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21:36 2019-09-18

An Indoor Sea and Miles of Metalwork: Antony Gormley’s Crowning Moment The British sculptor says he wants to transport visitors to “the threshold between the known and the unknown” at his ambitious new show in the Royal ...
21:28 2019-09-18

French auctioneer defies Mexico with sale of pre-Columbian artifacts French auction house Millon denied accusations by the Mexican government that a sale of dozens of pre-Columbian artifacts was illegal and proceeded w...
18:14 2019-09-18

What Reconstruction-Era Laws Can Teach Our Democracy “The Second Founding,” by the historian Eric Foner, argues that the radical promise of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments — all passed after the Civi...
17:28 2019-09-18

TriBeCa, the New Art Stroll With the decline of retail, storefronts in the Triangle Below Canal Street are filling with galleries — it’s New York City’s most unlikely new art sc...
17:28 2019-09-18

Why Can’t New York City Build More Gems Like This Queens Library? The Hunters Point Community Library is one of the finest public buildings New York has produced this century. But it cost more than $40 million, took...
17:28 2019-09-18

Sword in the Stones: 3,200-Year-Old Weapon Unearthed Near Spanish Megalith Archaeologists working on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca (Mallorca) have made a surprising discovery. They came across a 3,200-year-old sword,...
17:00 2019-09-18

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS OF HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY Event Category: Ancient CivilizationsEvent Date(s): 02/04/2020 - 10:15 to 04/04/2020 - 10:15“Interpreting identities in the Eastern Mediterranean and...
07:56 2019-09-18

Carving Believed to be Rare Depiction of Eleanor of Aquitaine Found in Abbey A potentially historic discovery has been made in a medieval abbey in England. During a conservation project, the head of one of England’s most power...
07:56 2019-09-18

The Biblical Witch of Endor: Contacting the Spirit of a Prophet The Witch of Endor is also known as the biblical Medium of Endor. According to legend, she was a medium who apparently summoned the Prophet Samuel's ...
07:56 2019-09-18

Arles Amphitheatre – A Roman Treasure in the Soul of Provence Arles Amphitheatre (known in French as Les Arènes d'Arles) is a Roman amphitheatre located in the southern French city of Arles.  ...
07:56 2019-09-18

Acheulian Culture Had ‘Surgical’ Skills in Butchery The Acheulian culture endured in the Levant for over a million years during the Lower Paleolithic period (1.4 million to 400,000 years ago). Its use ...
07:56 2019-09-18

John Cohen, Champion of Old-Time Music, Is Dead at 87 As a founder of the New Lost City Ramblers and as a photographer, filmmaker and musicologist, he devoted his life to the traditional music of the rur...
02:42 2019-09-18

In ‘Sontag,’ the Author’s Myth Takes Center Stage Benjamin Moser’s authorized biography of the essayist, critic and cultural icon Susan Sontag pays closest attention to its subject’s persona as a “gr...
02:42 2019-09-18

At the Whitney Biennial, Flood Preparation as Social Dance The choreographer Madeline Hollander has devised simple looping steps, with names like “zigzag waltz,” in a piece that meets climate change with ritu...
19:00 2019-09-17

Surprise Discovery That Ancient Tin Ingots Found in Israel Came From England Researchers have made an astonishing discovery that is transforming our understanding of the Bronze Age. They have established that ancient tin ingot...
17:28 2019-09-17

350 Year Old Code Found In Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ Has an undergraduate student discovered a secret message in John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost? ...
17:28 2019-09-17

A Nazi Design Show Draws Criticism. Its Curator’s Comments Didn’t Help. The exhibition’s detractors say that a man who derided museums as too feminine and politically correct may not be taking the right approach to overse...
17:00 2019-09-17

Deformed Medieval Man Found Broken By the Wheel of Torture Archaeologists in Milan have uncovered the shattered remains of a young man believed to have been broken on a wheel of torture. ...
05:56 2019-09-17

Pithekoussai: Ancient Greek Colony of Nestor’s Cup Celebrated for its thermal springs and verdant landscapes, the volcanic island of Ischia, called Pithekoussai during its ancient Greek days —located ...
05:56 2019-09-17

Tin Ingots Reveal Long-Distance Sea Trade Flourished in the Bronze Age Researchers have made an astonishing discovery that is transforming our understanding of the Bronze Age. They have established that ancient tin ingot...
05:56 2019-09-17

Norse Settlers Wiped Out Icelandic Walrus 1100 Years Ago An international collaboration of scientists in Iceland, Denmark, and the Netherlands has for the first time ...
05:56 2019-09-17

Ric Ocasek, New Wave Rock Visionary and Cars Co-Founder, Is Dead A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, he wrote songs that updated classic sounds and managed to please both punk-rock fans and a broader pop audience....
21:00 2019-09-16

Two Lifetime Crooks Wait for a Missing Daughter, With Shades of Beckett In Kevin Barry’s “Last Boat to Tangier,” longlisted for this year’s Booker Prize, a pair of existentialist thugs in a Spanish port city recount their...
21:00 2019-09-16

Huge 1,400-Year-Old Pictish Burial Ground Found in Scotland In Scotland, one of the largest Pictish cemeteries ever found has been uncovered by archaeologists. It is believed to be at least 1400 years old.  ...
16:42 2019-09-16

Scientists Recreate Inuit Knife Out of Their Own Frozen Poop Recent hands-on experiments determined human feces cannot be made into frozen knives to dismember dogs. ...
05:28 2019-09-16

Would the REAL Endeavour Shipwreck Please Stand Up? Has Captain Cook’s shipwrecked 'Endeavour', one of the most famous research ships in history, finally been identified off Rhode Island? ...
05:28 2019-09-16

Ancient Capitolium Temple in Brescia Pleased the Roman Gods Because Italy is so rich in archaeological and historical sites, visitors often do not have the time to visit as many as they wish. One site which sh...
05:28 2019-09-16

A Light Safari in Wine Country Public light spectacles by artists like Bruce Munro herald a movement that infuses culture in valleys of viticulture (and blazes new trails in cities...
23:00 2019-09-15

To the Shores of Distant Death: The Failed Colony of San Miguel De Gualdape The year is 1526. Onto the wild and wooded lands of what is today Georgia in the United States, European feet had never permanently walked. ...
15:56 2019-09-15

What’s on TV Sunday: Chelsea Handler and Roasting Alec Baldwin Handler sets out to have tough conversations in “Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea,” and Baldwin subjects himself to ridicule from Robert De Niro an...
11:28 2019-09-15

A Big New Biography of Susan Sontag Digs to Find the Person Beneath the Icon Benjamin Moser’s “Sontag” explores the life and work of the vaunted writer and public intellectual, including her long-term relationship with the pho...
11:28 2019-09-15

Solid Gold Toilet Stolen from Blenheim Palace A remarkable and slightly bizarre theft has been announced in Britain. An 18-carat gold toilet valued at £1 million ...
06:42 2019-09-15

Did Scandinavian Vikings Carry Leprosy To Ireland? The skeletal remains of five bodies excavated in Ireland suggest Vikings brought leprosy to the Emerald Isle. ...
06:42 2019-09-15

The Livingstone – Stanley Monument and The Famous Tale of Two Explorers in Africa Without a doubt, European explorers in 19th century Africa changed history. Two of the most famous are Dr David Livingstone ...
06:42 2019-09-15

Giants: Why We Needed Them Think of any sizeable water gap. It might be that between you and the island many kilometers off the coast, a place like Kangaroo Island ...
17:28 2019-09-14

The Philosopher-King of Ancient Rome: Marcus Aurelius' Imperium Marcus Aurelius is famed for various accomplishments—his title as the last of the Five Good Emperors; his extensive study of and literary accomplishm...
04:00 2019-09-14

Shane Gillis’s Jokes Went Too Far. Should That End His ‘S.N.L.’ Career? The new cast member’s offensive remarks about Chinese people and others raise questions about the show’s vetting and what, if anything, the show shou...
01:14 2019-09-14

Robert Frank’s Legacy: Nine Photographers Reflect We asked photographers to submit an example of their work that bears the imprint of Mr. Frank, who died on Monday, and discuss his influence on them....
00:00 2019-09-14

‘Not Bad for a Woman’: The Indignities of Life for Yale’s First Female Students The college admitted its first class of women 50 years ago. “Yale Needs Women,” by the historian Anne Gardiner Perkins, uncovers the formidable chall...
00:00 2019-09-14

Yes, They Found It in a Box Twenty-one years ago, Dr. Seuss’ widow discovered some unpublished manuscripts, including one that has become “Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum,” illustrated...
00:00 2019-09-14

Rare Harvest Moon Occurs on Friday 13th This year, the Harvest Moon rises today, Friday the 13th September. But why was this particular moon so special to ancient cultures? ...
22:28 2019-09-13

The Itinerary of Odysseus, an Ancient Treasure Map Did Homer’s Odyssey contain a secret code, that would guide the Greeks to gain complete control over the Black Sea and the North Atlantic and access ...
22:28 2019-09-13

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Explore the Legends and the Myths Nearly everyone has heard of the Chinese New Year festival, but there is another festival that is very important in China and East Asia. ...
22:28 2019-09-13

Hand-Holding Skeletons Were Both Men… And No, They Were Not Gay Lovers Two skeletons intentionally buried hand-in-hand – the so-called ‘Lovers of Modena’ – were always assumed to be male and female ...
22:28 2019-09-13

Treasured Notre-Dame tapestry restored after blaze An ornate tapestry woven in the early 1800s and rescued from Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral after a massive fire in April is going on public display f...
22:00 2019-09-13

Chagall's famed 'Fiddler' painted on a tablecloth - researchers Marc Chagall, the 20th century French-Russian artist who delighted fans with his vividly coloured, whimsical works, did many of his paintings using t...
22:00 2019-09-13

The cast of Downton Abbey discuss going from the small to the big screen The cast of Downton Abbey are hoping fans will get "out of their armchairs and go to the cinema" as they launch the big-screen version of the hit TV ...
12:56 2019-09-13

Does Jennifer Lopez Have a Path to an Oscar for ‘Hustlers’? The 50-year-old actress is earning career-best reviews for playing a stripper turned criminal mastermind. Can the role result in her first Oscar nomi...
12:00 2019-09-13

Gone Missing: A Little Boy, a Favorite Uncle, an Old Lady’s Mind The crime novels in Marilyn Stasio’s column take readers from East Texas to West Africa, with stops in Ireland and the memory care unit of a nursing ...
12:00 2019-09-13

Linking Tango and Jazz, Guillermo Klein Looks Back and Ahead The September album “Cristal” by Los Guachos, his multinational 11-piece big band, takes on tunes by the tango star Carlos Gardel, as well as Klein’s...
12:00 2019-09-13

Your Favorite Stars, Now Playing in Your Ears In fiction podcasts, screen and stage actors get to play parts Hollywood is too risk-averse to offer, with the added perk of no need to sit for makeu...
12:00 2019-09-13

Poisonous Pigments: History’s Deadliest Colors Throughout history, ancient civilizations have been using all kinds of ingenious ways to create pigments for the coloring of clothing, objects and ev...
10:56 2019-09-13

