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Ancient City Discovered Beneath Massive Mound

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

In the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq archaeologists have discovered an ancient city called Idu, hidden beneath a mound. Cuneiform inscriptions a...

Ancient Cyrus Cylinder Stirs Modern Passion And Debate

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Scholarship complicates our widely accepted and most popular images of Cyrus the Great as a uniquely benevolent ruler who instituted policies of peace and tolerance such as the world had never seen before. As it turns out, the famous Cyrus Cylinder was not revolutionary.

Ancient Diaries May Shed New Light On Climate Change

Posted 02.27.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/26/2012 08:58 PM EST on LiveScience Diaries and writings from ninth-century Baghda...