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Where the ancient past meets the present

Moving on to the next stage of Evan’s and his companions journey, and accompanied by Plato no less. We are going to one of the busiest ports in the world, and perhaps the most ancient that is still in use. 467 more words

Ancient History

Astronomical Diary and Chronicle of Esagila

“(…) who controls the whole of heaven and earth for his 3020 years)”

Chronicle of Esagila (ABC 19). 

Source: http://www.livius.org/sources/content/mesopotamian-chronicles-content/abc-19-weidner-chronicle/

Model of the Temple of Esagila. 220 more words

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Things My Grandmother (and Ancient History) Taught Me about the New Year

For my first blog post in 2018, I would first like to say Happy New Year. I hope your New Year’s period was pleasant in a way that suits you best – whether it was by meditating, taking part in a small gathering with your family and friends or big celebrations.  1,126 more words


In ancient Persia, engineers mastered a sustainable technology to store ice throughout the scorching summer

 In the hot, dry deserts of Ancient Persia in around 400 B.C.E, long before the invention of electricity, engineers mastered a sustainable technology to store ice throughout the scorching summer. 253 more words


Paradoxical Geniuses: "Let us burn the ships"

In 1519, Hernán Cortés landed 500 men in 11 ships on the coast of the Yucatan, knowing that he was openly disobeying the governor of Cuba… 1,363 more words