One Step Closer to ‘Beam Me Up’? Teleportation is Possible…At Least at the Quantum Level Have you ever seen Star Trek? If so, you must be familiar with characters being ‘beamed’ from one spacecraft to another, or to a planet. While Star T...
10:56 2019-09-13

UNcomplicating the UN: a new podcast is born over coffee in New York This week, just in time for #UNGA74, UN News is launching a brand-new podcast which grew out of a conversation in a coffee shop, between our hosts, S...
20:28 2019-09-12

Angelina Jolie Is Back as Maleficent. Her Wings Are, Too. Angelina Jolie has a new mission and a new wardrobe in “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”. The movie’s costume designer explains how the original film an...
20:00 2019-09-12

‘Ms. Purple’ Review: The Ties That Bind (and Sometimes Strangle) A moody, downbeat drama that occasionally offers glimmers of hope, Justin Chon’s film follows two Korean-American siblings struggling to reconnect wh...
20:00 2019-09-12

Don’t Miss These Art Shows and Events This Fall Mark your calendar. From a revamped MoMA and the fearless Pope.L to Renaissance sculptors and female modernists, here are more than 100 shows that de...
20:00 2019-09-12

77 Pop and Jazz Albums, Shows and Festivals Coming This Fall Buzzy artists (King Princess, Young M.A), enduring performers (Neil Young, Madonna) and musicians dabbling in fresh mediums (Tegan and Sara, Sturgill...
20:00 2019-09-12

‘Little Women’: An Oral History of the 1994 Adaptation Claire Danes’s wig caught fire and Winona Ryder put it out; Christian Bale taught castmates the “Newsies” dances; and studio executives were shocked,...
20:00 2019-09-12

Siberian Nomads Practiced High Tech Iron Smelting Much Earlier Than Thought Tomsk State University archaeologists have obtained radiocarbon dating of the Kosh-Agach type iron-smelting furnaces found in the Altai Mountains ...
17:42 2019-09-12

Ancient Continent Discovered Hiding Beneath Europe A mega-continent has been discovered that slid beneath Europe hundreds of millions of years ago. ...
17:42 2019-09-12

First Ever Find of Water on ‘Potentially Habitable’ Planet Gives Hope for Finding Alien Life For the first time ever, astronomers have identified water trapped in the atmosphere of a remote planet orbiting a distant star. ...
17:42 2019-09-12

'Blindsided by the beauty': architects struggle to save Cairo's historic heart Alaa al-Habashi was looking for ingredients for a Ramadan feast when he stumbled on an Ottoman-era mansion being used as a slaughterhouse and butcher...
06:56 2019-09-12

Richard Conrad, Briefly a Bel Canto Star, Dies at 84 Discovered as a young tenor by Joan Sutherland, he went on to a career in Europe and overcame a throat injury from a mugging to return as a baritone....
01:42 2019-09-12

Eddie Murphy’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’: What You Need to Know The film centers on Rudy Ray Moore, D.I.Y. comedy pioneer, hip-hop forefather and blaxploitation star. Here’s the true story behind the movie and whe...
20:00 2019-09-11

Paul Revere, Beyond the Midnight Ride Separating the fictive Longfellow poem from fact, a new show reveals that the rebel messenger was also a peerless networker, propagandist and proto-i...
20:00 2019-09-11

Is College Merely Helping Those Who Need Help Least? Higher education was meant to be a great equalizer. Paul Tough’s “The Years That Matter Most” suggests that colleges and universities are exacerbatin...
20:00 2019-09-11

The Pitter Patter of Tiny Neanderthal Feet Echo Across Time as Footprints Found in France They walked and perhaps played along the beach in a prehistoric world; we know this as archaeologists have discovered hundreds of Neanderthal footpri...
19:14 2019-09-11

Restored Ancient Tombs in Khonsu Temple Opening in Luxor Four ancient Egyptian chapels and two temple tombs are to be opened up to visitors in the Khonsu Temple at Karnak, in Luxor. ...
19:14 2019-09-11

Humans Have Been Drinking Animal Milk for At Least 6,000 Years Researchers have found the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption anywhere in the world in the teeth of prehistoric British farmers.  ...
19:14 2019-09-11

Rakshasas: Taunting Demons Tainted with Human Emotions According to Hindu mythology, Satya Yuga signals the era during which the gods and intrinsic goodness ruled humanity, and at the end of his labors, t...
19:14 2019-09-11

Ancient Cave Crystals Reveal Sea Levels Were 50 Feet Higher in Warmer Climate Scientist studying ancient crystals in a Spanish cave have discovered disconcerting evidence that shows just how high sea levels can rise in a warmer...
04:28 2019-09-11

The Noble Bandit Fulk FitzWarin and His Fight for Whittington Castle George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series of books is a thrilling portrayal of the lives and intrigues of medieval lords ...
04:28 2019-09-11

The Mysterious Midas City: 2,800-Year-Old City with Monumental Facades and Strange Inscriptions A being named Midas has been immortalized in Yazılıkaya, Turkey. Many people think the famous inscription dedicated to this person referred to the ki...
04:28 2019-09-11

Massive 500-Year-Old Distillery Found in China is on Industrial Scale Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a massive distillery in China that dates to the Ming and Qing dynasties. ...
16:28 2019-09-10

Only Trump Would Brag About Canceled Taliban Meeting, Jimmy Kimmel Says “Next month he’s taking Al Qaeda to Six Flags, did you know that?” the host joked on Monday night about the president’s canceled secret meeting with ...
15:14 2019-09-10

‘The Undying,’ an Extraordinary and Furious New Memoir About Cancer Anne Boyer’s book is partly about her own illness, and partly about the possibility — and necessity — of finding common cause in individual suffering...
15:14 2019-09-10

The Persistence of the Oldest Hatred In “How to Fight Anti-Semitism,” Bari Weiss examines the various abuses Jews have suffered simply for being Jews, including a recent flaring on the l...
15:14 2019-09-10

The Great Art Stolen by Hitler Mary M. Lane’s “Hitler’s Last Hostages” reports on an art collection, including work by Picasso, Matisse and Degas, that the Nazis had seized from th...
15:14 2019-09-10

Is Global Warming the 21st Century’s Black Death? In his novel “Gun Island,” Amitav Ghosh challenges readers to deploy all their powers, rational and magical, to confront the demons of climate change...
15:14 2019-09-10

Is Meritocracy to Blame for Our Yawning Class Divide? “The Meritocracy Trap,” by the Yale Law School professor Daniel Markovits, argues that far from being fair or merit-based, our social system perpetua...
15:14 2019-09-10

Dr. Livingstone, We Presume? Petina Gappah’s novel “Out of Darkness, Shining Light” is narrated by the Africans who carried the explorer’s corpse to the coast, a journey of 1,500...
15:14 2019-09-10

What Samantha Power Learned on the Job “The Education of an Idealist,” by Samantha Power, describes how her years with the Obama administration forced her to alter her thinking on foreign ...
15:14 2019-09-10

The Secret to Success Academy’s Top-Notch Test Scores Robert Pondiscio spent a year embedded in one of the charter network’s controversial, high-performing schools. “How the Other Half Learns” is his acc...
15:14 2019-09-10

Can the Kings Be TV’s Next Super Producers? The new CBS thriller “Evil” represents a big step for the showrunners Michelle and Robert King, who have yet to find a hit outside the “Good Wife” un...
15:14 2019-09-10

Orchestral Offerings on the Winds to the Gods Ever since humans have been able to pull a blade of grass between their thumbs and blow into it, or tap two sticks on a third, our species has attemp...
01:42 2019-09-10

Ancient Tech Preserved Dead Sea Temple Scroll Among the thousands of pieces of parchment found in caves near the Dead Sea, one scroll was unique among the rest. ...
01:42 2019-09-10

Ancient Artists Left Signs For us to Decode. Did they Witness UFOs? Did ancient artists leave us clear signs of otherworldly interference in our lives and in our culture? ...
01:42 2019-09-10

Ancient Chinese Earthquake Detector Invented 2,000 Years Ago Really Worked! Although we still cannot accurately predict earthquakes, we have come a long way in detecting, recording, and measuring seismic shocks. Many don’t re...
01:42 2019-09-10

Seeing art in Grandee style: Spanish duke's palace opens to public One of Madrid's hidden cultural gems, up to now only accessible to private guests or art aficionados willing to endure a near three-year waiting list...
19:42 2019-09-09

The Stone Age: The First 99 Percent of Human History The Stone Age is the longest period of human history, lasting from 2.6 million years ago to about 5,000 years ago. ...
16:56 2019-09-09

Piri Reis Map - How Could a 16th Century Map Show Antarctica Without Ice? On October 9, 1929, a German theologian named Gustav Adolf Deissmann was cataloguing items in the Topkapi Palace library in Istanbul when he happened...
03:14 2019-09-09

Engaging ‘head and mind’, key for effective learning, says UNESCO chief on Literacy Day On International Literacy Day, Sunday, the chief of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) maintained that "en...
01:42 2019-09-09

Stephen King Visits an ‘Institute,’ Where the Kids Who Enter Can’t Escape In his latest, King tells the story of an institution where children with special powers are cultivated — but that’s just where the nightmare begins....
18:28 2019-09-08

A Red Dawn Rises - The Battle of Hastings, 1066 As the early morning sun dawned on October 14th, 1066 AD, casting its light on the clustered, eager soldiers ...
16:28 2019-09-08

Mexican Day of the Dead – Bittersweet Remembrance of Departed Ancestors The celebrated Mexican Day of the Dead means one thing for city dwellers and quite another for country folks. ...
05:56 2019-09-08

How the Roman Theater of Bosra Became a Muslim Citadel The Romans, along with their successors the Byzantines, occupied the Levant for almost 800 years and left many preserved remains. ...
05:56 2019-09-08

Scientists Unravel Mystery of 15th Century Six-Headed Burial Scientists have begun unravelling the mystery of an ancient Scotsman found in a mysterious “six-headed” burial ...
23:42 2019-09-07

Beware the Wandering Wombs of Hysterical Women From ancient Greek physician Hippocrates to the infamous doctor Isaac Baker Brown of the 19th century ...
23:42 2019-09-07

When Climate Change Is Stranger Than Fiction Amitav Ghosh, whose book “Gun Island” is set in an ecologically unstable world, wants literature to explore the environment as much as it does other ...
14:56 2019-09-07

Dagda, Potbellied Chief Deity of the Celtic Pantheon To date Celtic mythology remains one of the more enigmatic of the collective European folklore. ...
04:56 2019-09-07

DNA of 5,000-Year-Old Woman Links Modern Indians to Ancient Indus Valley Civilization Ancient DNA from India’s Rakhigarhi archaeological site is telling volumes about the destiny of the mysterious Indus Valley Civilization. ...
04:56 2019-09-07

Attila The Great, Reviled as a ‘Barbarian’ Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China and Genghis Khan have received what one might call a ‘bad rap’.   ...
00:00 2019-09-07

Mike Isaac’s Uber Book Has Arrived In “Super Pumped,” Mike Isaac describes the incredible rise and fall of Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of the world’s most infamous ride-sharin...
23:42 2019-09-06

Habits of Highly Effective Writers Some always outline; others never do. Some write in cafes; others don’t leave the house. Here’s a peek at the writing routines of authors on this wee...
23:42 2019-09-06

