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Maya: A pyramid for civil protection

Maya : A pyramid for the civil protection 1500 & nbsp; years ago a massive volcanic eruption devastated areas in what is now El Salvador. But people soon returned and built a pyramid – to soothe the mountain. by Karin Schlott © Akira Ichikawa, University of Colorado Boulder; Press picture for Ichikawa, A .: Human […]

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Bronze Age: Horse milk as the recipe for success in the European conquest

Bronze Age : Horse milk as a recipe for success of the European conquest Before the beginning of the Bronze Age, a lot changed in Europe: the old inhabitants disappeared, superior cultures came from the southeastern steppe. Was milk their secret weapon? by Jan Osterkamp © A. Senokosov (detail) The beginning of the Bronze Age […]

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Controversial work: Vinland card is »definitely a fake«

Controversial work : Vinland- Map is »definitely a forgery« The famous map is supposed to show North America, which was discovered by the Vikings. But now its owner, Yale University, admits: “It's a fake.” New scans provided the proof. by Jan Dönges © Yale University (excerpt) Doubts about the authenticity of the card are practically […]

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Dante: The creator of the “Divine Comedy” died 700 years ago

To listen to this article, please log in. Dante Alighieri : From hell via purgatory to paradise The author of the »Divine Comedy« and the creator of an Italian written language died 700 years ago. Dante wrote his great works in exile. And wanted to use them to set the divided society of his time […]