History

Did you know that the largest urban map in the world is almost two thousand years old?

Did you know that the largest urban map in the world is almost two thousand years old?

The Forma Urbis Romae was a map of the capital of the Roman Empire, engraved between AD 203 and 211, on marble slabs mounted inside the Forum of Peace in Rome.

Aenigmachanna gollum what fish is it?

Aenigmachanna gollum what fish is it?

Aenigmachanna gollum belongs to an ancient family of fish, called dragon snakeheads, which retain their primitive characteristics. Scientists have named it after the dark character in JRR Tolkien’s epic saga The Lord of the Rings.

Eyewitness to how the Great Pyramid was built

Eyewitness to how the Great Pyramid was built

We have an answer in the form of 4,600-year-old bound papyrus scrolls, the oldest papyri ever found. They are the diary of one of the managers who helped build the Great Pyramid. The only eyewitness account of the construction.

The largest terrestrial mammal in the world

The largest terrestrial mammal in the world

The adult African savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana) typically measures between 3 and 3.7 meters at the withers and has a mass between 4 and 7 tons.

These are the tsunami and the earthquake that have caused the most victims

These are the tsunami and the earthquake that have caused the most victims

On December 26, 2004, an earthquake with a value of 9 Mw occurred under the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Indonesia. The tsunami that derived from the earthquake flooded the coasts of nine countries around the Indian Ocean.

This was the smallest car

This was the smallest car

In 2003, a team of engineers from the Denso Corporation in Japan built a motorized model of a 1936 Toyota AA sedan. The smallest in the world.

The oldest cheese we know

The oldest cheese we know

The oldest cheese in the world has been found in an Egyptian tomb, specifically in a tomb of Ptahmes, the mayor of the Egyptian city of Memphis during the 13th century BC. C., which was initially unearthed in 1885.

Did you know that there was a penguin that was the size of a human being?

Did you know that there was a penguin that was the size of a human being?

The Canterbury Museum, participated in the discovery of the so-called Giant Penguin, this is part of the gigantic fauna that once inhabited New Zealand.

The oldest tattoo tool in the world

The oldest tattoo tool in the world

Although many people like tattoos, few know their origins and even further, the instruments with which they began to be made. Made of human bone, in Tonga, Polynesia, the oldest known tools for making tattoos have been found.

How spices fueled voyages and trade

How spices fueled voyages and trade

Jordan is the country of spices, and they are all sold in bulk and at very cheap prices. For example, you can buy kawsay (a purple spice sprinkled on many Middle Eastern salads). Za’atar is a seasoning used in a large number of dishes in Arabic cuisine and is made up of a combination of some or all of these ingredients: thyme, assorted seeds, oregano, sumac, and sesame.