They came from the sea, laid waste to civilization, and disappeared!

Relief showing Sea Peoples being taken as prisoners by Egyptian Pharoah Ramses III. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

They desolated its people, and its land was like that which has never come into being- Ramses III

The Late Bronze Age collapse lead to a period of darkness in history.

Aeneas fleeing Troy. The Trojan War was set in the backdrop of the Bronze Age collapse. The sacking of Troy was symbolic of the destruction of Bronze Age cities. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Scripts of the ancient world hold the key to understanding civilizations.

Indus script, an ancient Indian writing system that is yet to be deciphered. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

What were ancient people trying to tell us through the story of the Minotaur?

Bronze statue of the Minotaur by artist Stuart Wolfe. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

Why would I pay a membership fee to see stories which read like Facebook posts?

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There may be some truth to Homer’s legendary Iliad and Odyssey.

The death of Achilles, recreated from a black-figure amphora. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

“Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.”

-The Iliad by Homer.

Health

You can maintain your muscle mass while fasting.

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Prateek Dasgupta, MS

Polymath interested in History, Science, and the History of Science. Former engineer, writer, and full-time tea connoisseur. Contact: prateekdasgupta@gmail.com

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