1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Disputed Pyramids

    Some scientists have claimed that there are pyramids in Bosnia. Others dispute this notion. Here is a good argument that these hills are actually pyramids: https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/bosnian-pyramid-0013212.…Read More

  9. Great Ancient Historical Sites- Bahla Fort

    Bahla Fort is located Oman, which is located on major trade routes from the orient. Trade in frankincense made this area of Oman particularly wealthy. The site where the Bahla Fort is located, was occupied as far back as the Persians in the 4th century AD.  https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/bahla-fort-0013199…Read More

  10. The Night Sky for the Week of 1-26-20

    The first month of 2020 is over this week. But there is a lot to see in the night sky.  In the evening sky, look for the one of the brightest stars of winter- Betelgeuse, located in the famous constellation of Orion. Another famous star Aldebaran, is close to Orion, in the constellation of Taurus. A crescent moon is close to the planet Venus in the evening sky. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/obs…Read More