12 most important Greek archaeological discoveries in the last decade

Listing the most important archaeological discoveries of the last decade is complicated, no matter which country, region or place in…

The Iliad and the Odyssey are just two of the eight poems from the Epic Cycle that narrate the Trojan War.

The Epic Cycle, also called the Trojan Cycle because it narrates events related to the Trojan War, is a collection…

The oldest bridge in the world, in the Sumerian city of Ngirsu

In the present Tel Telloh of the Iraqi province of Dhi Qar is the site of the ancient Sumerian city…

How Aristotle’s personal library arrived in Rome, almost 300 years after his death

Throughout history, books have been a highly prized commodity. Their trade goes back many centuries to the invention of materials…

Brattahlíð, Erik the Red’s farm in Greenland

When vikings arrived in Greenland in 985 they found a land almost completely covered by snow and ice. Except for…

The huge island mentioned by Herodotus that disappeared from maps in the 15th century

It is not the only case, there are news throughout history of islands vanished by natural causes and catastrophes, also…

When Cicero found Archimedes’ tomb in Syracuse.

Archimedes was probably the greatest mathematician of antiquity. He was born in the Sicilian city of Syracuse in 287 B.C.,…

World’s oldest portrait, carved in ivory 26,000 years ago

Near the Czech town of Dolní Věstonice in Moravia is the archaeological site of the same name. A site that,…

How the ancient Greeks invented a telegraphic system for transmitting messages

The history of cryptography is almost as old as that of human language. It is known that the ancient Egyptians,…

The curious case of Maltese, the only Semitic language in the European Union

The special location of Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and halfway between Africa and Europe, gave the…