Ulysses and the Sirens, 1909 by Draper, Herbert James (1864-1920). Ancient mythology had many supernatural explanations for dangerous waterways. FRESH surveys of ancient Greece’s ‘Bermuda Triangle’ have revealed 45 wrecks...
…it would almost wrap around the circumference of our entire planet? THE INCA ROAD SYSTEM WAS THE MOST EXTENSIVE AND ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN PRE-COLUMBIAN SOUTH AMERICA. The network was based on two north-south roads with numerous branches. The best known portion of the road system is the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. […]
<The bronze mask of Pan discovered near Hippos is unusually large compared to other such bronze masks of the Greek God that date from the same period. Photo Credit: Dr. Michael Eisenberg/University of Haifa Archaeologists in northern Israel may have recently unearthed a sanctuary of the Greek god Pan in the ancient city of Hippos. So […]
What is it? Sword Culture Viking Date First half of the 11th century A.D. Material Iron, silver, gold, silver thread, copper alloy thread Found Langeid, Setesdal Valley, southern Norway Dimensions 3.08 feet long At first the grave’s contents seemed poorer than might be expected, given that it was the largest excavated burial in the Langeid […]
The lead object was the first of its kind found in the Eastern Mediterranean region. A nondescript cave in Israel was the location of a major discovery recently: a lead and wood artifact believed to be the earliest example of smelted lead in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The object, which looks like a wand or […]
The seal, found near the Tel Dor archeological site near Mount Carmel, belonged to a senior Egyptian official of the Thirteenth Pharaonic dynasty dating as far back as the 18th century BCE. An Israeli amateur birdwatcher accidentally discovered an ancient scarab seal belonging to a senior Egyptian official of the Thirteenth Pharaonic dynasty dating as […]
The weirdly gnarled and misshapen complex of the Rollright Stones, lying 28 kilometers north-west of Oxford, is perhaps associated with more folklore than any other British prehistoric site. Legend has it that a minor king, out marching with his army, met a witch who said he would become the king of all England if, after […]
As the Earth rotates on it’s axis, the Equator remains aligned, but the line of ancient sites describes a sine wave as a result of it’s tilt relative to the Equator...