Posts Tagged 'ancient'

2000 Year-old Roman Bathhouse Still In Use In Algeria

According to BBC News Magazine –

Roman ruins are rarely boisterous places, full of noise, laughter and life. But Edward Lewis stumbled across one that is – a place to have a daily wash, and to enjoy the companionship of friends, just as it was for the Romans who built it.

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What The Completed Great Pyramid Would’ve Looked Like [video]

Explore Turkey’s Hidden Underground City [video]

1,000-Year-Old Windmills Still In Use Today In Iran [video]

China’s Hidden Cave Temple Will Soon Be Open to the Public


According to Mental_floss –

Only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world remains intact today, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other wonders left to admire. The Royal Cave Temple, part of the renowned Longmen Grottoes in Henan Province, China, is a good example. And on March 10, The Daily Mail reports, for the first time in decades, the cave will be opened to the public.

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Explore Petra On StreetView


Petra – Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.

Explore Petra On StreetView HERE

Akkadian Dictionary Finally Published – Language Has Not Been Spoken For 2000 Years

According to –

Over 4,000 years after the death of Sargon the Great, scholars have finally finished compiling a dictionary for the Akkadian language.The Akkadian language is probably the first language in the world that was written down, using a set of small, stylized pictures called cuneiform. From its origins in the ancient city-state of Akkad in what is now Iraq, use of the language spread along with Sargon’s empire to cover much of the Middle East. The Code of Hammurabi, one of the earliest known written legal codes, was written in this language. Work on the dictionary started in 1921. Back then, scholars thought they were looking at the Assyrian language, so the project is called the “Chicago Assyrian Dictionary” even though the language in question was later found to be Akkadian, of which Assyrian is simply a dialect. Consisting of 21 volumes, the dictionary was the life’s work for many of the 88 scholars who contributed to it. Since the team sought to record all the known meanings for each cuneiform symbol, the entries for some words took years to complete.

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The First Swiss Army Knife – 1700 Years Old

This multi-function tool is believed to be Greek or Roman from 200AD to 300AD.

Read more about it HERE.


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