Gold Looted From Ancient Empire Returned to Romania
The first of what archaeologist Barbara Deppert-Lippitz calls the "most sensational finds of the last century" surfaced not in a museum but at Christie's in New York. Among more than a hundred pieces ...
Rampaging South Sudan Troops Raped Foreigners, Killed Local
The soldier pointed his AK-47 at the female aid worker and gave her a choice.
'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...
8 Surprising Facts About Alexander The Great
Perhaps the greatest military genius of the ancient world, the warrior-king Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 B.C.) conquered territories stretching from Greece to Egypt and through present-day Turkey...
St. Valentine Beheaded-Feb 14, 278AD
Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his ...
7 Historical Figures Posthumously Diagnosed With Illnesses
A recent study in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine argues that the Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo may have suffered from a bout of osteoarthritis that left his hands gnarled and...
Bones Of Philip Of Macedon Identified
The famous "Tomb of Philip" is not after all the tomb in which the remains of the legendary king Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, were laid to rest. Another adjacent well-known tom...
Ten Powerful And Fearsome Women Of The Ancient World
In most civilizations of the past, it was the men who were engaged in the bloody business of war… but not always. Throughout history there have been many powerful women who have led nations or guided ...
Julius Caesar Suffered From Strokes, Not Epilepsy, New Study Says
In the years preceding his assassination by the Roman Senate in 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was struck by a host of health problems including dizziness, limb weakness, headaches, depression and sudden fall...
The Colossal Head of Decebalus, King of the Dacians
In the heart of Rome stands a 38m tall column built in the 2nd century A.D. Carved in low relief spiralling around the monument are over 2600 figures, representing the combatants of wars fought in a d...
'Beware the Ides of March'
People who believe in luck and bad luck -- that is to say, those considered superstitious – may think that some days or events are unlucky. In the United States, Friday the 13 is known as an “unlucky”...
Cavers find treasure from era of Alexander the Great in Israel
Spelunkers in a cave in Israel stumble across silver coins and jewelry dating back thousands of years.
Mystery deepens over ancient tomb - Independent.ie
Controversy surrounds the excavation of an ancient tomb in Greece which a leading archaeologist had suggested could be linked to the family of Alexander the Great.
The real story behind the assassination of Julius Caesar
On Feb. 15, in the year 44 BC, Julius Caesar, the all-powerful ruler of Rome, visited a soothsayer named Spurinna, who “predicted the future by examining the internal organs of sacrificial animals,” a...
Alexander the Great - Ancient History
Alexander the Great recognized as one of history's greatest military leaders subdued the Persia Empire and spread Greek Culture to the Near East and Mesopotamia.
The destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria
Alexandria, one of the greatest cities of the ancient world, was founded by Alexander the Great after his conquest of Egypt in 332 BC.  After the death of Alexander in Babylon in 323 BC, Egypt fe
Nicomedes III of Bithynia
Nicomedes III Euergetes (Greek: Νικομήδης Εὐεργέτης Nikomḗdēs Euergétēs) was the king of Bithynia, from c. 127 BC to c. 94 BC. He was the son and successor of Nicomedes II of Bithynia by an unnam...
Gold Looted From Ancient Empire Returned to Romania
The first of what archaeologist Barbara Deppert-Lippitz calls the "most sensational finds of the last century" surfaced not in a museum but at Christie's in New York. Among more than a hundred pieces ...