Learn how cicadas, the world's loudest insects, create their cacophony, and why people in ancient Greece and ancient China admired them.
Vines in the Foro Boario vineyard and the amphitheatre, Pompeii.
Pompeii was so famous in the ancient world for its wine other regions made counterfeit wine, sold in imitation ceramic jars.
The updated methods are providing a clearer picture of how Earth and its inhabitants evolved over the past 60,000 years - and thus, providing new insight into its future.
Dido building Carthage, or The Rise of the Carthaginian Empire. Joseph Mallord William Turner, c 1815.
The National Gallery
New linguistic research suggest early Germanic language and culture was strongly influenced by the Mediterranean superpower Carthage more than 2,000 years ago.
The death of Caesar.
New research suggests ancient climate change shaped the fate of western civilisation.
We found footprints that measure around 24 centimetres long. We suspect they came from animals with legs the same height as humans.
‘The Meeting of Two Worlds,’ a sculpture at L'Anse aux Meadows, commemorates the meeting of Vikings and Native Americans around the year 1000.
D. Gordon E. Robertson/Wikimedia Commons
The allure of novel goods was so strong that it triggered 1,000 years of trade and interactions among people from different places, but there were limits on globalization then that no longer exist,
The biblical book of Ezekiel describes a vision of the divine that medieval philosophers understood as revealing the connection between religion and science.
By Matthaeus Merian (1593-1650)
Those experiencing stress and uncertainty amid the coronavirus may find guidance in medieval responses to plagues, which relied on both medicine and prayer.
Through archaeological studies of architecture, excavated trade goods, and ecofacts we can trace globalisation back thousands of years.
A scene from a 1911 staging of the ancient Greek classic ‘Oedipus Rex.’
Greek epics remind audiences that leaders need to be able to plan for the future based on what has happened in the past. They need to understand cause and effect.
The British prime minister is fond of a common form of political rhetoric especially loved by the Romans: the promise of a 'new age'.
Monkeys frescoes in Akrotiri.
Thera Akrotiri Excavations
Ancient frescoes suggest Europe and south Asia had trade links as long as 3,600 years ago.
Your calendar dates back to Babylonian times.
The Babylonians' calendar was passed down from civilization to civilization.
Daenerys Targaryen as portrayed by actress Emilia Clarke.
Although the universe of "Game of Thrones" evokes the medieval era, several key figures in the series are directly inspired by characters from Roman antiquity.
Writing wasn’t just invented once by a single person. Many different ancient societies invented writing at different times and places.
Writing has only been a part of the human story for the last 5,000 years. In comparison, humans began to communicate using speech some 50,000 years ago.
DNA found in chewing gum from 10,000 years ago is helping scientists learn about prehistoric humans.
Members of the European Research Group are right to compare themselves to ancient Spartan warriors. Behind their combative stance, they seem to have no plan for when the Brexit war is over.
Some people think the mummies brought good luck!
The first mummy was wrapped up about 7,000 years ago, and it was from South America.
Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.
From the amphitheatre at Arles to London's Wembley, stadiums can be adapted to serve their cities.
One important reason for the Spartans’ obsession with fighting was the constant possibility they would need these skills in war and also at home, in Sparta itself.
From about age seven, Spartan children learned to fight and practise obeying orders. They also staged pretend battles. Boys and girls were trained separately.