The Black Death was a plague pandemic which devastated Europe from...
Ancient Mesopotamian Beliefs in the Afterlife
Unlike the rich corpus of ancient Egyptian funerary texts, no such...
The Egyptian Amulet: Pious Symbols of Spiritual Life
Material Objects & Cultures Material objects convey...
Shabti Dolls: The Workforce in the Afterlife
The Egyptians believed the afterlife was a mirror-image of life...
The Pyramid Texts: Guide to the Afterlife
The Pyramid Texts are the oldest religious writings in the world...
Justinian's Plague (541-542 CE)
During the reign of the emperor Justinian I (527-565 CE), one of...
The Plague at Athens, 430-427 BCE
In the 2nd year of the Peloponnesian War, 430 BCE, an outbreak...
The After-Life In Ancient Greece
In ancient Greece the continued existence of the dead depended...
Spread of the Black Death
A map illustrating the spread of the Black Death plague from its...
Tournai Citizens Burying the Dead during the Black Death
The citizens of Tournai, Belgium, burying the dead during the Black...
The Maya Calendar and the End of the World: Why the one does not substantiate the other
The Popol Vuh recounts the story of twins who journeyed to Xibalba...
People in the Middle Ages have acquired something of a bad reputation...