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The Pyramid of Pachacamac

The Pyramid of Pachacamac

The Pyramids of Pachacamac; an ancient Masterpiece of construction. Pachacamac is a Pre-Inca archaeological site located roughly 40 km southeast of Lima, Peru. Archaeologists have discovered over 15 Pyramids in this…

How Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

How Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

The secret to Alexandria, if classical historians are to be believed, lies in a golden casket. Studded with jewels and small enough to hold in one’s hands, the casket was…

Rome wasn’t planned in a day … in fact it wasn’t planned at all

Rome wasn’t planned in a day … in fact it wasn’t planned at all

The grid system which the Roman republic exported all over Europe was never employed in the capital itself. The city has always lacked a coherent plan – save for the…

The secret libraries of history

The secret libraries of history

Beneath the streets of a suburb of Damascus, rows of shelves hold books that have been rescued from bombed-out buildings. Over the past four years, during the siege of Darayya,…

Arkaim: Russia’s Stonehenge and a Puzzle of the Ancient World

Arkaim: Russia’s Stonehenge and a Puzzle of the Ancient World

Everyone’s heard of Stonehenge.  You could probably venture into the Amazonian jungle and seek out an untouched tribe of hunter-gatherers, spend months gaining their trust and learning their language, fighting…

This ancient Babylonian tablet has just changed the history of astronomy

This ancient Babylonian tablet has just changed the history of astronomy

Not only does this discovery change everything we thought we knew about Astronomy in ancient times, but the ancient tablets describe math that was believed to have been invented over…