This is my 2000th post

Published on August 10th, 2010 | by Admin

This is my 2000th post! A milestone, I think! Thank you all for making A Blog About History the success it has been. Here is to another 2000 posts and beyond! Click here to join my [&hellip... Read More


Where does our alphabet come from?

Published on August 9th, 2010 | by Admin

The I Love Typography blog has put up a fascinating post about the origins of our ABC. It’s worth the read. We see it every day on signs, billboards, packaging, in books and magazines; in fact, [&hellip... Read More


Illegal excavation turns up 2,400-year-old tombstone

Published on August 9th, 2010 | by Admin

The tombstone of King Hekataios, dating back to 390 B.C., has been found in Bodrum, Turkey. “Even with its damaged parts the tomb stone is one of the most important archeological discoveries of all times. It [&hellip... Read More


4,000-year-old scalpel found in Turkey

Published on August 9th, 2010 | by Admin

A 4,000-year-old piece of obsidian which is believed to have been a surgical scalpel has been found in the Turkish province of Samsun. “During this year’s excavations, which started July 15, we discovered a piece of [&hellip... Read More


318 million-year-old reptile tracks found in New Brunswick

Published on August 9th, 2010 | by Admin

Ancient reptile footprints have been found along the Bay of Fundy shoreline in New Brunswick, Canada. “These are quite remarkable,” he said Thursday. “It’s not just one set of footprints. The slabs are covered with footprints.” [&hellip... Read More


Millennia-old Bison killing field found in Montana

Published on August 9th, 2010 | by Admin

A bison kill site used at least 1,000-years-ago has been found along the Two Medicine River in Montana. Researchers say the 9-mile-long project area, containing a preserved system for driving bison over a cliff, bison bones [&hellip... Read More


Razed Anglo-Saxon homes found at Lincoln Castle

Published on August 9th, 2010 | by Admin

Evidence of 166 Anglo-Saxon homes razed by William the Conqueror in order to build Lincoln Castle has been found on the castle grounds. The Domesday Book, a survey of his new kingdom, records how many houses [&hellip... Read More


Unearthed: A Neanderthal’s bedroom

Published on August 6th, 2010 | by Admin

The remains of a Neanderthal’s sleeping chamber, complete with hearth and beds, has been found in a cave in Spain. Neanderthals inhabited the cozy Late Pleistocene room, located within Esquilleu Cave in Cantabria, Spain, anywhere between [&hellip... Read More


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