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Homo heidelbergensis at the Rama 9 Museum in Bangkok, Thailand
Origins

10 Mysterious Human Species Most People Don’t Know Existed

Modern humans, Homo sapiens, are now the only surviving member of the Homo genus. It is almost inconceivable to us that we walked alongside other human species, but as the science of archaeology has progressed and more findings have been made it has become clear that the Homo genus was once rife with different species. 
 
Gondi Palace, Florence, Italy, Wedding Alcove by painter Matteo Bonechi and stucco by Giovan Battista Ciceri, “Allegory of a Happy Marriage”, ca. 1710. Credit: Elise Grenier
Artifacts & Tech

The Fascinating World of Art Conservation

In this interview, Elise Grenier, a distinguished conservator and the founder of Grenier Conservation LLC, delves into her 35-year journey in art conservation, a path that has taken her through significant projects in both the United States and Italy.
Leonardo da Vinci (Public domain) and Michelangelo. (Public domain)
People of History

Rivalry of Renaissance Masters: Leonardo da Vinci Vs. Michelangelo

The rivalry between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, two of the most renowned artists of the Renaissance, is a fascinating story that illustrates the competitive spirit and the contrasting personalities and styles of these two titans of their time.
Representation of a prehistoric musician playing a lithophone. Source: Image created by OpenAI's DALL-E
Artifacts & Tech

Lithophones: Resonating Rocks of Antiquity‬

For thousands of years, lithophones - a term to denote musical instruments crafted from stone - have captivated audiences around the world. Much like a xylophone or a marimba, lithophones produce musical notes when struck. They come in all shapes and sizes, with the stones carved or shaped to create a variety of pitches and tones.
Playing Magical Melodies by Nile: Ancient Egyptian Music
Culture & Tradition

Playing Magical Melodies by Nile: Ancient Egyptian Music

Music was an integral part of daily life in the Nile Valley from the earliest times. It was a rich and important aspect of ancient Egyptian culture, permeating religious ceremonies, popular festivals, and daily activities.