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23:16 2019-07-18

Still Aiming to Confound, the Scrappy Brick Turns a Page A new leader is about to take over from the Williamsburg theater’s founders. A festival there now offers a sense of her transgressive, slightly bonke...
22:56 2019-07-18

The Fall of a Civilization: The Mysterious Collapse of the Mycenaean Bronze Age The Aegean Bronze Age is predominately known as the period in which the battle-hardened Mycenaeans conquered the simple sea-trading Minoans and rose ...
20:42 2019-07-18

Saved by the Bell - The Surprising History of Safety Coffins Modern medicine is full of wonders and lifesaving, revolutionary methods - many of which are taken for granted.  ...
20:14 2019-07-18

The Amazons: Ancient Warrior Women Dismissed as Myth and Legend Were Real Fearsome Fighters Famous ancient Greek historian Herodotus once wrote of the Amazons - or as he called them Oier Pata (‘Killers of Men’) – a  tribe of fierce warrior w...
19:14 2019-07-18

Chuck Klosterman Likes Writers Who Aren’t Self-Absorbed Sociopaths The cultural critic and author, most recently, of the story collection “Raised in Captivity” also says that he trusts librarians’ literary opinions: ...
16:14 2019-07-18

Amazing Anazarbus: Digs Uncover Gladiatorial Ring, Triumphal Arch, and More in Ancient Anatolian City The long reach of the Roman Empire was felt in southern Turkey, where in the town of Anazarbus the Romans erected a triumphal arch after defeating a ...
08:14 2019-07-18

9,000 Year-old ‘Mega Site’ Found Near Jerusalem Changes History The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced a discovery that could change the history of the Middle East. ...
08:14 2019-07-18

Teeth ‘Time Capsule’ Reveals That 2 million Years Ago, Early Humans Breastfed For Up To 6 years! Humans’ distant ancestor Australopithecus africanus had a unique approach to raising their young, as shown in our new research published today in Nat...
08:14 2019-07-18

Modern Humans Interbred With At Least Five Archaic Human Groups Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Af...
08:14 2019-07-18

Scythian Priesthood of Fierce Fighting Eunuch Shamans of the Snake Goddess The Scythian goddess Argimpasa was half-human, half-snake with a priesthood of powerful shamans, who despite their self-inflicted castration ...
08:14 2019-07-18

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ and ‘Secret Obsession’ The women meet up to rehash all the drama of Season 11 with Andy Cohen. And Brenda Song plays a car crash victim with amnesia in a new Netflix thrill...
08:00 2019-07-18

Two Brilliant Siblings and the Curious Consolations of Math In “The Weil Conjectures,” Karen Olsson writes about her own love of math as well as the lives of the great mathematician André Weil and his sister, ...
22:56 2019-07-17

In the ‘Fiddler’ Crowd, Far From the Home They Love The hit Yiddish-language rendition of the classic musical celebrates its first birthday today. An illustrator recently captured what the show meant t...
22:56 2019-07-17

Scottish Prof Links Mysterious Pictish Symbols and Distant Gobekli Tepe Signs The Picts were an ancient race of people who from at least the 1st century AD dominated the northern territories of what is known today as Scotland. ...
15:56 2019-07-17

The Boy King Behind the Mask: Tutankhamun’s Life and Legacy The incredible golden mask with its dark blue stripes of lapis lazuli and serious young face is probably the most famous ancient artifact in the worl...
05:00 2019-07-17

Dispute Over Evidence Of Cannabis Use By Vikings In North America Cannabis pollen discovered near an ancient Viking settlement in Newfoundland is generating differences in opinion as to whether or not the Vikings we...
02:28 2019-07-17

In Turnabout, a Key Witness Is Cooperating in R. Kelly Case A young woman’s refusal to testify against the singer was crucial to his acquittal in a 2008 trial, but her lawyer says she is now cooperating with p...
23:42 2019-07-16

Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit unveiled at Smithsonian The spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his mission to the moon went on public display for the first time in 13 years on Tuesday, at the S...
23:28 2019-07-16

Fort Shirley, Where A Mutiny Led to Emancipation of the British Slave Soldiers Dominica is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Its beauty, however, belies a somewhat violent past when it was often a center of vio...
22:56 2019-07-16

Oldest Human Bone Engraved and Painted By Hominid Found In China In China a team of archaeologists has made a significant discovery after examining a human bone that may be up to 125,000 years old.  ...
22:56 2019-07-16

Frigg: Queen of Asgard, Beloved Norse Goddess, Mother Frigg or Frigga (which means ‘Beloved’ in Old Norse) is a goddess found in Norse mythology. As the wife of Odin, and the mother of Baldur, she is the...
22:56 2019-07-16

Skeptics Washed Away As Lost Civilization Is Finally Identified By Puerto Rican Figures A collection of highly-controversial stone figures discovered in Puerto Rico are believed by some to have been created by members of the lost Ten Tri...
22:56 2019-07-16

Steve Cannon, Whose Townhouse Was an East Village Salon, Dies at 84 A writer and publisher who had lost his sight, he opened his door to a revolving cast of painters, poets, musicians and others for meandering convers...
20:00 2019-07-16

Why Do Women Love True Crime? Men are more likely to be involved in violent crime — as perpetrators and victims — but women love to read about it. Kate Tuttle considers the gender...
12:42 2019-07-16

Late Night Backs Up ‘the Squad’ After Trump’s Accusatory Tweets Seth Meyers said of the congresswomen that “if you’re asking them to fix the totally broken, crime-infested governments of their home countries, they...
10:28 2019-07-16

Neuro-imaging and Ancient Engravings Allow Experts to Understand Prehistoric Thinking Researchers in France have used neuroimaging to monitor the impact of prehistoric engravings on modern human brains. ...
01:42 2019-07-16

Evidence Suggests Stonehenge May Have Been Built Using Pig Fat Fat residues on shards of pottery found at Durrington Walls, near Stonehenge, have long been assumed to be connected with feeding the many hundreds o...
01:42 2019-07-16

Were the Anunnaki the Architects of the Towers and Tombs of the Giants of Sardinia? Sardinia is one of the most geologically ancient lands in Europe, inhabited during the Upper Paleolithic, home to a Nuragic civilization that left no...
01:42 2019-07-16

The 25 Works of Art That Define the Contemporary Age Three artists and a pair of curators came together at The New York Times to attempt to make a list of the era’s essential artworks. Here’s their conv...
20:14 2019-07-15

Angered by This Roosevelt Statue? A Museum Wants Visitors to Weigh In Conversation about monuments has reached a fever pitch, and the city was split on this one. The American Museum of Natural History is opening an exhi...
20:14 2019-07-15

Magic and Mayhem of Japanese Legend: Don’t Try To Out-Trick A Tengu! The Tengu were not only protectors of the mountains and the Buddhist faith, they were also known to be mischievous tricksters who, much like their Ki...
19:42 2019-07-15

The Plastico di Roma Imperiale Wasn’t Built in a Day: Accurate Mini Rome Model Took 35 Years The Roman Empire dominated most of Europe and parts of Africa and the Middle East for over thousand years ...
03:42 2019-07-15

Footprints on the Moon and Cemeteries on Mars: 50 Years Evidence of Human Activity In Space There is a lot of documentation about what’s been left on the Moon – but it’s amazing how much we don’t know. ...
03:42 2019-07-15

Sneferu’s Distinctive Bent Pyramid Opened to the Public In Egypt, the Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany has announced that two pyramids are being opened to the public for the first time since 1965. ...
23:42 2019-07-14

The Devil is to be Aerially Assaulted by Flying Exorcist Priest Waves of violence, corruption and crime in a Columbian city are to be addressed with an audacious exorcism by a Catholic bishop who plans to launch h...
16:42 2019-07-14

The Mars Rat and Other Unexplained Features on the Martian Planet In September 2012, a photograph snapped by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity caught the attention of Internet sleuths everywhere. This picture appears to s...
16:42 2019-07-14

Legendary Black Knights: Mysterious Medieval Entities of Neutrality Black Knights began to appear in history during the Middle Ages. Since the 13th century, a series of legends mentioning the mysterious Black Knights ...
03:42 2019-07-14

Tourists Trash Sacred Site of Uluru as Permanent Closure Approaches In the 1999 movie, The Matrix, Agent Smith said that when trying to classify our species it came to him we are “A virus ...
03:42 2019-07-14

‘First Kings’ Myths From Around the World: How Do They Compare? Monarchs have always played a very important role in how their subjects form their cultural identity.  ...
03:42 2019-07-14

660,000 Sign Up to Take Area 51 By Storm and ‘See Them Aliens’ As of today, there are almost 660,000 people who’ve signed up to attend a Facebook event on September 20. What’s all the fuss about?  ...
20:42 2019-07-13

Subterranean ‘Water Tank’ Is Actually the Oldest Christian Church in Russia, Say Nuclear Physicists The conclusion of a team of scientists testing the hypothesis of archaeologists about the use of a building in the Derbent fortress of Naryn-Kala as ...
19:28 2019-07-13

Deathbed Revelations: Extraterrestrial Spacecrafts Powered by Mind. Sounds Crazy, But Tech is Real Many people were shocked by the deathbed revelations of Ben Rich, the former director of Lockheed Skunk Works (a secret research and development faci...
09:28 2019-07-13

Russia’s Wealth of Archaeological Wonders The treasures and ancient mysteries of Russia provide evidence of vital stages in not only human evolution, but the very origins of life on planet ea...
04:56 2019-07-13

World’s Oldest Christian Letter Found On 3rd Century Egyptian Papyrus Egypt played a very significant role in the history of early Christianity. A researcher has announced that she has found the earliest known Christian...
04:56 2019-07-13

Fort Fincastle, The Small But Mighty Flatiron Protector of The Bahamas The Bahamas is comprised of 700 islands as well as thousands of rocks and cays (low banks of coral reefs) spread out over 100,000 square miles of oce...
04:56 2019-07-13

Mueller testimony to U.S. House panels delayed by one week to July 24 Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify before two U.S. House of Representatives committees on July 24, one week later than originally sch...
02:42 2019-07-13

NBA announces new replay, coach's challenges leaders The NBA is promoting referee Jason Phillips to lead its replay center as Replay Center Operations Principal. Joe Borgia, the current leader of the re...
21:00 2019-07-12

U.S. lawmakers expected to delay Mueller testimony by a week Two U.S. House committees are expected to delay for former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's planned July 17 testimony for one week to allow more time...
21:00 2019-07-12

R. Kelly Accused of Paying Off Family at Center of His 2008 Trial Two new federal indictments charge the R&B singer with making child pornography, obstructing justice and other crimes relating to sex with underage g...
19:14 2019-07-12

Coded Jewel Found in 300-Year-Old US Tavern Has Secret Message to Overthrow British King Brunswick Town, in North Carolina, was once ‘a hotbed of anti-crown sentiment’ where rebellions were plotted and planned. Now archaeologists have mad...
19:00 2019-07-12

Unique Bird With Bizarrely Long Toe Found Fossilized in Amber Meet the ancient bird that had toes longer than its lower legs. Researchers have discovered a bird foot from 99 million years ago preserved in amber ...
19:00 2019-07-12

Lawmakers considering one-week delay in Mueller testimony Two U.S. House committees are considering a one-week delay for former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's planned July 17 testimony to allow more time f...
18:42 2019-07-12

Beware the Writer as Houseguest Literary history is filled with authors who depended on lengthy visits for room and board, psychological solace and material. But they have not alway...
11:28 2019-07-12

