I'm heading off on vacation, exploring the sites of Berlin, Turkey and Rome. I'll be back on July 16th. See you soon!
It seems that a lot of planes are being found underwater lately. The latest is a Societ fighter-bomber from WWII that was recovered from a lake in Northern Russia last thursday. [Thanks for the link Chulian!] The Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik was under 17 meters of water. Its recovery followed a "truly remarkable"
Roman-made glass beads have been found inside a 5th century burial mound near Kyoto. The government-backed institute has recently finished analysing components of the glass beads, measuring five millimetres (0.2 inches) in diametre, with tiny fragments of gilt attached. It found that the light yellow beads were made with natron, a chemical
A new study claims that Stonehenge was built as a symbol of peace between the people of eastern and western England. Centuries of speculation have attributed countless functions to the famous Wiltshire landmark, describing it variously as a prehistoric observatory, a place of healing and a temple for ritual sacrifice. But a
An analysis of pottery shards found in North Africa suggests that yoghurt may have been on the menu 7,000 years ago. The fermented dairy product left tell-tale traces of fat on the ceramic fragments, suggesting a way that the region’s inhabitants may have evolved to tolerate milk as adults. The same team