New archeological evidence sheds light on the stunning engineering of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Sometimes archaeology can reveal things that written sources can’t.
As we excavate a 500-year-old wreck, learn the secrets behind history’s great ships.
Learn about the preparation and use of parchment paper in medieval Europe.
Learn why Egyptian hieroglyphs are hiding in modern alphabets—and how to find them.
In the Wardaman Creation Story, all the plants and animals of the world were once people.
The creation of printing, the first information technology, drove empires and revolutions.
Discover how writing—and eventually printing—revolutionized the spread of information.
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