Tag Archives: ancient history

World’s Oldest Smiley Face May Decorate a Hittite Jug

24 Jul

We seem to have the Hittites to thank for the original emoji. Read about it here at the Smithsonian: World’s Oldest Smiley Face May Decorate a Hittite Jug | Smart News | Smithsonian

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How to Decode an Ancient Roman’s Handwriting

2 May

Roger Tomlin has made a name for himself deciphering Latin texts that were never meant for posterity. Read Charlotte Higgin’s fascinating New Yorker story of paleographer Tomlin here: How to Decode an Ancient Roman’s Handwriting – The New Yorker

Carson’s Claims About Pyramids Storing Grain Dismissed

11 Nov

Presidential candidate Ben Carson has made some unsupportable historical claims based on his religious convictions. Ginger Perales at NewHistorian offer a concise summary of the situation here: Carson’s Claims About Pyramids Storing Grain Dismissed

An Ancient Civics Lesson

19 Mar

The ancient Greeks and Romans; for most of us, I’d guess that they don’t seem all that relevant to our daily lives.

However, Melissa Lane, professor of politics at Princeton, suggests they are more relevant than we might think in regards to what to do about the contemporary gap between the wealthy and the poor. You can find her op-ed at the New York Times here: An Ancient Civics Lesson – NYTimes.com.

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