Gian Lorenzo Bernini, The Ecstasy of St. Theresa, 1644-52, Rome, Santa Maria della Vittoria

The Cultural Significance and Meaning of Angels Through Art and History

For a long period of time, angels have been playing a significant role in our day-to-day life. Their history has journeyed through centuries of modifications of art and graphics. And hence they have granted crucial identities that often outdo their … Continue reading The Cultural Significance and Meaning of Angels Through Art and History

Alexandria Library. Image: Ancient World Magazine

Anthropology: The Difficulties of Multiculturalism in Ancient Alexandria

Roman opinions on Alexandrians Roman writers often disparaged the citizens of Alexandria. Their city’s culture, history, and commerce were glorified, as if those qualities existed apart from its people. Rome’s ruling elites and writers contemptuously stereotyped the latter as a … Continue reading Anthropology: The Difficulties of Multiculturalism in Ancient Alexandria

The Parthenon as a church dedicated to the Theotokos (Mother of God) / Credit: Greekingme.com, https://greeking.me/blog/greek-history-culture/item/129-the-parthenon

Ancient History: How the Parthenon Was Once a Medieval Christian Church

The Parthenon The Parthenon today exercises a function very similar to that which it was first endowed with back in the mid 5th century BC. There are various theories about its precise purpose and usage in classical Athens. Possibilities include … Continue reading Ancient History: How the Parthenon Was Once a Medieval Christian Church

A carved off-beige door witha wooden and twine handle going across the opening, like a seal.

Accidental Discoveries: The Unexpected Wonders from the Past

How common is documentation of accidental discoveries? There are discoveries that span hundreds of years and the majority have all been on purpose. The remaining, however, were accidents that happened to come by out of uncoincidental luck. Archaeologists and historians … Continue reading Accidental Discoveries: The Unexpected Wonders from the Past