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Uluburun II Replica of Bronze Age Wreck

What Caused the Bronze Age Collapse?

More than 3,200 years ago, the Mediterranean and Near East were home to a flourishing and interconnected Bronze Age civilization fueled by lucrative trade in valuable metals and finished goods. The great kingdoms and empires of the day—including the Egyptians, Babylonians, ...read more

A protester against the Moscow summer Olympics, on February 14, 1980 in Lake Placid, New York.

6 Times the Olympics Were Boycotted

The Olympic Games aim to help build a better, more peaceful world through sports. But in the 125-year history of the modern Games, the quadrennial international competitions have been marred by geopolitical drama, resulting in cancellations, bans and boycotts. Some Games, such ...read more

Details of Hieroglyphs in Luxor, Valley of Kings.

8 Facts About Ancient Egypt's Hieroglyphic Writing

Next to the pyramids, the Sphinx and mummies, one of the most intriguing discoveries from ancient Egyptian civilization is a form of writing that appears like stylized pictures of people, animals and objects. Hieroglyphic writing, whose name comes from hieroglyphikos, the Greek ...read more