History

Blog posts, podcasts and videos/vlogs on history, covering topics in archaeology, anthropology, paleontology, genetic history, ancientDNA, DNA, history of civilizations and nations, as well as history of science.

Maypole Dancing

May 1 – Arrival of the Sun

May 1 is a day to celebrate the arrival of the Sun in many countries in the north for 2000 years, with dancing around a maypole and Morris Dancing in the UK

Statue of Grace O Malley in Westport House by Bastun Wikimedia

Fantastic Women Series – Grace O’Malley: Pirate Queen l Blogpost

Meet Grace O'Malley the Pirate Queen of Ireland. She has been forgotton by history but is remembered in Irish songs and folktales.

Plain of Jars site 1. Image: Shewan L, O’Reilly D, Armstrong R, Toms P, Webb J, Beavan N, et al. (2021)

The Plain of Giant Jars in Laos l Blogpost

The Plain of Giant Jars in Laos (Lao PDR) houses the most mysterious megalithic structures in Southeast Asia. There are over 90 sites, each with up to 400 jars. There purpose is not known. Now a new s...

Caroline Herschel, First Professional Female Astronomer

Fantastic Women Series – Caroline Herschel First Professional Female Astronomer l Blogpost

Caroline Herschel was the First Professional Female Astronomer who discovered comets and star clusters in the 18th century and the first to be awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Society.

Etruscan clothing on Dancers from the walls of the Etruscan Tomb of the Triclinium, Tarquinia, central Italy. c. 470 BCE by The Yorck Project

Video l Forget the Romans, Meet the Etruscans l History l Mediterranean

The Etruscans were the main civilisation in Italy before the Roman Empire, with their own unique culture and language. The Romans conquered them but also adopted many of their practices.

A decorative end roof tile in the form of a maenad from the Etruscan Portonaccio Temple at Veii, central Italy. 510 BCE. (National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, Rome)

Podcast Episode 32 l Forget the Romans, Meet the Etruscans

Podcast Episode Fon the Etruscans, a history of the people of Italy before the Roman Empire.

Ink pen writing on paper for blogpost The Alphabet by 360onhistory.com

Video l The History of the Alphabet

Infographic video and blogpost on the History of Writing and the origin of the alphabet. From Egypt to Lebanon and rest of the world.

Alphabet Photo by Amador Loureiro on Unsplash

Podcast Episode 28 l The Alphabet

A short overview of the development of writing and the history of the alphabet that we use today - from Mesopotamia and Egypt to Phoenicia and the rest of the world. 

Sulawesi Warty Pig depicted in the oldest cave painting observed to date. By Maxime AUbert/ Griffith University - 360onhistory.com

Oldest Cave Painting Observed In Sulawesi, Indonesia

The world's Oldest Cave Paintings have been observed in Sulawesi, Indonesia. They depict warty pigs and human hands.

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