Friday, June 26, 2015

New Research: Millions of Silver Coins were kept in attic of Parthenon

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.

http://www.livescience.com/51353-silver-coins-stored-in-parthenon-attic.html

Monday, June 15, 2015

Gladiator Fights & Chariot Racing: Graffiti Reveals Life in Ancient City

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.

http://www.livescience.com/51203-ancient-graffiti-gladiator-combat-discovered.html

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

500 Year-Old Engraving may show Leonardo da Vinci playing a song

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.

http://www.livescience.com/51045-da-vinci-engraving-discovered.html

Friday, May 29, 2015

Dragon Sculptures Discovered at Xanadu

Archaeologists working at the site of Xanadu have discovered colorful dragon sculptures in a palace built by the grandsons of Genghis Khan.

http://www.livescience.com/51012-xanadu-dragon-heads-discovered.html

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Massive Prehistoric Cemetery Discovered in China

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.

http://www.livescience.com/50979-sacrificed-humans-discovered-in-prehistoric-cemetery.html

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Gold Treasures & Incredible Life Story Discovered in Ming Dynasty Tomb

A Ming Dynasty tomb has been discovered in Nanjing revealing incredible gold treasures and epitaphs telling the story of the person buried there, Lady Mei.

http://www.livescience.com/50817-ming-dynasty-tomb-gold-discovered.html

http://www.livescience.com/50820-ming-dynasty-tomb-treasures-photos.html

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Missing Section of Shakespeare Play Rediscovered

A section of Love's Labour's Lost, a comedy by William Shakespeare, has been rediscovered, revealing a bawdy song.

http://www.livescience.com/50735-lost-lines-shakespeare-play-rediscovered.html