Geschichte

Großbuchstaben: Ein Schriftexperte der Universität Chicago zeichnete mithilfe Einheimischer am Totentempel Ramses

Hieroglyphic decoding on the Rosette stone: crowdsourcing in the 19th century

Today one would speak of “crowdsourcing” and find the matter fairly modern. In the spring of 1818 it was an act of despair. As many researchers and inventors as possible were to be given access to the inscriptions on the Rosette stone discovered by Napoleon’s troops in the western Nile Delta in 1799. You should […]

The secret of the Egyptian pyramids

The secret of the Egyptian pyramids

In November 2017, the renowned scientific journal “Nature” called for an international press conference with the main authors of an archaeological study: An international team of researchers from the “ScanPyramids” project had discovered a previously unknown cavity in the Cheops pyramid. Truly sensational news: the largest of the Egyptian pyramids, the construction of which after […]

Wohlgeformt: Skulptur des Gesichts von Kauserin Hatschepsut.

Pharaoh Hatshepsut in ancient Egypt: the king was a woman

It took the researchers some time to understand what they had found. As early as the late 1820s, the French linguist Jean-François Champollion, Decipherer of the hieroglyphs, found the name of a previously unknown king in the dilapidated temples in the western part of Thebes, carved in stone. To his astonishment, however, female endings and […]

Hamster purchases in 1973: When the toilet paper crisis hit the United States

Hamster purchases in 1973: When the toilet paper crisis hit the United States

Under hashtags such as #Klopapier crisis, #Klopapiergate or even #ToiletPaperApocalypse, people from all over the world are currently posting what may be the strangest excesses of hamster purchases in the wake of the corona crisis: the hoarding of toilet paper that some people do same as car loads buy up to prepare for the pandemic. […]

Corona virus and medical history: from toothworm to virus killer

Corona virus and medical history: from toothworm to virus killer

The swamp, believed to be 3800 years ago in the two streams, gave birth to the boring worm. One day he crawled hungry and crying in front of the god Shamash, as shown by a plaque from the archives of the Assyrian king Assurbanirpal. “What will you give me to eat? What should I suck […]