Thursday, August 29, 2013

19th-Century Samurai Training Text Deciphered

A samurai training text, dating to the 19th century, has been partly translated into English, revealing the rules they were expected to follow and what it took to truly become a master swordsman.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Evidence of 3,000-Year-Old Cinnamon Trade Found in Israel

Archaeologists studying Phoenician flasks in Israel have found evidence of a 3,000 year-old cinnamon trade that brought the spice from at least 3,000 miles (nearly 5,000 km) away in southeast Asia.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ancient Feathered Shield Discovered in Peru Temple

Archaeologists have discovered a Moche feathered shield, dating back around 1,300 years, in a temple at the site of PaƱamarca in Peru.