Follow the link to learn more, readers! Archaeology Intern Unearths Spectacular, 2,000-Year-Old Roman Dagger By Katherine J. Wu MARCH 2, 2020 As far as internships go, Nico Calman arguably had an especially good one. During his stint with the Westphalie Department for the Preservation and Care of Field Monuments in Germany last year, 19-year-old Calman unearthed … Continue reading A Spectacular Find
In 2001, this author went to theaters to see Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Although more mature than most of the material released by the company at the time, the story captured this writer’s imagination. To this day she enjoys speculating about lost cities beneath the waves and wonders why the trope seems to have … Continue reading Has Atlantis Been Discovered at Last?
How far would you go to test a theory, readers? Scientists these days range from the overly cautious to the far too curious. Whether the man in today’s post falls into the latter camp is up for debate, since he seems to have survived his experiment. In August of this year, Seamus Blackley baked bread … Continue reading The Staple of the Pharaohs
…Or are we simply rediscovering tactics our ancestors pioneered at the dawn of human existence? To be perfectly honest, I suspect we are reviving old practices without realizing it. Although Neolithic tribesmen may not have been able to write down numbers, they had to know how to count. If they did not, then how could … Continue reading Old Art, New Tricks….
Wow, when the Romans made something to last, they did not mess around. The shoe below was made in Ancient Rome, but you would not know that to look at it. It is so well preserved one could be forgiven for thinking it was made in the 1800s. But this dainty shoe was made, worn, … Continue reading Footwear to Last Millennia
It has been some time since this author posted a link to an article about archery. Today’s piece cites the evidence demonstrating how archery helped man build, destroy, and then reconstruct civilization time after time. Even though it is outclassed by the modern firearm, the bow still enjoys intense use by modern recreational shooters and … Continue reading Archery’s Ancient History
In keeping with the article on courage as inspiration for authors, this post lists the (growing) number of Sabaton songs that this writer listens to even when she is not writing. Each song has a story behind it, some of which are mentioned briefly beneath the videos made by Piscator (the notes beneath the videos … Continue reading Songs from Sabaton