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A human survival skill that we seem to have lost is the ability to hibernate throughout the European winter For months on end people would sleep and do little,
Information like this remind you show how old and populated London has been for centuries Tens of thousands of skeletons that lie hidden beneath the streets, houses and offices of London have been revealed for the first time on a map,
Apparently Malta has a massive complex of mostly unexplored tunnels, some with spooky tales to tell
As our civilization slides into decadence we see ahead of us the sort of things that entertained the Romans I give it about 20 years till our society starts compiling some of these 'greats'
One of the most gripping commentaries of all time, the crash of the Hindenburg was so damaging that it decimated public trust in the possibility of a "Zeppelin Era" - a world where travel was dominated by flying air balloons
The 5000 year old skeleton of a 6 foot priestess with a false golden eye found in Iran Now she would have had an imposing presence The body of a strikingly tall 5,000-year-old woman with an artificial golden eye has been discovered in Iran
These "Voice of Hibakusha" are eyewitness accounts of the bombing of Hiroshima Very sobering and terrible accounts of the actual event of Hiroshima nuclear bombing
Not only did they find 8000 year old footprints but the British channel was originally a huge valley covered in forest A BEACHCOMBER claims he has found ancient human footprints dating back 8,000 years, embedded in an ancient Welsh peat bed
Archaeologists in Rome have discovered the lost treasure of the last pre-Christian Roman emperor, Maxentius Imperial standards, lances and glass spheres were found buried
The remarkable mummy was found in a hidden burial vault in the Amazon It is at least 600 years old and has survived thanks to the embalming skills of her tribe, the Chachapoyas or cloud warriors
The ancient frozen body was found in the Italian Alps
A rare look at the deep level bomb shelters built during WW2 All eight Deep Level shelters built during 1941-1942 under existing London Underground stations
Really good article about a pilot who was shot down in Vietnam and taken prisoner, and then escapes
Seems that the upper blocks of the pyramids were made on site using a form of limestone concrete. Helps to explain how such massive blocks were quarried and moved .The Ancient Egyptians built their great Pyramids by pouring concrete into blocks high on the site.
Great historic video footage, including Hitler
Life gets more like the movies every day In the mid 1920s, Josef Stalin noticed that communist Russia was missing something Respect for individual human lives No! An army of half-man-half-ape super-warriors You betcha This may have been the first attempt to breed Orcs
The more they dig, the more they find But finding soft tissue in a 67 million year old bone seems to stagger belief can they really be that old and still have soft tissue In the past, what we've learned about dinosaurs has been mostly based on bones That might soon change with the recent d
Archaeologists exploring one of Rome's oldest catacombs have discovered more than 1,000 skeletons dressed in elegant togas
Fossils from northern Germany have revealed a dinosaur that evolved into a dwarf, ending up only about one-third the size of its closest known relatives
A crater as big as Ohio has been found in Antarctica . Scientists think it was carved by a space rock that caused the greatest mass extinction on Earth, 250 million years ago
Israeli scientists said on Wednesday they had discovered a prehistoric ecosystem dating back millions of years The discovery was made in a cave near the central Israeli city of Ramle during rock drilling at a quarry
A million-year-old ice sample drilled from 3 kilometres under the Antarctic and unveiled in Tokyo on Tuesday could yield vital clues on climate change,
Scientists are learning more about what appears to be one of the biggest meat-eating dinosaurs known, a two-legged beast whose bones were found several years ago in the fossil-rich Patagonia region of Argentina
Recent excavation of a cave site near Jerusalem has revealed once-full exterior water pools and a corridor
Fascinating true tale about finding a crashed WW2 bomber in North Africa Great article. In early November, 1958, a British oil exploration team was flying over North Africa's harsh Libyan Desert when they stumbled across something unexpected
Archaeologists have found remains of some Knights Templar, where they were killed fighting against the forces of Saladin. This is an exciting find, and I am surprised we do not hear about this in other news outlets
Archaeologists said Wednesday they have discovered a massive 6th-century Indian pyramid beneath the site of a centuries-old re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ
This fascinating site shows pictures of monowheels through the centuries We don't seem to have the passion for them that they had in the past it seems
A 2,500-year-old sarcophagus with vivid colour illustrations from Homer's epics has been discovered in western Cyprus, archaeologists said Monday .Construction workers found the limestone sarcophagus last week in a tomb near the village of Kouklia, in the coastal Paphos
The puzzling Huashan caves. Is it simply a coincidence or do certain laws of nature lie behind the phenomenon.
