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Angkor from the ground up.

When we visit ancient ruins, we often assume that the site is a static, complete thing, a place where what we see is all that’s there. Often, though, this is not the case; the excavation is but a work in progress.

Take, for instance, the temple complex of Angkor, Cambodia. Roughly twice the size ... Read More >

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13 Jun 2017
Posted in Archaeology, Art, Culture, History, Travel with us

Tut’s knife

Nearly a century ago, archaeologist Howard Carter found the mummy of the boy king, Tutankhamun, in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. With the discovery, human history was forever changed.

Tut ruled as pharaoh from 1332 to 1323 B.C. Upon his death, he was entombed with assorted treasures, including two daggers wrapped in his shroud. One ... Read More >

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30 May 2017
Posted in Archaeology, History

If you bury it, they will come.

In August 2014, Derek McLennan, a “metal detectorist,” and two churchmen, Rev Dr. David Bartholomew and Pastor Mike Smith, also armed with metal detectors, were searching a church field in Galloway, Scotland, when McLennan’s detector indicated something beneath the soil.  After a bit of digging, he found a silver object. It turned out to ... Read More >

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It’s a wrap.

Here’s a question for you: What was the earliest civilization to practice human mummification?

If you said “the Egyptians,” you’d be wrong by 1,500 years or so.

The answer? The Chinchorro people of Peru.

A current exhibition at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History, “Mummies” features an up-close look at rarely exhibited mummies as well as interactive touchable ... Read More >

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30 Nov 2016
Posted in Archaeology, History

What a circus.

After seven years of excavation and restoration, Rome has a new draw: the 2,800-year-old remains of the Circus Maximus, once the largest and most impressive entertainment center in town. Close by the Colosseum, the newly-reopened site brings into focus just how citizens of the Roman Empire spent their leisure time.

Visitors can now climb marble ... Read More >

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