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Stargazers

The spotlight for Ancient Greece stays pretty firmly on the Classical and Hellenistic periods. You don’t hear much about the time before them.

The ‘Bronze Age’ is divided into periods by region, because bronze technology wasn’t accessible or adopted by everyone at the same time. 175 more words

Ancient History

"Beautiful 2,200-year-old mosaics discovered in ancient Greek city"

“In the ancient Greek City, Zeugma, which is located in today’s Turkey, unbelievable mosaics were uncovered,  dating back to the 2nd century BC”

Source: Beautiful 2,200-year-old mosaics discovered in ancient Greek city

History

"Rare Pictish stone with dragon carving found on Orkney" - BBC News

A “Rare Pictish stone carved with a cross and what is believed to be a dragon-like beast has been discovered in an eroded cliff face on Orkney.” 12 more words

Ancient History

Inka Museum, Cusco; The Desecration of Andean History

Perched on the corner of Cuesta del Almirante, the Inka Museum gives visitors a very brief glimpse into the ancient history of Peru. You will know when you are there by the dancing water fountain just outside. 1,337 more words

"Disbelieve it or not, ancient history suggests that atheism is as natural to humans as religion" | University of Cambridge

“Despite being written out of large parts of history, atheists thrived in the polytheistic societies of the ancient world – raising considerable doubts about whether humans really are ‘wired’ for religion – a new study suggests.” 79 more words

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"Human Skeleton Found on Famed Antikythera Shipwreck" - Scientific American

“Two-thousand-year-old bones could yield first DNA from an ancient shipwreck victim.”

This is so exciting! It could tell us more about the shipwreck and potentially about the incredible Antikythera Mechanism. 10 more words

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Third Gender Figures in the Ancient Near East

In the ancient Near East, there was a social standard by which men were ideally expected to behave. In the 21st century CE, expectations still exist, albeit in different forms. 790 more words

Ancient History