Hunt for Vandals Who Defaced Ancient Rock Formation Authorities in the US state of Illinois are searching for two vandals who defaced a 450-million-year-old rock formation at Starved Rock State Park ...
16:56 2019-09-06

The Fearsome Wicker Man: An Eerie Way Druids Committed Human Sacrifice The wicker man is purported to be one of the means by which the ancient druids made human sacrifices. According to a number of classical authors, the...
12:28 2019-09-06

The Sly Superpower of ‘Hustlers’ With casting that matched Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu with Cardi B and Lizzo, the movie is being rushed to theaters. In the guise of a stripper t...
11:42 2019-09-06

Francisco Toledo, artist who injected new life into Mexican traditions, dead at 79 Francisco Toledo, who shook up the 1960s Mexican art scene with his fresh approach to painting, sculpting, printing, tapestry weaving and preserving ...
10:28 2019-09-06

Rick Owens to the Rescue Determined to save Larry LeGaspi, the designer behind the look of Parliament Funkadelic and Kiss, from obscurity, Rick Owens had no choice but to wri...
00:56 2019-09-06

LaShawn Daniels, Grammy-Winning Songwriter, Dies at 41 He wrote songs for superstars like Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Jennifer Lopez and was honored for his work on the Destiny’s Child hit “Say My Name...
00:56 2019-09-06

800-Year-Old Russian Mass Grave Illustrates Extreme Mongol Violence DNA testing has proven that three people who were found in a mass-grave in Russia dating back 800 years ago belonged to an elite family. ...
20:28 2019-09-05

What Became of the Coneheads? Throughout history, many cultures have artificially deformed the skulls of babies in order to achieve a flattened or elongated shape which was often ...
20:28 2019-09-05

Amazon Fires Unite Enemy Tribes Against Bolsonaro The Amazon fires are uniting rival indigenous cultures against Jair Bolsonaro’s administration in Brazil. ...
20:28 2019-09-05

Who Made the Giant Stone Spheres of Costa Rica? Many will be familiar with the opening scene of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” where a giant stone sphere nearly crushes Indiana Jones to death. While eve...
20:28 2019-09-05

We’re Sitting Down With Jennifer Lopez. Ask Her Your Question Here. The actress and musician will be at the Toronto International Film Festival with her new film “Hustlers.” She’ll answer a selection of reader questio...
16:56 2019-09-05

Wangechi Mutu: A New Face for the Met Nourished by Kenyan culture, the transnational artist is filling the niches on the Fifth Avenue facade, for the first time in the Met’s history. It’s...
16:56 2019-09-05

Mummification in Christianity: The Incredible Exploding Pope Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli) exploded in 1956.  To understand why this occurred, it is necessary to explore the (Catholic and Orthodox) Christian ...
14:56 2019-09-05

The Power of Ares: Greek God of War, Lust, and Protection Ares is one of the most popular gods of the Greek pantheon. He is also one of the earliest documented deities, known from the texts much older than t...
03:14 2019-09-05

Grandmother May Have Found a Ring Owned by Shakespeare In recent years, metal detectorists have made many exciting discoveries in the United Kingdom. Most recently a retired postal worker in England who i...
03:14 2019-09-05

Mosquito Hordes: How a Pesky Insect Destroyed the ‘Almost’ Invincible Mongol Empire The inhospitable, remote high steppes and grassland of the austere and windswept northern Asian plateau were occupied by warring tribal clans and dup...
03:14 2019-09-05

New Yorker Festival Will Host Two Democratic Candidates and Nancy Pelosi This year’s festival will include Pete Buttigieg and Julián Castro at separate events, in addition to Pelosi and an array of artists and entertainers...
22:56 2019-09-04

The Riotous, Internet-Speed Sound of 100 gecs This duo’s debut album, “1000 gecs,” smashes electro-pop, dance music, punk and dozens of other rapid-fire reference points into something genuinely ...
22:56 2019-09-04

No, Netflix Is Not Abandoning Its Binge Format “The Great British Baking Show” episodes will air weekly, but it’s not what you might think — though Netflix is doing something different with “Rhyth...
22:56 2019-09-04

KSI v Logan Paul: YouTube fight rivals turn professional for rematch in Los Angeles YouTube rivals KSI and Logan Paul turn professional and sign up for a rematch in the United States after their sold-out Manchester clash ended in a d...
15:14 2019-09-04

Like New: Locals and Experts Re-Chalk a ‘Rude’ Giant on a Hill A gigantic chalk figure that dominates the countryside in England is being restored. The Cerne Abbas Giant is an enigmatic figure in the rolling hill...
11:14 2019-09-04

Trajan's Column: An Unyielding Pillar of Imperial Strength A pillar of Emperor Trajan's military victories, the Column of Trajan is as much a benchmark of Rome's strength as an empire as it is a monument to T...
11:14 2019-09-04

Experts Think They Have Uncovered the Biblical Town of Emmaus Archaeologists have made what is an important discovery for Christendom in Israel. They claim that they have found a Hellenistic era fortress and thi...
11:14 2019-09-04

Ivory Hunters Decimate 50,000 Year Old Mammoth Graveyard A 50,000 year old mammoth graveyard in Yunyugen, north of Yakutia, Siberia is a paleontological world treasure site with multiple remains of mammoths...
11:14 2019-09-04

Drukgyel Dzong and How a Lama Unified Bhutan Bhutan is a Himalayan kingdom with a rich history and a distinctive Buddhist culture. It has barely been impacted by modernity and globalization, and...
11:14 2019-09-04

Are You a Dog Person or a Cat Person? Or Hamster, or Turtle, or ... The authors of these sublime picture books know that for kids, choosing a pet can be a near-existential quandary, one that can reverberate through li...
00:00 2019-09-04

A Thousand-Page Novel — Made Up of Mostly One Sentence — Captures How We Think Now Lucy Ellmann’s “Ducks, Newburyport,” follows the thoughts of an Ohio woman as they range from politics to laundry to environmental disaster to lost e...
00:00 2019-09-04

The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix Australia in September Every month, Netflix Australia adds a new batch of movies and TV shows to its library. Here are the titles we think are most interesting for Septembe...
00:00 2019-09-04

Linda Hamilton Fled Hollywood, but ‘Terminator’ Still Found Her Decades after the first sequel, the 62-year-old actress hesitated to return to her iconic role: “I didn’t want my neighbors looking at me differently...
19:42 2019-09-03

Catholic Teachers Ban ‘Evil’ Harry Potter Books Harry Potter books have been removed from a private Catholic school in Nashville because they include actual “curses and spells”, according to staff ...
06:28 2019-09-03

Ancient Cult of the Brave Bear, Feared and Revered All across the far northern hemisphere bear folklore is widespread, and as far back as the Paleolithic period around 50,000 years ago archaeologists ...
22:56 2019-09-02

With Portals to the Dead, Viking Homes Were Stranger Than Fiction The Vikings are more popular than ever. TV shows such as Last Kingdom and Vikings have added dramatic license to particular historical accounts, whil...
22:56 2019-09-02

One of the Best Roman Mosaics Found in the UK will be Reburied A rare and unexpected find that could be one of the UK’s most spectacular Roman mosaics, containing designs based on Greek legend, has been partially...
22:56 2019-09-02

Aboriginal Australians Lose Land Rights to Coal Mine With no public announcement whatsoever, the Queensland government in Australia has done away with a native title of over 1,385 hectares of Wangan and...
15:42 2019-09-02

Siberian Puppy Frozen for 14,300 Years is a Major RNA Breakthrough Never before has RNA - Ribonucleic acid - sequencing been carried out from so far back in time. Finding RNA on the puppy found preserved in permafros...
06:00 2019-09-02

Ancient City and Citadel of War-Torn Aleppo Are Syria’s Golden Age Legacy A quick look up of Aleppo on any search-engine will bring up hundreds of articles about the conflict in Syria and sadly the name has become a byword ...
06:00 2019-09-02

The Mystery of the Williamson Tunnels Beneath the Edge Hill neighborhood in east-central Liverpool lies a sprawling network of arching bricked tunnels that lead nowhere and serve no obvio...
20:56 2019-09-01

Understanding the Gods of Egypt: In Unison With Nature Ancient Egypt is a never ending source of inspiration for many of us – their myths, their history, and their art are so wonderful and enigmatic, that...
11:14 2019-09-01

Maria Balsa, Daughter of the Dragon: The Long-Lost Illegitimate Child of Vlad the Impaler? Has a 16th-century Italian noble woman, Maria Balsa, wife of Giacomo Alfonso Ferrillo, Count of Muro Lucano and Lord of Acerenza, (Italy) been identi...
11:14 2019-09-01

Grave of Napoleon’s Favorite General, With Blown Off Leg, Found! A 200-year-old mystery, dating from Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, may have been solved. Researchers believe that they have finally found the remains...
11:14 2019-09-01

Man Buys Vase for £1, Finds Out it is £80,000 Treasure Belonging to Chinese Emperor A rare and beautiful Chinese vase was bought from a charity shop for £1 but is about to go up for auction with a reserve price of £80,000 after the l...
11:14 2019-09-01

3,500 Years Ago, Hittites Sacked and Razed an Unwary City Archaeologists in Turkey have unearthed a city that was sacked by the Hittites over 3,500 years ago. ...
11:14 2019-09-01

What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Horrible Bosses’ and ‘Juno’ Three friends take their workplace problems into their own hands in “Horrible Bosses.” And a pregnant teenager wrestles with life’s big decisions in ...
08:00 2019-09-01

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ and ‘The Jungle Book’ Melissa McCarthy delivers one of her most dramatic roles yet in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” And the Korda brothers’ “Jungle Book” is available to stre...
11:14 2019-08-31

Brunilda Ruiz, Original Joffrey and Harkness Dancer, Dies at 83 A student of Robert Joffrey, she was celebrated for her classical form and dramatic presence and viewed as a role model by other Hispanic ballet danc...
04:56 2019-08-31

‘Mongolian Amazon’ and ‘Wealthy Lady’ Graves Found Archaeologists in Mongolia have found the graves of two very different women – one was a fighter, the other a lover. ...
04:00 2019-08-31

Viking Crossings in Denmark: Stop, Look, Listen and HIDE An ancient Danish city has adopted a novel way to highlight its seafaring and plundering heritage by installing axe-wielding Viking road crossing sig...
02:00 2019-08-31

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Co-Authors and Comedians We talked to them about their latest collaboration, “Old Bones,” which is No. 2 on the fiction list. If the book-writing thing ever peters out, they ...
22:56 2019-08-30

Review: Orlando Bloom Among the Immigrant Beasts in ‘Carnival Row’ A new fantasy series from Amazon Prime Video mixes medieval and Victorian (a little “Game of Thrones,” a little Sherlock Holmes) with a contemporary ...
22:56 2019-08-30

Takis, Sculptor Who Made Art From Moving Parts, Dies at 93 His Kinetic works could resemble science projects or unfinished constructions. When they were activated, their movements could startle, educate and e...
22:56 2019-08-30

The Summer of Platonic Love at the Movies Films as different as “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood,” “Booksmart” and “Last Black Man in San Francisco” follow the arc of deep friendships just ...
22:56 2019-08-30

First Americans Arrived by Sea Over 15,000 Years Ago, Surprise Finding Suggests Archaeologists have made what could be a pivotal discovery in the populating of the Americas, challenging previous dominant theories of how the first...
22:00 2019-08-30

