old papyrus featuring Egyptian gods

Papyrus Harris as a Historical Record of Ramses III

May 31, 2023

The royal Papyrus Harris is a historical record of the life and times of one of the greatest Pharaohs of Egypt, Ramses III. Ramses’ military successes find a mention in the papyrus along with his mortuary temple, Medinet Habu. […]

Statuary from the east pediment of the Parthenon. Part of the collection of Parthenon Marbles on display at the British Museum in London.
British History

Why Are the Parthenon Marbles So Controversial?

May 19, 2023

The British Museum says it wants to celebrate ancient civilizations. Its permanent collection boasts pieces from ancient Egypt and Greece, among others. Greece’s prime minister would like some items returned to Athens. […]

January first, desk with glasses and computer
Ancient History

Why Does the Calendar Begin on January 1?

January 4, 2023

Where did the modern calendar come from? Before Julius Caesar, the existing calendar year looked far different than it does today. The Romans revolutionized timekeeping. […]

virgin mary statue
Ancient History

One Empress Shaped Catholicism 1,600 Years Ago

August 14, 2022

Veneration of the Virgin Mary owes largely to Pulcheria. In the 5th century CE, she revolutionized the Catholic Church and its practices. How did this Roman empress forever alter Catholicism? […]

Norse mythology
Ancient History

Norse Mythology Series Goes Far beyond Pop Culture

March 20, 2022

Vikings and Loki only scratch the surface of Norse mythology—often inaccurately. Well-intended pop culture tributes like these stumble on their way from classic mythology to the small screen. Wondrium’s Norse Mythology sets the record straight. […]

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