Archaeological remains are often closer than you might think—down the street, just next door, right under your feet. But even the sites beneath you are often easier to see from higher up. That’s why numerous recent finds—burial mounds, farms, quarries, and more—have been made by volunteers since stay-at-home orders were released in response to the coronavirus. Sequestered in their houses for months now, some folks have gladly volunteered to help local archaeological efforts. […]
Welcome to the Theoi Project, a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures (theres) and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion.
In the classical age, from the eighth century B.C. to the sixth century A.D., Roman ports dominated the coasts along the Mediterranean Sea. The Roman Empire—which was known for trading everything from perfumes to papyrus to purple dye—revolutionized trade routes on both land and water before its infamous fall in the fifth century. Recently, volunteer divers with the University of Cyprus’s underwater archaeological research team came face-to-face with a fragment of Rome’s maritime trading history when they discovered an ancient shipwreck filled with imported cargo near the resort town of Protaras.
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Each destination is developed on the basis of its important cultural heritage (Myth) and its contemporary life (Experience). Points of Interest (POI) are recorded, having as a reference point archaeological sites or places of cultural/ touristic significance. Just click on your point of interest and start your journey. Get insights and tips, inspire yourself and enjoy a unique journey!
Continue reading “Found: An Iraqi City, Established by Alexander the Great and Forgotten for Millennia – Atlas Obscura”
Satellite and drone photos clued archaeologists to its existence.
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Exclusive: one of the greatest conceptual breakthroughs in mathematics has been traced to the Bakhshali manuscript, dating from the 3rd or 4th century
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Then again, they may just have an awful lot of both.
Continue reading “This ancient Babylonian tablet may contain the first evidence of trigonometry | Science | AAAS”
Trigonometry, the study of the lengths and angles of triangles, sends most modern high schoolers scurrying to their cellphones to look up angles, sines, and cosines. Now, a fresh look at a 3700-year-old clay tablet suggests that Babylonian mathematicians not only developed the first trig table, beating the Greeks to the punch by more than 1000 years, but that they also figured out an entirely new way to look at the subject. However, other experts on the clay tablet, known as Plimpton 322 (P322), say the new work is speculative at best.