WEIRD HISTORY

The seven ancient wonders of the world

by Mike Colagrossi – The Colossus of Rhodes, Wikimedia Commons.  The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were marvels of architecture, human ingenuity, and engineering on a scale that even the greatest artists of contemporary times would have a hard time replicating today. …

A 2,000-Year-Old Mystery Papyrus Reveals Its Secrets

For centuries, no one could read it. by Sarah Laskow –  The papyrus before conservation. University of Basel. At the University of Basel, in Switzerland, the papyrus collection contained a mystery. Most of the papyri had come to the university around 1900, for …