Latest Bronze Age Stories
A leading German professor said on Tuesday that archaeologists in the ancient city of Troy in Turkey found the remains of a man and a woman believed to have died in 1,200 BC, the time of the legendary war chronicled by Homer.
A gold-banded dagger still wrapped in an animal-skin sheath was found in a grave dating from the early Bronze Age, Scottish archaeologists said Tuesday. Kenneth Brophy of the University of Glasgow said archaeologists were even more amazed by other objects in the grave, The Scotsman reported.
The team led by a University of Washington researcher has used computers to extract patterns in ancient Indus symbols. The study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows distinct patterns in the symbols' placement in sequences and creates a statistical model for the unknown language.
The Rosetta Stone allowed 19th century scholars to translate symbols left by an ancient civilization and thus decipher the meaning of Egyptian hieroglyphics.
The discovery of a remarkably well-preserved monumental temple in Turkey â€” thought to be constructed during the time of King Solomon in the 10th/9th-centuries BC â€” sheds light on the so-called Dark Age.
The Chariot, a wearable concept vehicle designed for use by amputees, was introduced this week in Virginia by Exmovere Holdings. The device is described as a self-balancing, hands free vehicle designed to provide amputees and others who have difficulty standing added mobility.
Roman artifacts which are nearly two thousand years old with similarities to ancient remains found at Pompeii in Italy were examined at the Science and Technology Facilities Councilâ€™s ISIS neutron source last weekend.
In Greater Manchester, a rare necklace estimated to be about 4,000 years old, has been uncovered.
A metalworker who is believed to be the only craftsman in the world to practise Bronze Age sword-making techniques will be at Geevor Mine at Pendeen next week to demonstrate his skills to the public.
Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. A thousand years before the age of empires in Rome and Greece, the Iron Age was ushered into the world with the clank and clatter of the blacksmith's anvil. The transition from the Bronze Age occurred at different times in different spots on the globe, but when and where it did, the distinctive dark metal brought with it...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.