Nearly 500 years after the death of Christopher Columbus, a team of genetic researchers are using DNA to solve two nagging mysteries: Where was the explorer really born? And where the devil are his bones?
Statues weighing up to five tonnes and thought to be of one of ancient Egypt's greatest pharaohs, Ramses II, have been found northeast of Cairo.
Now this is neat, they found 2 Russian tanks from 1943 in a Latvian bog, dug them out and within a couple of days drove them away with everything working
Fascinating article, here we were quietly going about our business, and at any time a computing fault could have blown the whole world to oblivion Gives hope for humanity when the people with their hands on the missiles are careful like this
What's interesting is the size and fitness of the hunters We are often old that prehistoric people were smaller than us, and that we are attaining optimum size because of diet and medicine
View of the Nilova Monastery The Monastery of St Nil' on Stolobnyi Island in Lake Seliger in Tver' Province, northwest of Moscow, illustrates the fate of church institutions during the course of Russian history12800 year old cave paintings verified
Britain's first cave art is more than 12,800 years old, scientific testing has shown Engravings of a deer and other creatures at Creswell Crags, in Derbyshire, have proved to be genuine Ice Age creations, and not modern fakes, as some had feared
A team of archaeologists from Sheffield University have revealed significant new insights into the role of Stonehenge after discovering a prehistoric ceremonial road
Deep under a quiet valley in southern Greece, archaeologists are struggling to unravel a 1,400-year-old tragedy that wiped out a rural Byzantine community
Now you don't see one of these every day, especially when it goes up for auction for a million pounds I wonder what Beethoven was doing in a religious school in Philadelphia
A glint of metal in the soil marked the end of a 13-year quest by a Japanese explorer to locate the base camp of Alexander Selkirk, the marooned 18th-century mariner, whose ordeal inspired the book Robinson Crusoe
Fascinating shockwave presentation of the last 5000 years of civilization in the Middle East
A fascinating article on the bad decisions the Germans made in focusing on the attack of London during WW2
At least part of the mystery of Stonehenge may have now been solved:
Here are some famous ancient Greek and Roman theatres that still remain I have visited a few and am amazed at the construction of such immense works
he tunnel was 1,476 feet in length and consumed 125 tons of steel liner plate and 1,000 cubic yards of grout This was not a small operation!
