An interesting look at archaeological research that focuses on all aspects of the production process, from the procurement of raw materials to the use of finished products.
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, some errata to the text, and comments on 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.
The best known type of Greek helmet is known as “Corinthian”. Is this because there is incontrovertible evidence that ancient Corinth was the place where this type of helmet was first invented?
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 such as walls and gates seem to have had an obvious defensive purpose. But how effective were they in keeping the enemy at bay?