excellent use of comic sans.
excellent use of comic sans.
Intestinal parasites have been found lurking in ancient poop in the toilet of a medieval castle in western Cyprus, scientists report.
The findings paint a less than pretty picture of the health and hygiene of crusaders stationed on the Mediterranean island 800 years ago. Poor sanitation…
PSA: When digging in a place of former human habitation, green soil is often an indicator that there was poo or wee in that spot. Proceed with caution and maybe gloves. (I encountered the dreaded green soil at a dig in England at a Roman fort)
Thonis-Heracleion (the Egyptian and Greek names of the city) is a city lost between legend and reality. Before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, the city knew glorious times as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world. It had also a religious importance because of the temple of Amun, which played an important role in rites associated with dynasty continuity. The city was founded probably around the 8th century BC, underwent diverse natural catastrophes, and finally sunk entirely into the depths of the Mediterranean in the 8th century AD. (via)
A public appeal has been launched to save the hundreds of thousands of ancient manuscripts smuggled out of Timbuktu during the crisis in Mali, which are now facing a more insidious threat: moisture damage.
Dating back over 700 years, the fragile manuscripts range from poetry to commerce…
This campaign only has a few days left and needs all the help it can get!
So I just made this at the behest of a random shout out to any artists by Wil Wheaton to draw Torgo as The Vitruvian Man(os: The Hands Of Fate) :D if you don’t get it I don’t blame you
Located near the small coastal town of Maryport in northwestern England, remains of the ancient Roman fort of Alauna were first uncovered by amateur archaeologist Joseph Robinson in the late 19th century. Among the finds were an assemblage of no less that 22 stone altars, some bearing…
The frontiers of the Roman empire are where my happy place is
LOOK AT THIS. LOOK HOW MAJESTIC THAT GUINEA PIG IS.
I need a guinea pig again and when that happens, there will be tiny armor.
This existence is a prison. From Married To The Sea.
One of my recent favorites
The good ol’ days
I wish i hadn’t forgot. From Married To The Sea.
ABU SIR AL MALAQ, Egypt — Monica Hanna’s reputation as an archaeologist has grown far beyond her native Egypt — but not without risk.
As she and several journalists documented looting at an ancient burial site here, several men – one with a shotgun slung over a shoulder — threatened her.
GUATEMALA CITY – Fauna that was prevalent at the height of the ancestral Mayan culture has survived prolonged droughts, hurricanes and the deleterious effects of climate change on biodiversity in the areas where the cities of that millennial culture stood, experts say.
That is one of the…
Nature: 1, Humans: 0
It is known that in a long lost town in the Oxfordshire of AD 79 an Italian immigrant died.
The discovery of the tombstone of Lucius Valerius Geminus - a veteran of the Second Augustan Legion - has revealed to archaeologists the first known biography of any person to have lived in the…
Great film! Hypatia (c. 370-415 AD) was a famous female philosopher and mathematician in Roman Alexandria. Ancient sources tell us how she was denounced and murdered by a Christian mob following political tensions in the city. The film offers a great interpretation of the transition from the Classical World to a Christian one as the old gods are outlawed and the great library of Alexandria destroyed.
I wanted to love this movie so badly. It had a great subject/story and Hypatia is my homegirl but the movie was too long and clunky. Also at the end I wanted to hop in a time machine and exact some serious preemptive justice on certain early figures of the Christian/Orthodox church. For reasons.