Ancient Art

February 18, 2022

Watch the Final Hours of the Once-Vibrant City of Pompeii

Nearly 2,000 years ago, Pompeii was a bustling city located just outside of Naples in southern Italy. The flourishing Roman center—likely founded in the 7th or 6th century BCE—became known for its vibrant culture and life. The ancient city was alive with food markets, temples, restaurants, baths, and a population of 11,000 to 15,000 people.

Read Article

December 11, 2021

What Is the Rosetta Stone? Discover This Historical Stone Monument of Egypt [Infographic]

Very few people know the incredible history of the Rosetta Stone. This ancient Egyptian artifact is a thick slab of granodiorite rock that dates back to 196 BCE. Though this remarkable block of stone may seem like an ordinary, fractured piece of rock with some etchings on it, it is actually the bedrock of modern knowledge of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Read Article

October 20, 2021

Amateur Diver Discovers 900-Year-Old Crusader Sword Off the Coast of Israel

Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming… That is what one diver was doing in the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea when he suddenly spotted something unusual. Amateur diver Shlomi Katzin was enjoying the waters off the coast south of Haifa, Israel when he stumbled upon an ancient medieval sword. Dating back hundreds of years to the Crusader period, the sword will soon join other artifacts on display in Israel after careful restoration.

Read Article