The Parthenon: An Epic Monument Or a Mystery in Measurements? The Parthenon, proudly standing on the Athenian Acropolis, is considered by many historians and archaeologists alike as the undisputed symbol of Athe...
22:00 2019-08-30

Body Parts and Missing Bodies: Another Spree of Crime Fiction Marilyn Stasio’s column sends readers on the trail of a present-day Danish serial killer, then all the way back to England at the time of the Black D...
19:42 2019-08-30

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child — Co-authors and Comedians We talked to them about their latest collaboration, “Old Bones,” which is No. 2 on the fiction list. If the book-writing thing ever peters out, they ...
19:42 2019-08-30

Humans Began Mass Ecological Destruction 3,000 Years Ago A new paper with 250 scientific authors suggests human beings had impacted Earth’s fragile ecosystems much earlier and to a far greater extent than c...
19:14 2019-08-30

Inca Elites Displayed Young Women's Skulls To Gain Power The Inca Empire was the largest and most extensive ancient society that ever lived in the Americas, but a new report says the elites ruled with the c...
06:00 2019-08-30

Australopithecus anamensis Skull Discovery: A ‘Game Changer’ in Human Evolution Before the famed Australopithecus afarensis Lucy roamed the land of Ethiopia some 3.18 million years ago, one of her progenitors, an Australopithecus...
06:00 2019-08-30

Prehistoric Monolithic Monument Unearthed in France Archaeologists in France have unearthed a series of monolithic stones and a cairn burial which most likely date back some 6000 years.  ...
06:00 2019-08-30

Be My Matelotage! The Civil Union of 17th Century Pirates Love strikes hard like the broadsiding from a warship, leaving both splinters and buckshot in one’s heart. When it hits, there's nothing anyone can d...
06:00 2019-08-30

Futhark: Mysterious Ancient Runic Alphabet of Northern Europe Runes are the characters of the earliest written alphabet used by the Germanic peoples of Europe called Futhark. The runic alphabet was used within G...
06:00 2019-08-30

Greek Construction Methods Now Pushed Back In Time Ancient Greeks used cranes over a century earlier than currently believed, according to a new scientific paper. ...
06:00 2019-08-30

Nueva Cádiz and the Pearls of Venezuela South America is famous for many reasons and amongst history lovers, for its many lost and abandoned cities. Since they have been rediscovered, they ...
06:00 2019-08-30

Donnie Fritts, Who Bridged Soul and Country Music, Dies at 76 Mr. Fritts, who was probably best known for his long tenure in Kris Kristofferson’s band, was a force in Southern popular music for more than two dec...
01:42 2019-08-30

At a ‘Dinner With Ghosts,’ Everything Is Art The artist Nicolas Party took over Marble House in Newport, R.I., to stage a surrealist performance piece complete with four courses, live opera — an...
17:42 2019-08-29

Mika Rottenberg’s ‘Easypieces’ Transports You to Parts Unknown The artist’s new video installation focuses on the strange and sometimes alluring: Siberia, with its warbling throat singers, as well as a potato far...
17:42 2019-08-29

A Novelist Inspired by the Cold War, a C.I.A. Typing Pool and ‘Dr. Zhivago’ Lara Prescott — fascinated by the way Boris Pasternak’s novel was used as a propaganda tool — conjured a world of secretaries, spies and mint-green t...
17:42 2019-08-29

Hundreds of Children were Sacrificed in Peru, But Why? Archaeologists and anthropologists excavating in the north of Peru have made the incredible 600-year-old discovery of more than “140 children, three ...
05:42 2019-08-29

Australopithecus anamensis: A ‘Game Changer’ in Human Evolution? Before the famed Australopithecus afarensis Lucy roamed the land of Ethiopia some 3.18 million years ago, one of her progenitors, an Australopithecus...
05:42 2019-08-29

2,300 Year-Old Log Cabin Dug Out Of Permafrost Rebuilds Perfectly Timber from a potentate’s log cabin was superbly persevered in permafrost, allowing us to see how ancient man lived. The house itself, that has been ...
05:42 2019-08-29

Ardashir’s Effective Reform of the Sassanid Military Machine In the third century AD, Parthia and Rome had been waging war against each other for far too long. Sometimes Parthia was the victor while at other ti...
05:42 2019-08-29

A Lime Quarry for Orphans at Calera de las Huérfanas Many archaeological sites and ruins from the colonial period are to be found in the former colonies of the Spanish Empire, and the Republic of Urugua...
05:42 2019-08-29

Brutal Inca Elites Mounted Little Girls Skulls To Gain Power The Inca Empire was the largest and most extensive ancient society that ever lived in the Americas, but a new report says the elites ruled with the c...
16:56 2019-08-28

Harem Conspiracy Proof: Multiple Assailants Killed Ramses III A theory about the assassination of Ramses III was confirmed by researchers at the University in Cairo, revealing the true gruesome details of his mu...
01:28 2019-08-28

The Valley of the Thracian Rulers: Hidden Beauty of the Barbarians In ancient times, before Bulgaria’s Turkic and Slavic history, on the territory of this country lived a unique and almost mythical people. ...
01:28 2019-08-28

Is Zeus To Join Stellar Crowd At Ancient City In Turkey? A temple has been discovered by archaeological excavators in the ancient city of Priene in Turkey. The Ionian ruins of Priene are located within the ...
01:28 2019-08-28

Football is ‘refuge for those who have left everything’; UN initiative aims to bolster well-being of refugee, migrant children in Peru Sport brings people together “regardless of conditions or flags”, a senior United Nations official in Perú said on Tuesday referring to a new initiat...
17:56 2019-08-27

Jesuit Missions of Paraguay Abandoned Due to ‘The Enlightenment’ The Jesuit missions in Paraguay were a remarkable historical social experiment and have been the subject of many books, articles, and even a movie, T...
17:00 2019-08-27

17,000-Year-Old Skulls Discovered On Migration ‘Highway To Oz’ Two 12,000 and 17,000 year old human skulls, smaller than expected, were discovered on what scientists are calling an ancient migration highway to Au...
17:00 2019-08-27

Rainbow Rowell’s First Graphic Novel Serves Up Comedy and Romance In “Pumpkinheads,” two work pals navigate the fine line between friendship and love. It’s set in a pumpkin patch, with dreamy art by Faith Erin Hicks...
11:28 2019-08-27

A Novel Set in Afghanistan Challenges the Myth of the Good Occupier Amy Waldman’s “A Door in the Earth” follows a young American woman to a rural Afghan village, where her plan to provide aid runs into ethical complic...
11:28 2019-08-27

Making a Movie and Surviving China’s Censors Lou Ye, a Chinese director, has had years of problems getting his movies approved. But that is not the case for his latest, “Saturday Fiction,” which...
11:28 2019-08-27

A Secret Ingredient in Songs of Summer For me, one world-traveling, chart-conquering rhythm — deployed by the likes of Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber and Drake — defines the sweatiest time of...
11:28 2019-08-27

Rome’s Most Infamous Emperor: Was Caligula Mad or Bad? Today, pundits and psychiatrists furiously debate the definition of ‘madness’. Where do narcissism, self-delusion, and an apparent inability to conce...
07:28 2019-08-27

2,800-Year-Old Altar Inscription Talks Of Biblical War Two inscriptions found on an ancient carved altar are revealing new information about a rebellion against the Kingdom of Israel that is described in ...
07:28 2019-08-27

£5Million Coin Hoard Found By Metal Detecting Couple In England In England, a metal detecting couple has found an amazing treasure trove of coins. They have unearthed a hoard of silver coins that date from the fam...
07:28 2019-08-27

La Santisima Trinidad de Parana and Jesus de Tavarangue The Jesuit missions in Paraguay were a remarkable historical social experiment and have been the subject of many books, articles, and even a movie, T...
07:28 2019-08-27

The Comedians Challenging Stereotypes About Asian-American Masculinity A new generation that includes Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang is redefining old notions — while reminding us how much further the culture has to go....
23:28 2019-08-26

Latinos Are Underrepresented in Hollywood, Study Finds A new study found Latino actors represented only three percent of lead or co-lead roles in top-performing movies during the last 12 years. Producers,...
23:28 2019-08-26

Eddie Murphy Returning to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ Murphy, the comedy star and prodigal ‘S.N.L.’ cast member, is one of several hosts announced for the show’s coming 45th season, including Woody Harre...
23:28 2019-08-26

What ‘The Constitution’ Meant to Two Teenage Performers As “What the Constitution Means to Me” ends its Broadway run, Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams reflect on meeting R.B.G. and Streisand, and how ...
23:28 2019-08-26

Taylor Swift’s Diary Entries Are a Must-Read Companion to ‘Lover’ Four different booklets in special editions of her new album contain reproductions of handwritten journals that reveal what Swift wants us to see — a...
23:28 2019-08-26

La Quintrala: Flaming Redhead Serial Killer Evaded Capture In the world’s history of aristocracy, abuse of power was always a distinct possibility, and quite a few female landowners built up a macabre reputat...
06:28 2019-08-26

Medieval Ring Depicting God Mars Will Earn Pensioner a Fortune A British pensioner, who has been a long-term metal detectorist, discovered that he had found a rare medieval ring depicting Roman god Mars forty yea...
06:28 2019-08-26

Billy Bush Is Ready for a Return to TV. Will Viewers Welcome Him Back? A fireball producer is giving him a comeback chance while also trying to revive the tired celebrity news genre. It’s Mr. Bush’s first TV job since th...
01:42 2019-08-26

400+ Indigenous Tribes Under Threat as Amazon Burns The fires blazing across the Amazon rainforest in Brazil are devastating. They’re making international headlines and sparking sadness and outrage acr...
20:56 2019-08-25

5,000-Year-Old Temple Emerges from Underwater in Spain An ancient megalithic complex in Spain comparable to England’s Stonehenge has emerged from receding waters in Spain, but within two weeks it might va...
20:56 2019-08-25

Anniversary Gifts: From Medieval Wreaths to Modern Getaways It is not entirely clear when the custom of anniversary gifting began. However, early records show that marriage ceremonies and contracts were in exi...
09:14 2019-08-25

Ancient Greek Physician Hippocrates and the Medical Revolution Classical Greece is considered by many to be the birthplace of modern Western civilization.  ...
19:14 2019-08-24

Surprise Discovery Reveals Ancient City of Troy is 5,500 Years Old The city of Troy has fascinated people for millennia. Once thought to be purely mythological, the lost city emerged as a real place in history when i...
19:14 2019-08-24

‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Pictish Stone Discovered In Scotland The rare discovery of a Pictish symbol stone has been uncovered deep in the Scottish Highlands, and it is truly marvelous. ...
19:14 2019-08-24

Odysseus, Off Course in the Baltic Sea Homer’s Odyssey tells of the adventures of the ancient seasoned mariner, Odysseus, hero of the Trojan War, who offended Poseidon and as a result was ...
14:00 2019-08-24

Fort Kyk-Over-Al and the Dutch Defense of Guyana The Dutch have had a long presence in the Caribbean and Latin America and a form of Dutch is still spoken in parts of the region. ...
14:00 2019-08-24

Two New Books Have Anglophiles and Bibliophiles Covered “Human Relations and Other Difficulties” gathers acute, witty essays and reviews by Mary-Kay Wilmers, and “Faber & Faber,” by Toby Faber, tells the h...
04:28 2019-08-24

