1. The Night Sky for Week of 2-23-20

    The planet Venus is slowly heading toward the Pleiades in the early evening sky. Also, look for the Winter Hexagram, which consists of the major stars and constellations in the winter sky. The moon is new on Sunday the 23rd, which makes for dark night skies this week.  https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-february-21-29/…Read More

  2. Austrian Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves

    The Eisriesenwelt Caves, which are located in the Austrian Alps, are one of the great natural wonders of Europe. The ice part of the cave system, are about 3000 feet long. One of the ice formations is an impressive 246 feet high. The Eisriesenwelt Caves are close to famous Austrian city of Salzburg. https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/eisriesenwelt-cave-0013310…Read More

  3. Ancient Languages that are Still in Use

    Some ancient languages are still being spoken around the world. Many people speak Chinese and Persian. Other languages such as Aramaic are only spoken by a few people. Here are the top ten surviving ancient languages: https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/oldest-language-0013298…Read More

  4. The Night Sky for the Week of 2-16-20

    In the late winter sky the constellation of the Ursa Major stands on end, as does Cassiopeia. Also, Canis Major, Orion, and Taurus are now high in the evening sky, with their bright stars- Sirius, Betelgeuse, Rigel, and Aldebaran. The planets Venus and Mercury sparkle in the western evening sky. While in the eastern predawn sky Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn shine brightly. A crescent moon is also pres…Read More

  5. Snow in Baghdad

    Snow has fallen in Baghdad, Iraq. This is rare for Baghdad. Meteorology is an important natural science. https://www.accuweather.com/en/winter-weather/baghdad-sees-snow-for-the-1st-time-in-12-years/679070…Read More

  6. Great Ancient Historical Sites- Jantar Mantar

    Jantar Manar which is located in India, is an astronomical observatory. Though this observatory was built in 1700s, astronomy is an ancient science in India. Jantar Manar contains the largest stone sundial in the world. https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/jantar-mantar-0013269…Read More

  7. The Night Sky for the Week of 2-9-20

    The constellations of Orion, Canis Major, and Taurus continue to dominate the night sky. There are a couple of dim constellations close to Orion such as Monoceros and Lepus. Also, with a small telescope you can see the Orion's Great Nebula, which is located in his sword. One often overlook star is Polaris, which is the current north pole star. While the planets Mercury and Venus are currently visi…Read More

  8. Unanswered Questions About the Pyramids of Giza

    Here is a good summary of some of the unanswered questions and other theories about the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Some of them are alternative theories. But they are theories non the less. The pyramids of Giza are remarkable structures. https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-africa/egypt-pyramids-0013249…Read More

  9. Pyramids of the World- Sicily

    There are pyramids throughout the world, not just in Egypt. Sicily, has some of the lesser known pyramids. They where probably built by the Sea People. Some of them resemble pyramids found on the Canary Islands. The Sicily pyramids may be aligned with the Bosnian pyramids, that where discussed in a previous article. https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/sicily-pyramids-0013233…Read More

  10. The Night Sky for the Week of 2-2-20

    In the evening sky the three of the major constellations of winter (Canis Major, Taurus, and Orion) all shine brightly together. Look for their most famous stars- Sirius (Canis Major), Aldebaran (Taurus), and Betelgeuse (Orion). However, Betelgeuse, continues to dim. Its brightness now is comparable to Aldebaran in the next door constellation of Taurus. Usually Betelgeuse is much brighter than Ald…Read More