A ritual bath exposed beneath the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem shows that the construction of that wall was not completed during King Herod’s lifetime. Professor Ronny Reich of the University of Haifa… [continue reading]
Eleven books that came out in 2011 that caught our eye! Alexander the Great By Philip Freeman In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classical scholar and historian Philip Freeman describes Alexander’s… [continue reading]
We wanted to let our readers and contributors in Canada know that a new Mayan exhibition has just opened at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World will run until April 9, 2012 and travel thereafter to the Canadian Museum of Civilization, in Ottawa, from May 18, 2012 until October 28, 2012. This exhibition showcases recent archaeological discoveries by Canadian research teams in Mexico. Beautiful sculptures, ornate masks, and ceramic masks are just a sampling of the many items which can be observed. For more information on this exhibition, please read this article from the CBC by clicking here.
Recently discovered Roman coins, found near the Wailing Wall in Old Jerusalem, cast doubt on the exact date of the completion of the second Jewish Temple. Did the infamous King Herod oversee the reconstruction of the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount? Could it have been someone else? Please read this interesting piece from the Washington Post by clicking here.
Aristotle and the Murder of Alexander By Gilbert M. Cuthbertson Political Mythology, by Dr. Gilbert M. Cuthbertson (1995) Introduction:Â Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. recently revived the charge that Aristotle was the poisoner of… [continue reading]
Childhood in the Roman Empire By Ray Laurence History Today, Vol. 55:10 (2005) Introduction: Today, in the West at least, we find it hard to accept the unexplained death of a child. The terminology associated with these deaths, such as Sudden Infant… [continue reading]
Using only a tooth, researchers at Idaho State University can help solve ancient archeological mysteries â€“ for example, determining what someone ate hundreds of years ago on Easter Island or tracing the genetics of 2,000-year-old Roman commoners… [continue reading]
Using only a tooth, researchers at Idaho State University can help solve ancient archeological mysteries â€“ for example, determining what someone ate hundreds of years ago on Easter Island or tracing the genetics of 2,000-year-old Roman slaves â€“… [continue reading]
State Counter-Terrorism in Ancient Rome: Toward a New Basis for the Diachronic Study of Terror By Ricardo Apostol Paper given at Re-Visioning Terrorism: An Interdisciplinary and International Conference… [continue reading]
Other-Centred Love: Diotimaâ€™s lesson to Socrates By Colin A. Redmond Master’s Thesis, University of Notre Dame Australia, 2010 Abstract: In this thesis I set out to determine the possible motivations in response to which Diotima… [continue reading]