scottish Highlands, the "coffin bridge" at Carrbridge in Inverness remains one of the most significant. Built in...
Was the Heretic Pharaoh Akhenaton in Fact the Father of M...
This passage may read like a passage from the Old Testament of the Bible; but, this is a quote from the Hymn of Aten, a work by Pharaoh Amenhotep IV better k...
Subutai: The Forgotten Force Behind the Fearsome Mongol M...
As the right-hand man to Genghis Khan, Subutai (Subotai) was a brave and powerful strategist and general. Subutai was a reliable choice for famous Mongol lea...
Science ‘To Answer Russian Royal Mystery’: Did Tsar Stage...
Officially, Alexander I died of typhus aged 47 on December 1, 1825, but evidence suggests he faked his demise and lived as a holy man. Genetic analysis is so...
Significant Inscriptions Found in Egypt: From the Earlies...
A team of Egyptologists has discovered giant rock-art hieroglyphs so big the team was “absolutely flabbergasted” at their size. They date back an estimated 5...
Remembering The Public: Connecting Archaeology & Outreach
Introducing Our Eastern Regional Field Assistant: Kelley Berliner As a kid, historical markers, antique malls, flea markets, steam engine tractor shows, and ...
Rare rock inscriptions discovered near El-Khawy
The archaeological mission From Yale University has discovered a new rock inscription site near the village of El-Khawy, approximately 7 kilometers north of ...
Unearthing Unexpected Fossil Usage in Ancient Medicine (P...
Whenever a person thinks of fossils today, lively images of dinosaurs or other primordial beasts emerge within one's mind. Indeed, most people nowadays would...
Explore Ancient British Isles Hill Forts with a New Onlin...
The atlas lists over 4,000 of the structures that dot the landscape, used as gathering spots for Bronze and Iron Age Britons
How eggs got their shapes
The evolution of the amniotic egg -- complete with membrane and shell -- was key to vertebrates leaving the oceans and colonizing the land and air. The post ...
Puzzle of the Unidentified KV35 Mummy: Boy Kings and the ...
The staggering number of royal mummies that Victor Loret found in the final resting place of the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh, Amenhotep II, consisted of some ...
Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau Created New Orleans’ Midsum...
Mardi Gras may be the city's biggest party, but St. John's Eve is its most important religious festival
The Stylish Flamingo Hotel Shaped the Las Vegas Strip
The Flamingo, still operating today, is the oldest hotel on the Strip
Choreographer Bob Fosse Is the Forgotten Author of Modern...
Fosse's signature style influenced everything from Michael Jackson to today's musicals
Renaissance Aesthetics at its Finest: The Exquisite Parad...
The crowded, dusty square was full of excitement. Even the heat and the cramped space served as no deterrent to the people who continued trying to push their...
The Three Distinct Scripts of Knossos: An Unfinished Epic
Linear A and Linear B are the names given to two sets of scripts from ancient Greece. A third known writing form of the time is Cretan Hieroglyphic. The Line...
New Revelations When 3,000-Year-Old Prosthetic Toe is Exa...
Egyptologists from the University of Basel have discovered details of production techniques and usage of one of the oldest prosthetic devices in history afte...
Mosul’s Great Mosque of al-Nuri Destroyed by ISIS Militants
The 12th-century mosque’s leaning minaret was one of Mosul’s most recognizable landmarks
Jaisalmer Fort: The Imposing Desert Fort With a Bone-Chil...
Sitting in the desert with its towering golden-hued walls and imposing bastions, the 12th century Jaisalmer Fort certainly makes an impact. This fort has two...
Scientists Are Putting Tens of Thousands of Sea Fossils O...
The Western Interior Seaway is gone, but not forgotten
When – and why – did people first start using money?
Sometimes you run across a grimy, tattered dollar bill that seems like it’s been around since the beginning of time. Assuredly it hasn’t, but the history of ...
LGBTQ History Comes Out of the Shadows in New U.K. Exhibi...
Gay UK tells the stories of people once subject to oppressive anti-gay laws
Revealing the face of Tudor Dublin
In July 2014 archaeologists from Rubicon Heritage, monitoring Luas Cross City Utilities Works for GMC Ltd. on behalf of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII...
