Topic: Ancient Worlds
Decoding the Great Pyramid
New archeological evidence sheds light on the stunning engineering of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
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Great Human Odyssey
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Ancient Maya Metropolis
Explore ancient Maya cities and learn why their inhabitants abandoned them
Was Eating Insects Key to Human Brain Evolution?
Insects may have provided humans' ancestors with key nutrients.
The legendary Chinese seafarer the West overlooks
In the 1400s, Zheng He sailed thousands of miles around Asia and Africa in ships the size of soccer fields, spreading Chinese innovations like compasses and gunpowder in the process.
Mysterious Bones Found in 500-Year-Old Shipwreck
Sometimes archaeology can reveal things that written sources can’t.
Ship That Changed the World
As we excavate a 500-year-old wreck, learn the secrets behind history’s great ships.
How Medieval Parchment is Made
Learn about the preparation and use of parchment paper in medieval Europe.
How Egyptian Hieroglyphs Influenced Modern Alphabets
Learn why Egyptian hieroglyphs are hiding in modern alphabets—and how to find them.