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Ancient Civilization

Nigerian creatives disrupt the art industry

Maya Horgan | Posted 12.29.2016 | Arts
Maya Horgan

Young Nigerian creatives are carving out an entirely new space in the art world Ifedoyin Shotunde Lagos has experienced an artistic explosion over ...

Old. White. Men.

Dana Agmon | Posted 10.31.2016 | Religion
Dana Agmon

I don't like generalizations. Nor do I support them. I teach my kids to avoid them at all cost. But if there is one that is true, it is that the peopl...

How Ancient Civilizations Fathomed The Unfathomable

Michael Mamas | Posted 10.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Mamas

There is a movement in the world today to re-enliven that ancient knowledge, to practice the techniques, and develop the technologies offered by that ancient wisdom. It promises a whole new relationship with life in harmony with Mother Nature.

We Need to Protect Egypt's Treasures

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 12.09.2016 | World
Chaker Khazaal

This week, I visited the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo, Egypt, which houses the most extensive collection of Pharaonic antiquities and treasures in the world and I truly had a blast in the past.

Ishtar and Tammuz

Austen Petersen | Posted 11.23.2016 | Religion
Austen Petersen

Yesterday, I told the story of Ishtar and Tammuz as our Wisdom Story. You've probably heard of the Ishtar Gate, currently in the Pergamon Museum in B...

9 Torture Methods of the Ancient World

The Lineup | Posted 10.27.2016 | Weird News
The Lineup

Credit: Wikimedia Commons By Steven Casale Getting a confession is never easy, and putting someone to death leaves room for lots of creativity. The ...

The Bata Shoe Museum In Toronto Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.04.2016 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I admit to being a museum aficionado, particularly art and cultural emporiums that showcase quality and extraordinary examples of art forms and repres...

Mysterious 'Sleeping Beauty' Grave Discovered

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.11.2015 | Science

Archaeologists working in Ethiopia have discovered a remarkable treasure trove of artifacts dating back to the first and second centuries -- including...

Travel Back In Time To These Amazing Ancient Cities

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel

To walk labyrinthine streets, marvel at crumbling fortress walls, or see kings' tombs that have endured thousands of years is to experience a fleeting moment of what life was like for the first civilizations on Earth.

Ancient Pompeii's Elite Ate WHAT?

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The commoners of the ancient city of Pompeii may have eaten a varied diet, with the wealthier even dining on giraffe, new research suggests. Remains ...

Was Ancient Hawaii A Cradle Of Civilization?

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books

One does not normally think of ancient Hawaii when thinking about the early societies of Egypt and China, Mesopotamia and Mesoamerica, the Indus Valle...

9 Things Not to Miss in The Sacred Valley of the Incas

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Anyone making their way to Machu Picchu must first traverse The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas), and we were no exception. But this was no tedious trek, it was a fascinating adventure in its own right.

Simulations Suggest Surprising Benefit Of Warfare

natureheader | Laura Spinney | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

War drove the formation of complex social institutions such as religions and bureaucracies, a study suggests. The institutions would have helped to ma...

The Bible and Babylon, 560 BC

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2013 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

These mid-August days, some 2,500 years ago, witnessed a violent turn-about in power -- regicide followed by a week of king-less days. Imagine for a moment the uncertainty, the chaos. Imagine the mother of the assassinated king.

Ancient 'Halls Of The Dead' Unearthed In Open Field

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 07.31.2013 | Science

Archaeologists have unearthed two nearly 6,000-year-old burial mounds and the remains of two massive buildings in England. The two wooden long-buildi...

Postcard from Libya

Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Travel
Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D.

Libya is a cultural landmark -- a country at the crossroads of the Middle East and Africa, inhabited by nomads, merchants and religious pilgrims who have all left their mark, be it in the glorious ruins of Sabrata and Shahhat (Cyrene) or in the fierce, unbreakable spirit of the Libyan people today.

Covert Chiseling Helps Confirm Theory About Ancient Winemaking

| Posted 06.04.2013 | Science

By Helen Fields Winemaking is as French as baguettes and mimes. But how did the drink come to the region in the first place? A new study confirms...

Robot Discovers 2,000-Year-Old Burial Chambers

Melissa Cronin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Science

A small robot has uncovered three 2,000-year-old chambers under an ancient temple in Mexico, archaeologists from the National Anthropology and History...

Ancient Ceremonial Site Helps Answer Key Question About Mayan Culture

Posted 04.26.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/25/2013 02:09 PM EDT on LiveScience The oldest ancient Maya ceremonial compound ever...

Ancient Island Civilization Called Surprisingly Warlike

Posted 01.16.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 01/15/2013 01:33 PM EST on LiveScience The civilization made famous by the myth of th...

The Ancient Matrix

Gaia | Posted 01.15.2013 | Weird News

The scope of Michael Tellinger's physical evidence for these lost civilizations is impressive, and deserves our attention. Be willing to suspend disbelief -- and expand your own.

Can You Read This? Researchers Turn To Crowdsourcing To Decipher Mystery Language

Posted 10.22.2012 | World

Researchers at Oxford University hope new technology and crowdsourcing on the Internet will help them decipher the world's oldest writing system that ...

Sun Worship

Donna Henes | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

For many millennia, the moon reigned supreme and was worshipped as divine. Although the sun has been venerated to some degree in practically every culture in the world, a highly developed worship of the sun is comparatively rare.

For Ancient Indigenous Civilizations, Every Day Was Earth Day

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 03.27.2013 | Latino Voices

While today we must actually take a day off to celebrate the Earth, in Latin America, for thousand of years, indigenous communities had a relationship...

The 15 Embarrassments of the Ancient World

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.16.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

World's first fraternity party. Photo: Getty Images/ ZoneCreative What do the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Mausoleum...