Representations carved into stone have a long history. From Roman busts to Victorian cameos, stone likenesses capture those who were loved and lost. Cameos in particular are a wearable reminder of loved ones or tributes to mythical figures and great leaders. Crafted since ancient days, they can be made out of a variety of materials.
The longstanding theory is that humans arrived in the Americas about 16,000 years ago.
Climate change is impacting temperatures around the world.
West Point is known as a prestigious military academy, producing many of the nation's generals since its founding in 1802. Known officially as the United States Military Academy, it can also count two American presidents among its alumni. Such a long history is sure to come with good and bad moments, and even a few surprises. Recently, renovations uncovered a box hidden in the base of a statue of a Revolutionary War hero.
The Pythagorean Theorem is fundamental to geometry.
Anyone who has studied ancient Roman architecture knows they never missed an artistic moment.
Hallstatt, Austria is the location of one of the oldest salt mines in Europe. There, humans have been mining the precious material for almost 7,000 years. Archeologists have been finding evidence of these ancient miners and their activities at similar mines in Austria. One recent find includes a child's leather shoe, almost perfectly preserved for an estimated 2,100 years. The shoe was discovered in a salt mine south of Salzburg near the Austrian village of Dürrnberg.
Magnificent ancient tombs are not limited to the pyramids of Egypt or the ceramic-filled vaults of China.
When most people think of the pyramids, they usually think of Egypt.
No royalty was ever buried with quite the pomp and circumstance as the ancient Egyptian pharaohs and their family. Kings, queens, princes, and more were enshrined in multi-room stone labyrinths decorated across every inch and filled with the supplies for the afterlife. Egyptian Queen Meret-Neith was no different.
Imagine traveling through the desert of Saudi Arabia and encountering a tall reddish rock.
Historical artifacts offer a glimpse into the past. However, their existence is constantly at risk—especially those not housed in museums.