Werner Kramarsky, Rights Official and Arts Patron, Dies at 93 He played prominent roles in both city and state government in New York. He wore another hat as well, supporting artists and building a vast drawing ...
04:28 2019-08-24

Ancient Alien-Like Heads Discovered in Croatia Archaeologists digging in Croatia have unearthed three ancient alien-like skeletons and two have  artificially elongated skulls. Since 12,000-years-a...
02:00 2019-08-24

Egyptian Hieroglyphs: The Language of the Gods Egyptian hieroglyphs are among the oldest writing systems in the world, dating back some 5,200 years. Known in ancient Egyptian as the “language of t...
02:00 2019-08-24

Viking Invasion Resurrected Ireland's Failing Population The early medieval period in Ireland (400-1200 AD) was a time of key importance. It was a turning point in European history and the origin of much co...
02:00 2019-08-24

Taylor Swift Releases ‘Lover’ the Old-Fashioned Way The pop star’s 18-track, seventh studio album is out now, featuring the Dixie Chicks, St. Vincent and production by her go-to collaborator Jack Anton...
21:14 2019-08-23

Egtved Girl Origins Keep Getting More Complicated The Egtved girl’s remains were found in an oak coffin in a peat bog  at a Bronze Age archaeological site near Egtved, Denmark in 1921. ...
10:56 2019-08-23

20-Million-Year-Old Skull Whispers Evolutionary Secrets A visually entrapping 20-million-year-old skull is providing new data on the evolution of brains in primates. ...
10:56 2019-08-23

Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ Arrives the Old-Fashioned Way, and With Twists The pop star’s 18-track, seventh studio album is out now, featuring the Dixie Chicks, St. Vincent and production by her go-to collaborator Jack Anton...
09:14 2019-08-23

The Wives Who Made Attila the Hun In 448 AD, Priscus, a Roman diplomat and a Greek historian, and Maximus, the head of the Byzantine embassy, were on a mission by Eastern Roman Empero...
02:56 2019-08-23

Can Virgil Abloh Fit in a Museum? “Figures of Speech” in Chicago tries to capture the essence of a prodigious fashion designer. It’s an endeavor with radical juxtapositions, clever pr...
00:00 2019-08-23

8-Year-Old ‘Princess’ Mummy Finally Laid to Rest in Her Home Bolivia An incredibly well-preserved and rare young female mummy is finally being returned from North America to her rightful home in Bolivia. ...
21:14 2019-08-22

The Hindu Vedas: Charms, Myths, and Formulas for Enlightenment The Vedas are the sacred scriptures of Hinduism and are regarded as the oldest religious texts in the world. Thought to have been composed at least 3...
21:14 2019-08-22

A Film Career Built on Videotape (Sex and Lies, Too) On the 30th anniversary of “Sex, Lies and Videotape,” a look back at Steven Soderbergh’s first feature and how it changed the independent film landsc...
18:28 2019-08-22

‘Friedkin Uncut’ Review: An Acclaimed Director Accepts Many Compliments In a new documentary, Quentin Tarantino, Willem Dafoe and others genuflect at the altar of William Friedkin, the director behind “The French Connecti...
14:28 2019-08-22

Cathleen Schine Writes Fiction. But She Prefers Not to Read It at Work. The author of “The Grammarians” and other novels favors nonfiction when she’s writing: “I try not to read contemporary fiction, which is often so goo...
12:00 2019-08-22

How ‘Sesame Street’ Started a Musical Revolution Fifty years ago, the television show united children’s education, puppetry and songs. Pop stars have been singing the Muppets’ tunes (and vice versa)...
12:00 2019-08-22

BofA CEO Moynihan plays down fears of U.S. recession: CNBC Bank of America Corp Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan on Wednesday played down fears of a potential U.S. recession, saying strong consumer spe...
05:14 2019-08-22

Human Bone Found at Orkney’s Neolithic Cathedral, Ness of Brodgar Archaeologists excavating a vast Neolithic cathedral at Ness of Brodgar on the Scottish island of Orkney have made the rare discovery of a human arm ...
04:28 2019-08-22

Experts Scramble to Study Ancient Fort Before It’s Lost to the Sea Archaeologists working on the 2,500-year-old Dinas Dinlle hill fort on the Gwynedd coastline in Wales are racing a climate change clock to uncover th...
01:14 2019-08-22

Like a Virgin? The Controversial Account of Mary, Mother of Jesus The Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, is one of the key symbols of Christianity and a woman whose cult changed the world. However, she may be one of the ...
01:14 2019-08-22

Review: A Nose by Any Other Name in a Hudson Valley ‘Cyrano’ Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers’s adaptation of “Cyrano de Bergerac” at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival asks us not to take anything at fac...
21:42 2019-08-21

Portishead’s ‘Dummy’ Is 25. The Band Asks That You Play It Loud. The trip-hop classic was an unexpected success in 1994. Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley look back at its creation and explain how they think it should ...
21:42 2019-08-21

Himalayan Skeleton Lake Mystery Just Got Deeper The mysterious circumstances surrounding events at a remote mountain lake, found full of human skeletons, are evading scientists who have looked deep...
19:42 2019-08-21

The Franks, Charlemagne, and the Forging of Europe The earliest histories of many European nations are firmly rooted in the ancient periods of migrations – when all sorts of tribes traveled from their...
18:28 2019-08-21

Invisible Ink on Nile Papyrus Revealed by Groundbreaking Method The first thing that catches an archaeologist's eye on the small piece of papyrus from Elephantine Island on the Nile is the apparently blank patch. ...
18:28 2019-08-21

Cupid and Psyche: True Love Conquers All The mythological tale of Cupid and Psyche is one of the few Greek and Roman myths that has not fully become assimilated into modern consciousness. Th...
18:28 2019-08-21

8000-Year-Old Shipyard Located off English Coast is World’s Oldest Marine archaeologists have published stunning images of what they think is an 8000-year-old shipyard located just off the coast of England.  ...
18:28 2019-08-21

3800-Year-Old Carvings Show Starving City’s Pleas To Water God Were Answered 3,800 years ago, the people living in what is now called Vichama, Peru carved snakes and human heads into their walls alongside depictions of emaciat...
18:28 2019-08-21

Christ in the Labyrinth, Pointing to a Sacred Pilgrimage of the Knights’ Templar In 1996 during restoration work on a medieval cloister in the ancient city of Alatri, in the southern district of Lazio in Italy, a fresco was discov...
18:28 2019-08-21

Surprise Discovery of 45,000-Year-Old Tools in Mongolia Indicates Early Human Migration Stone tools uncovered in Mongolia by an international team of archaeologists indicate that modern humans traveled across the Eurasian steppe about 45...
18:28 2019-08-21

With Her Latest Novel, Petina Gappah Sees an Obsession Through The Zimbabwean writer was inspired by Faulkner, Eliot and Toni Morrison for “Out of Darkness, Shining Light,” a fictional account of the journey Davi...
12:28 2019-08-21

A Year Later, the Fight Over Aretha Franklin’s Estate Deepens Bitter squabbling has surfaced as the singer’s four sons and others debate whether any of the handwritten documents found in her house qualify as val...
12:28 2019-08-21

Recalling a Time When Books Could Give You Indigestion In “What We Talk About When We Talk About Books,” the book historian Leah Price tries to contextualize our current anxieties about books and reading ...
02:00 2019-08-21

It Was ‘Cool Central’: Bill T. Jones Leads a Trip Through His Archive The dancer and choreographer talks about his collaborations with Arnie Zane, Keith Haring and Robert Mapplethorpe — and the time the Vatican denounce...
02:00 2019-08-21

A Biography of Oliver Sacks, Written by His Boswell In “And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?” Lawrence Weschler writes a “biographical memoir,” covering over three decades of his relationship with the famed neu...
18:28 2019-08-20

Welcome to McDonald’s. Would You Like a Podcast With Those Fries? With podcasts rising in popularity, it’s no surprise that companies are producing their own. What’s more surprising is that people are actually liste...
18:28 2019-08-20

Tripping on Broadway: A New Musical Explores LSD Use by Cary Grant and More The Lincoln Center Theater show is written by James Lapine, Tom Kitt and Michael Korie, and will star Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazb...
18:28 2019-08-20

At Edinburgh Festivals, Climate Awareness Comes at a Cost International arts events are a platform to discuss the planet’s future. But traveling performers and visiting audiences arrive with their own enviro...
18:28 2019-08-20

Keepers of the Sacred Flame from Ancient Rome to India The ability to ignite, maintain and control fire was a dramatic and powerful development in the habits of early humans and changed mankind’s quality ...
10:00 2019-08-20

Sarcophagus From the Frankish Merovingian Era Found in France In France a very significant early medieval tomb has been uncovered in a chance find from a key period in the history of France, under the Franks. ...
10:00 2019-08-20

Roman Diploma Unearthed In Bulgaria Spells Out Warrior’s Freedom A tiny, rare and unique piece of a Roman military diploma has been unearthed in the ancient Roman city of Deultum near the village of Debelt in Bulga...
10:00 2019-08-20

Tanya Tucker Would Rather Be Celebrated While She’s Alive The country star is returning with her first album of original music in 17 years, aided by two younger musicians who feel her fire: Brandi Carlile an...
00:00 2019-08-20

Unearthing the Ancients: Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun The ancient age of Egypt, the enigmatic pharaohs and the rich history of the Nile valley, are without a doubt one of the most exciting and wondrous a...
21:42 2019-08-19

British conservationists work to restore acclaimed slavery painting Ahead of the annual remembrance day for the abolition of the slave trade, art conservationists are working to restore a rare painting of a kneeling A...
20:00 2019-08-19

The Odessa Catacombs: Lost in Eternal Darkness Ukraine. A vast country that prides itself on a history rich with heroes and artists. A nation whose foundations stand on centuries of struggle and f...
16:56 2019-08-19

The Restless Peninsula: The Proud and Colorful History of Iberia Over the ages, the Iberian Peninsula was a melting pot of diverse cultures and civilizations, a piece of Europe that saw numerous migrations and many...
10:00 2019-08-19

Pre-Columbian Explorers in the Americas: The Hard Evidence These days, few people still believe Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to travel to the “New World.”  ...
10:00 2019-08-19

Mexico Wants to Run a Tourist Train Through its Maya Heartland — Should It? President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has a dream for the Yucatan Peninsula. He wants to build a train that will leverage the tourism economy of Canc...
10:00 2019-08-19

What’s on TV Sunday: ‘City on a Hill’ and ‘Mindhunter’ The season finale of the Boston drama airs on Showtime, and F.B.I. agents investigate more sinister killers in the second season of “Mindhunter” on N...
08:14 2019-08-18

The Ancient Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita, Song of God The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important religious texts in Hinduism as well as one of the most seminal religious texts in the world, alongside...
04:42 2019-08-18

Seductress’ Cave of Depravity from Homer’s Odyssey Found? Italy's Mount Circeo or Cape Circeo is located about 60 miles (97 km) south of Rome and this promontory marks the southwestern limit of the former Po...
04:42 2019-08-18

The Reign of Wu Zetian: From Concubine to Empress to… Emperor! There are rarely any parts of our history more intriguing and interesting than the chronicles of ancient China. Full of unique cultural traits, obscu...
04:42 2019-08-18

