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Ancient foods

Ancient foods: 9 of the oldest enduring recipes from history still in use today

Food is so much more than just a source of nourishment and subsistence. Its richness colors culture, history and even literature. Its coalescing prowess brings people together into communities by creating a sense of familiarity and brotherhood. Some might go so far as to say that food is one of the major forces forging national…

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Astronomers date Sappho’s 2,500-year-old poem by looking at the Pleiades star cluster

Using highly-specialized astronomical software, a team of scientists has managed to accurately date "Midnight Poem", a work by lyric poet Sappho. The poem, according to the researchers, describes the night sky in Greece, some 2,500 years ago. Recently published in the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, the paper, titled "Seasonal dating of Sappho's 'Midnight…


‘Laptop theory’ might just be debunked for the ancient Greek grave relief

Many conspiracy theorists have the tendency to associate historical objects with what is perceived as modern-day technology – purely by their comparative visual forms. One of the famous examples would of course pertain to the Mayan sarcophagus lid of Pakal that ‘sort of’ looked like an ancient astronaut surrounded by a bevy of contraptions (thus…

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The curious case of the Amphipolis Tomb, and its five ‘occupants’

Recently, it was revealed that the renowned Amphipolis Tomb in northern Greece doesn't only contain a single skeleton, but rather exhibits remains of five corpses. These include the probability of two men, a newborn baby, and another adult with unidentified gender, along with the earlier discovered woman. This tumble down the rabbit hole has baffled…

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