History

April 10, 2018

88,000-Year-Old Middle Finger Discovery Could Change Early Human History

As researchers continue to make new discoveries about the evolution and migration of early man, a new study gives evidence that humans may have migrated out of Africa much earlier than previously believed. Archaeologists working in Saudi Arabia’s Nefud Desert have discovered the fossil of a human middle finger bone dating back nearly 90,000 years. What makes this finger so special?

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April 1, 2018

How Museums Evolved Over Time From Private Collections to Modern Institutions

Doubling as educational hubs and conservation centers, museums play a pivotal role in the preservation of culture. While these institutions range in size and speciality, each museum’s mission revolves around the display and care of its collection, which often comprises art, artifacts, and other objects. Today, many museums are among the most visited sites in the world.

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March 26, 2018

Animated GIFs ‘Reconstruct’ Famous Ancient Ruins Around the World

Incredible ancient wonders like The Parthenon in Athens and Egypt’s Luxor Temple are reminders of the glories of past cultures. But often, it can be difficult to imagine how these architectural masterpieces looked in their heyday. Now, thanks to a collaboration with Expedia, NeoMam and This is Render take us from ruins to finished structures with a stunning—and educational—set of GIFs.

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March 8, 2018

Archaeologists Undercover Ancient Military Barracks While Building Metro Station in Rome

Building a subway in Rome is like nowhere else on earth. As shovels hit the ground, it’s almost certain that archaeological treasures will surface. Indeed, archaeological investigations for the new Metro C line began in 2006, with the first stations operational 8 years later. As work continues to expand the line, new discoveries are continually revealed and Italy’s Ministry of Culture has just unveiled new images of ancient military barracks buried deep below ground level.

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