Was Makhunik an Ancient Iranian Lilliput? In August 2005, a tiny mummified body was found in the ancient Persian village of Makhunik in what is now Iran. The discovery caused an international...
04:42 2019-08-18

Running the Family Business of the Roman Empire: Augustus the Founder Over three and a half centuries the Roman Empire - as seen through the lives of 10 of the most important emperors - gained in splendor and territory,...
07:56 2019-08-17

Peering Through Time: Early Mesoamerican Mirrors for Grooming and Divination Mirrors are known to have been used by human beings for thousands of years. The earliest examples of manufactured mirrors come from Anatolia (known t...
07:56 2019-08-17

Half of Neanderthal Population Suffered from Surfer’s Ear! A new study suggests that Neanderthals commonly suffered from “swimmer's ear” or “surfer’s ear” - dense bony growths that protrude into the ear canal...
07:56 2019-08-17

Local Historians To Rebuild A 2000-year-old Romano-Celtic Temple A group of local history enthusiasts in Britain have announced an amazing project. They have secured permission to rebuild a 2000-year-old Romano-Cel...
07:56 2019-08-17

A Teen Pretends to Be Trans, and Some Viewers Object to the Deception The indie film “Adam” centers on the 17-year-old title character passing as transgender to win the affection of a lesbian. Is the boy problematic? Or...
20:56 2019-08-16

‘Aquarela’ Review: The Shapes of Water In this dazzling survey of man against water, mysteries and revelations are as integral to its impact as our certainty of the dangers faced by its ma...
18:56 2019-08-16

How a Teeny-Weeny Chef Became a Great Big Star The Tiny Chef, the rotund, blissfully humming protagonist of a hit stop-motion video series online, is just the latest testament to the charms of min...
18:56 2019-08-16

Girl’s Quest to Sing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir Is Dashed The 9-year-old’s lawsuit had said that rejecting girls denied them access to a high-quality educational opportunity. The choir said the problem was h...
18:56 2019-08-16

‘Do the Right Thing’ | Anatomy of a Scene Spike Lee narrates a sequence from his film, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in a digitally restored Blu-ray edition from the Criterion Col...
18:56 2019-08-16

An Indian Space Mission Inspires a Bollywood Reckoning “Mission Mangal,” a fictional take on real female scientists, has been likened to “Hidden Figures.” But a male star dominates the marketing, raising ...
18:56 2019-08-16

When Good Boys Say Bad Words The filmmakers behind the new comedy “Good Boys,” about potty-mouthed sixth-graders, had to figure out how to handle stars who were too young to actu...
18:56 2019-08-16

Hellenistic Elite Found Buried on a Bronze Bed with Gold in Her Mouth Ancient tombs are fascinating finds, especially when they’re intact. They can provide us with clues on how a person died, social status, burial style...
16:00 2019-08-16

The White Lotus Secret Society and the Demise of Mongol Rule in China The White Lotus Society / Sect (written in Chinese as 白莲教, and Romanized as ‘Bai Lian Jiao’) was a millenarian movement that existed in imperial Chin...
16:00 2019-08-16

Maya Sacrificial Victims Were Likely Young, Foreign and Skinned Alive Scientists in Mexico have been studying tooth enamel from the skulls of 1,000-year-old Maya human sacrificial victims from the gloomy depths of a sac...
16:00 2019-08-16

Hilda, A 2000-Year-Old Scottish Female Druid, Rises From The Grave A Scottish student using a rare Celtic female druid’s skull has recreated her head and face in a 3D wax model.  ...
16:00 2019-08-16

Huarmey Queen: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous in Ancient Peru The Huarmey Queen is the name given to the 1200-year-old remains of a Wari woman found in a rich tomb in Peru. She has been a subject of interest sin...
16:00 2019-08-16

My Name Is Heracles, And I Have Father Issues The story of Heracles is considered one of the oldest of the Greek myths. Heracles’ popularity stretched from the western world to the far reaches of...
16:00 2019-08-16

Huge Penguins Added to the List of New Zealand’s Extinct Species A new species of giant penguin - about 1.6 meters (5.25 ft.) tall - has been identified from fossils found in Waipara, North Canterbury. ...
16:00 2019-08-16

Humans A Major Factor In the Extinction of Giant Cave Bears Until 25,000 years ago, Europe was home to some of the largest mammals, that ever lived. One of the most remarkable of the megafauna was the gigantic...
16:00 2019-08-16

25 Ancient Gold-Filled Warrior Tombs Discovered in Spain Archaeologists excavating in Spain have discovered 25 tombs of suspected warrior aristocrats containing hoards of artifacts and gold.  ...
16:00 2019-08-16

Calling Commander Deborah and Callous Jael to Defeat the Canaanites Of the multitude of wars and battles, whether based on individuals seeking revenge, vendettas, or conflicts that unify or partially unify a nation, t...
21:14 2019-08-14

Fighting the Flaming Wrath - The Great Fire of London, 1666 It was a year with a special number. A year that carried a lot of ominous superstitions. ...
21:14 2019-08-14

Dead Baby Burial Vessels, Or Catchers Of The Rain? You Decide Hundreds more 1,100-year-old dead babies and infants have been unearthed in Laos, which a new paper says greatly expands archaeologists understanding...
18:00 2019-08-14

Arthur Jafa in Bloom Sought after by Spike Lee, Stanley Kubrick, and Solange Knowles alike, the visual artist is changing representations of blackness in museums and beyo...
14:56 2019-08-14

San Francisco School Board Votes to Hide, but Not Destroy, Disputed Murals The vote, which came after a tense meeting, nullified an earlier vote to paint over Depression-era school murals that some considered offensive to mi...
10:56 2019-08-14

Visionary Musicians Seek Truths for the Future in a Spiritual Past Moor Mother, Ben LaMar Gay, Angel Bat Dawid and other jazz-adjacent storytellers are embracing tradition and questions about the nature of performanc...
10:56 2019-08-14

Ancient Pyramid Cities of Peru: A Catalogue of Swift Decline From 2600 BC to 1533, the legacy of the Peruvian region has revealed no end of epic tales of power, growth, unification, and demise.  ...
04:00 2019-08-14

Identity of 1000-Year-Old Warrior Corrupted by Nazi and Soviet Spin Doctors Facts are finally dislodging almost 100 years of lies and misinterpretations pertaining to a mysterious 1000-year-old warrior’s skeleton unearthed at...
01:14 2019-08-14

Who Was Zoroaster and How Did He Gain Religious Followers? Zoroaster was a prophet of ancient Persia, whose teachings laid the foundation for the religion known as Zoroastrianism, which largely dominated the ...
20:00 2019-08-13

Evidence Suggests an Underground of Roman Sorcery in Pompeii Experts have found a treasure trove of unusual objects concealed in Pompeii and it is theorized that the objects belonged to a Roman sorcerer who use...
20:00 2019-08-13

Wild Men of the Ancient World: Legends Across the Globe Tell of a Humanoid Beast – Are They Real? Man-like beasts appear in myths and legends of cultures around the globe. The best known ‘wild man’ phenomena of today is the Sasquatch or Big Foot o...
18:00 2019-08-13

Fighting Harassers and Stalkers on the Web, in Court and in Print “Nobody’s Victim,” by the lawyer Carrie Goldberg, and “Consent,” by Donna Freitas, recount the authors’ personal experiences with sexual harassment a...
12:28 2019-08-13

Two Intact Chamber Tombs Dating Back 3,300 Years Unearthed in Greece Two large chamber tombs dated to around 1300 BC have been found in an important Mycenaean-era burial ground in Greece. Previously discovered tombs in...
04:00 2019-08-13

Our Cosmic Ancestry in the Stars: The Deepest Questions Where have we come from? Where are we going? What are we here for? Is life unique to this rocky planet we call Earth? ...
04:00 2019-08-13

The Sacred and Ancient Legacy of our Feathered Friends Although lions, tigers and other ferocious man-eaters were hunted and subsequently ritualized by shamans who attempted to internalize the energy of t...
04:00 2019-08-13

Want to See the Mona Lisa? Get in Line Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting has been moved to a new room in the Louvre while its usual home is renovated. That’s causing some commotion for v...
20:00 2019-08-12

Fort King George - Many Names, Many Rulers, But Never Besieged The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, which consists of islands situated just off the coast of South America together form one of the most populous co...
15:14 2019-08-12

2,500-Year-Old Smashed Jewel Found at Site of Babylonian Destruction of Jerusalem Archaeologists working at Mount Zion in Jerusalem have unearthed a rare, gold and silver jewel and a Scythian arrowhead in a layer of ash that dates ...
15:14 2019-08-12

Ningal: The Mesopotamian Goddess Awakening Female Mysticism In the city of Ur, where the first settlements in the marshes of southern Mesopotamia were built with reeds without any type of nails or woods, Ninga...
23:42 2019-08-11

Exorcists Called as Mass Hysteria Takes Over Malaysian School Girls A school in Malaysia was shut after a dark spectral figure was reported taking over children’s minds in what is being called a case of “mass hysteria...
21:14 2019-08-11

Swastikas Carved at Prehistoric Sites in England by Neo-Nazi Groups that Worship Norse God Odin Neo-Nazi groups in England have been carrying out sinister torchlit rituals and carving swastikas into trees at ancient sites across the country. An ...
18:00 2019-08-11

What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Succession’ and ‘Curse of Akakor’ The second season of the family business drama premieres on HBO, and a documentary series following six explorers of the Amazon airs on Facebook Watc...
07:42 2019-08-11

Agathocles of Syracuse: The Original Machiavellian Tyrant Agathocles of Syracuse came from fairly humble beginnings but his focus and ambition brought him to the tyrannical rule of the city where he grew up....
07:14 2019-08-11

500 Years Ago Today Magellan and Elcano Set Sail to Conquer the World On August 10, 1519, King Charles of Spain watched naval officers Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastián Elcano set sail to the ‘Spice Islands’, now th...
00:28 2019-08-11

Golden Varna Plate Linked To Daring Sea Voyage Between Black Sea and Egypt 7,000 Years Ago There’s an odd-looking design on an ancient ceramic vessel that was found in Varna, Bulgaria that one expert believes is linked to another kind of ve...
00:28 2019-08-11

Emperor Justinian the Great: The Life and Rule of a Visionary Roman From the numerous emperors in the long and exciting history of Rome and Byzantium, one manages to stand apart – Justinian the Great. His rule marked ...
00:28 2019-08-11

San Francisco School Board May Save Controversial George Washington Mural Following outrage over its vote to paint over the murals, which some considered offensive, the board is considering covering them in a way that prese...
16:56 2019-08-10

The Week in Arts: Tom Hiddleston in ‘Betrayal’; Beck Takes the Stage in Queens A Marvel star lands at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, Beck and Cage the Elephant bring their tour to Forest Hills and ‘Lodge 49’ returns for a second...
11:14 2019-08-10

Where Libraries are the Tourist Attractions Libraries are having a moment. In the past few years dozens have opened across the world, resembling nothing like the book-depot versions from the pa...
11:14 2019-08-10

