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.

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.

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.