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Ancient Civilization

Travel Back In Time To These Amazing Ancient Cities

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

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-build...

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

GAIAM TV | Posted 01.15.2013 | Weird News
GAIAM TV

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 Mausoleu...

PHOTOS: 10 Ancient Cities To Visit

Historvius | Posted 04.29.2012 | Travel
Historvius

The world is packed full of astounding ancient cities that have survived through the ages.

Amazon Once Held As Many As 20 Million People, Scientists Believe

Washington Post | Juan Forero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Archaeologists, many of them Americans, say the opposite is true: This patch of forest, and many others across the Amazon, was instead home to an adva...

Peru: Ancient City Found By Archaeologists

Reuters | DANA FORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LIMA -- Researchers digging at the Cerro Patapo archeological site in northern Peru have discovered the ruins of an entire city, which may provide the...