Category: ancient history

MANY thanks to Jeffry Kieffer for using our …

MANY thanks to Jeffry Kieffer for using our image of the tholos tomb at Mycenae in his fascinating new book The Evolution of a Building Complex (published by Artifice Press.)   

 You can buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Building-Complex-Institute-Biological/dp/1911339354/ 

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Did you know there was a Gallic chieftain’s wife who so impressed that Romans that they wrote her story – preserving her deeds and her name for posterity?

And she lived about 200 years before Boudicca.

A Well-Described Mystery

Ball lightning is a well-known phenomenon. That is, it has been seen and described consistently by many people in many places, since the ancient Greeks. But after thousands of years, scientists still do not understand what causes ball lightning!

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The History of Urbanization

From the first cities around 3700 BCE up until 2000 CE.

The Ancient Heritage of the Pearl

Pearls have long been considered a precious gem. They were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BCE! And we know they were used as adornment from ancient times because a fragment of pearl jewelry was found in a Persian princess’ sarcophagus dating to around 420 BCE.

A Cute Accident

Clay brick with a stamped cuneiform inscription and a dog’s pawprints.

From the ziggurat at Ur, 2112 BCE – 2004 BCE.

A Cute Accident

Clay brick with a stamped cuneiform inscription and a dog’s pawprints.

From the ziggurat at Ur, 2112 BCE – 2004 BCE.

LEARN all about the myth and legend of Medus…

LEARN all about the myth and legend of Medusa! Kelly Macquire tells the story of how Medusa became a terrible snake-headed monster in Greek Mythology.

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