Rewriting Greek Tragedies as Immigrant Stories Luis Alfaro, whose latest play is an adaptation of “Medea,” appreciates such “primal” points of origin: “They get to the essence: why we hurt each ot...
11:28 2019-07-12

The Man With the $13 Billion Checkbook How Darren Walker, a gay black man who grew up poor in Texas, came to be one of the best connected people in New York City. And what that means for t...
11:28 2019-07-12

Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? Bob Ross painted more than 1,000 landscapes for his television show — so why are they so hard to find? We solve one of the internet’s favorite little...
11:28 2019-07-12

Review: The Greeks Go Coachella in a Boisterous ‘Bacchae’ Sure, it’s a tragedy, but along the way this Classical Theater of Harlem production is a riot of music and dance, with a Dionysus worthy of Jimi Hend...
05:56 2019-07-12

A David Bowie Barbie: Mattel Unveils Ziggy Stardust Doll The new Barbie sports a skintight metallic outfit and a golden circle on her forehead, mimicking the image of the rock icon onstage in the early 1970...
02:14 2019-07-12

The Country-Rap Song Taking Over Nashville? It Isn’t ‘Old Town Road’ Billboard removed Lil Nas X’s “country trap” record from a country chart. So why did Blanco Brown’s “trailertrap” song “The Git Up” make it to No. 1?...
02:14 2019-07-12

Mount Shasta: Spirits and Danger on a Sacred California Mountain Mount Shasta, located near the Oregon border in northern California, holds the distinction of being one of the world’s preeminent sacred mountains. I...
00:28 2019-07-12

Accurate 3D Model Of Stonehenge Proves It Had Great Acoustics Researchers in the UK have created a mini model of one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world in order to understand its acoustics.  ...
00:28 2019-07-12

Done with ‘Stranger Things’? Here Is Your Next Netflix Binge “Dark,” the German time-travel thriller, is often compared to the Duffer Brothers’ nostalgia trip. But in its second season, its ambitions are closer...
19:56 2019-07-11

Burying A Thracian Tower-Tomb In A Huge Mound Didn’t Deter Ottoman Grave Robbers! Bulgaria is a land that is blessed with a great many important historic and archaeological sites. ...
19:28 2019-07-11

March of the Denisovans: Evidence of Archaic Human Gene Now Detected In the Orient The Denisovan story keeps evolving. This group of ancient hominins has been something of a mystery ever since they were first discovered in 2010 as a...
17:56 2019-07-11

Salzburg’s Young Singers Get ‘a Crash Course in Being a Professional’ The Young Singers Project draws budding talents for two months of learning, rehearsing and performing — as well as opera greats who are eager to teac...
17:14 2019-07-11

Lost Biblical City Where Philistines Gave Refuge to King David Found, Archaeologists Say Archaeologists digging in southern Israel near the modern city of Kiryat Gat claim to have found an ancient biblical city from the time of the legend...
15:42 2019-07-11

The Dangerous Art of Pyotr Pavlensky His spectacular acts of self-mutilation and vandalism have landed him in jail in both Russia and France — and blurred the lines among art, protest an...
15:28 2019-07-11

3000-year-old Greek Processional ‘Sacred Road’ Discovered in Turkey An important and very rare ‘Sacred Road’ has been unearthed by archaeologists in western Turkey.  ...
05:28 2019-07-11

The Age-Old Bone-Rank Caste System of the Korean Kingdom of Silla In several cultures one’s social standing was determined by one’s birth, which included or precluded certain privileges and even determined the cutle...
05:28 2019-07-11

A Reckoning With the Wars He Has Known In his memoir, “Places and Names,” the Marine veteran Elliot Ackerman travels to Syria and sees a refracted image of the forever wars of Iraq and Afg...
02:42 2019-07-11

Investigators Say a Ring Smuggled $145 Million in Ancient Artifacts It focused on treasures from six separate countries, and was led by Subhash Kapoor, one of the world’s largest antiquities smugglers, a criminal comp...
02:42 2019-07-11

210,000 Year Old Homo sapiens Skull From Greece is Oldest Outside Africa A 210,000-year-old human skull could provide new evidence that our species left Africa much earlier than previously thought.  ...
00:28 2019-07-11

Hurdy Gurdy Man: Rock Star of the Medieval Music Scene The hurdy gurdy is a musical instrument, or more precisely, a string instrument, that traces its origin to the Middle Ages of Europe. The hurdy gurdy...
22:56 2019-07-10

A Beauty in Darkness: The Hidden Secrets of the Catacomb Saints Death was always a source of mystery for people around the world. But what happens when we erase that invisible border and make the dead a thing to w...
22:56 2019-07-10

Review: An Intimate, Harmonious ‘Bournonville Legacy’ Dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet bring a satisfying, if occasionally uneven, showcase of August Bournonville’s choreography to the Joyce Theater....
21:28 2019-07-10

Kim Petras Builds Tomorrow’s Pop Out of Yesterday’s Fragments On her debut album, “Clarity,” the 26-year-old pop singer who works closely with the producer Dr. Luke transcends pastiche and embraces a fringe soun...
21:28 2019-07-10

Listen to the Sound of Love Reinvented in ‘Oklahoma!’ (Headphones On.) How did a lush throwback like “People Will Say We’re in Love” become the lean, sexy, countrified number being sung today? Follow along as we break it...
21:28 2019-07-10

Origin of Greek Civilization Believed Found On Monumental Pyramid Island A new discovery has possibly revealed the origin of Ancient Greek culture. In a remote and uninhabited pyramid-shaped islet, archaeologists have foun...
16:00 2019-07-10

Text on the Beach Beach books are the cool aunts of the literary world: They drive with the top down and take you to new places. They’re memorable, challenging, warm a...
12:00 2019-07-10

Ingenious Abandoned Jungle City of Guayabo de Turrialba in Costa Rico South and Central America have many amazing archaeological sites, some of which were left behind by pre-Columbian peoples and cultures who left no wr...
04:28 2019-07-10

Five Bold Navigators Master the Deadly ‘Black Stream’ Migration After 32,000 Years A brave Japanese and Taiwanese rowing team has successfully replicated a 32,000-year-old ancient sea migration route in a traditional dugout canoe. ...
01:42 2019-07-10

Norte Chico: The First Civilization in the Americas? The Norte Chico Civilization was an ancient civilization / complex society belonging to the Pre-Columbian era. This civilization flourished in Peru a...
21:56 2019-07-09

The Moon and Its Atmosphere: What You May Not Know Many people are convinced the Moon lacks an atmosphere. They believe it is directly exposed to the vacuum of space. But this is incorrect. In fact, t...
21:56 2019-07-09

Astronomers Studying The Oumuamua ‘Alien Spaceship’ Identify Its Interstellar Origins The huge, strange, cigar-shaped object known as ‘Oumuamua’ originated beyond our solar system and “is consistent with a natural origin” and “probably...
21:56 2019-07-09

‘American Carnage’ Shows How War Between Republicans Led to Their Peace With Trump In his deeply reported new book, Tim Alberta writes about George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and the transformation that led to the G.O.P.’s ...
21:42 2019-07-09

In This Existential Thriller, a Heroine Has to Save Her Kidnapped Daughter “The Chain,” by Adrian McKinty, imagines a crime syndicate operating a string of abductions like a chain letter, with each set of victims responsible...
21:14 2019-07-09

New York Galleries: What to See Right Now Work by two women who made figurative paintings in the ’50s; short films and videos about black culture; and a painter’s intermingling of contemporar...
19:00 2019-07-09

Who and What Are Jewish Museums For? The director of the Jewish Museum Berlin stood down after a string of controversies, and the institution is tackling tough questions as it looks for ...
19:00 2019-07-09

ILe Carries Latin Pop Back to the Future The Puerto Rican singer and songwriter’s latest album, “Almadura,” is rooted in the past but upends old assumptions. She’ll bring its songs to the La...
19:00 2019-07-09

6,000-Year-Old Budj Bim Named Australia’s First ‘Purely Cultural’ World Heritage Site UNESCO has given a 6,000-year-old Aboriginal cultural landscape called the Budj Bim archaeological site in Victoria, Australia the status of a World ...
16:14 2019-07-09

Mussolini’s Quincussis: Was the Ancient Roman Coin a Fake? Scientists are perplexed at the origins and provenance of two very ancient and unusual Roman coins that turned up like a bad penny in the 20th centur...
02:28 2019-07-09

Encased In Pompeii’s Volcanic Ash ’10 Unexploded Bombs’ Take Over Italian Headlines In a conflict that killed almost 70 million people, it hardly comes as a surprise that archaeologists dig up so much left over junk.  ...
01:00 2019-07-09

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Recap: All’s Well That Ends Weird The third season brought all the nostalgia, gross-outs and character-driven emotion we’ve come to expect. But the ending left some lingering question...
23:14 2019-07-08

Three Collections of Stories in Translation “Rain” (by Mia Couto), “The Sun on My Head” (by Geovani Martins) and “Arid Dreams” (by Duanwad Pimwana) depict landscapes of misfortune around the wo...
23:14 2019-07-08

Ancient Mesopotamia and The Rise of Civilization In ancient times, Mesopotamia, meaning ‘land between two rivers’, was a vast region that lay between the Tigris and Euphrates river systems... ...
21:28 2019-07-08

Kuelap, Peru - Ancient Fortress of the Cloud Warriors Built by the Chachapoyas, the fortified citadel of Kuelap was home to the Warriors of the Cloud in Peru before they were conquered by invaders. Massi...
21:28 2019-07-08

Long Frozen Organisms in the Arctic Awakened, Hinting at Life on Other Planets In recent years, researchers have reawakened life in frozen organisms in the Arctic permafrost, bringing them back to life. ...
21:28 2019-07-08

They Didn’t Speak for Nearly a Decade. Then They Made a Show About It. After starring together in “The Last Five Years” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott had a “fracture” in their rela...
20:56 2019-07-08

Need Etiquette Tips for Cannabis? For Starters, Don’t Call It ‘Marijuana’ or ‘Weed.’ In “Higher Etiquette,” Lizzie Post — the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post — argues that it’s time for cannabis to move, in the public imaginat...
20:56 2019-07-08

Alvin Ailey’s Associate Artistic Director to Step Down Masazumi Chaya will leave his post in January, and Matthew Rushing will take over. Also, Ronni Favors, an ex-Ailey member, will become rehearsal dire...
20:00 2019-07-08

Spanish-Language Music Has Gone Global. Watch Rosalía Make Her Hit ‘Con Altura’ Two Spaniards, a Canadian, a Colombian and a clip from a Dominican television show helped turn a tribute to reggaeton into one of the hottest interna...
11:14 2019-07-08

Maya Angelou, Reimagined Through Art More than two dozen artists honored the poet, artist and activist with murals at the Los Angeles high school that bears her name. Our photographer ca...
11:14 2019-07-08

Hato Caves –Shelter of the Rebellious Slaves of Curaçao Caves and cave systems have an enduring fascination for us and are to be found all over the world.  ...
05:56 2019-07-08

James Monroe Enslaved Hundreds. Their Descendants Still Live Next Door. A small African-American community has existed less than 10 miles from the president’s former plantation for generations. Only recently has the full ...
04:01 2019-07-08

Have the Ancient Origins of Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster Been Identified on Film? A Scottish filmmaker has published evidence of the “true nature and origins" of the 1450-year-old mystery of the Loch Ness Monster, which he discover...
01:14 2019-07-08

