R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog
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.Read More >
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 >Read More >
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 >Read More >
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 >Read More >
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 >Read More >