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.
King Arthur. He was the most famous, chivalrous, and valiant king of England. But was he real? In advance of a new movie based on the Arthurian legends, Past Worlds drills down on the historical records.
Climate Chaos. International best-selling author Brian Fagan explores climate change through time and asks what lessons can be learnt from the ancestors.
Death-beds down the ages. Following the recent discovery of the oldest-known human grave in Africa, Nadia Durrani explores why we bury our dead as if in sleep, covering everything from Neanderthal burials to the death-bed of Andy Warhol’s trans icon Candy Darling.
Bahamas archaeology. Excavator Niall Finneran takes us on a tour of Caribbean archaeology to deal with sugar, colonialism, and globalism, uncovering a wealth of hidden histories, giving a voice to the oppressed.
The Greek body beautiful. Neil Faulkner takes a humorous look at the gymnasium, the games, and the erotically charged body-tyranny that ruled Ancient Athens.
Also in this issue: full-length columns and reviews from leading experts, including the latest British Museum blockbuster on Nero, which reveals the man behind the myth.