The Dramatic History of the Normans: A Tale of Medieval Conquest History is full of stories that will grip you like a modern page-turner novel, but only a few can do it as easily as the tale of the Normans.  ...
01:14 2019-07-08

The Grotesque World of Gargoyles Gargoyles are an architectural feature that have existed for thousands of years. Initially designed to filter rainwater away from the edge of a build...
19:42 2019-07-07

Pompeii: The Ancient Roman City Frozen in Time In the Campania region of Italy near the modern day city of Naples, there was once a prosperous Roman city - Pompeii. ...
04:56 2019-07-07

11 Ancient Remedies that Effectively Treat Modern Ailments With innovations appearing in our lives seemingly every day it seems that new breakthroughs in science are the only ones we trust. New is always cons...
01:00 2019-07-07

Axe Slices Through Helmet and Wounds Man During Medieval Battle Re-Enactment A young man who participated in a mock medieval battle in Australia has been rushed to hospital after he received an axe-blow to the head, which slic...
20:42 2019-07-06

Most Convincing Evidence Yet that Mars Supported Life A lot of intriguing evidence has been collected over the years in support of the idea that life once existed on Mars. No definitive proof has been fo...
13:14 2019-07-06

Desert Diver Discovers Submerged Treasure Beneath 2,300-Year-Old Kushite Pyramid A team of archaeologists ‘diving’ in the sweltering deserts of northern Sudan, once the land of Nubia, have discovered artifacts and ‘gold leaf’... ...
11:01 2019-07-06

Irish Poets Uncover the Kabbalah in Celtic Creation Myths In the early ninth century an Irish warrior-priest Cormac mac Cuilennáin, who would become king, wrote Sanas Cormaic in which he presented... ...
02:42 2019-07-06

Paul Benjamin, a ‘Corner Man’ in ‘Do the Right Thing,’ Is Dead In a career that lasted almost half a century, he also appeared on screen opposite Clint Eastwood and other stars and was frequently seen on televisi...
01:56 2019-07-06

Mickey Kapp, Who Made Mixtapes for Astronauts, Dies at 88 Mr. Kapp, a record producer, became the unofficial music provider to the space-bound after forging an unlikely connection with members of the Mercury...
01:56 2019-07-06

What Do You Get When You Cross Mark Morris With Samuel Beckett? The choreographer, whose playfulness is serious, will stage three pieces by Beckett, who wears his seriousness lightly, at a festival in Northern Ire...
01:14 2019-07-06

Two Viking Ship Burials Revealed by Archaeologists in Sweden Archaeologists in Sweden have announced the discovery of two ship-burials that may add invaluable data to the country’s Viking past.  ...
00:56 2019-07-06

The Grand Architect: The Sacred Link Between Architecture and the Divine Across Ancient Cultures In 1892, architect W.R. Lethaby wrote: “The main purpose and burden of sacred architecture - and all architecture, temple, tomb, or palace... ...
00:56 2019-07-06

Ben Barenholtz, Midnight-Movie Innovator, Is Dead at 83 Mr. Barenholtz created a cult hit and started a trend in 1970 with late-night showings of the bloody, surreal film “El Topo” at his Manhattan theater...
20:28 2019-07-05

Searching for the Terrifying Mongolian Death Worm Deep within the shifting sands of the Gobi Desert lies the elusive Olgoi-Khorkhoi, the Mongolian Death Worm – or so legend has it. The Mongolian Deat...
18:28 2019-07-05

The Boys in the Band Get to Broadway. Why Not the Girls? “The Prom” is the rare show with lesbian themes to reach theater’s biggest stage. Gay women deserve more than drawing their own conclusions about Pri...
17:56 2019-07-05

Possibly the Earliest Deliberate Cranial Deformations Found In China Our ancestors had many practices that we may find inexplicable, one of these being the intentional reshaping of skulls until they were egg-shaped. ...
16:42 2019-07-05

When dirt got mistaken for art When a disabled artist tried to show her family how messy they were by taking photographs of their clutter, they mistakenly thought she had created a...
14:56 2019-07-05

Ancient Knowledge from Irish Manuscripts Used to Track Volcanic Activity and Climate Change Using voluminous data left behind by our ancestors, modern scientists have discovered a correlation between volcanic activity and periods of bitterly...
09:56 2019-07-05

Murder in the Paleolithic? Proof of Ancient Homicide Deduced By Forensic Archaeology A paper published today has concluded that the 33,000 year old remains of a man excavated in a cave in South Transylvania are of the victim of a bloo...
04:00 2019-07-05

Writers Who Worked on Idris Elba Play Say They Have Been Erased Two British playwrights said their work on “Tree,” a new work that will premiere at the Manchester International Festival, was not properly acknowled...
21:14 2019-07-04

What Went Wrong? The Real Story of the Battle of Thermopylae In 480 BC, an enormous Persian army under the chief command of Emperor Xerxes (son of Darius the Great) campaigned against Thessaly in central Greece...
20:42 2019-07-04

Roman Fort Excavation in England Reveals Lost Road and Ancient Mine Setting this discovery in context, an article on the National Trust website declares that in 2006, the Cornwall and West Devon mining landscape achie...
20:42 2019-07-04

Macuahuitl: Aztec Wooden ‘Paddles’ Are Obsidian Swords, Sharper Than Steel The Spanish conquerors of the 16th century were met by the sophisticated Aztec culture when they first landed on the shores of Mexico.  ...
16:42 2019-07-04

Russian Billionaire Continues the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence It hasn’t been widely publicized, but the most extensive search for extraterrestrial intelligence ever undertaken has been up and running for more th...
16:42 2019-07-04

Bud Selig: By the Book The former baseball commissioner, whose new memoir is “For the Good of the Game,” was a voracious childhood reader, “mostly about sports,” and especi...
11:14 2019-07-04

Archaeologists Believe 3200-Year-Old Hittite Temple Was a Functioning Lunisolar Calendar Yazılıkaya is a 3,200-year-old building that was known to have been central in religious ceremonies in the capital city of the ancient Hittite Empire...
02:56 2019-07-04

DNA Shows Biblical Philistines Came From Europe New research on Philistine DNA reveals that the Biblical enemies of the Israelites were newcomers to the region in the 12th century BC. Where did the...
02:56 2019-07-04

Spiro Malas, Dependable Bass and a ‘Most Happy Fella,’ Dies at 86 Mr. Malas’s resonant voice and sly comic timing served him well in numerous secondary roles. A starring role, and acclaim, came late in his career on...
01:42 2019-07-04

The Rosslyn Chapel Carvings: Facts, Mysteries, and Conspiracies The exquisite carvings of Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland are among the best in Europe and portray scenes not found in any other 15th century chapel. Much...
22:14 2019-07-03

3,000-Year-Old Phoenician Shell-Dye Factory Linked With The Temple Shards of Phoenician pottery excavated fifty years ago from an archeological dig in Tel Shikmona located south of Haifa, in Israel ...
17:14 2019-07-03

Fresh Light Illuminates Brilliant Medieval Fresco Incarcerated For Centuries in Rome A letter from 1965 alerted a curious historian to the existence of an interesting painting that was hidden in one of Rome’s many churches.  ...
17:14 2019-07-03

1500-Year-old Concealed ‘Font Within A Font’ Found At Jesus’ Birthplace A remarkable find has been announced at the Church of the Nativity, which Christians believe marks the location of Jesus Christ’s birthplace. ...
06:01 2019-07-03

Savion Glover, Listening to the Sound of His Own Searching “There’s always new rules to establish, a new understanding for others to get hip to,” said the master tapper, who has a new show at the Joyce Theate...
23:28 2019-07-02

Can You Name the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are seven awe-inspiring monuments of classical antiquity that reflect the skill and ingenuity of their creator...
20:14 2019-07-02

Lewis Chessman Bought for £5 Sells at Auction for £735,000 In the early 1800s, an ancient treasure washed up on the Isle of Lewis in westernmost Scotland – 78 ornately-carved chess pieces made from walrus ivo...
20:14 2019-07-02

UN cultural agency removes birthplace of Jesus from its list of heritage sites in danger The United Nations’ cultural agency announced on Tuesday that it was removing the place that is officially recognized as the Birthplace of Jesus, fro...
19:14 2019-07-02

A Quarry Is Actually A 3D Map Of The Ancient Egyptian Underworld, Suggests Polish Scientist Ancient Egyptians are well known for their creation of vast architectural structures which penetrate the skies and each one required a thorough under...
16:14 2019-07-02

The Cosmic Scorpion Evident in Ancient Cultures Scorpions have inhabited the Earth for over 400 million years. They were one of the first seabed evolved creatures to climb out of oceans onto land. ...
04:14 2019-07-02

The Maasai Legend Behind Ancient Hominin Footprints in Tanzania In 1976 paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey and other scientists reported that they’d found ancient hominin footprints at a site in Laetoli, northeastern...
04:14 2019-07-02

The Khachkar Stones of Noratus and a Peculiar Resistance of the Invasion of Tamerlane The ancient village of Noratus, in the Gegharkunik region of Armenia, is a hidden gem with a number of historical monuments. ...
04:14 2019-07-02

Antarctica’s Hidden Mountains Revealed Antarctica has been covered with ice for thousands of years, and only recently have we been able to fully identify its underlying features.  ...
04:14 2019-07-02

When Leaving a Religion Is Like Abandoning a Cult Amber Scorah’s memoir, “Leaving the Witness,” recounts a tale of disillusion and ultimate apostasy as she decides to turn away from the faith she’s k...
01:14 2019-07-02

The Cwezi: Ancient Race of Mystical People and the Modern-Day Cwezi Cult Accused of Black Magic The Bachwezi people, who are also known as the Ancient Cwezi or Chwezi, were a group of people who legends say ruled the Empire of Kitara (Empire of ...
17:14 2019-07-01

Glastonbury: Supporting Stormzy's headline set As Stormzy delivered his acclaimed headline performance at Friday's Festival, interpreter Tara Asher who specialises in signing grime music was worki...
15:56 2019-07-01

The Zapotecs of Monte Alban - The First Civilization in Western Mexico? In the central valleys of the Mexican state of Oaxaca lie stone ruins centered around an artificially leveled hill. It is now a famous tourist destin...
03:42 2019-07-01

The Ancient Maya Apparition Who Showed the Way to Xunantunich The ancient Maya civilization was one of the most remarkable of all the many Mesoamerican cultures, not only because they wrote books and were lovers...
03:42 2019-07-01

The Younger Dryas Impact Debate - Is It Settled Yet? Asteroid Day this year, 30th June 2019, is exactly 111 years after the Tunguska impact event in Siberia, which destroyed an area of pristine forest t...
18:42 2019-06-30

1,000 Years of Archaeology Emerges from Virgin Hotel Site in Edinburgh Delaying Branson's Plans Sir Richard Branson’s first Virgin Hotel in the UK, which is being constructed in Edinburgh, will be delivered a year late. This is due to archaeolog...
18:42 2019-06-30

‘I Was Done With All the Silences’: How an Academic Got Personal in ‘Notes to Self’ Emilie Pine talks about her remarkably frank essay collection, a best seller in Ireland that confronts infertility, sexual violence and other taboos....
13:42 2019-06-30

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Statue Survives Despite Lightning Strikes Perhaps the best-known landmark in the vast country of Brazil is the colossal statue, ‘Christ the Redeemer’. At 125 feet high, it continues to stand ...
04:28 2019-06-30

