Monday, July 27, 2015
Archaeologists in China have uncovered a 5,000 year-old house found packed with the remains of at least 97 bodies. They appear to have died as a result of a "prehistoric disaster" researchers say, possibly an epidemic.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 5:45 AM
Thursday, July 16, 2015
A team of researchers are embarking on an ambitious program to bring some of Iraq's heritage back to life online. Amir Harrak made several trips to Iraq between 1997 and 2014 recording inscriptions that date between the seventh and 20th centuries. Many of the sites are now destroyed or damaged but now they are finding new life.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:17 AM
Friday, June 26, 2015
New research indicates that the coin reserves of ancient Athens, which at times totaled millions of coins, were stored in the attic of the Parthenon.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 4:55 AM
Monday, June 15, 2015
Hundreds of graffiti have been discovered and recorded at the ancient city of Aphrodisias in modern day Turkey. The graffiti discusses many aspects of life in the city including sex, chariot racing and gladiator fighting.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 5:43 AM
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
New research shows that a 500 year-old engraving, dating to Leonardo's lifetime, may show da Vinci playing a musical instrument called a lira da braccio.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:12 AM
Friday, May 29, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A prehistoric cemetery containing hundreds of tombs has been discovered in northwestern China. Dating back around 4,000 years some of the tombs contain human sacrifices.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:19 AM