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Slave Trade and Exotic Animals Made the Ancient Port of Adulis Rich

Slave Trade and Exotic Animals Made the Ancient Port of Adulis Rich

The Red Sea coast has traditionally been one of the world’s great crossroads for trade and a meeting place of cultures. Because of...
Structures found at Maidanetske. (Hofmann et al.)

Ancient Ukrainian Megastructures Were Huge Community Centers

Archaeologists have derived volumes of new data from a series of ancient megastructures found in a giant prehistoric Ukrainian settlements. Maidanetske is a...
Ancient litter on cave floor offers insight into lives of early humans

Ancient litter on cave floor offers insight into lives of early humans

Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Scientists are gaining new insights into the day-to-day existence of early human groups, including Neanderthals and Denisovans, thanks to...
Phra Ajan Jerapunyo, Abbot of Watkungtaphao Buddhist monk in Phu Soidao. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Contemplating the Navel: The Origins of Ancient Mindfulness

The words of the 16th-century Bishop of Geneva, Saint Francis de Sales, are truer today than ever before: “ Half an hour's meditation...
Crocodile mummy for the god Sobek, Ptolemaic-Roman Period - Field Museum of Natural History (Opacity/ CC BY NC-ND 2.0)

Did Ancient Egyptians Actively Hunt Crocodiles for Mummification?

Scans of a 2,000-year-old crocodile suggest the reptile was hunted for mummification rites. Mummified animals have been recovered from many, if not most,...
heart disease

Study on ancient mummy hearts sheds light on what drives heart disease

Heart disease is a present-day killer, accounting for one in four deaths in the United States. However, recent research suggests that modern factors...
Extent of the Roman Empire under Augustus. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Augusta Raurica And An Immense Silver Hoard

The Romans conquered vast regions, ranging from the west of Europe, across to what is now Armenia. They ruled the thousands of miles...
Ancient patterns in the sand in Cape Town, South Africa. (Science Direct)

Explaining Ancient Patterns and Sculptures on South African Beaches

One of the first things many kids – or even adults – may do when they are on a beach or dune is...
A Treasure in Ruins: Ancient Mehrgarh Lost to Thieves and Violence

A Treasure in Ruins: Ancient Mehrgarh Lost to Thieves and Violence

Mehrgarh is an archaeological site situated in the Balochistan, in the southwestern part of Pakistan. In the native Balochi language, ‘mehr’ is said...

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