History & Archaeology

Master and slave died together

Outlines of the two dead preserved in ashes. (Image: Parco archeologico di Pompei) In Pompeii, archaeologists have discovered another testimony to the dramatic events...

Hundreds of first editions of Newton’s Principia tracked

First edition of Isaac Newton's Principia. (Image: Caltech Archives) Isaac Newton founded classical physics in 1687 with his main work "Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica"....

Monkey skeleton with a sad story

The remains of an unusual pet from the Middle Ages were found in the backfill of a latrine. (Image: Philippe Saurbeck, Archaeological Soil...

Was hunting also a woman’s business?

Artist's impression of a huntress in South America 9000 years ago. (Image: Matthew Verdolivo, UC Davis IET Academic Technology Services) Finds in Peru contradict...

When the racists called for a fight

Black students faced the wrath of white women following the desegregation in the United States. (Image: gmast3r / iStock) Racist female power: a historian...

Witch defense instead of a sundial?

Incised symbol on one of the church stones. (Image: HS2) Excavations on the remains of a medieval church in England have uncovered several graffiti...

Dog diversity as early as the Paleolithic

Skull of an approximately 11,000 year old dog. (Image: EE Antipina) Researchers present new insights into the age-old common history of dogs and humans:...

Egyptian ink with “dry” secret

Writing on a papyrus from the Tebtunis Temple Library. (Image: Papyrus Carlsberg Collection) Surprising ingredient discovered: lead apparently already ensured that writing in some...

On the trail of Bronze Age cattle farmers

Exposed burial mound in the Caucasus region. (Image: Anatoliy Kantarovich, DAI Eurasia Department) How did the people of the Caucasus region live in the...

Mysterious ball games 3000 years ago

One of the 3000 year old leather balls from China. (Image: UZH) Surprisingly early in ancient China people played with leather balls, according to...

Trading post on an islet

Archaeologists have discovered ceramics of interesting origins on the headland of the small island of Tavolara off Sardinia. (Image: Travel Wild / iStock) Traces...

Archaeologists discover 59 intact sarcophagi

Some of the sarcophagi discovered in Saqqara. (Image: Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Archeology) Archaeologists have already made several impressive finds in the Egyptian...

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