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Huge Trove Of Shipwrecks Reveals Secret History Of Shipbuilding

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.31.2014 | Science

A remarkable trove of ancient shipwrecks unearthed in Turkey is yielding new insights into shipbuilding as it was practiced more than a thousand years...

Spies That Live Among Us

Joe Navarro | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime
Joe Navarro

With satellites, Internet security breaches and code breaking, can't the Russians get the information they need without resorting to moles? The answer may surprise you.

Exploring Incredible Istanbul

Jamal Hammadi | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Jamal Hammadi

My most recent exploits took me all the way to Istanbul and it was quite the adventure. Founded in 660 BC as Byzantium, in 330 AD it became Constantinople when it was overtaken by the Roman emperor Constantine.

Cameo Appearances

Susan Jaques | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Susan Jaques

With deep pockets, Catherine the Great lured some of Europe's most talented architects and artists to St. Petersburg to produce everything from elegant palaces and interiors to a monumental tribute to Peter the Great.

What's Become of Syria's Christian Sites?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

As politicians debate the fate of Syria's Christian minority, reportedly targeted by Muslim fundamentalists for supporting Bashar Al Assad's regime, t...

Popcorn Preview: Byzantium

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Byzantium (2012) Cast includes: Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, The Lovely Bones), Gemma Arterton (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), Warren Brown (The Dark...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Tribute to Richard Matheson

Dan Persons | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Genre film lost one of its most influential forces last week when author and screenwriter Richard Matheson passed away. Matheson was able to imbue his scripts with a contemporary outlook and an incisive inquest into the human condition that helped define genre film.

Platonism and Secularism in the Thought of Plethon

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Byzantium (medieval Greece) survived the barbarian invasions that brought the Western Roman Empire to an end in the fifth century. Medieval Greece lived for more than a millennium, for several centuries a superpower. In fact, medieval Greece spread civilization to Eastern Europe and Russia.

Five Summer Movies To Skip

rollingstonelogo | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By PETER TRAVERS "The Great Gatsby" In Theaters: May 10 All the hard-sell – the Leo sta...

Medieval Energy Bars: They're Back!

Anneli Rufus | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Anneli Rufus

It's dark, chewy and protein-packed. It's fruity-sweet and studded with nuts. Sticky on the inside but smooth on the outside, it travels well. It's history's first energy bar.

PHOTOS: Getty Exhibit Explores Medieval Fashion

Posted 09.25.2011 | Arts

In the Middle Ages in Europe, you were doing pretty well if you even had time to think about fashion. The images in the slideshow below, from illumina...