Jared Diamond has a new book out, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies, and academic anthropologists are again up in arms.
Syria endures as one of the world's greatest cultural crossroads. Its architectural and archeological record lends dignity and pride of place to its citizens. The question today is, can this precious national patrimony survive another year or even a few more months?
My hunch is that fossils are now speaking out to us loud and clear. And that microscopic fossils have the very darkest stories to tell. The ways of the world can be read within a grain of sand.
Having successfully completed his quest for Jesus' will, Matlow now looks forward to his next assignment from the Israeli government: locating the Garden of Eden's Tree of Knowledge.
The original outrageous, illicit power couple was none other than the pair who refuse to die in our imaginations -- the fun-loving Roman General Mark Antony and the fascinating Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra VII.
It is a rare treat when snow flurries powder the Eternal City, normally known for picture perfect panoramas of palm trees and glowing hot sunsets.
They're checking out Chichen Itza, packing Palenque and tooling around Tulum: A whopping 10.6 million tourists explored Mexico's 183 publicly open archaeological sites last year, according to the country's National Institute of Anthropology and History.
In 1991 and 1992, a team of six topographers was called in to verify the alignment of the sanctuary of Apollo Hylates with the position of the sun at midday on the summer solstice.
Everything happens for a reason. My acquaintance with Cypriot artist, lover of antiquity and researcher Goris Gregoriades opened before me a whole new world.
As archaeologists dig deeper into the earth to uncover new truths about the past, their findings have the potential to upend our understanding of religion and the role of God in its unfolding.
Who among us doesn't long for adventure, fortune and glory? Alongside your new BFF Indiana Jones, at this exhibit you'll experience the real stories behind relics like the Holy Grail and decipher ancient scripts.
Clues and speculations abound regarding alleged items of evidence discovered for the Exodus, and nearly all have their champions and detractors.
Egyptians value and utilize their cultural history as an economic asset and not merely an intangible cultural one.
Contradicting the claims of Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass, a member of a French archaeological expedition reports that the ancient burial ground of Saqqara has been vandalized by would-be robbers.
The clifftop city of Tulum stands like a silent sentry over the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean.
One wonders what effect the discovery of an ark might have on rationalists who have thrown the Bible out with the floodwater.