New research suggests that Egyptian royal children were educated and could probably read and write. "Relatively late sources suggest that even one of the first rulers of Egypt - Aha - mastered the writing skill. He was believed to be an author of a few medical treaties, although the reliability of
The Guardian has posted an interesting op-ed piece by Michael Braddick, a professor at the University of Sheffield, where he looks at the potentially bleak future of the study of Archaeology. Despite the value and interest of what they do, archaeology departments up and down the country are now facing difficulty.
Cracked.com has compiled a list of five fictional stories you were taught in history class as being fact. #5 Paul Revere's Midnight Ride In Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, little children are told a fantastic story of patriotism and late night horse riding. In the
Ancient Greek is set to be taught in three schools in England in an attempt to boost children's language skills. Lorna Robinson, charity director, who will be teaching the one-hour lessons every two weeks, told the Times Education Supplement: “People can be daunted at the idea of learning a language
In an odd move, Sussex University has decided to scrap teaching English history before 1700. Under plans, research and in-depth teaching into periods such as the Tudors, the Middle-Ages, Norman Britain, the Viking invasion and the Anglo-Saxons will be scrapped, along with the Civil Wars. The university will also end research into
A lot of people don't seem to realize that there are two versions of Anne Frank's diary. There is the standard edition, which most people are familiar with, and a more recent "Definitive Edition" which has significantly more content. Removed from the first edition were passages where Anne talks badly