Library of Alexandria The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, was probably the largest, and certainly the most famous, of the libraries of the ancient world.
In this article I wish to reflect at more length on the topic of “archaeology of digital media,” which happens to be the topic of discussion this week for the weekly Digital Pedagogy Seminar for first-year Brittain Fellows.
Egypt: The Old Kingdom. Egypt was once thought to be the location of the earliest civilization. The father of history, Herodotus, certainly thought so. He wrote of an encounter with Egyptian priests during the 5th century B.C.
Scholars were aware that there were ancient religious texts called the Vedas, the oldest of which was dated to around 1200 BC but these were religious texts that dealt only obliquely with historical events and did not shed ...
History of the Ancient World. – November 1, 2011 Posted in: News. Humans may have undergone a gradual rather than an abrupt transition from fishing, hunting and gathering to farming, according to a new study of ancient pottery.
Centuries before movie and television audiences thrilled to tales of werewolves, vampires and wizards and Halloween became the second biggest celebration of the year, the ancient Greeks and Romans were spinning scary stories about monsters, ghosts...
Historical Uses of SesameNatural Standard Blog (blog)African medicine: Use of sesame in Egyptian medicine and cuisine reportedly dates to around 1500 BC. Sesame oil was used to illuminate lamps found in Egyptian archeological sites.
Until 1400 AD, China was a scientifically and technologically advanced nation and a superpower. Believe it or not, many of the tools we use today were discovered or invented by Chinese. Here is a list of 15 such things.
Once laid to rest, the remains of many who died in medieval Europe were not left in peace. As much as 40 percent of graves from the mid-fifth to mid-eighth centuries appear to have been disturbed after burial.
Wired NewsMummy Had History's Second-Oldest Prostate Cancer CaseWired NewsNow an international research team has diagnosed what ailed M1: the oldest known case of prostate cancer in ancient Egypt and the second oldest case in the world.
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