News tagged with ancient

Breaking the code of royal purple

Royal purple, the color of robes swathing the emperors of Rome, ancient kings and high priests, and prized for its richness of hue and a brightness that wouldn't fade, has long carried its own molecular mystery.

Aug 30, 2013 3.3 / 5 (6) 0

One mummy—many coffins

The Egyptian elite was buried in a coffin placed inside another coffin – in ensembles of up to eight coffins. This was intended to ensure the transformation of the deceased from human to deity, according ...

Aug 26, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast