Category Archives: History

Roman Roads of Britain

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Archaeologists in Cyprus have uncovered an ancient 26-metre long mosaic

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60 perfectly preserved shipwrecks over 2,400 years old have been found in the Black Sea

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China’s Building a Full-Sized Titanic Replica

Zhang Zhi | Getty Images The sinking of the Titanic continues to fascinate a surprising number of people. Soon, the first full-size replica of the ocean liner will allow delighted tourists to relive the ill-fated ship’s maiden voyage, right down … Continue reading

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Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot (October 5, 1713 – July 31, 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent person during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder and chief editor of and contributor to – the inspiration for Deskarati – the … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Den

The Devil’s Den or Devil’s Den is a burial chamber located on Fyfield Hill near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. (Not to be confused with the Devil’s Den Cave in Florida, USA). The chamber is what is left of a neolithic passage … Continue reading

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Who Lived in North West England During the Bronze Age?

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There are bodies under the giant heads of Easter Island

The Giant stone heads on eater Island are images that we’ve all grown up seeing and hearing about, many of us dream of visiting them and looking for ourselves, it now seems that if we get to make the journey … Continue reading

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Brontosaurus is back! New analysis suggests genus might be resurrected

Thanks to Phil Krause for suggesting this post. The Brontosaurus has been consigned to extinction not once, but twice – the second time when scientists concluded it was too similar to other long-necked dinosaurs to deserve its own genus. Now … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

“Amazing Grace” is a Christian hymn published in 1779, with words written by the English poet and Anglican clergyman John Newton (1725–1807). Newton wrote the words from personal experience. He grew up without any particular religious conviction, but his life’s … Continue reading

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Pyramid Construction

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The Phaistos Disk

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Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Heafield Hamilton (born August 17, 1936) is an American computer scientist, systems engineer, and business owner. She was Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, which developed on-board flight software for the Apollo space program. … Continue reading

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Historians Draw Closer to the Tomb of the Legendary King Arthur

The deceased King Arthur before being taken to the Isle of Avalon For many decades, researchers have tried to confirm the existence of King Arthur of Camelot, the legendary ruler that was said to have led the defense of Britain … Continue reading

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Archaeologists just made the “find of a lifetime” buried beneath Scotland

A bronze sword, a gold-decorated spearhead, well-preserved sheath fittings, and fur skins – all thought to date back to around 3,000 years – are some of the remarkable finds uncovered at a dig currently underway in the UK. Archaeologists on … Continue reading

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Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle shrouded in fog, taken by Matthew Hyde from his vantage point of the 14th floor of Capital Tower. Via BBC Wales Cardiff Castle is a medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion located in the city centre of … Continue reading

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2,200-Year-Old Stunning Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City Of Zeugma

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Top Pre-Raphaelite houses

Dr James Fox presents his must-see Pre-Raphaelite houses to visit this summer; from Morris’ iconic Arts and Crafts house, crammed with murals by Dante Gabrielle Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones to an elaborate Victorian manor home to an impressive Pre-Raphaelite collection.

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The 2000-year-old Hallaton Helmet is the only Roman helmet ever found in Britain that still has most of its silver-gilt plating attached. …

The Hallaton Helmet is a decorated iron Roman cavalry parade helmet originally covered in a sheet of silver and decorated in places with gold leaf. The helmet was discovered by 71-year-old Ken Wallace, a retired teacher and amateur archaeologist. He … Continue reading

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Secrets of The Medieval Castle

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Johannes Kepler

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Today is the birthday of German astronomer Johannes Kepler, who was born in Weil der Stadt in the Holy Roman Empire in 1571. He received a Lutheran education at the University of Tübingen and originally planned to be a theologian. … Continue reading

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