History

February 23, 2022

Largest Ancient Roman Mosaic in 50 Years Unearthed in London

The ancient Roman Empire extended all the way to the United Kingdom, so it's not unusual for archeologists to dig up treasures in England. However, a recent find in London is even more impressive than usual. The largest Roman mosaic found in the capital in 50 years has been unearthed near the Shard in central London. Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) came across the elaborate mosaics during a construction project in Southwark.

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February 15, 2022

3,200-Year-Old Egyptian Tablet Shows They Took Attendance at Work and Recorded Absences

Calling in sick to work is apparently an ancient tradition. Whether its the sniffles or a scorpion bite, somedays you just can't make it. As it turns out, Ancient Egyptian employers kept track of employee days off in registers written on tablets. A tablet held by The British Museum and dating to 1250 BCE is an incredible window into ancient work-life balance.

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January 31, 2022

What Is Chinese New Year? Unraveling the History of the Enchanting Festival

Happy Chinese New Year! Every February, this enchanting holiday is honored by millions of people across the globe, making it one of the world's most widespread celebrations. While there's a chance you're familiar with the festival, you may not know the significance and symbolism behind some of its most important customs. If that's the case, you're in luck!

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