ancient history

Planesphere Tablet from the Royal Library of Ashurbanipal, Nenveh. British Museum

Podcast Episode 91 l Did this clay tablet describe an ancient asteroid impact?

Podcast Episode 91 is on an ancient asteroid. Does a clay tablet describe an ancient asteroid impact? Two scientists certainly thought that it described an asteroid hitting earth

Remains of the castle in Korolevo, close to the site. Катерина Байдужа/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

The first Europeans were in Ukraine 1.4 million years ago

The first Europeans were in Ukraine 1.4 million years ago, at a site on the Tysa River in western Ukraine known as Korolevo. according to a new analysis.

Stone sphere made by the Diquís culture in the courtyard of the National Museum of Costa Rica

Podcast Episode 83 l Costa Rica’s Mysterious Stone Spheres

Costa Rica is a lush country, with amazing ecology and environment. Amongst its green landscape can be found ancient structures known as the stone spheres of Costa Rica. The 300 spheres lie on the Diq...

Costa Rican Stone Spheres by Diego Padilla Duran and Mariordo in a field. There are about 9 spheres one of them in close up while 8 can be seen further up.

The Ancient Stone Spheres Costa Rica

The Ancient Stone Spheres Costa Rica are part of the landscape of the country. Their origins are shrouded in mystery but they are considered the country's symbol.

La Venta Monument 1, c. 1960

Podcast Episode 76 l The Olmec Heads

The Americas have been traditionally considered new territories with civilisations not as old as the rest of the world. Even so, we find fascinating signs of varying cultures in both north and south A...

The tomb complex of Queen Meret-Neith in Abydos during excavation. The Queen's burial chamber lies in the centre of the complex and is surrounded by the secondary tombs of the courtiers and servants. (Image credit: E.C. Kӧhler)

The Tomb of A Powerful Egyptian Queen from 3000 BC

The Tomb of A Powerful Queen from 3000 BC shows that the ancient Egyptian queen Meret-Neith was an influential figure with high levels of authority.

Sphinz gate at Alaca Hoyuk, Corum Turkey

The Ancient Empire of the Hittites

The Ancient Empire of the Hittites in Anatolia, modern Turkey, reached its height in the mid-fourteenth century BC and rivalled that of ancient Egypt.

The Blue Marble Dec 7 1972 Apollo 17 NASA

Video Episode 21 | Earth’s Mass Extinctions

Earth's mass extinctions were Ordovician, Devonian, Permian, Triassic & Cretaceous which killed the dinosaurs. Now we are on to the 6th one called the Holocene.

a, TB1 left and right legs with pelvic girdle, demonstrating the complete absence of the distal third of the left lower leg. b, Left tibia and fibula showing the amputation surface, atrophy and necrosis. The bone surface is more porous because lysis occurred to remove the dead bone (necrosis). c, Radiograph of the left tibia and fibula. (Maloney et al, 2022)

Podcast Episode 52 l A 31,000 Year Old Surgical Amputation

New Podcast episode about A 31,000 Year Old Surgical Amputation discovered on human skeletal remains in Indonesia. Its lower left leg seems to be amputated.

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