What happened to the Nazi gold train?
02/16/2024

What happened to the Nazi gold train?

In 2015, the global media was abuzz with the reports of a purported discovery of a Nazi gold train believed to be buried in Poland.

M Mark Milligan
Black Caesar the Pirate
01/08/2024

Black Caesar the Pirate

Black Caesar gained infamy as a pirate and served on the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the flagship commanded by Edward Teach, more commonly known as Blackbeard.

M Mark Milligan
Origins of English Christmas traditions
12/04/2023

Origins of English Christmas traditions

Christmas embodies a tapestry of ritual traditions and customs shared by many countries and cultures. Some hearken back to ancient times, while others represent more recent innovations.

M Mark Milligan
Should the Elgin Marbles be returned?
11/29/2023

Should the Elgin Marbles be returned?

The Elgin marbles are a collection of decorative marble sculptures taken from the temple of Athena (the Parthenon) on the Acropolis in Athens.

M Mark Milligan
REVIEW: THE HORIZON OF KHUFU
11/06/2023

REVIEW: THE HORIZON OF KHUFU

"The Horizon of Khufu" is an immersive virtual reality experience recently launched in Stratford, London. Spanning a vast area of 1,000 square metres, it transports you back 4,500 years to ancient Egypt and the awe-inspiring Great Pyramid of Giza, which served as the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu.

M Mark Milligan
VESZPRÉM – BRIDGING ARCHAEOLOGY AND FAITH
10/06/2023

VESZPRÉM – BRIDGING ARCHAEOLOGY AND FAITH

Veszprém, a current European Capital of Culture has become one of the largest restoration projects in Europe, a collaboration bridging archaeology and faith during an investigatory journey to restore the historic Castle District.

M Mark Milligan
EXECUTION DOCK – THE PIRATE SCAFFOLD
09/24/2023

EXECUTION DOCK – THE PIRATE SCAFFOLD

Execution Dock was a scaffold in London on the River Thames for hanging pirates, smugglers, and mutineers under sentence of death by the Admiralty courts for crimes committed at sea.

M Mark Milligan
FORT DRUM – THE CONCRETE BATTLESHIP
08/18/2023

FORT DRUM – THE CONCRETE BATTLESHIP

Fort Drum, nicknamed the "Concrete Battleship", is a fortified island situated at the mouth of Manila Bay in the Philippines.

M Mark Milligan
THE MA’NENE CEREMONY
08/14/2023

THE MA’NENE CEREMONY

In the Tana Torajan Tribal culture on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, death is not the end for some, but part of a journey that is shared with direct family members.

M Mark Milligan
THE REAL POLDARK
07/23/2023

THE REAL POLDARK

Ross Poldark is the main Protagonist in a series of novels set during the late 18th century by author, Winston Graham.

M Mark Milligan
SASA: COMBATTING THE DECLINE IN ANCIENT STUDIES
05/21/2023

SASA: COMBATTING THE DECLINE IN ANCIENT STUDIES

Over the past several years there has been a decline in ancient studies for which this downward trend may be due to a lack of interest or a focus on STEM and technical courses with careerist attitudes designed solely to get jobs. This is despite liberal arts and social sciences being the foundations of modern democracy and society.

M Mark Milligan
THE SEARCH FOR THE LOST CITY OF ZERZURA
04/02/2023

THE SEARCH FOR THE LOST CITY OF ZERZURA

Nothing stirs the imagination more than legends of a lost city shrouded in mystery. One such legend is Zerzura, a mythical city or oasis in the Sahara Desert, supposedly in Egypt or Libya.

M Mark Milligan
THE FALL OF THE PRAETORIAN GUARD
03/27/2023

THE FALL OF THE PRAETORIAN GUARD

The Praetorian Guard were an elite unit within the Imperial army, serving primarily as personal protectors and intelligence operatives for the Roman emperors.

M Mark Milligan