Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ancient contract to fix a wrestling match deciphered

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.

http://www.livescience.com/44867-ancient-wrestling-match-was-fixed.html

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ancient Egyptian mummy found with Brain but no Heart

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.

http://www.livescience.com/44644-ancient-egyptian-mummy-has-no-heart.html


Sunday, March 30, 2014

3,300 year-old Tomb with Pyramid Entrance Discovered in Egypt

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.

http://www.livescience.com/44476-ancient-egyptian-tomb-with-pyramid-entrance-discovered.html

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Carving shows Roman Emperor dressed as Egyptian Pharaoh while wearing elaborate crown

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.

http://www.livescience.com/44350-carving-shows-roman-emperor-dressed-as-egyptian-pharaoh.html

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Posh Dog Outfit from China's 'Forbidden City' Revealed

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.

http://www.livescience.com/43968-posh-dog-outfit-china-forbidden-city.html

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Plea from the Past - Ancient Egyptian Soldier's letter home deciphered

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.

http://www.livescience.com/43900-ancient-egyptian-soldier-letter-deciphered.html

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Research Tells Tale of 17th century 'Pirate Alliance' in Ireland

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.

http://www.livescience.com/43696-17th-century-pirate-alliance-uncovered-in-ireland.html