The curious case of the warped Kuiper Belt
An unknown, unseen "planetary mass object" may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research on the orbits of minor planets to be ...
The Little Brown Bat’s Mighty Talent
Accounting for body size, the little brown bat lives longest of any mammal–but no one knows why
Revealing the face of Tudor Dublin
In July 2014 archaeologists from Rubicon Heritage, monitoring Luas Cross City Utilities Works for GMC Ltd. on behalf of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII...
The ‘Star dust’ wasp is a new extinct species named after...
During her study on fossil insects of the order Hymenoptera at China's Capitol Normal University, student Longfeng Li visited the Smithsonian National Museum...
Woven basket finding in Japan unravels ancient wooden box...
A mystery that long puzzled archaeologists may have been solved with the first discovery of a finely woven basket complete with a square wooden footed stand,...
Hebrew Inscription Ordering Wine Found on Ancient Pottery...
The shard was discovered in the 1960s and studied extensively, but researchers did not see a faded message on its reverse side
Frederick I Barbarossa: A Megalomaniac Roman Emperor On a...
Some people believe they were born for greatness but fall short and some go on to exceed all expectations. Frederick I Barbarossa falls into the second categ...
New evidence on the diet of the Homo antecessor from Atap...
The 'Homo antecessor', a hominin species that inhabited the Iberian Peninsula around 800,000 years ago, would have a mechanically more demanding diet than ot...
DNA Analysis Suggests Cats Chose to Be Domesticated
According to an extensive DNA analysis of cat genes the domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice; once in the Near East and then in Egy...
Hill fort hotspots in UK and Ireland mapped for first tim...
Scotland is home to majority of 4,000 sites on database – but many are not on hills and are not really forts, say researchers Some soar out of the landscape ...
Lasting Puzzle of the Unidentified KV35 Mummy: Is it Real...
A host of pharaohs who were removed to safety from their burial places in ancient times rested peacefully for millennia within the bowels of the magnificent ...
The Spiritual Center of Taxila: One-time Jerusalem and Al...
For centuries, ancient Taxila in Punjab, modern Pakistan, was revered as a center of learning and a holy city in the Buddhist and Hindu traditions. It hosted...
Camera Film Reveals Images of the Mount St. Helens Eruption
A photographer developed the film found at a Goodwill, revealing images of the ash plume from the 1980 eruption that killed 57
Saving Places: Prospect Hill Open House
While most Conservancy preserves in the Southeast Region are prehistoric Native American earthworks, we do have a few more recent historic sites such as Colo...
The Underwater Temple Garden: A Unique Fusion of Bouyancy...
The Underwater Temple Garden is a unique dive site located in Bali, Indonesia. This underwater garden was created in recent years, and contains a Balinese Hi...
This 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Toe Shows Early Artistry of Pr...
Crafted from leather and wood, the ancient Egyptian prosthesis was was adjusted to precisely fit its wearer's foot
Ancient Devon community had a taste for exotic food and d...
Devon farmers who made their home in the same remote location for 1,200 years had a taste for exotic imported food and drink, archaeologists have found. Prev...
The Peculiar Story of Giraffes in 1400s China
During China's short-lived golden age of exploration, two giraffes came to the imperial court
1,200 year old cemetery unearthed in Nicaragua
Construction workers building a new national baseball stadium in Nicaragua unearthed a more than 1,200-year old cemetery with human remains and a great deal ...
Take a Peep at This Gallery of Historic Selfies
People have been photographing themselves almost since the dawn of the technology
David and Jonathan: A Secret Biblical Bromance?
The deep, emotional relationship that bonded David and Jonathan is related in the books of Samuel. The two are said to have formed a covenant of friendship, ...
Reconstruction of ancient chromosomes offers insight into...
What if researchers could go back in time 105 million years and accurately sequence the chromosomes of the first placental mammal? What would it reveal about...
Archaeologists unearth prehistoric ritual area around Bry...
Previously unknown Anglesey landscape possibly includes cairn cemetery in what experts described as ‘really exciting stuff’ Archaeologists have uncovered a p...
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