Into the Drink! Roman Shipwreck Stocked with Amphorae Found Near Cyprus A ship that has lain at the bottom of the Eastern Mediterranean for about 2000 years has been found by marine archaeologists according to the Departm...
23:42 2019-06-29

Hundreds of Mummies Found Buried Around the World’s Oldest Pyramid An amazing cache of mummies has been found in Egypt near one of the world’s oldest pyramids. Polish archaeologists discovered several hundred of them...
23:42 2019-06-29

Peering Deeply into the Hydrogen Atom for the First Time in History A few decades ago, who would have imagined that we’d be able to photograph a hydrogen atom? Given what we know about quantum mechanics, the whole con...
23:42 2019-06-29

Still-life painting looted by Nazis to return to Florence A still-life painting by the Dutch master Jan van Huysum which was looted by retreating Nazi troops in World War Two will be returned to Florence, th...
18:00 2019-06-29

4,000-Year-Old Burial Revealed on Welsh Island Linked to Mysterious Druid Sorcerers Excavations are underway on the 4,000-year-old Bronze Age burial cairn known as ‘Bryn Celli Ddu Bach’ on the British island of Anglesey, located off ...
15:42 2019-06-29

3,400 Year-old Palace From a Mysterious Civilization Revealed by Drought Archaeologists are hailing, as very important, the dramatic discovery of a Bronze Age Palace. It was revealed as the waters of a reservoir fell becau...
06:14 2019-06-29

Barbara Hunt McLanahan, Influential Arts Administrator, Dies at 55 She championed emerging artists and, as executive director of the Children’s Museum of the Arts, sought to make art available to all types of youngst...
06:00 2019-06-29

The Strange Story of the Black Prince of Canterbury Visitors can find the tomb of Edward of Woodstock, also known as the Black Prince, in the famous Canterbury cathedral. The 14th Century prince was th...
21:00 2019-06-28

First Giant Bird Found In Europe Lived Alongside Early Humans Experts in Crimea have found a fossil of a gigantic bird, that lived some 1.6 to 1.8 million years ago. The find demonstrates that giant birds once m...
21:00 2019-06-28

3,000-Year-Old Egyptian God Whips Up A Sand Storm Of Legal Battles On July 4th, Christie’s auction house in London will sell a rare 3,000 years old, , statue of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun’s head, portrayed as the ...
21:00 2019-06-28

The Mystery of Mount Heredom, Masonic Seat of Scotland Every country in the world has a handful of mountains which demand central roles in tales of lost treasures and mysteries of a supernatural nature, b...
21:00 2019-06-28

Grave Goods Demand Gender Roles In Viking History To Be Rewritten. Or Do They? A Norwegian archaeologist, Marianne Moen, is making the big claim 'the past’ is incorrectly interpreted and that Viking Norway men’s and women’s cult...
21:00 2019-06-28

For Ronald K. Brown, ‘Grace’ Endures and Brings ‘Mercy’ Bard SummerScape is honoring the choreographer’s 20-year-old “Grace” with live music — and a new collaboration with the musician Meshell Ndegeocello....
19:28 2019-06-28

Guggenheim Workers Vote to Join a Union, the Museum’s First Art installers and maintenance workers are to become part of the International Union of Operating Engineers, which also represents workers at MoMA PS...
19:28 2019-06-28

Talking to Neal Stephenson, Whose New Novel, ‘Fall,’ is at No. 14 “Unlike some of my hard science fiction books, such as ‘Seveneves’ — where I sweated the details of orbits, rocket engines, etc. — ‘Fall’ is meant to...
12:42 2019-06-28

Caravaggio painting found in French attic sold to mystery foreign buyer A mystery foreign buyer has snapped up a painting by Italian master Caravaggio that was discovered five years ago in a French attic before it could b...
02:00 2019-06-28

Sotheby's must face Russian billionaire's lawsuit over art fraud - U.S. judge A federal judge in New York rejected Sotheby's bid to dismiss a $380 million lawsuit where Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev accused the auction ...
02:00 2019-06-28

A Picasso sold during Nazi flight can stay at New York's Met -U.S. court A masterpiece painted by Pablo Picasso that a German Jewish businessman was allegedly forced to sell to fund his escape from the Nazis can stay at th...
02:00 2019-06-28

13 Artists Reflect on the Stonewall Riots 50 years ago, the Stonewall Inn became the center of the gay rights movement after a series of riots broke out. Its influence on these artists still ...
00:42 2019-06-28

What Made Humans 'The Fat Primate'? (It’s Far Deeper Than Diet) Blame junk food or a lack of exercise. But long before the modern obesity epidemic, evolution made us fat too. "We're the fat primates," said Devi Sw...
23:42 2019-06-27

Birds in the Ancient World: Messengers of Omens and Auguries Translators regularly face the problem that the words and expressions of one language do not always translate exactly into those of another.  ...
20:42 2019-06-27

Thanatographia Imago Mortis: The History of Futuristic Forensics Science fiction and laymen’s superstitions abound with the concept that the image of the killer is embedded in the retina of the victim.  ...
20:42 2019-06-27

Firefighters in Arizona Make Dramatic Rescue of 1,000-Year-Old ‘Medusa Mother Tree’ Firefighters in the American state of Arizona had a very different rescue mission on their hands - in order to save not people but a historic tree in...
20:42 2019-06-27

Researchers Discover Ancient “Weapon Making Site” Near Skeleton of Woolly Mammoth Evidence found on an Arctic island shows how 10,000 or more years ago people carved sharp slices off tusks to use for killing and cutting. Palaeontol...
20:42 2019-06-27

NASA Telescope Discovers More than 2,600 New Alien Planets On March 7, 2009, NASA launched the Kepler space telescope into orbit around the Sun. Outside the Earth’s atmosphere, it would be free to peer deeply...
20:42 2019-06-27

Ingenious Pre-Incan Hydrologic System Could Stabilize Modern Water Supply in Peru The coastal region of Peru has one of the world’s least reliable water supplies, which dwindles dramatically during its dry season, meaning Lima espe...
20:42 2019-06-27

Enheduanna: High Priestess of the Moon and the First Known Author The ancient Sumerian poet Enheduanna has a unique claim to fame: she was the first author in the world known by name. While there were previous insta...
20:42 2019-06-27

Following the Footsteps of the Ancestors: The Walkabout Coming of Age Ceremony Australia has been inhabited for more than 50,000 years and the Aboriginal people have a complex and fascinating spiritual life.  ...
20:42 2019-06-27

The Ancient Admiration of Birds: Flamingos as Masterpieces of Art and Food In the ancient past, relationships between humans and animals were stricter than today and included the sphere of the imaginary and the sacred. ...
20:42 2019-06-27

Cursing of Coprnice: The Good and Evil of Croatian Folklore There have been many legends that survived through Croatian history. Some were spread worldwide, and some remain unknown. One of these lesser known l...
20:42 2019-06-27

Are Scientists Set to Discover Life Beneath Europa’s Underground Ocean? Europa is one of Jupiter’s 79 moons. It is one of four large moons that revolve around the planet, and is slightly smaller in size than our moon. Eur...
20:42 2019-06-27

Race Against Time and Tide To Rescue Trove of Treasures At Siberian Atlantis Unique necropoli in the remote republic of Tuva, with more than a hundred undisturbed burials from the Bronze Age to the time of Genghis Khan, immerg...
20:42 2019-06-27

Eden Revisited: The Sumerian Version Sumer, in Mesopotamia, was called ‘the land of civilized kings’. It reached its peak around 6,500 years ago when it had the distinction of being a ve...
20:42 2019-06-27

Baffling 3,000-year-old Out of Place Mace Head Found in Poland An amateur Polish archaeologist has made an astonishing discovery that is 3,000 years old - he unearthed a Bronze Age mace head.  ...
20:42 2019-06-27

Melting Stone With Plants: Was the Mythical 'Green Chisel' A Real Ancient Tool? Archaeology is not an exact science. It is full of doubts, uncertainties, surprises, and unanswered questions. One of its unsolved mysteries concerns...
20:42 2019-06-27

The Yin Yang Symbol: A Philosophy of Chaos and Harmony The complementary nature of Yin and Yang are perhaps best illustrated by the iconic black-and-white yin-yang symbol. Yet, the philosophy behind the c...
20:42 2019-06-27

Wooden Arm Found in Roman Well in England Is a Real Oddity Archaeologists in England have made an unusual discovery in a Roman well. They found a wooden arm at the bottom that is remarkably well-preserved and...
20:42 2019-06-27

DNA Study Suggests Early Neanderthals Had Europe As Their Homebase The Neanderthal story began around 430,000 years ago and (mostly) ended with their demise about 40,000 years ago. They left their mark in Europe and ...
20:42 2019-06-27

Photos: WorldPride Begins in New York New York City is hosting this year’s WorldPride celebration and commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion. From parades to drag s...
19:28 2019-06-27

What’s on TV Wednesday: A Democratic Debate and ‘Hamlet’ The first presidential debates of the Democratic primary race kicks off in Miami. And ahead of a new “Ophelia,” stream a great performance of “Hamlet...
19:28 2019-06-27

He Was a Famed Novelist of America’s Underclass. What Happened? “Never a Lovely So Real,” a biography of Nelson Algren by Colin Asher, captures the human drama and literary achievement of a writer once considered ...
19:28 2019-06-27

MoMA PS1 Looks to Moscow to Hire New Director Kate Fowle brings her cultural expertise to Queens from the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Russia. She succeeds Klaus Biesenbach, who departed ...
19:28 2019-06-27

For a TV Editor, 500 New Shows a Year Require a Fresh Script Coverage is adapting to a flood of programming, and tools that Jeremy Egner relied on for “Game of Thrones” (hello, fan wikis!) are now being applied...
19:28 2019-06-27

What to See in New York Art Galleries Right Now Steven Parrino’s dark monochromes; Brice Marden’s Cold Mountain drawings; Neo Rauch’s surrealistic sketches; and out-of-this-world jewelry in ‘Non-St...
19:28 2019-06-27

‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Star Beth Chapman Dies at 51 Alongside her husband, Ms. Chapman starred in the reality show “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” an eight-season hit for A&E. Her battle with cancer was the s...
19:28 2019-06-27

Jimmy Fallon Thinks the Democratic Debate Was a Bit Overcrowded “To qualify, all a candidate needed was to poll at 1 percent or higher,” the “Tonight Show” host said. “That’s it? One percent? I mean, even O.J.’s a...
19:28 2019-06-27

By the Book: Greg Iles The author, most recently, of the novel “Cemetery Road,” finds electronic books easier on his eyes these days: “I still love the scent and feel of in...
19:28 2019-06-27

How Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon Got Intimate To make the actors comfortable, the director of “Frankie and Johnny” brought in an expert in staging sex scenes — Broadway’s first, and certainly not...
19:28 2019-06-27

These Kids Know ‘Stranger Things.’ But What’s Stranger Than Growing Up? Monstrous evil isn’t the only thing that’s grown in the fictional town of Hawkins, Ind. The young stars of Netflix’s coming-of-age series reflect on ...
19:28 2019-06-27

UN chief praises impact of Palestine refugee agency as ‘our common success’, at key pledging conference The work of the UN body responsible for assisting Palestine refugees, UNRWA, which has allowed millions of children to receive an education that prom...
18:42 2019-06-27

El Tajín, The Lost City of a Mysterious People In recent decades many lost cities have been uncovered by archaeologists or explorers. One of the most mysterious is the ancient city of El Tajín in ...
02:42 2019-06-24

