History & Archaeology

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 ...

Mysterious lion cave painting in Puerto Rico

This drawing could have come from someone who knew lions from their homeland. © A. Acosta-Colon ...

Clever election campaign in Renaissance Venice

Ludovico Foscarini corresponded, among others, with the humanist Isotta Nogarola, who can be seen here in a wood engraving from 1497. Mauritius Images / Lake-view...

Field post from the Seven Years’ War

These letters were written to French sailors during the Seven Years' War - but never reached their addressees. © The National Archives /...

Election campaigning the Roman way

Election campaign inscription on the wall of the building in Pompeii. © Parco archeologico di Pompei During excavations in Pompeii, archaeologists discovered an ancient election...

Medieval prosthetic hand discovered

An x-ray reveals the structures of the prosthetic hand in the corroded lump. © Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation ...

Earthquake reveals colored snake head sculpture

This Aztec colossal sculpture of a snake head was discovered after an earthquake in Mexico City. © LANCIC/UNAM ...

Why Europeans have less Neanderthal DNA than Asians

Skull of a Neanderthal.© Halamka/ iStock Although Neanderthals were primarily found in Europe, more of their DNA has been preserved in the genomes of today's...

Europeans once ate aquatic plants

These teeth apparently once chewed seaweed. © Nat Commun, doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-41671-2, License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Today they are more common on the Asian menu, but seaweed and...

The Role of Music Centers in Nurturing Musical Talent and Collaboration

Greetings and welcome to the Music Centre, a place dedicated to fostering a profound connection with the world of music. Our mission transcends boundaries...

Prehistoric ape gets a face

Skull of “Pierolapithecus catalaunicus” shortly after discovery (left), after the first preparation (middle) and after the virtual reconstruction (right). © David M. Alba,...

Prototype aircraft catapult uncovered

View of the remains of the RAE Mark III aircraft catapult from the early days of the Second World War uncovered at Harwell. ...

Did Vikings have stained glass windows?

Window glass fragments that come from the Viking Age. © CS Andersen, Moesgaard Museum / Museum of Archeology Gottorf Castle ...

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