History & Archaeology

//History & Archaeology

Puzzling archaeological discoveries and unanswered questions in the world history

14 Origins of Phrases You Probably Use Every Day but Had No Idea about

By |2019-06-20T17:15:53+03:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever walked into a tiny room and thought ‘I couldn’t swing a cat in here?’ Have you ever ‘rubbed someone up the wrong way?’ These are examples of phrases we use all the time, but do you know their origins? I love words. I love metaphors, words that come from foreign languages, I [...]

10 Little-Known Origins of Words That Come from People’s Names

By |2019-06-10T19:01:09+03:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , |

Does anyone fancy a ham and cheese stamford? You might be eating one right now if that particular Earl had invented what we all now know as the sandwich. Here are some other origins of words that come from people’s names. It’s a famous story but let’s just recap for a moment. The Earl of [...]

Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: 10 Lessons to Learn from This 2000-Year-Old Book

By |2019-04-03T15:28:13+03:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Literature, Self-Improvement, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations is a powerful book that has stood the test of time. It can provide deeply helpful and important lessons to us all. However, before we discuss these lessons, we should recognise who the author was. Marcus Aurelius (121-180AD), also known as ‘the Philosopher’, was Roman emperor from 161-180AD. He is a widely [...]

4 Famous French Philosophers and What We Can Learn from Them

By |2019-03-31T16:50:52+03:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

There are certain French philosophers whose ideas can provide valuable and critical insight into our lives and society today. These French philosophers were highly influential in western philosophical thought, and are widely considered to be some of the greatest French thinkers of all time. The French philosophers in question have similarities in their teachings but [...]

7 Less Known Greek Philosophers Whose Teachings Are Still Relevant Today

By |2019-03-25T13:51:15+03:00March 16th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , |

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are the most well-known Greek philosophers. They are also the most widely taught and most popular. Not many would dispute this. However, there are many other ancient Greek philosophers who can serve as much value to us in their teachings. There are others who came before Socrates, Plato and Aristotle [...]

The Curious Case of Phineas Gage and Why It Still Fascinates Neuroscientists

By |2018-12-28T14:18:02+03:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: History & Archaeology, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Does the name Phineas Gage ring a bell? If not, but you are fascinated with the human brain, then sit back, relax and let me tell you this incredible story. These days we know a lot about the human brain. For example, which areas are responsible for cognitive function or processing the senses. But back [...]

Cassandra Complex in Mythology, Psychology and the Modern World

By |2019-02-25T15:34:20+03:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Cassandra complex is the name given to a phenomenon where people who predict bad news or warnings are ignored or outright dismissed. The term Cassandra complex has entered the lexicon in 1949 when a French philosopher discussed the potential for someone to predict future events. The complex has been used in wide-ranging contexts. This includes [...]

The True Meaning of Christmas You May Have Never Considered

By |2018-12-11T22:47:46+03:00December 25th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

What is the true meaning of Christmas? Before you argue for Christianity, let’s consider a deeper spiritual meaning of this holiday. Christmas is perhaps the most popular holiday during each year. Millions of dollars are spent on gifts and food to celebrate the 25th of December. It seems that Christmas has either become a materialistic [...]