Kampilan and Kalis: The Secrets of the Pre-Colonial Filipino Sword Blades
This article will explore the metallurgy of two deadly Filipino weapons from the precolonial era: the kampilan and the kalis.
The Elusive Shroud of Turin
The Shroud of Turin is the quintessential holy relic. Many claim it’s the best evidence of Jesus’s resurrection. However, it’s not without controversy. Many suspect that it’s a fake. The problem? Over the years, proving it either way has been hampered, making it more elusive than ever before.
6 Remarkable Stories of Stolen Artifacts That Were Recovered
From archaeologists who risked their lives to the experts that reported dodgy colleagues, here are six times the good guys won.
Copán Jadeite, Stone of Gods, Kings and Adulterers
Asian jade is losing its luster as styles change and more counterfeiters enter the market. More and more people are turning to Guatemalan jadeite, a harder, tougher form of jade, and with some wonderful history and mythology as a bonus.
Stonehenge and Other Unexplained Amazing Megalithic Sites
A "megalithic site" is, essentially, a huge structure, usually built during prehistoric times. Stonehenge, although by far the most famous, is not the only megalithic site worth mentioning. Read on for facts about some of the most famous megalithic sites.
Egyptian and Mayan Similarities—Ginseng, Religion, and Hieroglyphics
Are American and Chinese ginseng similar? If they are, what other similarities exist between the East and West? Find out about pyramids, hieroglyphics, and other connections between cultures.
KV5: Tomb of the Sons of Ramesses II in the Valley of the Kings
KV5 is a fascinating tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Built as a tomb for the sons of Ramesses II, KV5 is the largest tomb yet found. Will more be discovered about Ramesses the Great and his children?
Ancient Aztec Festivals, Celebrations and Holidays
Traditional festivals were an important part of everyday life for the Aztecs. This article contains a list of the most significant ancient Aztec festivals, holidays and celebrations.