Rare Astronomical Event That Hasn’t Occurred For 400 Years To Take Place in December 2020

Rare Astronomical Event That Hasn’t Occurred For 400 Years To Take Place in December 2020

Are you ready for the “Great Conjunction,” a rare astronomical event that has not occurred since the 1600s? This cosmic event refers to the closest meeting between Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon. This year has offered us some pretty awesome astronomical events. October is set for…

Treasure Trove of Ancient Sarcophagi Unearthed Near Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid

Treasure Trove of Ancient Sarcophagi Unearthed Near Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid

The Egyptian ministry of tourism and antiquities has recently revealed a sensational discovery; archeologists succeeded in excavating a total of 59 ancient sarcophagi not far from the first Egyptian pyramid, the step pyramid of Djoser at the Royal Necropolis of Saqqara. A few weeks back, the Ministry revealed…

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Were Inventions of the Roman Empire

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Were Inventions of the Roman Empire

It is unimaginable how much of our modern life has been influenced by ancient civilizations. Following my previous articles on Mesopotamian and Chinese inventions, the time has come to discuss the numerous significant Roman inventions that changed not only life in the ancient world but generally can be considered…

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Valley Of the Kings

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Valley Of the Kings

I am a massive fan of Egypt’s rich and vibrant culture. I started exploring this topic back when I passed my high school. A few interesting books in my school’s library gave me sufficient information about the boy king of Egypt. King Tutankhamun was only 19…

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About North America’s Serpent Mound

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About North America’s Serpent Mound

When the European settlers of North America first set out west, they discovered strange earth mounds in the Midwest and the southern United States. In shape, some of them resembled animals, others – a cone, others – a truncated pyramid. The various mounds were supposedly built by…

Mythology Explained: The Deeply-Rooted Symbolism of the Snake in Ancient Civilization

Mythology Explained: The Deeply-Rooted Symbolism of the Snake in Ancient Civilization

The symbolism of the snake is one of the most complex and commonly seen images in world mythology. It is characterized by pronounced polyvalence. It contains both the masculine and the feminine, and since it represents both genders, it is an emblem of all self-generating deities.…

Eerily well-preserved 17th-century ship found in the dark waters of the Baltic Sea

Eerily well-preserved 17th-century ship found in the dark waters of the Baltic Sea

Divers from Finland have made an unexpected discovery while exploring the depths of the Baltic Sea, finding an incredibly well-preserved shipwreck dating back almost 400 years. Volunteer divers from the nonprofit Badewanne team more often come across wrecked 20th-century relics sunk during the sea battles…

Vikings may not have been blonde, or Scandinavian

Vikings may not have been blonde, or Scandinavian

Those ferocious seafaring warriors that explored, raided and traded across Europe from the late eighth to the early 11th centuries, known as the Vikings, are typically thought of as blonde Scandinavians. But Vikings may have a more diverse history: They carried genes from Southern Europe and…

Facial reconstruction reveals Egyptian ‘mummy portrait’ was accurate except for one detail

Facial reconstruction reveals Egyptian ‘mummy portrait’ was accurate except for one detail

Just after the turn of the first millennium A.D., a young child living in Egypt contracted a deadly illness — most likely pneumonia — and died. His tiny body was prepared for mummification and burial; some of his organs were removed, his remains were wrapped in criss-crossed linen bindings…

The Great Sphinx Is So Old It Was Restored For the First Time 3,500 Years Ago

The Great Sphinx Is So Old It Was Restored For the First Time 3,500 Years Ago

Of all the carved monuments on the planet, none is as enigmatic and mysterious as the Great Sphinx of Giza. Cut from the Giza bedrock, the original shape of the Sphinx is thought to have been restored using several layers of stone blocks. At its…