700-year-old Inuit village found in Alaska

Published on October 13th, 2010 | by Admin

Archaeologists are racing to excavate a 700-year-old Inuit settlement before the quickly eroding Bering Sea coast erases it forever. At the 700-year-old site near the village of Quinhagak – called Nunalleq or Yup’ik for “old village [&hellip... Read More

World’s oldest plant fossils found in Argentina

Published on October 12th, 2010 | by Admin

Fossils of the world’s earliest plants, dating back nearly 500-million-years, have been found in Argentina. The discovery puts back by 10 million years the colonisation of land by plants, and suggests that a diversity of land [&hellip... Read More

$300 million Michelangelo painting found behind couch

Published on October 12th, 2010 | by Admin

A painting found behind a family sofa might be an original Michelangelo worth $300 million. The unfinished painting of Jesus and Mary has long been in the family of US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Martin Kober, [&hellip... Read More

Bronze Age civilization found in Russian mountains

Published on October 12th, 2010 | by Admin

The remains of a previously unknown Bronze Age civilization have been found in Russian Caucasus Mountains. “We have discovered a civilisation dating from the 16th to the 14th centuries BC, high in the mountains south of [&hellip... Read More

Mona Lisa model’s remains lost in garbage dump

Published on October 12th, 2010 | by Admin

An expert is claiming that 30 years ago the remains of the woman who modelled for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa were found, and now they are interred in a Florence garbage dump. Lisa Gherardini died [&hellip... Read More

10 maps that changed the world

Published on October 12th, 2010 | by Admin

The Daily Mail has compiled an interesting list of ten maps which changed the world. 3. CHINESE GLOBE, 1623 Made for the Chinese Emperor, this is the earliest known Chinese terrestrial globe, and a fusion of [&hellip... Read More

X-ray reveals perfectly preserved watch workings

Published on October 12th, 2010 | by Admin

X-ray analysis of a 300-year-old pocket watch found in a shipwreck has revealed it’s perfectly preserved inner workings. State-of-the-art X-ray scans have revealed the internal mechanisms of a corroded, barnacle-covered pocket watch recovered from a seventeenth-century [&hellip... Read More

DVD Giveaway – Instant Expert: Beowulf

Published on October 8th, 2010 | by Admin

Congratulations to Denise Coughlin for winning last week’s DVD giveaway of Instant Expert: The French Revolution! This week I am giving away, courtesy of A&E Home Entertainment, a copy of ¬†Instant Expert: Beowulf: Myths are often [&hellip... Read More

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