I came across an old news report on the BBC website that piqued my interest. The remains of what has been described as a huge lost city may force historians and archaeologists to radically reconsider their view of ancient human history. Marine scientists say archaeological remains discovered 36 metres (120
An interesting pre-print out of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Ancient Blacksmiths, the Iron Age, Damascus Steels, and Modern Metallurgy. There is at least a possibility that the Neaderthals could have made wrought iron. The process is quite doable, you simply put iron oxide in an open hearth in a windy
Lars Brownworth has a nice lecture series on Byzantine history available as a podcast. In some ways, this can qualify as lost history, because few in the West know much about the Byzantine Empire. They had a pretty good run. If you go from the fall of Rome, it was
The interior of the Arabian peninsula is a vast sandy desert. So little is found here that the Arabs refer to it simply as the Empty Quarter or the Rub' al Khali (الربع الخالي). However, this was not always the case. Once Arabia (and the Sahara) was lush and verdant.