Historic Findings – Nigeria, UAE, Egypt

anekoho / 123RF Stock Photo Buddha Statue at Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai Historical Park,Thailand   Focusing on the Danube basin in modern day Romania, researchers are suggesting that the hunter-gatherers and farmers that lived in the area actually lived side by side without an exact switch from one to the other. Hunters & Farmers  …

New History: Ancient Port of Salamis

samot / 123RF Stock Photo Greece Researchers discovered the naval port where Greek forces gathered prior to the Battle of Salamis. This decisive engagement ultimately pushed the Persian forces back into Persia and began a process of continual defeats for decades. The port was also one of the largest in the Greek world. Salamis A…

New History: Sudan, Greece, Amazon

I got a bit behind on my research news so there will be some older stuff mixed in with these newer articles but they should be lesser know ergo news to you guys.   3 temples have been discovered near Kerma, Sudan dating to 2,000 – 1,500 BCE. Kerma was the capital of an ancient…

Jews Built & Funded The Roman Colosseum

Credit: Educari Unlimited (it is from the History Channel) Watch from 0:48-1:30 for the specific part. The Roman Colosseum, one of the marvels of the ancient world, was built using money from the province of Judea. This was not a charitable gift though. The First Jewish Revolt broke out after rising tensions between the Jews and…

Roman Empire Maps

So I found these maps recently of the Roman Empire. The first has some interesting details about the Roman provinces in general while the second is far more detailed and carefully constructed. If you’d like to see the general spread of the Romans overtime look at the video below by EmperorTigerstar, a map creator on…

New History: Egyptian & Levantine Discoveries

cookelma / 123RF Stock Photo   Frescoes found in Beit Ras A new Byzantine grave was discovered in Beit Ras, a village north of Irbid, the second largest city in Jordan. The find was discovered while the village was expanding their sewage system and was dated to the early era of Byzantine rule. Despite the…

Recent Discoveries 2

An Umayyad Palace History The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz has reaped the rewards of an archeology project in the Umayyad era ksar (castle) Khirbat al-Minya. Several small items were found as well as facilities for sugar cane production, a major industry in the region at the time. The discovery of this in particular is…