A Roman bathtub that was part of an ancient spa has been discovered in the Swiss city of Baden. It was unearthed during new pipeline installation in Baden's downtown Kurplatz and is in unusually good condition complete with finely worked entry steps. Archaeologists believe it dates to the second half of the 1st century or early 2nd century. It was connected to a much later lime concrete conduit that piped the [...]

Sun, May 31, 2020
Source: The History Blog

I was searching the archives for something entirely unrelated when Irving Finkel playing the Royal Game of Ur against Tom Scott showed up in the results. Of course I had to watch it all over again because that video is pure joy. That drove me to seek out and rewatch his all-too-short video on how to raise the dead the Neo-Babylonian way. It only whetted my appetite, [...]

Sat, May 30, 2020
Source: The History Blog

Archaeologists have discovered a pair of gilt-bronze shoes in a Silla tomb in Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province. This type of shoe dates to the late 5th-6th centuries and is extremely rare. Only 21 pairs of Silla gold shoes have been found before, and the last time a pair was discovered was in 1977. That tomb was also in the Gyeongju area which was the capital of [...]

Fri, May 29, 2020
Source: The History Blog
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How presidential images show us that in politics, as in entertainment, appearances matter.

In the Eye of the Voter [...]
Fri, May 29, 2020
Source: History Today

A 2,000-year-old bronze pot in the shape of a swan filled with more than three liters of an unknown liquid has been unearthed in the city of Sanmenxia, in central China's Henan Province. It was discovered in a tomb found during an archaeological survey at the site of an urban renewal project. It is the first bronze swan-necked pot ever found in Sanmenxia.

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Thu, May 28, 2020
Source: The History Blog

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