~16 min read · Jun 25th · White supremacists fetishise ancient Rome – but antiquity was more diverse and polychromatic than racists will admit
while there are big differences between Italian fascism, British colonialism and pro-slavery groups in the US, all have contributed to a fantasy idea about Rome’s whiteness that’s still a feature of Western civilisation
European powers invented this concept during the Enlightenment as a pseudoscientific justification for their political expansion
There is no evidence that Roman institutions made any attempt to develop either of these positive and negative judgments into a system
~12 min read · Jun 2nd · Archaeological finds suggest that people developed numbers tens of thousands of years ago. Scholars are now exploring the first detailed hypotheses about this life-changing invention.