British soldiers serving in Afghanistan have recovered weapons looted from the bodies of their Victorian forebears
The bear that left a 3-foot-long claw mark in an Ice Age clay bank was the largest bear species ever to walk the earth, about 6 feet tall at the shoulder and capable of moving its 1,800 pounds up to 45 miles per hour in a snarling dash for prey
With the release of a war movie about Iwo Jima, by Clint Eastwood come the revelation that the roles of Black American soldiers were removed from the historical record Seems heroes could only be white in the 1940's
Sounds like a DaVinchi Code book. Fascinating. Just inside the Vatican's fortified walls, directly below the street connecting its private pharmacy and its members-only supermarket, lies a 2,000-year-old graveyard littered with bizarre, often disturbing displays of pagan worship
Awesome I always thought WW1 was fought in black and white : I wonder how much history was lost during that war, old buildings destroyed, art destroyed, communities reduced to nothing etc It must have changed totally that part of Europe
When teachers at St Laurence's School in Bradford-on-Avon, southern England, noticed how the school's football field became scored with yellow lines of dried grass during the summer, little did they know that an extraordinary archaeological site lay just a foot below
14 September 2000, a Komatsu D375A-2 pulled an abandoned tank from its archival tomb under the bottom of a lake near Johvi, Estonia The Soviet-built T34/76A tank had been resting at the bottom of the lake for 56 years
Photo's from Russia of World War 2 The "Great War" Or in the west, it could be called the "Forgotten war" Suffering and horror almost unknown by the Allies
Fascinating article includes Nordic mummies as well . Solid as a warrior of the Caledonii tribe, the man's hair is reddish brown flecked with grey, framing high cheekbones, a long nose, full lips and a ginger beard
Was God playing marbles? In the 1930s, workers from the United Fruit Company, were clearing land in the Diquis Valley and began unearthing large numbers of almost perfectly round stone spheres The largest of these apparently man-made balls was over two meters in diameter and weighed over 16 tons
An ancient story about the origin of the Scots is given credence by some new research . Actually there are alternative histories written by the Celts and other people of the time that show a strong Greek and Mediterranean influence on the original inhabitants of the British Isles
Archaeologists in Ukraine have unearthed the remains of an ancient pyramidal structure that pre-dates those in Egypt by at least 300 years
An underground chamber undisturbed since the Iron Age was revealed on North Uist when a 10ft hole opened beneath the wheel of a tractor Archaeologists assessed the find at Port nan Long at the north of the island, which has been sealed off from the public
A heat wave has revealed fleeting traces of early settlements to historians taking a bird's eye view of Scotland The conditions this summer have proved ideal for aerial archaeologists who document the buried sites, which appear in ripening crops
An interesting article here on Noah's ark not being on the traditional Mt Ararat, but in the north of Iran, on a mountain range there The reasoning is pretty sound and backs up the biblical story well
Bulgarian police have discovered three ancient chariots and two ornaments tossed in an abandoned vine-field
Our society tends to portray pre western primitive people as mostly peace loving It serves as a kind of comparison that we now are more warlike, and that in the past people were more "attuned to nature" but this interesting book shows that the opposite is true
This saying came from an amazing battle where 32 soldiers and workers held off over 1000 Indians The victory was also aided by the new breach loading rifles they used
The Plane That Crashed Into the Empire State Building. On the foggy morning of Saturday, July 28, 1945, Lt Colonel William Smith was piloting a US Army B-25 bomber through New York City
Way back in the 11C Geoffrey of Monmouth compiled together the existing Welsh legends and manuscripts about the History of the land of Britian before the Romans, here is a translation of his fascinating book
The pirate Blackbeard's flagship may finally be yielding its identity after nearly 300 years on the ocean floor
Researchers have found new evidence of a secret code concealed on the Kensington Runestone, one of the most controversial pieces of Minnesota history
Archaeologists have discovered evidence of Britain's own miniature Coliseum, it was revealed today The two-tier stone built structure, in Chester.
There has been a recent movie that ended with this scene of the Doolittle raiders taking off to bomb Tokyo, on what they all knew was a suicide mission Well some survived, hero's indeed
The secret personal files of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin on the private life of his greatest enemy, the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, have been unearthed in a Moscow archiveArchaeologist discovers ancient ships in Egypt
Kathryn Bard had the best Christmas ever this past December when she discovered the well-preserved timbers and riggings of pharaonic seafaring ships inside a cave.
Iranian Three-Story Underground City Served As Haven .
While searching around his hometown in Google Earth, Luca Mori stumbled on what looked like the meanders of an ancient river On the satellite image, it looks like “prominent, oval, shaded form more than 500 metres long“ However, his eye caught what he described as “rectangular shadows“
60 years on from Hiroshima it seems very PC to criticize the dropping of the bomb, but released transcripts of the messages between the Japanese leaders shows that they would have "unleashed hell" had America tried to invade Japan
Some things never change, yet the style is more informative and poetic than just the random abuse now
In what might be a profound discovery, an Israeli archaeologist has found the site of a great complex of buildings which may be the house of King David from the bible Not surprisingly she just followed the descriptions of its site from the bible, and there it was