Ancient History


Seeking to see other millennia when you look in the mirror? Janet Stephens is a master of what she calls forensic hairdressing — shown via a series of YouTube videos, she ingeniously recreates elaborate coiffure from ancient history, including the style of Roman empress Julia Domna, the Flavian-Trajanic “circle of hair”, and the complex braiding of the priestesses known as the Vestal Virgins:

Historical hairdressing tutorials based on archaeological research and primary sources.










This might just explain why we all can’t get along. Lewis Page writes at The Register: Boffins investigating a find of ancient stone blades over 70 thousand years old argue that it…






Almost every student of anomalous history will know the story of the Antikythera Mechanism, a mysterious, ancient “computer” of unknown origin discovered on the ocean floor off the island of Antikytherain in…


Documented sightings spanning thousands of years, across cultures, match reported UFO encounters today. The scholarly article “Unidentified Flying Objects In Classical Antiquity” (download here: .2007_Stothers_2) tries to decode the patterns: The UFO phenomenon, whatever it…






Amazing, the Mayans’ breathtaking pyramids can now be wandered remotely. The Los Angeles Times reveals: For travelers who’ve never been to the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza, a virtual window into…