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Egyptian Tempest Stela Believed To Be World's Oldest Weather Report
2014-04-03 07:09:35

The Tempest Stela is a 6-foot-tall, 3,500 year old calcite block from ancient Egypt that may just be the world's oldest surviving weather report, and a new study suggests it might also hold the key to understanding the chronology of events in the ancient Middle East.

Ancient Megacities Were Displaced Due To A Changing Climate: Study
2014-02-26 13:52:27

The Bronze Age Indus civilization, which spanned across northwest India and Pakistan, flourished for thousands of years and mysteriously declined as some type of development forced these ancient people to abandon the mega-cities they had constructed.

2013-09-24 23:00:51

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Evidence Of Luxury Textile Production And Extraction Of Copper From Unknown Part Of Cypriote Bronze Age City
2013-09-04 07:21:55

A Swedish archaeological expedition from the University of Gothenburg has excavated a previously unknown part of the Bronze Age city Hala Sultan Tekke (around 1600–1100 BC).

2013-08-15 11:54:02

Climate change may have driven the collapse of once-flourishing Eastern Mediterranean civilizations towards the end of the 13th century BC.

Stone Ships Give Clues To Bronze Age At Baltic Sea
2013-03-21 19:23:23

A new study suggests Bronze Age stone monuments in the form of ships were built by maritime groups as a symbol of their practices at sea.

Crowd-Sourcing To Crack Oldest Un-deciphered Writing System
2012-11-28 12:13:24

The oldest un-deciphered writing system in the world has eluded academics for years, but now a researcher is attempting to harness the power of ‘crowd-sourcing’ to solve this ancient riddle.

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2012-09-05 20:36:04

Researchers hope that a new discovery, which has major implications for understanding the world's first empire, will help to highlight the importance of protecting Syria's heritage.

Scientists Model Language On Ancient And Contemporary Vocabularies
2012-08-24 15:54:49

Turkey sits at the cultural crossroads of the Western and Eastern worlds, so it should come as no surprise that the region gave birth to a host of modern languages, including English, French, German, Hindu, and Persian.

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2012-05-29 21:59:26

The age-old struggle between classes may be even older than we thought, according to a new study carried out by archaeologists.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.