Ancient cities, long gone. Microbes. Architects.
When snorkelers discovered what appeared to be ancient stonework off the coast of the Greek island of Zakynthos in 2013, archaeologists sent to the site thought the odd rocks might be the ruins of an ancient city. But among the columns, bagel-shaped rings and paving stone‒like rocks, they found no telltale pottery shards or other […]
Ancient tunes, relived…
That’s a good thing for Conner, who after completing a degree in music composition got deeply interested in Babylonian literature and poetry—which was originally recorded in cuneiform, wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets. But the words on the paper, the modern incarnations of these mineral etchings, were not enough for Conner. She wanted to know what […]
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