9 Reasons for the Tragic Highlander Deaths in the Battle of Culloden There have been countless significant battles throughout history. Some of them have become infamous – from the Battle of Passchendaele during WWI to ...
20:14 2019-06-23

Crusader King Died Because He Refused to Eat His Greens A French sleuth may have solved the mystery of the death of France's famed King Louis IX, better known as Saint Louis. ...
17:14 2019-06-23

Playing God in the Laboratory: The Particle That Lead to Discovery of New Form of Matter Subatomic particles are a gateway into a world of mystery and uncertainty. In this fuzzy land, our usual assumptions about matter and energy are turn...
17:14 2019-06-23

Johnson's domestic dispute fuels debate in Britain over his PM credentials Reports of a heated late-night row between Boris Johnson and his girlfriend sparked a debate on Sunday about whether it would hurt his campaign to be...
16:14 2019-06-23

Ossuary of James the Just: The First Archaeological Evidence of the Existence of Jesus of Nazareth? The Ossuary of James was the archaeological find that triggered the most sensational cover up of the 21st century. ...
06:42 2019-06-23

Ongoing Dispatches from the First Man-Made Object to Leave Our Solar System On September 5, 1977, NASA launched Voyager 1, a small 700 kg space probe with a special mission: to boldly go where no one or no thing has gone befo...
20:42 2019-06-22

The Great Pyramid Experiment: Exploring Infrasound Technology Use By The Ancients In part one of this article we saw how there is compelling evidence to suggest that the ancient Egyptians of the Pyramid age incorporated sound techn...
20:42 2019-06-22

Satanic Plaque and Altar Unearthed in The Queen’s Holyrood Park in Scotland In a secluded area of The Queen’s Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, Scotland, archaeologists have unearthed two mysterious objects, including a metal plaqu...
14:42 2019-06-22

When Children Came out to Play: Ancient Toys and Games The main halls and secured vaults of museums around the world are loaded with vast arrays of grotesque antique weapons, golden lined velvet robes, ce...
06:28 2019-06-22

Small Drop In Fertility Rate May Have Led To Neanderthal Extinction Sapiens be warned, the life of a population is fragile! After decades of speculation about Neanderthals being wiped out by our ancestors, a new scien...
23:56 2019-06-21

6 Spectacular Summer Solstice Celebrations Around the World With the sun shining high, the summer solstice, aka the longest day of the year, is a day for celebration for many people around the world. For peopl...
23:56 2019-06-21

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei turns to opera with 'Turandot' Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, known for his politically charged contemporary works, will try his hand at opera by directing "Turandot", which is set in h...
19:14 2019-06-21

The Great Pyramid Experiment: Measuring the Sonic Capabilities of the Dead-end Passage The exact functions of the Great Pyramid’s interior chambers remain a complete mystery. It has always been assumed that the monument’s King’s Chamber...
15:14 2019-06-21

Discovery of Lead Sarcophagus Surprises Spanish Archaeologists Spanish archaeologists working in the downtown of Granada were going about routine excavations in a historic building in preparation for underground ...
01:42 2019-06-21

Varangian Guard: Bodyguards and Berserkers of the Byzantine Empire The tale of the Varangians continues in its prime in the form of the Varangian Guard, a prominent and selective Byzantine army arising in the tenth c...
01:42 2019-06-21

Evidence of Major Cataclysm on Mars Which Would Have Destroyed any Life Analysis of data collected by the Mars Curiosity Rover revealed evidence of a past cataclysmic event that would have ended all life on the surface of...
01:42 2019-06-21

Jim Pike, 82, Co-Founder and Lead Singer of the Lettermen, Is Dead Known for their lush harmonies, the trio was one of a raft of clean-cut male vocal groups that climbed the charts with folk and pop ballads in the 19...
23:14 2019-06-20

10 Sensational Sunken Kingdoms: Atlantis’ Companions Beneath the Waves Some of the most exciting archaeological discoveries and mysteries are the ones involving the ancient ruins of kingdoms lost beneath the waves.  ...
20:14 2019-06-20

Archeological Mystery Solved with Modern Genetics: Y Chromosomes Reveal Population Boom and Bust in Ancient Japan The current thinking on the origins of the Japanese population holds that the original inhabitants, the Jomon people, were met about 2,500 years ago ...
20:14 2019-06-20

Have Japanese Ornithologists Cracked the Mystery of the Nazca Lines? The Nazca Lines are among the most mysterious archaeological sites in all of Latin America. However, a team of Japanese experts has published a study...
20:14 2019-06-20

Van Gogh Painted Many ‘Sunflowers.’ But How Different Are They? Should they be considered copies, independent artworks or something in between? An extensive international research project has just released its fin...
17:56 2019-06-20

From Batman to Holy Land, comics artist sees heroes on all sides An American comic book illustrator once feted for a portfolio including Batman and Wonder Woman covers has found a new calling in the Holy Land - dra...
13:42 2019-06-20

The Rise and Fall of Shaman Queens of the East The word ‘shaman’ conjures up images of Native American medicine men smoking peace pipes, dancing in a trance to drumming around a fire or African sa...
06:14 2019-06-20

Maya Gateway to the World Below: Balankanchè Cave, Throne of the Tiger Priest Caves are central to the cosmologies of many world cultures, used by humans from the dawn of time. ...
02:28 2019-06-20

The Real History of the Romani People and the Misnomer of Gypsies Colloquially, and rather insultingly, known as 'gypsies', the history and culture of the Romani people is surrounded by stereotypes and misnomers, no...
02:28 2019-06-20

Was Mary Magdalene Destined To Be the First Pope? New evidence has recently been uncovered and it implies that Mary Magdalene was the likely successor of Jesus. The importance of Mary Magdalene has a...
02:28 2019-06-20

DNA Sequencing Microchip Could Detect Earth-Like Life on Mars Conditions on Mars are harsh. Its atmosphere is made up mostly of carbon dioxide and is 100 times thinner than Earth’s. Temperatures on the surface c...
02:28 2019-06-20

Prehistoric Well Uncovered At Ancient Hillfort Might Be A Time Capsule Of Archaeological Gold An ancient fresh water well with elaborate spiraling stone steps has been re-discovered on one of Scotland’s most mythologized mountain peaks near Ab...
02:28 2019-06-20

Aleksandar Hemon Fits Two Memoirs Into One New Volume “My Parents: An Introduction” and “This Does Not Belong to You” are two memoirs in one volume, covering Hemon’s youth in Yugoslavia and his parents’ ...
22:14 2019-06-19

Pistol that Van Gogh used to shoot himself sells for $145,000 The gun Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have used to commit suicide in France in 1890, shooting himself in the chest after years of ment...
19:56 2019-06-19

Review: ‘Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson,’ Aiming for His Head Based on an anecdote from the set of an infamous commercial, the play focuses on the behind-the-scenes people who work to realize an artist’s vision....
19:28 2019-06-19

That Glitchy Music Video on YouTube? It’s Getting an Upgrade The streaming service and Universal Music Group have teamed up to revamp more than 1,000 videos from artists including Lady Gaga, Tom Petty, Billy Id...
17:14 2019-06-19

Mozart’s Rival Returns to La Scala in a Double Bill With Puccini In a project by the house’s academy, Antonio Salieri’s opera “Prima la Musica e Poi le Parole” will be staged with Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Gianni Sc...
12:28 2019-06-19

Marine Archaeologists Drain Sea To Investigate Underwater Building At Salamis Ruins The Greek Ministry of Culture has announced a major discovery by marine archaeologists off the island of Salamis. It has been revealed that divers an...
00:56 2019-06-19

Enki: The Epic Mesopotamian Water God Who Saved Humanity In the belief system of the Sumerians, Enki (known also as Ea by the Akkadians and Babylonians) was regarded to be one of the most important deities....
00:56 2019-06-19

Water on Mars Provides Hope for Human Habitation The first sample of dust and soil analysed by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover in August 2012 was found to contain a substantial amount of water. This dis...
00:56 2019-06-19

Ancient Ancestors Made A Large and Deliberate Migration to Australia The size of the first population of people needed to arrive, survive, and thrive in what is now Australia is revealed in two studies published on Jun...
00:56 2019-06-19

In Japan, It’s a Riveting TV Plot: Can a Worker Go Home on Time? On this show, a 30-something project manager in the famously overworked nation wants nothing more than to get out of the office and into her favorite...
21:56 2019-06-18

Asking Artists, What Do You Need? The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has a new artistic leader, Lili Chopra, who sees the needs of the city and the needs of artists as complementary...
21:14 2019-06-18

Revelations From Çatalhöyük: A 9,000-year-old Community With Modern Urban Problems Some 9,000 years ago, residents of one of the world's first large farming communities were also among the first humans to experience some of the peri...
15:56 2019-06-18

Serpentine Galleries Chief Quits, With Harsh Words for Activist Artists Yana Peel resigned after a newspaper revealed she had connections to a cybersecurity firm whose spyware has been used by governments to track journal...
15:28 2019-06-18

The Magical Message of Merlin Versus Modern Materialism Approaching a subject such as lore about Merlin the Magician is to engage an old, old story that has been cast in poetry, history, music, art, and li...
08:00 2019-06-18

Charles Reich, Who Saw ‘The Greening of America,’ Dies at 91 He was a Yale Law School professor when he embraced the counterculture in a 1970 book that became a best seller and brought him rock-star-level fame....
00:56 2019-06-18

Resurrecting the Ancient Israelites From the Valley of Dry Bones The Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones prophecy is one of the most powerful prophecies of the prophet Ezekiel. In this vision, Ezekiel finds himself i...
00:14 2019-06-18

J.J. Abrams Said to Be Near $500 Million Deal With WarnerMedia WarnerMedia will get a first look at projects developed by the media company run by Mr. Abrams and his wife, which made hits like “Star Trek Beyond.”...
23:14 2019-06-17

Were These Ancient Egyptian Mummies Chemical Or Natural Blondes? Egyptian noblewoman Tjuyu and her husband Yuya were important figures in Amenhotep III’s court and she is believed to have died in 1375 BC. Most wide...
22:42 2019-06-17

Boudicca: The Celtic Queen Who Unleashed Fury on the Romans Boudicca’s name has been remembered through history as the courageous warrior queen who fought for freedom from oppression, for herself, and all the ...
22:42 2019-06-17

‘Oh! Calcutta!’ at 50: Still Naked After All These Years John Lennon and Sam Shepard wrote sketches. The cast was unclothed. And it went on to a two-decade Broadway run. An oral history of one of theater’s ...
21:56 2019-06-17

Sotheby’s Auction House to Be Taken Private in $3.7 Billion Sale Patrick Drahi’s acquisition of the auction house, which has struggled to turn a profit recently, will return it to private ownership after 31 years o...
17:14 2019-06-17

Brexit Bill Threat Continues England’s Ancient History of Debt Defaults Boris Johnson’s threat to withhold payment of the UK’s £39 billion Brexit divorce bill until the EU gives Britain better exit terms has been the sour...
15:42 2019-06-17

Silence is Golden: Ancient Monks Couldn’t Even Find Peace and Quiet In our contemporary world, noise pollution has reached dangerous levels. But even in what many reminisce as “quieter times” in the “more peaceful” pa...
02:56 2019-06-17

Acoustic Levitation: Floating on a Wave of Sound Experiments in sound or acoustic levitation are common and ongoing. Dozens of researchers have managed to use sound waves to levitate and move tiny p...
18:00 2019-06-16

