The Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

My Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Could Have Done That: Ancient Art from around the World

The global society in which we live in today is just a ceiling tile on the top floor of the towering skyscraper that is human history. It stretches back two hundred thousand years, from the point in the fossil record … Continue reading My Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Could Have Done That: Ancient Art from around the World

The Weekly History Thread Wages Biological Warfare and Helps Spread a Pandemic

Biological warfare is a practice known from antiquity. The titular character of Philoctetes, Sophocles’ 409 BC play, is a Greek hero who suffers from a festering leg wound caused by a poisoned Trojan arrow. The ancient use of poisoned arrows … Continue reading The Weekly History Thread Wages Biological Warfare and Helps Spread a Pandemic

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