Fairground Ride in 900-Year-Old Norwich Cathedral is Not Leaving Everyone Thrilled A 55ft high fairground helter-skelter has been installed in Norwich Cathedral’s nave to give visitors a better view of its ornate ceiling, but not ev...
06:00 2019-08-10

Grimoires by a Biblical King? The Magical Treatise of Solomon and the Key of Solomon The ‘Magical Treatise of Solomon’ and the ‘Key of Solomon’ are two grimoires (magic handbooks) commonly said to have been written by the biblical Kin...
06:00 2019-08-10

Fort Hamilton: Black Caribs vs The British on Strategically Important Island in the Caribbean St Vincent and the Grenadines are a group of 32 small island with a long history. The main island of Saint Vincent is the sovereign state and was nam...
06:00 2019-08-10

‘Preserve, revitalize and promote’ indigenous languages, or lose a ‘wealth of traditional knowledge’, UN chief says Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the urgency to “preserve, revitalize and promote indigenous languages” in his message for the Internat...
00:28 2019-08-10

Greek sculptor Takis, whose works used magnetism, sound and light, dies aged 93 Greek sculptor Takis, whose kinetic artworks were admired at major art museums around the world in a career spanning over 70 years, died on Friday at...
21:14 2019-08-09

Beyond the Mists of Time: The Mysterious Timoto-Cuica Culture of the Venezuelan Andes When we speak of the pre-Columbian South American civilizations, the first to come to mind are the Incas, the Tiwanaku, the Nazca, or perhaps even th...
20:00 2019-08-09

The Curious Roman Cult of the Moray Eel on the Island of Ponza A mysterious cult in which moray eels decided the fate of men existed on Ponza island, in the Tyrrhenian sea off the coast of Italy, during the first...
20:00 2019-08-09

Ancient Egyptian Tomb to be Cut Up and Moved to Tourist Hotspot, Sparking Fury A well-preserved Ancient Egyptian tomb is being relocated to a museum sparking a wave of resistance among archaeologists who are concerned that it mi...
20:00 2019-08-09

Téa Obreht Follows Up an Acclaimed Debut With a Visit to the Old West “Inland,” set in the rowdy lands of the Arizona Territory during the 1890s, weaves together the story of a frontierswoman with that of a wanted murde...
18:56 2019-08-09

Bob Wilber, Champion of Jazz’s Legacy, Is Dead at 91 He was a devoted disciple of the pioneering New Orleans soprano saxophonist and clarinetist Sidney Bechet. But he developed his own take on Bechet’s ...
18:56 2019-08-09

Cleopatra’s Perfume Recreated – A Scent That Once Masked The Odor Of Sour Donkey Milk! Two professors in Hawaii have recreated a range of ancient perfumes including the scent worn by the legendary Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, which are al...
04:00 2019-08-09

Fort Diamant, A Little French Gem in South America The presence of France has been documented in the Caribbean and Latin America for centuries. Today, French Guiana, located in South America, is part ...
04:00 2019-08-09

A Fascinating Look into the Lives and Deaths of the Tierradentro People of Colombia One of the greatest Pre-Columbian civilizations of Colombia were the Tierradentro who flourished for centuries.  ...
00:00 2019-08-09

Shah Jahan: Mughal Emperor, Creator of the Taj Mahal, Champion of Fine Cuisine One of the most well-known buildings in India is the Taj Mahal in Agra, which was commissioned by the Mughal emperor, Shahabuddin Muhammad Shah Jahan...
00:00 2019-08-09

Has the Biblical Moses Been Identified in Secular Egyptian Records? Moses was a prophet and a leader according to Abrahamic religions, but many scholars view him as a legendary figure rather than a real historic perso...
00:00 2019-08-09

Anner Bylsma, Eminent Cellist With an Ear for the Past, Dies at 85 He was a key part of the early music movement, which uses period techniques and instruments. His recordings of six Bach suites for cello were seminal...
23:14 2019-08-08

A Goddess’s Tricky Balance Portraying Durga, Ashrita Keshav dances on the rim of a brass plate: “The musicians perform and then I have to answer with my footwork and my hands.”...
23:14 2019-08-08

Can You Make a Page-Turning Thriller Out of the Ebola Crisis? In “Crisis in the Red Zone,” Richard Preston recounts how Ebola broke out in West Africa in 2014 and what it meant for those desperate to treat the i...
23:14 2019-08-08

Looking Twice at Renoir and O’Keeffe (Ida, not Georgia) At the Clark Art Institute, when you tire of Renoir’s nudes, look at Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe’s quietly insistent art, some of which survived long enoug...
23:14 2019-08-08

Can ‘Succession’ Succeed Again? The cast of the Emmy-nominated HBO drama, a surprise hit in its first season, discuss the challenges of Season 2 and what’s so relatable about a fami...
16:28 2019-08-08

Survey Identifies Neolithic Monument Aligned With the Winter Solstice at Brú na Bóinne The Newgrange Stone Age monument in Ireland is of great archaeological importance and it’s extent keep reaching new bounds. ...
03:14 2019-08-08

World’s Largest Stone Pillar Anchor From Archaic Period Found In Aegean Shipwreck Five major shipwrecks dating to more than 2,000 years old have been found to contain a subaquatic archaeological treasure hoard at the bottom of the ...
01:14 2019-08-08

Ancient Gold Hoards of the Celtic El Dorado The legendary lost city of gold, El Dorado, has drawn over 500 formal treasure recovery teams to South America over the last 500 years and over 3,000...
01:14 2019-08-08

Viking Drinking Hall Unearthed On Orkney Provides ‘Unparalleled’ Insights Into Chieftain’s Life Archaeologists excavating on a tiny island off the north coast of Scotland have discovered an 800-year-old Viking ‘Bu’, or drinking hall, once servic...
01:14 2019-08-08

3 Foot Tall Parrot Species Discovered On New Zealand, Island Of Feathered Giants Scientists have uncovered fossilized leg bones from a gigantic parrot that once inhabited Central Otago on the South Island of New Zealand. ...
01:14 2019-08-08

Four in 10 indigenous languages at risk of disappearing, warn UN human rights experts Of 7,000 indigenous languages spoken today, four in 10 are in danger of disappearing, rights experts said on Wednesday, in a call for a decade of act...
00:56 2019-08-08

A Performance Artist Testing the Limits of Her Own Endurance In deeply personal works such as the acclaimed “Bronx Gothic,” Okwui Okpokwasili explores ideas of cultural memory through poetry and visceral body-w...
20:00 2019-08-07

5 Woodstock Myths, Debunked Did Jimi Hendrix perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” for thousands, and did Joni Mitchell sing about her experience at the festival? A few key fact ch...
13:42 2019-08-07

Nicolas Cage on Acting, Weird Pets and That Dinosaur Skull A New York Times Magazine interview touched on his “nouveau shamanic” style, his long friendship with Johnny Depp, a mushroom-eating cat and a grail ...
13:42 2019-08-07

The Who’s Roger Daltrey Is Not Nostalgic for Woodstock The singer remembers the endless waiting and how “the worst sides of our nature had come out.” (But also how great Creedence Clearwater Revival was.)...
13:42 2019-08-07

World’s 8 Most Haunted Castles: The Lost Souls Tormenting Visitors of Famous Bastions The histories of many of the world’s most haunted castles are filled with bloodshed, treason, and treasure. The checkered past and centuries of exist...
06:56 2019-08-07

Afton Williamson, a Star of ‘The Rookie,’ Says She Was Sexually Harassed and Bullied Ms. Williamson said on Instagram that she was leaving the ABC police drama because she was subjected to sexual harassment and assault, bullying and r...
03:14 2019-08-07

Gyotaku: A Unique Japanese Tradition in Which a Fish Becomes a Work of Art Gyotaku is a traditional Japanese art form that is highly unique, and some may even say bizarre. The word Gyotaku itself is a combination of two sepa...
02:28 2019-08-07

Long Lost Gravestone of the ‘Real Snow White’ Emerges In Germany The long-lost gravestone of an 18th-century lady believed to be the inspiration for the fairy tale “Snow White” has re-emerged in Germany. ...
02:28 2019-08-07

What Should an Artist Save? As our culture’s expectations of artists and art have changed, archives have moved on from the library and transformed into something stranger and mo...
20:56 2019-08-06

Excavating the Lost Work of Peter Laughner, a Rock ’n’ Roll Tragedy The Ohio musician, who died in 1977 at 24, was a member of the influential bands Rocket From the Tombs and Pere Ubu. A new boxed set collects his rec...
20:56 2019-08-06

Exploring the Cupisnique Civilization: First Amongst the Supernatural Decapitators? The Cupisnique culture (1500 BC-200 BC) is considered one of the most definitive and influential societies that existed in the Jequetepeque Valley of...
18:00 2019-08-06

Large Gilded Coffin of King Tut Is Moved For The First Time The Ministry of Antiquities in Egypt has announced that the outer coffin of Tutankhamun has been removed from its tomb - for the first time since it ...
18:00 2019-08-06

Brooklyn Academy of Music Commissions Four New Works of Public Art Teresita Fernández, Leo Villareal and Hank Willis Thomas will create the site-specific installations as part of BAM’s Robert W. Wilson Public Art Ini...
16:00 2019-08-06

Ibram X. Kendi Has a Cure for America’s ‘Metastatic Racism’ In 2016, he was a surprise National Book Award winner for a sweeping history of ever-mutating American racism. Now, he’s back with a new book that ou...
16:00 2019-08-06

Barry Manilow Just Wanted to Write the Songs. He’s Still Singing Them. Performing, in this case on Broadway, is a big chunk of the 76-year-old musician’s life, but he finds it torture. (Not that anyone would be able to t...
10:42 2019-08-06

‘Total Maya Warfare’ Happened Much Earlier Than Scientists Believed Archaeologists studying the fate of the flame engulfed ancient Maya city of Witzna believe that in AD 697 an army of Naranjo’s, from a kingdom in wha...
02:14 2019-08-06

Earliest Writing System May Have Been Developed by Ancient Metalworkers 6,000 Years Ago An Israeli academic has claimed to have found the earliest writing in the world. He claims that a proto-writing system was developed by ancient metal...
20:56 2019-08-05

Were Norsemen Tattooed? Evidence of Ink on the Rugged Rusiyyah Did the Norsemen of Scandinavia have tattoos? Did runic script adorn their arms as they sailed their longships down fjords? While material remains of...
20:56 2019-08-05

13th Century Pont des Trous Bridge Demolished: Archaeological Vandalism or Economic Progression? Angry Belgians and a minister of that countries federal government have voiced their distain towards politicians and counselors who ordered the disma...
18:28 2019-08-05

The True Age of the Osirion at Abydos, an Antediluvian Temple By 5400 BC Abydos in Egypt was a thriving city, and 2,000 years later pre-dynastic pharaohs were still building shrines, temples and mortuaries at th...
18:28 2019-08-05

Mysterious Mass Grave Found in Wales May Contain Bodies of Vikings’ Slaves Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious mass grave dating back 1,600 years in Wales containing the remains of 86 individuals.  ...
05:00 2019-08-05

Ukko, The Mighty Finnish God of Thunder and Lightening Every culture has its sky deity or old man of the heavens. The ancient Greeks had Zeus. The Romans had Jupiter. For the Norse, Thor essentially playe...
05:00 2019-08-05

