Ancient literature
The history of literature begins with the invention of writing, in Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.Writing developed out of proto-literate sign systems in the 30th century BC, although the ol...
Why Socrates Hated Democracy
We’re used to thinking hugely well of democracy. But interestingly, one of the wisest people who ever lived, Socrates, had deep suspicions of it. If you like...
This incredibly accurate science...
This incredibly accurate science experiment was centuries ahead of its time.
Text by 'Father of Medicine' Found in Remote Egyptian Monastery
The manuscript was unearthed by the monastery's monks who were conducting restorations in the centuries-old library.
How Eratosthenes calculated the Earth's circumference
In the mid-20th century we began launching satellites into space that would help us determine the exact circumference of the Earth: 40,030 km. But over 2000 ...
'Aristotle's Tomb' Discovered By Archaeologist
A Greek archaeologist believes he may have discovered Aristotle’s tomb. Konstantinos Sismanidis excavated the birthplace of the ancient philosopher in northern Greece in the 1990s, and now thinks that...
Zarathushtra-The Revolutionary Iranian Prophet And First Philosopher In History
There was a time when the philosophy of oneness, one entity and one universal power emerged out of the polytheistic teachings.
How Nietzsche Inspired Dalí
“Even in the matter of moustaches I was going to surpass Nietzsche! Mine would not be depressing, catastrophic, burdened by Wagnerian music and mist. No! It would be line-thin, imperialistic, ultra-ra...
Papyrus Reveals Extraterrestrials Visited Ancient Egypt
One of the most intriguing ancient texts, the Tulli Papyrus chronicles one of the earliest mass UFO sightings
Move Over Amphipolis! Pylos Tomb Reveals Rare Rich Grave Of A Warrior… Could It Be A Homeric Hero?
Archeologists at Pylos, on the southwest coast of Greece, uncovered a rich grave of a warrior buried there at the dawn of Europen civilization at around 1,500 BC. The warrior lies in the grave with a ...
The Top 6 Theories About The Lost City Of Atlantis
All that we know of the legendary island civilization of Atlantis comes from a few pages in Timaeus and Critias, two of the famous “dialogues” written by Greek philosopher Plato in the fourth century ...
Manuals To The Afterlife: The Tibetan And Egyptian 'Books Of The Dead'
Two of the world's most important spiritual texts from the past are the Egyptian and Tibetan 'Books of the Dead'. Detailing spiritual concepts of this life and the next, these books offer valuable wis...
3000 Year Old Indian Sacred Texts Mention Gravity, Way Before Newton
Did Newton discover Gravity? As we have been thought in school? Or is there a possibility that people, thousands of years ago had knowledge of gravity and other natural phenomena, way before we though...
1st-millennium BC books
The history of literature begins with the invention of writing, in Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.Writing developed out of proto-literate sign systems in the 30th century BC, although the ol...
Ancient Egyptian literature
Ancient Egyptian literature was written in the Egyptian language from Ancient Egypt's pharaonic period until the end of Roman domination. It represents the oldest corpus of Egyptian literature. Along ...
Ancient Egyptian literature - Wikipedia
Ancient Greek literature
Ancient Greek literature refers to literature written in the Ancient Greek language from the earliest texts until roughly the rise of the Byzantine Empire.
This period of Greek literature stretche...
Bronze Age literature
The history of literature begins with the invention of writing, in Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.Writing developed out of proto-literate sign systems in the 30th century BC, although the ol...
Late Antique literature
The history of literature begins with the invention of writing, in Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.Writing developed out of proto-literate sign systems in the 30th century BC, although the ol...
Rigveda
The Rigveda (Sanskrit: ऋग्वेद ṛgveda, a compound of ṛc "praise, verse" and veda "knowledge") is an ancient Indian sacred collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. It is counted among the four canonical sacr...
Sangam literature
Sangam period (Tamil: சங்ககால பருவம், Cankakāla paruvam ?) is the period in the history of ancient southern India (known as the Tamilakam) spanning from c. 300 BCE and 300 CE. This collection con...
Text by 'Father of Medicine' Found in Remote Egyptian Monastery
The manuscript was unearthed by the monastery's monks who were conducting restorations in the centuries-old library.
Matthew 16:2b-3
Gospel of Matthew 16:2b–3 (the signs of the times), the passage describes a confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees and Sadducees over their demand for a sign from heaven. It is one of several p...
Minuscule 153
Minuscule 153 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 402 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on cotton paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th century. Former...
Minuscule 153 - Wikipedia
'Aristotle's Tomb' Discovered By Archaeologist
A Greek archaeologist believes he may have discovered Aristotle’s tomb. Konstantinos Sismanidis excavated the birthplace of the ancient philosopher in northern Greece in the 1990s, and now thinks that...
Zarathushtra-The Revolutionary Iranian Prophet And First Philosopher In History
There was a time when the philosophy of oneness, one entity and one universal power emerged out of the polytheistic teachings.
How Nietzsche Inspired Dalí
“Even in the matter of moustaches I was going to surpass Nietzsche! Mine would not be depressing, catastrophic, burdened by Wagnerian music and mist. No! It would be line-thin, imperialistic, ultra-ra...