History & Archaeology

Adventure in the land on the Nile

On October 15, 1842, the expedition members hoisted the Prussian flag on the Great Pyramid. bpk / Kupferstichkabinett, SMB / Jana Helmbold-Doyé ...

Deep insights into old family relationships

The new method has uncovered, among other things, two relatives whose remains were once buried 1,500 kilometers apart in Eurasia. © Ringbauer &...

Hundreds of Pueblo culture petroglyphs discovered

High above the rock dwellings of the Pueblo culture, archaeologists have discovered previously unrecognized rock art. © Palonka et al./Jagiellonian University ...

Early city dwellers wisely ate fertilized peas

The so-called Trypillia mega-settlements in today's Ukraine and Moldova are considered to be the oldest city-like settlements in Europe. Artistic representation © Susanne...

Ecosystem in oil shale

The Messel Pit fossil site near Darmstadt provides unique insights into a warm period 48 million years ago. Today, paleontologists not only look for...

Curse tablet discovered in medieval latrine

Archaeologists discovered this curse tablet from the 15th century in a latrine during an excavation at the town hall construction site. When unrolled,...

Hunters and gatherers built the world’s oldest fortress

One of the earliest fortified settlements in the world once lay on the headland: the Stone Age fortress Amnaya I. © Nikita Golovanov ...

Suffering baboon posture in ancient Egypt

These skulls come from baboons that lived in the 1st millennium BC. had to eke out a sad existence. © Bea De...

Historical boardwalk discovered

Drone view of the excavation on Würzburger Straße in the Burgfarrnbach district of Fürth. © Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation ...

The long silence of West German historians

Raul Hilberg with the paperback edition of his work “The Destruction of European Jews” in Berlin in 1992. AKG / Henning Langenheim ...

The history of letter writing

A letter says more than a text message and writing letters has a tradition that goes back thousands of years. © Studio Annika,...

Anglo-Saxon pagan temple discovered

Drone shot of the archaeological excavations, on the left the foundations of a temple, in the middle the former fortification moat of the royal...

Egyptian art – unearthed in Scotland

This nearly 4,000-year-old sculpture is the highlight of the 18 Egyptian artifacts found in the ground next to Scotland's Melville House. © National...

Beaver hunting 400,000 years ago

Roar-tailed rodents were apparently targeted by Middle Pleistocene humans in what is now Germany. © Christopher Jones/iStock ...

Magdeburg: Remains of a large Ottonian building discovered

View of the remains of the Ottonian apse wall discovered in Magdeburg, to which a base made of plaster mortar is attached at the...

Ancient city archives uncovered

Lumps of clay with various seal stamps once sealed archived documents made from papyrus or parchment. © Asia Minor Research Center ...

Mini temple discovered in military camp

View of the excavation area with the traces of the cult buildings made of clay framework, which once had a small pillared porch. ...

Carved messages from the castle dungeon

This graffiti shows a padlock with a socket wrench. It was carved in the late Middle Ages by a prisoner into the inner...

Jackpot Journeys: Inside the Thrilling World of Casinos

The world of casinos is a thrilling journey, filled with high stakes, heart-pounding excitement, and the tantalizing possibility of hitting the jackpot. From their...

Diaries of an architect’s wife

What this double portrait (around 1875) does not show: Clara Licht was not always happy in her marriage. Lehmstedt Verlag, Leipzig 2023 ...

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