Hatshepsut is one of the most famous Egyptian women, first and foremost because she took on the role of pharaoh. She also embarked on a remarkable building campaign during her reign, culminating in a wonderful temple at Deir el-Bahri. The reign of her successor Thutmose III saw the attempt at the erasure of her legacy.
The Museum of London Docklands will be opening an exhibit this May about the Romans of Londinium and their beliefs and practices about death and life after death. An exhibition exploring how Romans treated their dead is to open in London. Take a closer look at some of the artefacts on display… Source: In pictures:
In 1991, explorers found the corpse of an ancient man in the wake of a receding glacier. Named Ötzi, his remains date back to about 5300 years ago. His death has remained a mystery, but a recent conference has yielded some additional theories that may shed light on this enduring tale. Source: New Thoughts on the
Scientists from Stockholm University, the University of Mainz, and the University of Arizona recently discovered this tree in Greece. There are a few other millennial trees in existence, but this one is the oldest known in Europe. A Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be