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Myth of Iphigenia Mosaic, Empuries

Iphigenia in Aulis

Iphigenia in Aulis (or at Aulis) was written by Euripides, the youngest and most popular of the trilogy of great Greek tragedians. The play was based...
Statue of a Female Sumerian Worshipper from Khafajah [Detail]

Lost Treasures From Iraq: Revisited & Identified

For how long do we build a household? For how long do we seal a document? For how long do brothers share the inheritance? For how long is there to...
Gudrun & Ghost, Laxdale Saga

Norse Ghosts & the Afterlife

 The best-known vision of the Norse afterlife is that of Valhalla, the hall of the heroes where warriors chosen by the Valkyries feast with the god...
Medieval Noble Taking His Bath

Medieval Hygiene

People in the Middle Ages have acquired something of a bad reputation when it comes to cleanliness, especially the peasantry. However, despite the general...
Fraumunster, Zurich


Fraumünster Church (“Women’s church” in German) is a former Benedictine abbey situated in the heart of Zürich, Switzerland that...
King Eurystheus Hiding from Hercules

The Children of Heracles

The Children of Heracles (Heraclidae) is one of Euripides’ lesser known and least popular works, as is the myth surrounding the tragedy play...
Medieval Baker & Apprentice

Medieval Trades

Many trades in medieval times were essential to the daily welfare of the community and those who had learned a skill through apprenticeship could expect...
Greek Victory

Great Military Commanders from Antiquity

In antiquity, certain military commanders were so formidable on the battlefield that they were responsible for the rise and fall of civilizations. Epaminondas...


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