Greece is almost as old as time. The layers of history shaping this ancient culture are still being unfolded, sometimes with breathtaking results. Vast artworks, cities, and ruins are changing what scholars know about the ancient Greeks. Then there are the intriguingly rare tombs, strange skeletons,…
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The recent wildfires that raged through California have put firefighters in the limelight once again. In recent months, we have read or listened to news about heroic firefighters who risked their lives to contain the raging flames. Some were even killed in action. While some firefighters have proven…
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Throughout time, religious ideology and belief in the supernatural have both helped and terrified human beings. As prehistoric cave paintings have demonstrated, the belief in forces beyond our control and comprehension predate agriculture, civilization, alphabets, and other aspects of human life…
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As the gladiator waited to step out into the arena, he was surrounded by the signs of death. The bodies of the slaughtered were brought past him, carried on stretchers stained with blood. Metal plates or rods, used to determine if a gladiator was truly dead, were being heated on a fire. The…
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