Herodotus Proved Right! Nile Shipwreck Vindicates the Greek Historian’s Wild Claims… About a Boat.
In 450 BCE, Herodotus wrote about a specific sort of cargo boat that he saw along the Nile, which, untilRead more.
Location of Julius Caesar’s Assassination to be Open to the Public!
Move Aside Feral Cats! The ruins in the Largo di Torre Argentina are about to get a fashion make-over. TheRead more.
It’s Pi Time!
The history of pie is both storied and interesting in and of itself. Did you know, for instance, that theRead more.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
By Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The mention of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon conjures up images of anRead more.
Not Just Another Column
What’s in a column? To the Ancient Greeks, the standing pillar was more than just a way to hold upRead more.
Armillary Spheres: Following Celestial Objects in the Ancient World
By Ḏḥwty, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins Astronomy is often considered to be one of the oldest branches of science. InRead more.
The Eastern Roman Empire’s Legacy to Astronomy
By Monica Correa, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Decades ago, the word “Byzantine” was used as a synonym for corruption andRead more.
Do All Roads ACTUALLY Lead to Rome?
We all know the phrase “All roads lead to Rome”. Today, it is used proverbially and has come to meanRead more.
By Natalia Klimczak, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins 2,200 years ago, a pair of skilled Etruscan hands crafted a tablet thatRead more.
The Only Library Ever Recovered from Antiquity
By Wu Mingren, Contributing writer, Ancient Origins The Villa of the Papyri is the name given to a private houseRead more.