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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

ClayTablet Revealing An Ancient Asteroid Impact being held in a hand showing lines and cuneiform inscription (CC BY)

Ancient Star Map Revealed Asteroid Impact

This is the story of a star map, one which depicted an ancient asteroid impacting Earth over 5,000 years ago.

Podcast Episode 89 l Driving on the Left or Right

This 360 on History Podcast Episode is all about Driving. Whether you drive on the Left or Right, you can find out why here.

The Curious Case of Driving on the Right vs. the Left

The Curious Case of Driving on the Right vs. the Left. How did this custom begin and why do some countries adopt one or the other?

Image created by Craiyon of a Queen sitting on a horse

Podcast Episode 88 l Mercian Queen Cynethryth

This Fantastic Women Series podcast is about Cynethryth, who was Queen of Mercia and exerted power and influence along with her husband King Offa.

Craiyon generated image of a women who seems like a queen, wearing a crown sitting on a purple throne

Fantastic Women Series l Cynethryth: Queen of Mercia

This Fantastic Women Series post is about Cynethryth, who was Queen of Mercia and exerted power and influence along with her husband King Offa.

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.

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