April/May 2021, Vol 1, Issue 1
Past Worlds digs deep into all aspects of human history, over all time periods, and all areas of the world.
Written by leading experts, Past Worlds entertains, informs, delights, and provokes.
Full of the latest stories, the greatest discoveries, the biggest debates, the magazine brings together the worlds of archaeology, anthropology, and history – embracing art, science, cultures, ideas.
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A must-read for anyone interested in the past, and in what makes us tick – as the astrophysicist Carl Sagan once said, ‘You have to know the past to understand the present.’ Subscribe now to support independent journalism.
Azania: Exploring the Erythrean Sea. Sail down the East African coast with archaeologist Brian Fagan to discover a vibrant and compelling history.
The Viking Great Army: Power and Grandeur. How archaeological field-work has shed new light on this previously-shadowy chapter of England's history.
Cleopatra: Artefact of celebrity. She may be the world's original celebrity, but who was Cleopatra really? Past Worlds takes a critical look at stereotypes of the last female pharaoh – but also at recent attempts to ‘rehabilitate’ her.
How to sleep: A guide from the past. Problems sleeping? It may not be your fault. From ancient Egypt to medieval England, we look to the past to suggest how to sleep well.
Plus: columns, reviews, news and more, including Tribes of Britain David Miles' gourmand’s guide to ancient France, and a sumptuously illustrated review of the ongoing Viking Age Galloway Hoard exhibition.