One of the most curious finds from the Minoan palace at Phaistos is a small, clay disc featuring a stamped text on both sides.
Nearly five years ago, my first book was published. Here’s a look back at the commercial edition of my PhD thesis and the lessons learned.
A relief in the British Museum offers a good example of Neo-Assyrian ingenuity, with men crossing a river using inflated animal skins.
The Romans possessed the knowledge and technical skill necessary to treat cataracts to a decent extent.
VALUE, a research group in Leiden, organized an afternoon to play and talk about Far Cry Primal.
Water clocks were a common method of telling time in the ancient world; in addition, they served as timers.
Ancient Inventions offers a broad and fascinating look at human ingenuity across thousands of years of history.
Fortifications seem to have had an obvious defensive purpose. But how effective were they in keeping the enemy at bay?
Anthony Snodgrass associated changes in fortifications with the rise of the so-called polis. Does that idea have merit?
Inspired by my postdoctoral research, I wonder whether walls were constructed primarily out of fear of attack.