Burned Down Colonial Tavern that May Have Doubled as a Brothel Found in North Carolina Archaeologists examining a recently discovered colonial tavern in eastern North Carolina were stunned to discover that when the 18th Century building...
18:00 2019-06-16

Scholars Get Closer to Words of Buddha as They Unravel Oldest Buddhist Scrolls in the World The oldest Buddhist scrolls ever discovered were made on birch bark and spent two millennia folded in clay pots, in a cave, situated along the northe...
14:14 2019-06-16

Fort of Castillo San Cristóbal: Built to Defend Against the English, Dutch and Marauding Pirates Puerto Rico is a unique island with stunning scenery as well as a complex history and fascinating culture. ...
05:56 2019-06-16

Teleportation: Will Quantum Physics Make Star Trek Tech a Success? Most of us have seen the science fiction series Star Trek and are familiar with their concept of teleportation, in which characters are ‘beamed’ off ...
20:28 2019-06-15

Mysterious Megalithic Monument Found at Carrowmore is Unlike Anything Seen in Ireland In Ireland, archaeologists have found a remarkable monument in the heart of the extensive Stone Age complex of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery in Slig...
20:28 2019-06-15

5,000 Years Ago, Ancient Scientists Used Chemical Reactions to Create Pigments in Altai Mountains Scientists have unlocked intriguing 5,000-year-old secrets of prehistoric illustrators behind the stunning artwork of Karakol. These magnificent pain...
20:28 2019-06-15

The Week in Arts: One Ariana Grande, Two Stadiums; Toni Morrison on the Silver Screen The recording artist headlines Madison Square Garden, a play plumbs the gay experience in Uganda and the Nobel Prize-winning novelist anchors a new d...
10:00 2019-06-15

Lil’ Buck Sinegal, Noted Louisiana Guitarist, Dies at 75 He worked with Allen Toussaint, Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifton Chenier and more. He has been called “the best guitar slinger South Louisiana has to offer....
02:28 2019-06-15

Archaeology Uncovering the Great Forgetting For 13 days in October of 1962, our civilization was poised on the edge of nuclear destruction. American president John F. Kennedy and Soviet premier...
01:42 2019-06-15

Puma Punku: This Ancient Andean Site Keeps Everyone Guessing Puma Punku is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site in Bolivia that is steeped in wonder and mystery. The architecture found in the ruins astounds arch...
01:42 2019-06-15

Hi-Tech Levitation Devices Used To “Float” Ancient Egyptian Sphinx In 1913, archaeologists working with the Egyptian Antiquities Service, the Egypt Exploration Fund and the British School of Archaeology, excavated an...
01:42 2019-06-15

8,000-year-old Petroglyphs Found in the World’s Biggest Meteor Crater Scientists in South Africa have made an amazing discovery in the globe’s biggest meteor impact crater, the Vredefort Crater. While experts were study...
01:42 2019-06-15

Civita di Bagnoregio - Italy’s Most Enchanting and Surreal Ancient Town Is Dying Civita di Bagnoregio is a small town located in Viterbo, a province in the central Italian region of Lazio. The town is situated about 120 kilometers...
21:00 2019-06-14

Picasso, Leger paintings seen fetching millions at London auction Abstract paintings depicting the female form by Pablo Picasso and Fernand Leger are expected to fetch tens of millions of dollars at auction when the...
17:14 2019-06-14

Quilmes Ruins, Sacred Place of Diaguita People Argentina is a vast country revered for its many natural wonders and beautiful scenery. Less well-known, however, are its historic sites.  ...
15:28 2019-06-14

In Brazil, a New Rendering of a Literary Giant Makes Waves Machado de Assis Real, developed by a Brazilian university and an ad agency, shows the 19th-century writer in color, challenging some long-held ideas...
14:28 2019-06-14

Ancient Origins of the Moon: Was it Once Part of Earth? The origin of the Moon has been a subject of research for many years and theories about its creation abound. Hypotheses vary from non-scientific prop...
13:56 2019-06-14

Ice Age Mammoth, Camelid and Giant Wolf Fossils Found in Mexico Mammoths are among the best-known of all pre-historic animals and they have fascinated scientists and the public for generations. ...
11:14 2019-06-14

Vestal Virgins: Powerful Priestesses of Rome’s Sacred Flame In the Res Gestae Divi Augustus (‘The Deeds of the Divine Augustus’), Augustus demonstrates his piety by stating that he was a member of all four maj...
22:28 2019-06-13

Carthaginian Religion and The Punic Power House of Baal Hammon and Tanit According to tradition, the city of Carthage was founded in 814 BC by the legendary Queen Dido. The founder of this city was originally a princess fr...
22:28 2019-06-13

When You’ve Seen ‘When They See Us,’ Here’s What to Read These books include ones focused on the Central Park Five and others exploring issues of racism and criminal justice that Netflix’s mini-series raise...
21:14 2019-06-13

‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Review: Zombies Gobbling Up Scraps of Pop Culture Jim Jarmusch’s movie, starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton and a bunch of other interesting people, respects the genre without committing...
21:14 2019-06-13

Bill Wittliff, ‘Lonesome Dove’ Screenwriter and Son of Texas, Dies at 79 His screenplays displayed an affinity for the mythology and history of his native state, and he and his wife started an archive devoted to Texas writ...
21:14 2019-06-13

Mark Ronson, a Party Boy No More, Tries on Melancholy After a Parade of Hits With seven Grammys, an Oscar and a host of megahits under his belt, the D.J.-turned-super-producer returns with “Late Night Feelings,” a more left-fi...
16:14 2019-06-13

Ancient Chinese Death Rituals Involved Smoking Cannabis Specifically “To Get High” Archaeological evidence gathered at the excavation of ‘eight ancient Chinese tombs’ has finally determined that people were indeed smoking cannabis 2...
15:28 2019-06-13

Late-Night Hosts Are Afraid to Put Their Faith in Polls Again Surveys suggest President Trump’s in trouble, but as Jimmy Fallon put it: “If you want to know how much these polls matter, just ask President Hillar...
09:42 2019-06-13

Gungneyo, the Ranks and Regiment of Women Serving Korean Royalty The smooth running of Korean royal households depended upon the unseen hands of gungneyo; the seamstresses, cooks, chambermaids, water- and firewood ...
06:56 2019-06-13

Elizabeth Lederer, Prosecutor of Central Park Five, Resigns From Columbia Law Ms. Lederer was portrayed in the Netflix mini-series “When They See Us” as aggressively prosecuting five black and Latino boys for rape despite doubt...
06:28 2019-06-13

Understanding of LGBT realities ‘non-existent’ in most countries, says UN expert Policymakers in most parts of the world are taking decisions in the dark when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity, an independent UN h...
02:28 2019-06-13

Marching to Their Own Beats Watch a portion of Pam Tanowitz’s new dance — her first for an outdoor space — in which all the dancers, including Sara Mearns, have their own timing...
01:14 2019-06-13

León Viejo, The Lost City of Nicaragua That Emerged From The Ashes After 400 Years The city of León Viejo has been rediscovered and is now open to visitors. The ruins of the city are very important in the history of the Central Amer...
00:00 2019-06-13

Musicians Mourn the Fiery Destruction of Their Recordings: ‘I Think They Are Gone Forever’ An article in The New York Times Magazine revealed that a 2008 blaze was much more destructive than previously disclosed, leading musicians to speak ...
21:00 2019-06-12

Eltz Castle: A Majestic Medieval Pile Owned by the Same Family for 800 Years Eltz Castle is a majestic castle situated on the top of a rock within a small wooded valley in Germany. Be it through luck or strategy, the castle ha...
20:28 2019-06-12

Diver’s 5,500-Year-Old Discovery Hauls History of Scottish Crannogs Into Question Archaeologists in Scotland have made “astounding discoveries” in a murky loch which finally determines when ancient homes known as crannogs were firs...
20:28 2019-06-12

Petition Filed to Create First Union for Guggenheim Museum Staff Under the proposal, about 90 art installers and facilities workers at the museum would become members of the International Union of Operating Enginee...
19:42 2019-06-12

Study Reveals Vandal's Invasion Destroyed Roman's Luxury Diets, And Class System The diets and geographic origins of people living in Portus, the main maritime port of Imperial Rome, have been determined through analysis of human,...
13:28 2019-06-12

Must Farm: Britain's Pompeii Reveals Burning Bronze Age Secrets Dubbed ‘Britain’s Pompeii,’ Must Farm is an amazingly well-preserved Bronze Age site in Cambridgeshire, England. The 3,000-year-old site has made int...
13:28 2019-06-12

He Couldn’t Talk About What He Saw in World War II. So He Painted It. The aristocrat-turned-commando Guy de Montlaur was a hero of the French liberation. His paintings of D-Day depict scenes that haunted him his entire ...
11:28 2019-06-12

Hollywood Reconsiders the Bad Female Boss, With a Generational Twist In projects like “Late Night,” “Little” and “Veep,” the archetype is being used to tell more explicitly feminist tales — and to question power itself...
10:14 2019-06-12

French Wine With a Hint of Rome Revealed By Ancient Grape DNA Seeds of grapes used in the production of wine, found in archaeological sites across Europe, have been genetically tested and tell a story of continu...
08:42 2019-06-12

Does the Greatest Macedonian Rest In the Royal Necropolis at Aigai? Aigai (known today as Vergina) is an archaeological site situated in northern Greece, not far from the city of Thessaloniki. This was the first capit...
02:14 2019-06-12

Breakthrough Discovery of DNA in Ancient Water Burials Clearly Identifies Sámi People During the Iron Age, around 300 AD, something extraordinary was initiated in Levänluhta area in Isokyrö, SW Finland. The deceased were buried in a la...
02:14 2019-06-12

The Roman Dictator Cincinnatus: Model of an Honest Politician? Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus is a figure from the Early Republican period of Rome’s history. Cincinnatus (a nickname given to him due to his curly ha...
02:14 2019-06-12

The Oriental Magical Practice of Onmyōdō and Its Checkered History The practice of Onmyōdō has a contentious history in Japan and, for reasons that will become clear, was outlawed for some time along with its close c...
02:14 2019-06-12

Linda Fairstein Attacks Her Portrayal in ‘When They See Us’ In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, the prosecutor-turned-novelist said that a Netflix series based on the Central Park Five case was full of “di...
02:00 2019-06-12

He Hears America Singing Guns N’ Roses In “Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems,” Campbell McGrath celebrates chain restaurants, rock music and the joyful raucous stupidity of pop culture...
20:28 2019-06-11

A Reality Check for Sea Ranch Demographic shifts. Climate change. The internet. “Sea Ranch is changing, like our society,” said the architect Mary Griffin. “We simply can’t build ...
20:28 2019-06-11

Four Days in Ojai, a Musical Utopia The multitalented Barbara Hannigan organized this year’s Ojai Music Festival, a well-balanced meal of programming that went down easily, without bloa...
20:28 2019-06-11

When the World’s Most Famous Mystery Writer Vanished On a cold December night in 1926, Agatha Christie went out in her beloved Morris Crowley roadster and didn’t return home for 11 days. Here’s how her ...
13:00 2019-06-11

Still Snarling After 40,000 Years, a Giant Pleistocene Wolf Discovered in Yakutia Reports of a the sensational find of head of a toothy beast with its brain intact that has been preserved since prehistoric times in permafrost, have...
04:28 2019-06-11

