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For sale: Beethoven’s Skull

Published on January 19th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The Huffington Post has an interesting article on the subject of Skull collecting. In Cranioklepty (Unbridled Books, 2009), author Colin Dickey explains: “From 1790 to the mid-nineteenth century, interest in phrenology sparked a bizarre and intense ... Read More


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How the English saw the French in the 12th Century

Published on January 19th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A newly translated 12th century poem reveals that the English thought the French were lazy, arrogant cowards. Written between 1180 and 1194, a century after the Norman Conquest united England and Normandy against a common enemy ... Read More


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Original source of Isaac Newton’s apple tale is now online

Published on January 18th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The original source of famous story regarding how Isaac Newton discovered gravity, a manuscript by physician William Stukeley, has been put online by the Royal Society. “After dinner, the weather being warm, we went into the ... Read More


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Diver in Hawaii finds World War II Wreckage

Published on January 18th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A diver in Maui has discovered the WWII wreckage of a plane. He said the plane appears to be a World War II U.S. Navy dive bomber. The Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless saved America during the Battle ... Read More


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Prehistoric arrowhead found in school garden

Published on January 18th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

An ancient stone arrowhead has been found in the garden of a ruined schoolhouse in Scotland. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (Guard) said it may have been dropped by a hunter. It added that it may ... Read More


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Did Howard Carter steal from King Tut’s tomb?

Published on January 18th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Objects found in many museums today have been found to have belonged to Tutankhamun’s treasures, prompting some to speculate that Howard Carter illegally smuggled them out of the country. The most recent example is a small ... Read More


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Medieval defenses unearthed at Edinburgh Castle

Published on January 18th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Medieval walls, and the foundations of a military spur, which formed part of the outer defenses at Edinburgh Castle have been unearthed. The defences, which date from at least the 16th Century, were discovered by archaeologists ... Read More