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Hillary and Norgay were not the first to summit Everest?

Published on January 27th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A lost camera may have prove that George Mallory and Andrew Irvine climbed Mount Everest almost three decades before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. On June 8, 1924, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine left their ... Read More


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The most famous unfinished works of art

Published on January 27th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Check out this fascinating list of the most famous unfinished works of art. The Athenaeum Gilbert Stuart is widely considered to be one of America’s foremost portraitists. His best known work, the unfinished portrait of George ... Read More


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Giant Mayan sculptured head found in Guatemala

Published on January 27th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A huge Mayan sculptured head has been found in a remote region of Guatemala, hinting at the possible existence of what was a significant city. The stucco sculpture, which is 10 feet wide and 11.5 feet tall, was ... Read More


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First records found of Africans at Stirling Castle

Published on January 26th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Evidence has been found of Africans being present at Stirling Castle as early as the 1540s. John Harrison found references to morys – or moors – in the “Bread Book”, a record of who received loaves ... Read More


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Australian mega-fauna lived alongside man

Published on January 26th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Giant marsupials, reptiles and flightless birds lived alongside man in Australia for about 5,000 years before going extinct. Controversy has long surrounded when such creatures became extinct in Australia. New equipment that can date teeth and ... Read More


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Ancient aphrodisiac found in 800-year-old tomb

Published on January 26th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists in Peru have found an 800-year-old tomb containing 500 nectarine seeds which are famous for its aphrodisiac properties. Peruvian daily El Comercio reported that a ceramic vessel containing the nectarine seeds was the first clue ... Read More


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Evidence found of successful Stone Age amputation

Published on January 26th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Evidence has been found that shows a successful amputation was performed 6,900 years ago. The surgeon was dressed in a goat or sheep skin and used a sharpened stone to amputate the arm of his patient. ... Read More


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Military veterans working on archaeological project

Published on January 26th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A group of U.S. military veterans are working on a project to sort through a massive government collection of Native American artifacts. The collection dates to the 1930s, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started building dozens ... Read More


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