Category: History

  • Britain’s largest ‘sea dragon’ fossil longer than a double decker bus found in Rutland reservoir

    Britain’s largest ‘sea dragon’ fossil longer than a double decker bus found in Rutland reservoir

    The remains are the biggest and most complete Ichthyosaur skeleton ever found in the UK The fossilised remains of a ten metre long ichthyosaur – also known as a ‘sea dragon’ – have been found in a reservoir owned by Anglian Water in Rutland. Dating back 180 million years, it is the largest and most […]

  • World’s Oldest Masks Show Creepy Resemblance To Humans (PHOTOS)

    Billed as “the oldest masks in the world,” a creepy collection of 9,000-year-old stone faces is now display in Israel. With stilted smiles and large eyeholes, the artifacts are thought to have represented the spirits of dead ancestors and may have been worn during Stone Age ceremonies and rituals, researchers say. Before putting the rare […]

  • Mexican experts find 119 more skulls on Aztec ‘trophy rack’

    Archaeologists in Mexico City said Friday they have found another section of 119 skulls that were part of the Aztec capital’s main trophy rack of sacrificed humans. A five-year dig under old buildings near Mexico City’s Templo Mayor Aztec ruins has so far found a total of 603 skulls. They are believed to date to […]

  • Bill Gates: Coronavirus could still be a risk into 2022

    But the Microsoft co-founder hopes next summer will start to resemble normalcy. With coronavirus vaccinations beginning in the US on Monday, many Americans may at long last be feeling as if the nation has turned a corner in the fight against COVID-19. But Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who funds medical research and vaccine programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates […]

  • Osama bin Laden wanted to make Joe Biden president, according to a 2012 story Fox News just resurfaced

    Usama bin Laden wanted to assassinate then-President Barack Obama so that the “totally unprepared” Joe Biden would take over as president and plunge the United States “into a crisis,” according to documents seized from bin Laden’s Pakistan compound when he was killed in May 2011. The secretive documents, first reported in 2012 by The Washington Post, outlined […]

  • The man from Stockport who lives like a Victorian… for some reason

    ‘When I do decide to marry, I would prefer someone like me – a lady who wears a bustle and feathers in her hat, and who could accompany me with her singing as I play the piano late into the evening’ Michael Koropisz lives his life like a Victorian. He’s more likely to be found […]

  • Scientists Uncover the Chemical Secret Behind Roman Self-Healing Underwater Concrete

    More than 2000 years ago, the Roman Empire invented a unique marine concrete that allowed for the construction of enormous, durable structures – even underwater. Incredibly, the exact chemical properties of this concrete mixture have eluded scientists to this day – but now, researchers from the University of Utah believe they may have finally cracked […]

  • Amazing Colosseum Carved into Tooth

    A Colosseum is a large building, like a stadium or theatre, which is used for entertainment, sports and others. The picture shows once such ancient amphitheater in Rome, but it is neither carving nor real tooth, it is simply a CGI, i.e. computer generated imagery. The ‘colosseum tooth sculpture’ was in fact a part of […]

  • Skeletons in Yale’s closet

    Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, is one of only nine colleges chartered before the American Revolution. It awarded the first PhD degree on American soil in 1861. Its library is the third largest university library in the US, holding 15 million volumes. Its endowment is valued at $27.2 billion, the second largest amongst […]

  • The Strange Tale of Elihu Yale’s Tomb

    Writing historical novels sometimes takes me to strange places – back in June, I accepted an invitation to do a book-signing at the fabulous Yale Bookstore near Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut. This was a promotion for The Doubtful Diaries of Wicked Mistress Yale, part one of my trilogy that tells the story […]

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