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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...
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...
Game Review: A Plague Tale: Innocence
A Plague Tale: Innocence is a true masterpiece of interactive...
Plagues in History
Plagues have swept through humanity ever since communities have...
Medicine in the Ancient World
In the ancient world the gods were often held responsible for one's...
Trade in the Middle Ages
Peoples, cities and states have traded since antiquity but in the...
An Introduction to the Black Death
The Black Death of October 1347 CE to c. 1352 CE is one of the...
Robert Ritner | A Game of Thrones and Coffins: The Death and Resurrection of Osiris
A public lecture by Robert Ritner, professor of Egyptology at the...