Whether it's the passionate religious fervor stoked by the Shroud of Turin or racist, anti-Native American revisionist history, these "controversies" will continue to exist and be maintained because they are a good business proposition.
I happened to run into a woman from the United States who had arrived in town late the previous evening. She introduced herself, and I observed that she was immensely enjoying the breeze, the view of the mountains, and the symphony of tropical birds. It was one of those many perfect mornings here in Copán.
Who doesn't dream about seeing the Colosseum? The nearly 2000-year-old monument was the site of the Roman empire's amazing physical contests. But like every cultural heritage monument around the world, the Colosseum had succumbed to time, nature and pollution; it was in dire need of help.
James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sigma Force series and other novels. Before pursuing a writing career, Jim obtained a degree in veterinary medicine and established a successful veterinary practice in Sacramento, California.
Where does the idea of "desecration" begin and the idea of "important scientific research" end?
Stephen King said "If you haven't read John Sandford yet, you have been missing one of the great summer-read novelists of all time."
The nearly 2,000-year-old monumental temple is in the middle of the busiest neighborhood in the Eternal City, the historic center, and no matter what you are doing, you're always going to walk past the Pantheon.
Currently we are facing the very same type of situation that they faced back in 1177 BC -- climate change, earthquakes, famines, droughts, rebellions. The only thing missing from today's scenario are the Sea Peoples -- the mysterious invaders from overseas. So, what are we waiting for?
Last year's discovery in Jerusalem of an inscription on a broken piece of a ceramic jar has been greeted with much excitement and the usual arguments ...
The eponymous movie (Pompeii) is fun, and I like this stuff, thus I figured I'd go the extra mile and speak with a real-life archaeologist -- the intrepid kind! -- in the form of Professor Sarah Yeomans, a faculty member at West Virginia University.
Written by Dr. Sandra Lorena Lopez Varela Last week, I watched the The Square, nominated to this year's 86th Academy Award for Best Documentary. Back...
Inspired by the verse "Voices, loved and idealized" from the poem "Voices," the exhibit uses archaeological artefacts to illustrate a selection of Cavafy's poems with mythological and, especially, historical subjects, which experts believe account for approximately one third of his work.
The writing exercise taught me what I can do when I feel stuck in the metaphorical tar pits. When the quicksand threatens, I need to embrace those writing dreams -- to mold my experience into words that can rise above the muck.
Even after visiting Israel many times, I still forget how astonishing the establishment of Israel really is. Occasionally, however, a simple intrusion in my life can abruptly focus my amazement on that little state.
Arlette Mellaart -- the beloved wife of the late British archaeologist James Mellaart, who gave us the fabulous story of the Dorak treasure -- has died. So what happens now to Jimmie Mellaart's archives, particularly the Dorak monograph?
"One must understand that we were a colonial state until 1981 and that effect, while it persists today, back when I was dreaming it, was not a dream a young man could have. It would keep me in poverty was the thought. I went to the university and I studied business administration."