Psychic Archaeology Uncovers Lost Structures at Glastonbury ‘The Company of Avalon’ was a group of monks who allegedly directed excavations at Glastonbury Abbey from behind the scenes, so far behind the scenes...
04:28 2019-06-11

Cerberus: Legendary Hell Hound of the Underworld In ancient Greek mythology, there exists a three headed dog called Cerberus that guards the entrance to Hades, a misty and gloomy Underworld in which...
04:28 2019-06-11

Trophy Skulls Provide New Clues In Explaining the Collapse of the Maya Two trophy skulls, recently discovered by archaeologists in the jungles of Belize, may help shed light on the little-understood collapse of the once ...
04:28 2019-06-11

Child Remains From Tragic Irish Shipwreck Washed Up On Canadian Beach The Canadian government has confirmed that a collection of human remains has been washed up on a beach, belonging to victims of a ship that sunk with...
20:14 2019-06-10

The Phoenicians: Mysterious Merchant Mariners Whose Inventions Impacted the World Forever The Phoenicians were an ancient people who once ruled the Mediterranean. Despite little being known about them as very few of their inscriptions have...
15:42 2019-06-10

Ali Stroker Accepts Tony in a Wheelchair, Making History “This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, who has a limitation or a challenge,” said Ms. Stroker, who won for her ro...
09:14 2019-06-10

Scenes From Inside the 2019 Tony Awards Our photographer Sara Krulwich is at Radio City Music Hall, looking for moments that might stand out — a stirring song, a striking emotion, a bit of ...
09:14 2019-06-10

San Pedro de la Roca Castle and the Military Might of Spain in Cuba Top quality cigars and contagious rhythm have long been associated with the Caribbean’s largest island.  ...
04:14 2019-06-10

Camille Billops, Who Filmed Her Mother-Daughter Struggle, Dies at 85 A sculptor, painter and filmmaker, she gave up her daughter for adoption and documented the reunion they had 20 years later — only to reject her agai...
23:14 2019-06-09

Rare Roman Coin Found in a Field in England Sells for $700,000, Smashing New Records A rare 1700-year-old coin depicting Roman ruler Allectus found by an amateur metal detectorist in a field in Kent, England, has been sold for a stagg...
19:42 2019-06-09

Maat: Ancient Egyptian Goddess of Truth, Justice and Morality Maat, also known as Ma’at or Mayet, was a female goddess in the ancient Egyptian religion who represented truth, justice, balance and morality.  The ...
17:56 2019-06-09

Medieval Skull Found Beneath Rothwell Church Shows Violent Blow In a dark crypt that lies beneath an active parish church in England, the remains of thousands of men, women and children who died in medieval Britai...
11:56 2019-06-09

1000-Year-Old Sarcophagus Discovered Beneath One of Germany’s Oldest Churches – Who’s Inside? A 1,000-year-old sarcophagus discovered beneath a church floor in Mainz, Germany, is thought to hold the remains of a former 11th century Archbishop....
01:28 2019-06-09

Enochian: The Mysterious Lost Language of Angels Enochian is a mysterious language that 16th century occultists John Dee and Edward Kelley recorded in their private journals. They claimed this ‘cele...
21:28 2019-06-08

Dracula’s Balls: Weapons of Hyper-Violence Used by Vlad III Discovered Under Bulgarian Fortress Archaeologists excavating at the medieval Bulgarian ‘Zishtova Fortress’ have unearthed  ‘stone cannonballs’ which are thought to have been used by Vl...
21:28 2019-06-08

Cueva Pintada: Painted Cave of Gran Canaria Reveals Mystery of Ancient Inhabitants In 1862, in the center of the Spanish town of Galdar, an incredible archaeological discovery was made while agricultural work was being undertaken.  ...
17:28 2019-06-08

The Week in Arts: Alvin Ailey Goes Back to School; ‘Younger’ Returns to TV Land Dance performances celebrate the Ailey School’s 50th anniversary; a romantic comedy’s sixth season opens; and the National Gallery of Art becomes an ...
11:00 2019-06-08

Malta, Shrouded in Megalithic Mystery The crowd waited expectantly at Malta’s ancient Mnajdra Temple for the spring equinox sun to peek out from behind a nearby hill.  ...
05:28 2019-06-08

City Gate From the Time of King David Unearthed In Miracle Village Archaeologists have announced an amazing discovery - they have found an ancient city gate that dates to the time of King David, perhaps the greatest ...
00:42 2019-06-08

The Decomposing Bodies of Skull Island: The Unique Funerary Custom of Trunyan Trunyan (also spelled as Terunyan) is a village located on the Indonesian island of Bali. This village is known colloquially as the ‘Skull Island’, d...
00:42 2019-06-08

The Dark Secret Behind the Hidden Room of Glamis Castle If you could even guess the nature of this castle’s secret, said Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore, you would get down on your knees and tha...
00:42 2019-06-08

The Met Opera Cuts Back on Screen Time for Berlioz Next Season Citing “technical demands,” the company will replace its revival of a video-heavy production of Berlioz’s “La Damnation de Faust” with concert perfor...
00:14 2019-06-08

Linda Fairstein Dropped by Her Publisher After TV Series on the Central Park 5 A Penguin Random House imprint ended its relationship with the prosecutor-turned-novelist after “When They See Us” drew attention to her role in the ...
00:14 2019-06-08

They Say You Can’t Go Home Again. Laura Linney Just Did. She talks about revisiting Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” for a fourth time, and the potential impact of Georgia’s abortion bill on the produ...
16:56 2019-06-07

Gucci to Fund Project to Save Rome’s Historic Rock of Execution Gucci is one of the most famous fashion brands in the world. The Italian company has announced that they are funding a restoration project in the hea...
16:42 2019-06-07

Unique Cereal Rings Were Not Made To Eat, So What Are They? Archaeologists often come across curious items and artifacts that are unusual. In Austria, a team of archaeologists has made a most uncommon discover...
05:56 2019-06-07

Satanic Panic Freezes Sale of Witches Prison Once a prison for people (mostly women) accused of witchcraft, what is held to be Britain’s most haunted house is up for sale - again. ...
00:14 2019-06-07

How A Handful of Yamnaya Culture Nomads Became the Fathers of Europe The origins of modern Europeans are shrouded in mystery and wracked by controversy. Archaeologists and linguists have long debated the origins of the...
23:14 2019-06-06

More than one million sexually transmitted infections occur every day: WHO The global scale of sexually transmitted infections (STI) should be a “wake-up call” to governments, UN health experts said on Thursday, citing data ...
17:42 2019-06-06

Ancient Origins Of North Americans Settled - And Hard Evidence Of “Russian” Collusion Unearthed For at least the last century archaeologists and anthropologists have generally agreed that the first humans arrived in North America having struggle...
17:14 2019-06-06

Linda Fairstein, Once Cheered, Faces Storm After ‘When They See Us’ A Netflix series about the Central Park jogger case has led to intense criticism of the famous prosecutor-turned-novelist who oversaw the investigati...
14:14 2019-06-06

Stephen Colbert Skewers Trump’s Interview With Piers Morgan Colbert was not impressed with the British television personality, who complimented President Trump for “being on his best behavior” around the queen...
09:56 2019-06-06

How the Universe Came to Be: The Bible and Science Finally in Accord? For most of our history, scientists have primarily believed that the universe is eternal and unchanging. Aristotle in the fourth century BC asserted ...
01:56 2019-06-06

The Antikythera Mechanism: Who Designed the World’s Oldest Astronomical Computer? Since its discovery in a shipwreck near Greece in 1900, an ancient metallic astronomical clock, called the ‘Antikythera Mechanism’ still baffles scie...
01:56 2019-06-06

The Curious Phaistos Disc – Ancient Mystery or Clever Hoax? In 1908 an Italian archaeologist ventured into the ruins of Phaistos, an ancient Minoan palace on the south coast of Crete. In an underground temple ...
00:00 2019-06-06

Shipwreck's 350-Year-Old Bottles of Wine Are Up for Auction - Would You Take a Sip? Divers have uncovered many treasures and rare items from the seafloor. Some years ago, a team of divers recovered a collection of wine-bottles from a...
00:00 2019-06-06

The Making of ‘1984,’ George Orwell’s Nightmare Vision of a World Without Truth “The Ministry of Truth,” by Dorian Lynskey, is a “biography” of the 1949 novel, an enduring icon of state power devoid of moral principle and human c...
23:56 2019-06-05

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Wants to Be More Than TV Medicine Bruce Miller, the showrunner for Hulu’s adaptation of the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, discusses how he wanted Season 3 to be entertaining abo...
23:56 2019-06-05

Ai-Da, the humanoid robot artist, gears up for first solo exhibition Wearing a white blouse and her dark hair hanging loose, Ai-Da looks like any artist at work as she studies her subject and puts pencil to paper. But ...
22:42 2019-06-05

Angkor Wat Archaeological Digs Yield New Clues to its Civilization’s Decline Cambodia’s famous temple of Angkor Wat is one of the world’s largest religious monuments, visited by over 2 million tourists each year. ...
15:42 2019-06-05

Blackbeard and his Infamous Pirate Ship, Queen Anne's Revenge History records Blackbeard as one of the most notorious pirates; but his early years weren’t as infamous or inglorious. Edward Teach, the man who wou...
13:28 2019-06-05

Fingerprints Overturn Ideas On Women In Ancient Native American Society – But What About The Third Sex? Fingerprints are very important in criminal investigations, but it seems they are also increasingly important when it comes to archaeological studies...
13:28 2019-06-05

Details of First Historically Recorded Plague Pandemic Revealed by Ancient Genomes An international team of researchers have analysed human remains from 21 archaeological sites to learn more about the impact and evolution of the pla...
13:28 2019-06-05

FROM THE FIELD: Keeping Morocco’s indigenous culture and conservation in balance The delicate balance between indigenous farming practices and conservation in Morocco is under threat, but according to the UN, local communities in ...
13:14 2019-06-05

A 40-Something Looks Back at ‘Thirtysomething’ As a teenager, a writer secretly viewed the ABC drama in her basement, trying to learn about marriage. Rewatching it now, she is surprised at the act...
10:28 2019-06-05

The French Version of ‘Fleabag’ Is Exactly the Same. Until It’s Different. There may be Paris landmarks in the background, but the dysfunctional relationships, slow-burning grief and sly asides to camera are all still there....
01:56 2019-06-05

World’s Oldest Stone Tools and Weapons Found in Ethiopia Researchers have unearthed some deliberately sharpened tools that date from over 2.5 million years ago. These artifacts are changing our understandin...
18:56 2019-06-04

His Martin Luther King Biography Was a Classic. His Latest King Piece Is Causing a Furor. David Garrow found F.B.I. documents alleging King stood by during a rape. But some scholars question whether to trust records created as part of a sm...
11:28 2019-06-04

What Happened After P.G. Wodehouse Was Captured During World War II The beloved British humorist — the creator of Wooster and Jeeves — was arrested by the Germans in 1940 and spent the remainder of the war in custody....
11:28 2019-06-04

The Kingdom of Hayti and the Slave that Pronounced Himself King Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther,” which recently became the first superhero drama to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award, takes place i...
05:28 2019-06-04

Chile’s SuperGran Is Last Living Keeper Of A 10,000-Year-Old Language and Culture The 10,000-year-old Yaghan language of Chile's remote Tierra del Fuego has ‘one’ remaining fluent speaker left, and the entire ancient culture is on ...
00:00 2019-06-04

