Irina Slav Articles 202
Irina has a BA in English literature and linguistics from Sofia University and is definitely more partial to the former than the latter. She spent ten years working in the news industry, most of them specialising in business and finance. Convinced that there is much more to life than reporting on financial results and analysing the latest trends in mining or oil, she decided to start freelancing full time, writing on a host of fascinating topics, from gender equality to 3D printing. Although she did two years of Modern History in college, taking a special interest in the Middle East, she is much more interested in ancient civilizations, in how people used to live thousands of years ago, and how far we’ve gone since then. Or maybe not so far. When she’s not writing articles she indulges in her reading addiction, preferably against a music background, writes fantasy short stories, and does jigsaw puzzles with her four-year-old daughter.
The first ever genome sequencing of a 4,500-year-old skeleton from Ethiopia has confirmed that long after the initial migration of modern humans from Africa, there was a second wave, this ti... Read more
A tomb from the time of Alexander the Great, discovered three years ago and opened last year in northern Greece may have been built as a shrine and possibly a tomb for his close friend and g... Read more
The first scientific examination of the so-called Antikythera wreck, the remains of a ship that sank near the shores of the same-named island in the Aegean Sea, has so far yielded no less th... Read more
Archaeologist Nicholas Reeves has made headlines once more, following his suggestion that the tomb of Tutankhamun was initially built for his stepmother Nefertiti, by claiming that the gold... Read more