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  • It would be impossible to visit Ireland's Dingle Peninsula without seeing a clochán, more commonly known as a beehive hut. Who built them, and how old are they?

    The Beehive Huts of South West Kerry

    The Beehive Huts of South West Kerry

    by Pollyanna Jones7

  • This article lists 10 of the most impressive lost cities in the world. It also provides a short history of each city and explores why and how each one was lost to the outside world.

    World’s 10 Most Impressive Lost Cities

    World’s 10 Most Impressive Lost Cities

    by Kelley Marks9

  • 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.

    Copán Jadeite, Stone of Gods, Kings and Adulterers

    Copán Jadeite, Stone of Gods, Kings and Adulterers

    by Lew Marcrum0

  • Famous for the uncovering of the Minoan palace of Knossos on Crete, Sir Arthur Evans placed his own unique interpretation on what he revealed. His controversial theories about the ancient Minoans were scorned by many.

    Sir Arthur Evans - Famous Archaeologist

    Sir Arthur Evans - Famous Archaeologist

    by Mel Jay6

  • The Aztec Calendar is often confused with the Mayan calendar. The two are quite similar. The truth is that the Aztecs borrowed the Mayan calendar which was in common use at the time. The Aztec Sun Stone is also called the Aztec Calendar stone, but it is not a true calendar. It is an illustration of the Gods of Time and is sometimes referred to the Aztec Cosmos. The Aztecs called it the Great Mechanism of the Universe.

    How to Read an Aztec Calendar

    How to Read an Aztec Calendar

    by Lela22

  • How old civilizations tamed springs, stored the precious fluid, and incorporated water devices into their mythology can be telling. Such nuggets reveal unexpected genius and even solve some riddles.

    10 Discoveries About Plumbing in the Ancient World

    10 Discoveries About Plumbing in the Ancient World

    by Jana Louise Smit3

  • Rare intact Roman tomb found by construction workers. The Tomb of the Athlete’ includes four bodies, a coin, offerings of chicken, rabbit and lamb and strigils, the symbol of Roman sportsmen.

    Rare Intact Roman Tomb Found By Construction Workers

    Rare Intact Roman Tomb Found By Construction Workers

    by Jakob Bach Jensen0

  • Mummification achieved its greatest sophistication under the ancient Egyptians. Ever since the mummies were rediscovered in 1798, the world has sought to know more about this aspect of Egyptian civilization.

    Mummification: All About Egyptian Mummies

    Mummification: All About Egyptian Mummies

    by Nemingha4

  • Blue is many people's favourite colour, but blue pigments were difficult and costly for ancient civilisations to produce. So what was the story of the colour blue in the ancient world?

    The Colour Blue in Antiquity

    The Colour Blue in Antiquity

    by CMHypno66

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