Conch Bar Caves: The Largest Non-Submerged Cave System of the Caribbean The Turks and Caicos Islands (often abbreviated to TCI) are a British Overseas Territory known primarily as a tourist destination and as an offshore ...
05:00 2019-08-05

The Peloponnesian War: Intrigues and Conquests in Ancient Greece When speaking of ancient Greece, most of us tend to think of their sprawling city states, iconic classical culture, philosophers, and myths – and rig...
15:42 2019-08-04

Nine Parts of the Human Soul According to the Ancient Egyptians The idea of the human soul has fascinated humankind for thousands of years. Cultures around the world have sought to explain the soul or spirit in a ...
12:28 2019-08-04

Battles of the Caribbean: Fort Rodney, St Lucia – Built by the British to Spy on the French Today, we think of the Caribbean as a tropical paradise, however, the area was once of strategic importance for the European Empires and a key battle...
12:28 2019-08-04

FROM THE FIELD: Balancing Morocco’s indigenous culture and conservation The delicate balance between indigenous farming practices and conservation in Morocco is under threat, but according to the UN, local communities in ...
00:00 2019-08-04

Katy Perry and Others Must Pay $2.8 Million Over ‘Dark Horse,’ Jury Says The jury had found that the singer, her record company and collaborators were liable for copyright infringement because parts of the song resembled a...
23:14 2019-08-03

The Forbidden City Opens Wide as China Projects New Pride in Its Past President Xi Jinping has pushed “cultural self-confidence” as a signature policy, and one of the beneficiaries has been the former home of emperors, ...
21:14 2019-08-03

9 Ancient Physicians and Legendary Healers that Changed Medicine Forever Most people have heard of the eminent physician Hippocrates and his famous oath. But far fewer know of Shennong, Avicenna, and Andreas Vesalius – som...
19:56 2019-08-03

The Acropolis: Eternal City in the Sky Remains as a Legacy to the Golden Age of Athens The Acropolis of Athens is the most famous of the many acropolises from ancient Greece. The Acropolis we know today was initially constructed in the ...
16:00 2019-08-03

Who Were the Mysterious Neolithic People That Enabled the Rise of Ancient Egypt? To many, ancient Egypt is synonymous with the pharaohs and pyramids of the Dynastic period starting about 3,100 BC. ...
05:14 2019-08-03

Zorats Karer: The Incredible History of the 7,500-year-old Armenian Stonehenge Armenia is full of archaeological surprises. It is a country where mysterious stories appear at every corner and most of them still wait to be solved...
05:14 2019-08-03

Norman Artifacts Indicate Long-lost Monastery Has Been Found in Ireland In Ireland a long-lost 13th century monastery has been found along with a large number of medieval artifacts. Monastic farms and other buildings that...
05:14 2019-08-03

World’s First Human-Monkey Hybrid Created In China A team of American and Spanish scientists relocated to China to jump European laws and they have created the world’s first human-monkey embryo, in th...
05:14 2019-08-03

The End is Nigh, Scotland’s Magic Isle of Salvation A curious Old Gaelic prophecy is listed in the Ulster Journal of Archaeology, January 1853, which originated in the west coast of Scotland or Ireland...
05:14 2019-08-03

Oceanic Indiana Jones Attempts to Sail the Black Sea in an Ancient Egyptian Reed Boat Described by the New York Times as “part P. T. Barnum and part Indiana Jones” an eccentric former German school teacher ...
05:14 2019-08-03

Phil Hymes, Who Lit ‘Saturday Night Live,‘ Dies at 96 Mr. Hymes was a lighting director and designer at “Saturday Night Live” for over 40 years and was known as a gruff and outsize character behind the s...
03:42 2019-08-03

Damsels in Distress — or Causing It Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column stalks a lonely shop clerk in Norway, an almost kidnapped California bank clerk and a jittery Manhattan apartment sitte...
16:56 2019-08-02

Milo Ventimiglia on Jack Pearson and the Other Good Guys The three-time Emmy nominee talks about getting us all emotional in his new movie, “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” and his hit NBC drama, “This Is U...
16:56 2019-08-02

When Rape Onscreen Is Directed by a Woman “The Nightingale,” from Jennifer Kent, looks at the effects of sexual assault in 1820s Tasmania. Critics say it is too graphic; defenders say it refl...
16:56 2019-08-02

‘Signs of Life’ Picked Out As TESS Satellite Uncovers Its First Nearby Super-Earth An international team of astronomers has characterized the first potentially habitable world outside of our solar system discovered by NASA's Transit...
06:28 2019-08-02

Rare Stone Steles With Unknown Figures Found At Neolithic Site in Switzerland A remarkable series of standing stones have been found near one of the most important Neolithic sites in Switzerland, and indeed in the entire Alpine...
01:14 2019-08-02

What Would Happen to Earth if our Moon Were Obliterated? One of the most fascinating things about the evolution of life on Earth is its connection to the sky above. Only under the most precise conditions co...
01:14 2019-08-02

Fascinating Artifacts from the Battle of the Egadi Islands are Pulled from the Depths Underwater archaeologists have recovered a treasure trove of artifacts off the coast of Sicily from the site of the first ancient naval battle ever d...
01:14 2019-08-02

Martin Mayer, Prolific and Protean Author and Critic, Dies at 91 In dozens of books and a torrent of articles, writing into the wee hours, he demystified lawyers, banking, advertising, builders, classical music and...
00:42 2019-08-02

The Disastrous Woodstock 50: What Went Wrong? An announcement with no tickets. Four permit requests rejected by one small town. How the event celebrating the anniversary of a landmark rock festiv...
00:42 2019-08-02

Manet’s Last Years: A Radical Embrace of Beauty The Art Institute of Chicago explores the great paradox of the 19th century’s greatest painter: from a scandalous youth of frank nudes to flowers, fr...
00:42 2019-08-02

Jia Tolentino Wants You to Read Children’s Books “A really good middle-grade novel,” says the New Yorker essayist, whose debut collection is “Trick Mirror,” “will supersede a lot of contemporary fic...
21:28 2019-08-01

Picture Books to Perk Up Any Kid’s Summer The story behind sea glass, a walrus who helps you learn to swim, a cat and a dog on the run, and more in books from Cori Doerrfeld, Calef Brown and ...
21:28 2019-08-01

Bizarre Bigfoot Incident Leads To Gunshots In America’s Mammoth Cave National Park A camping trip in the back country of Mammoth Cave National Park played out like a horror movie for a terrified couple. ...
15:42 2019-08-01

The Fierce Amorites and the First King of the Babylonian Empire The Amorites, also called Amurru or Martu, were an ancient Semitic-speaking people who dominated the history of Mesopotamia, Syria, and Palestine fro...
01:14 2019-08-01

Memories of Childhood: Aesop’s Fables are as Relevant Today as They Were 2,600 Years Ago The Frog and the Mouse, The Fox and the Stork, The Boy Who Cried Wolf – these, and many other wonderful fables were a big part of childhood for many ...
01:14 2019-08-01

Geographic Gateways to the Underworld Ancient civilizations, including the Indian Hindu traditions, blended astronomical observations with religious and spiritual beliefs.  ...
01:14 2019-08-01

Tazumal, El Salvador: Where Chiefs and Shamans Ruled and Victims Burned The Maya were one of the many amazing Pre-Columbian cultures that flourished in the Americas before the coming of the Europeans. ...
01:14 2019-08-01

Ancient Scottish Church Bell Stolen from Sacred Island Leaving Locals Devastated A sacred symbol of Scottish identity, a late medieval bell, has been stolen from a remote ruined chapel on an uninhabited Scottish isle which feature...
01:14 2019-08-01

The Mysterious Pyramid of Bomarzo: Discovering The Etruscan’s Enigmatic Past The ancient and far-reaching history of Europe is often veiled in mists of mystery. Enigmatic peoples, diverse cultures, and strange legends are all ...
01:14 2019-08-01

Religion of the Aztecs: Keeping the Balance in an Unpredictable and Terrifying World The Aztec Empire was the largest and most successful Mesoamerican empire in terms of size and demographics. It stretched across highlands, coastal pl...
01:14 2019-08-01

The Valley of the Temples – Glorious Greek Monuments in Sicily Sicily is a beautiful and historic island separated from Italy by the Strait of Messina. It is also surrounded by two other seas - the Ionian and the...
01:14 2019-08-01

The World’s Oldest Talking Vagina is Discovered…in an Austrian Abbey! The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler which featured on an Off-Broadway run in 1996 at Westside Theatre exploring consensual and nonc...
01:14 2019-08-01

Chinese Boy Accidentally Finds 66-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Eggs A 10-year-old boy in China who was out playing near a lake accidently unearthed a fossilized egg that led to the discovery of a very rare dinosaur ne...
01:14 2019-08-01

Cosmic Oceans: The Primordial Waters of Ancient Creation Myths Almost without exception, mythological and folkloric traditions around the ancient world were concerned with the matter of deep time and the earth’s ...
01:14 2019-08-01

Fort George - Slaves’ Gateway to the Spanish Colonies While Grenada is a popular tourist destination and one of the most beautiful islands in the West Indies, it is also a historic island, once one of th...
01:14 2019-08-01

The Reign of Aethelwulf, King of Wessex: Between Realm and Religion The early history of England includes all kinds of different cultures and remarkable figures. And one of the crucial parts of the history of this cou...
01:14 2019-08-01

Exodus: Which Way Did Moses Choose And Why? The actuality of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt has probably generated the most discussion and argument among scholars of Biblical times.  ...
01:14 2019-08-01

1,000-Year-Old Temple in Pakistan Reopens After Seven Decades Delighting Minority Hindus This magnificent ancient Hindu temple in Sialkot, in Pakistan’s Punjab province, was built by Sardar Teja Singh and has been closed for worship for 7...
01:14 2019-08-01

Rare Ancient Buddhist Text Discovered In Doomed Temple Super-Complex Near Kabul Archaeologists in Afghanistan have discovered exceptionally rare pieces of an ancient Buddhist manuscript dated to around the seventh century AD at a...
01:14 2019-08-01

Roman Pen Inscribed With Precursor to Modern Classic Joke Found in London An expert on inscriptions has deciphered some Roman writing on a pen as a witticism left by its owner, with a sentiment remarkably similar to those f...
01:14 2019-08-01

Could Humans Become Immortal by 2045? Immortality has been a dream of human beings since the dawn of time. Mankind´s fascination with cheating death is reflected in scientific records, my...
01:14 2019-08-01

Woman Risks Brain Eating Disease To Take A 3-Hour Swim In Roman Baths 2000-year-old Roman Baths in the English city of Bath have been closed for public bathing since 1978 after a girl died of a meningitis-related illnes...
01:14 2019-08-01

Detectorist Finds Falsely Executed 17th-Century Courtier’s Gold Signet Ring Metal detectorists have made a number of extraordinary finds in recent years. A detectorist on vacation in Scotland discovered a ring that belonged t...
01:14 2019-08-01

Touching 4,000-Year-Old Royal Double Burial Found in Kazakhstan Archaeologists working in a desolate and remote area of the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan have made a remarkable discovery. ...
01:14 2019-08-01

El Mirador, ‘The Look Out’ Of Guatemala Boasts Probably the Largest Pyramid in the World The Mayan civilization is one of the most mysterious and fascinating in history. There is much we still don’t know, but they are much-admired for the...
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