Tuesday, November 5, 2019

An ancient wall that ran for about 115 km (71 miles) across western Iran has been discovered.

https://www.livescience.com/hadrians-wall-of-iran-discovered.html

Monday, October 7, 2019

Demonly Dance Off: 1,500 year-old Curse of the Dancer Deciphered

A 1,500 year-old curse that calls upon among numerous demons to harm a dancer named Manna has been deciphered.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Recently Deciphered Inscription Discusses Last Decades of Pompeii

A recently deciphered inscription tells of the last decades of Pompeii. It includes a massive gladiator show in which 416 gladiators fought. It also mentions a famine that lasted for four years.

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-pompeii-inscription-life-before-tragedy.html


Friday, September 27, 2019

1,800 Year-old Balsamarium Depicting Wrestler or Boxer Discovered

Found in a grave in southeastern Bulgaria this brass Balsamarium likely depicts a wrestler or boxer archaeologists believe.

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-sports-fan-jar-found-in-grave.html

Thursday, August 22, 2019

2,800 Year-old Altar Provides Clues to War Mentioned in Hebrew Bible

Mesha's rebellion against Israel is discussed in the Hebrew Bible and the Mesha inscription. Now two inscriptions found on a 2,800 year-old stone altar discovered in Ataroth provide new information.

https://www.livescience.com/alter-tells-story-of-biblical-war.html

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

New Info on Origins of Controversial Tut Statue Revealed

Set to be auctioned by Christie's on July 4, Egypt claims that this sculpture depicting Tutankhamun's head was looted from Karnak. Christie's says it was owned by Prinz Wilhelm von Thurn und Taxis in the 1960s and he sold it in 1973 or 1974. Now a Live Science investigation dives into the life of Prinz Wilhelm revealing new info on the origins of the controversial statue. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Samurai Text Reveals Secrets of 'One Cut' Sword Fighting School

Translated into English for the first time the text reveals of the secrets of Ito Ittosai, a samurai who fought and won 33 duels.