The Tug-of-War for Brimstone Hill Fortress, The Fort with a View to Die For St Kitts and Nevis are renowned for being beautiful tropical islands, but in the past the islands were also strategically important. Several battles ...
22:14 2019-06-03

Synodus Horrenda: The Macabre Trial of the Corpse of Pope Formoso In AD 897 the holy space of the Basilica of St John of Lateran, Rome, was violated by a truly sinister event inside the dark walls of the house of Go...
22:14 2019-06-03

Rediscovered Viking-era Lewis Chessman Is Predicted To Make A Family Millionaires An old heirloom looks likely to make a lucky family a fortune when it goes to auction. They found one of the Lewis Chess pieces that belongs to one o...
22:14 2019-06-03

What Is a Spoiler? This Story About ‘Jeopardy!’ Phenom James Holzhauer On Monday, the show’s most dominant player in years can surpass the $2.5 million Ken Jennings won during his famous streak. Read on if you want to le...
18:42 2019-06-03

Hidden Women of History: Ennigaldi-Nanna, Curator of the World’s First Museum “It belongs in a museum.” With these words, Indiana Jones, the world’s best-known fictional archaeologist, articulated an association between archaeo...
09:42 2019-06-03

Illegal Viking Coin Hoard Worth £500,000 Threatens To Rewrite English History A hoard of Viking coins worth at least half a million British pounds has been recovered by police investigating the illegal trade of historic treasur...
18:14 2019-06-02

Don’t Cross the Kobolds: Mischievous Spirits of European Folklore In ancient folklore, the kobold is a small, pointy-eared, goblin-like creature with a short-temper and a mischievous spirit. While generally describe...
18:14 2019-06-02

Beware the Kitsune, The Shapeshifting Fox of Japanese Folklore Kitsune (狐狸精), the Japanese fox-spirit, is also known as the Kumiho (구미호) in Korea and the Huli Jing (狐狸精) in China. They are basically the same crea...
16:14 2019-06-02

Underwater Fortress Found: Ancient Fort Linked to Bloody Biblical Battles Found Off Coast of Israel Underwater archaeology is helping to transform our knowledge of the ancient world. In Israel, maritime archaeologists have discovered a 2,200-year-ol...
01:00 2019-06-02

Ten Bizarre Mysteries Across Time and Space All through history and time people have been trying to solve unexplained phenomena and bizarre mysteries. As humans, we’re often fascinated and some...
01:00 2019-06-02

Who Destroyed the Great Library of Alexandria? The destruction of the great library of Alexandria has been lamented as one of the biggest losses of the ancient world. Nearly one million documents ...
19:42 2019-06-01

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads A Peter Max mystery. On the trail of Tupelo honey. “Star Wars” at Disneyland. Opera and race. An autoworker grapples with his plant’s closing. And mo...
16:42 2019-06-01

Sao Miguel das Missoes Brazil, A Mission Forced to Abandon its Converts Brazil is a huge country, well known for its carnivals, rich coffee, fantastic soccer players, and diverse heritage. One of its most remarkable archa...
16:14 2019-06-01

Chinese Lion Kings: Winged Lions, Foo Dogs and Gaimei The King of the Beasts triumphs in Chinese mythology, albeit in many shapes and forms. Chinese artists combined different creatures’ attributes to cr...
16:14 2019-06-01

Prosecutors, Wary of Appearances, Deliberated On How to Explain Smollett Decision Emails released on Friday show prosecutors carefully constructing their statement on why the actor Jussie Smollett would no longer face charges of st...
06:28 2019-06-01

The Incredible World of Painted Skulls and Bone Houses Overlooking the Alps, in the idyllic Austrian mountain town of Hallstatt, a few hundred grave markers indicate the resting place of former residents....
03:00 2019-06-01

Strange But Serious Medieval Animal Trials Were No Kangaroo Court! One of the more unusual aspects of the Medieval world was that animals could be put on trial like human beings. Yes, there was such a thing as legal ...
23:00 2019-05-31

Grace O’Malley, the 16th Century Pirate Queen of Ireland Grace O'Malley was Queen of Umaill, chieftain of the O Maille clan, a rebel, seafarer, and fearless leader who challenged the turbulent politics of 1...
23:00 2019-05-31

Ancient Feces Reveal Parasites Plagued 9,000-Year-Old City of Catalhoyuk Garbage dumps are always exciting places for archaeologists. They often tell us the stories that are hidden or seen as unimportant to share with futu...
13:56 2019-05-31

The Hacking Supergroup That Counts Beto O’Rourke as One of Its Own Joseph Menn’s “Cult of the Dead Cow” is a narrative history of a group of hackers who went from apolitical hobbyists to security advisers for the wor...
13:42 2019-05-31

A Literary Cocktail of Gun Molls, Rotgut Moonshine and Skittering Shadows In “Westside,” W.M. Akers’s debut novel, Prohibition-era Manhattan has been divided by a giant wall, and the city has been overrun by jungle and rot....
13:42 2019-05-31

A Thriller Set in Jacobean England Delves Into a Notorious Murder In “The Poison Bed,” Elizabeth Fremantle reopens the case of Robert and Frances Carr, aristocrats charged with killing a man who opposed their marria...
13:42 2019-05-31

Wondering at the ‘Special Universe’ of Gay Life in All Its Diversity In “Out of the Shadows,” Walt Odets looks at the trauma and shame that still plague gay men, and argues for more self-actualized and authentic lives....
13:42 2019-05-31

George F. Will: By the Book The political columnist and author, most recently, of “The Conservative Sensibility” has no love for Holden Caulfield: “Just what the world does not ...
13:42 2019-05-31

A Debut Novel of Political and Personal Upheaval in Late-20th-Century Nigeria Nnamdi Ehirim’s “Prince of Monkeys” witnesses a diverse group of friends navigating riots and their own comings-of-age in Lagos in the ’80s and ’90s....
13:42 2019-05-31

Their Beach Opera Won at the Biennale. But They Can Hardly Afford It. Even after winning the Golden Lion, and despite popular demand, the artists at the Lithuanian pavilion still need to raise money for regular performa...
13:42 2019-05-31

Documents Suggest Prosecutors Quickly Changed Mind on Jussie Smollett Case Newly released police files say that soon after the actor was charged with faking a hate-crime attack, prosecutors were thinking of settling the case...
03:56 2019-05-31

Ancient DNA is Revealing the Origins of Livestock Herding in Africa Visitors to East Africa are often amazed by massive herds of cattle with a gorgeous array of horn, hump and coat patterns. Pastoralism – a way of lif...
01:28 2019-05-31

Armillary Spheres: Following Celestial Objects in the Ancient World Armillary spheres, originally from ancient Greece, were vital instruments for astronomers to both demonstrate and track celestial bodies and their mo...
21:14 2019-05-30

Lost Artifacts of the Great Pyramid: The Mysterious Case of the Dixon Relics There is a certain perception of the Great Pyramid as an utterly void arrangement of empty halls and chambers, strangely bereft of artifacts and insc...
21:14 2019-05-30

Did Supernovae Inspire Our Hominin Ancestors to Walk Upright? Did ancient supernovae induce proto-humans to walk on two legs, eventually resulting in Homo sapiens with hands free to build cathedrals, design rock...
17:14 2019-05-30

Two Transgender Activists Are Getting a Monument in New York Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, both key figures in the gay liberation movement, will be honored with a permanent installation in Greenwich Vill...
10:14 2019-05-30

The Twisted Phenomena and Strange Features of Medieval Art Why would knights be fighting snails? Medieval art is a complex weave of surreal, bizarre and sometimes disturbing imagery and artists took creative ...
04:28 2019-05-30

Fingerprints of Ancient Masons Reveal Advanced Iron Age Construction Technique Sometimes a discovery really brings the past alive. One such is the recent discovery of 3000-year old fingerprints that have been found in the United...
03:42 2019-05-30

The Lost City of Aztlan – Legendary Homeland of the Aztecs Is Aztlan the ancient homeland of the great Aztec civilization, or is it just a mythical land described in legends? The Aztec people of Mexico create...
03:42 2019-05-30

Bronze Age Bird Beak Burials Found In Russia The bizarre find of a skeleton with what seems to have been a collar or armor constructed from birds beaks has Russian archaeologists scratching thei...
03:42 2019-05-30

The Pop and Spark of ‘Too Darn Hot’ This number “represents pure dance,” said the “Kiss Me, Kate” choreographer Warren Carlyle, who lets it take as long as it takes (more than 10 minute...
02:14 2019-05-30

For Kishi Bashi, History Teaches Compassion The songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi’s fourth album, “Omoiyari,” filters lyrics about the Japanese-American internment through sounds rooted in Laurel Cany...
02:14 2019-05-30

Queer Muslims Are Still Rare on TV. One Writer Wants to Change That. A recent episode of the CBS drama “The Red Line” featured a gay romance involving a Muslim character. Fawzia Mirza, the episode’s writer, discusses h...
02:14 2019-05-30

‘Good Omens’ Unites an Angel and a Demon for Judgment Day It took nearly 30 years, but the fantasy epic by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett will arrive onscreen in the form of a six-part mini-series debuting ...
02:14 2019-05-30

Syrian Army Discovers Tragic Destruction of Apamea at the Hands of Terrorists The Head of the Department of Antiquities and Museums of Hama in Syria, Abdul Qader Farzet, has announced that the ancient Syrian city of Apamea, whi...
23:56 2019-05-29

Swiss court blocks Italy's bid for possible da Vinci portrait Switzerland's highest court has rejected Italy's request for the return of an oil painting attributed by some to Leonardo Da Vinci, ruling no Swiss l...
18:56 2019-05-29

A Lost Roman Town Has Been Unearthed in England Archaeologists in south-east England have unearthed a previously unknown Roman town. The urban settlement was uncovered by chance and it has extensiv...
18:14 2019-05-29

Who Invented Peanut Butter? Origins of the Tasty Sandwich Spread Peanut butter is a popular type of food commonly used as a spread, though it may also be used as an ingredient in various recipes. As many already kn...
18:14 2019-05-29

There’s Great Dance on Broadway. Hello, Tony Awards? Standard or (worse yet) slight fare gets nominated for best choreography while quality work — “Oklahoma!,” “The Prom” — goes unrecognized. An excepti...
16:42 2019-05-29

The Great Mosque of Touba: Spiritual Home of the Mouride Brotherhood Islam has a long and impressive history in Africa. The nation of Senegal, for example, has been decisively influenced by Islam and it is the location...
04:01 2019-05-29

Brainless Tourists Slaughter 5,000-Year-Old Sacred Scottish Tree An ancient and highly-sacred Scottish tree, The Fortingall Yew, located on the Glenlyon Estate in Perthshire, is thought to be between 3,000 - 5,000 ...
01:14 2019-05-29

Christian Church Ruins Unearthed in Alexandria May Be Oldest Ever Found in Egypt An excavation in Egypt has unearthed some ruins that they say is one of the oldest Christian churches ever found in the country. The experts were wor...
22:28 2019-05-28

Hasankeyf No More: Turkish Government Submerges 12,000-Year-Old Town The destruction of the 12,000-year-old town of Hasankeyf by the Turkish government has drawn anger and disappointment to many people all over the wor...
22:28 2019-05-28

Evidence Of New Route Into Scotland For Roman Invasion Attempt A school playing field in Ayrshire, in the west of Scotland, has provided archaeologists with multiple layers of archaeology topped with a Roman marc...
22:28 2019-05-28