The Force Awaits Us!

There has been an awakening! This phrase has been repeatedly exercised by fans and the media, over the past year […]

The 1,700 year old Roman and Byzantine-era mosaics of Lod.

The construction and modernization of Israeli infrastructure across fields, suburban blocks, highways and streets has seen an unprecedented wave of […]

Treasure and mystery in Byzantine Cappadocia.

Before the Romans, other ancient civilisations, notably the Achaemenid Empire, once inhabited the mountainous region of central Anatolia called Cappadocia. […]

Albert Einstein: The genius of general relativity and the father of modern physics.

Why is it that Albert Einstein, a theoretical physicist, is one of the most recognized and beloved individuals of the […]

Valentinian I: The last of the triumphant Roman emperors in the west.

Valentinian is sometimes described as a brooding and violent man.  Ammianus Marcellinus, in particular, does not mince his words describing […]

Brothers in power, migration and pending disaster!

This is the reverse of a solidus minted by Valens, which depicts Valens and his older brother Valentinian, seated on […]

War Horse Part 4: The Persians

The rise of the Achaemenid or Persian Empire in the sixth century BC was swift, arguably due to the endeavours […]

A rare Byzantine Egyptian streetscape on show in Kiryat Gat, Israel.

  A very rare Egyptian streetscape mosaic in the Kiryat Gat Industrial Park, in Israel, will be open to the […]

The Maccabees, a long-lost tomb and that curious Byzantine mosaic cross that adorns it.

Over the past few days I have been reading reports about what could quite possibly be the rediscovery of the […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Joan of Arc: The Maid of Orleans.

Joan of Arc, wearing a breastplate and brandishing her banner, rode at the head of the uncrowned Charles VII’s army […]