gladiators

Students to live like gladiators

Published on March 30th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

How come I never got to do anything this cool in university? A group of university students are plannig to live and train like Roman gladiators did in 79AD, and will stage a battle this summer, ... Read More


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Doorway to the afterlife unearthed in Egypt

Published on March 30th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A granite false door to the afterlife has beenĀ discoveredĀ in Luxor, Egypt. A large red granite false door from the tomb of an ancient queen’s powerful vizier has been discovered in Luxor, Egypt’s culture minister said on ... Read More


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Was the cycle invented in China 2,500 years ago?

Published on March 30th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A Chinese historian has recreated what he says is a replica of the first pedal-powered cycle ever invented, 2,000 years before the first western bicycle. ‘It is quite slow and looks like very hard work to ... Read More


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A history of what is sexy

Published on March 30th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

StyleCaster has posted an interesting article showcasing how what we define as sexy has changed throughout history. Renaissance: From the 1400s to the early 16th century Body Type: The ideal Renaissance woman was more voluptuous then ... Read More


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Scientific evidence for the Biblical plagues

Published on March 29th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Scientists are claiming that the Biblical plagues that devasted Egypt in the Old Testament were the result of global warming and a volcanic eruption. The scientists believe this switch in the climate was the trigger for ... Read More


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Historical Beijing quarter to be destroyed

Published on March 29th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

One of the few remaining unspoilt quarters of traditional Beijing is set to be destroyed to make way for a new theme park. The area around the Drum and Bell Towers has been a vibrant part ... Read More


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Using video game technology to aid in archaeology

Published on March 29th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists are using technology developed for computer games to generate highly detailed images of archaeological artifacts. Look at an ancient coin under ordinary light and the chances are that its features, worn down by its passage ... Read More


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WWII navy aircraft wreckage found in Oregon forest

Published on March 29th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The wreckage of a WWII-era Navy aircraft was discovered by loggers in an Oregon forest. nvestigators were initially concerned that there might be unexploded bombs or bullets on the site, but a search by Oregon State ... Read More