A contract between two athletes to fix a wrestling match has been deciphered. Its dates to AD 267 and was found at Oxyrhychus in Egypt.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
A mummy dating back around 1,700 years has a brain, no heart and an abdominal plaque that may have been intended to ritually heal her.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 2:40 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2014
A tomb dating back around 3,300 year had been discovered at Abydos in Egypt. It contains a sandstone sarcophagus, painted red, with spells from the Book of the Dead.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 3:31 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
A relief has been discovered and recorded at the Temple of Isis at Shanhur that shows the Roman emperor Claudius dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh while wearing an elaborate crown.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 8:39 AM
Sunday, March 9, 2014
An silk outfit, decorated with peonies, that covered a dog named "Big Luck" from snout to tail has been published for the first time. Big Luck lived in China's Forbidden City more than a century ago.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 8:20 PM
Thursday, March 6, 2014
A letter dating back around 1,800 years written by an Egyptian man named Aurelius Polion, who was serving in a Roman legion in Europe, has been deciphered, revealing a plea from the past.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:05 AM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
An underwater archaeologist in Ireland has made a series of discoveries that provides clues to pirates who operated on the southwest coast. She found two sites with rock-cut steps that lead almost to the sea.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 10:18 AM