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ancient history



  • Why are there seven days in a week?

    by Kristin Heineman

    The Babylonians, who lived in modern-day Iraq, were astute observers and interpreters of the heavens, and it is largely thanks to them that our weeks are seven days long. 



  • The New Treasures of Pompeii

    From gorgeous artworks to grimacing corpses, archaeologists are still uncovering the truth about life—and death—in the doomed city.


  • Is Stonehenge a Tourist Rip-Off?

    by Ken West

    If Stonehenge is to be restored to its rightful heritage then it must be reengaged with the River Avon and its tribal lands. Only then can we interpret the astounding achievement of these prehistoric people.