Archaeologists have uncovered a mural depicting calculations relating to the ancient Mayan calendar. Excavating in the sprawling complex of Xultún in Guatemala’s Petén region, they found a structure that contains what appears to be a work space for the town’s scribe, its walls adorned with diagrams relating to the lunar cycle and other celestial bodies
Daily Archives: May 12, 2012
Evidence for a forgotten ancient language which dates back more than 2,500 years, to the time of the Assyrian Empire, has been found by archaeologists working in Turkey.
When history looks back on the career of Oliver Cromwell we see on a man who is famed for genius as a statesman, general and administrator. However is this an accurate reflection or a rose colored Victorian view of a man who they transformed from villain to hero.
For a number of years the Kent brewer Shepherd Neame have run an advertising campaign for their eponymous real ale, which gleefully takes up the iconography of the Spitfire and those nationalistic backward looking clichés that often accompany coverage of relations with Europe and particularly Germany in the British tabloid press.