hitler

Descendants of Nazi leaders speak of their shame

Published on January 21st, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The descendants of Nazi leaders have spoken on camera, for the first time, about the revulsion they have for their ancestors. They include Bettina Goering, great niece of Adolf Hitler’s second in command Hermann Goering, who ... Read More


joan

Remains of Joan of Arc relics confirmed as fakes

Published on January 21st, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Testing has shown that the “remains” of Joan of Arc, kept in Chinon, France, are a mummified cat leg bone and a human rib, both dating back to the 6th-3rd century B.C. A few years ago, ... Read More


pottery

Florida pottery may be clue to lost Spanish colony

Published on January 20th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Pottery found in St. Augustine, Florida, may be a clue to finding a lost Spanish colony in the Solomon Island. Three years after St. Augustine was founded, Alvara de Mendana, nephew of the governor of Peru, ... Read More


tajmahal

Taj Mahal inlay to be protected by glass

Published on January 20th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Glass covers will be installed in order to preserve the intricate lapiday inlay work of the Taj Mahal’s inner chamber. Superintending archeologist ASI AR Siddiqui told TOI on Monday the ‘‘operation initially will be limited to ... Read More


museum

Buried skeleton found at Yorkshire Museum

Published on January 20th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Workers doing construction at the Yorkshire Museum in England uncovered a buried skeleton. The skeleton was found in a shallow grave as work was carried out on the museum’s drains. The remains have been removed by ... Read More


mexico

Millennium-old monument with image of Mayan ruler found

Published on January 20th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A 1,000-year-old stele with the image of a Mayan ruler on it has been found in Mexico. In the bas-relief sculpture the Mayan ruler rises above an individual who lies at his feet, “a scene representing ... Read More