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Humanities

New manuscripts and forgotten languages discovered in Sinai

For archaeologists, the Monastery of Saint Catherine is the gift that keeps on giving.

Yale University offers free online course on the Early Middle Ages

Care to know some details on what happened between the years 284 and 1000?

How the world’s first written languages spread around the world (VIDEO)

From Sumerian pictographic writing, all the way to Latin, in 2 and a half minutes

Take a course on World History online, courtesy of Columbia University

Enjoy 25 lectures, on video, covering around 10,000 years of history.

Sam Shepard dies at 73

The celebrated Pulitzer-winning American playwright and actor died at his home in Kentucky this past Thursday.

Here’s the oldest multi-color printed book in the world

You can thank Cambridge University Library for digitizing it and putting it online!

The 10 keys to religion according to Peter Berger

The sociologist who argued for the ongoing relevance of religion

A 12th-century treatment for weight loss

The Trotula, a medieval treatise on women’s health, includes certain weight-loss tips we may not want to apply today.

The seven capital sins of the Internet

According to one of the founders of LinkedIn, each social network corresponds to one of the seven deadly sins.

Will the next phase of “human evolution” include immortality?

Can technology provide not only immortality but also transcendence?