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The feasting habits of ancient builders of Stonehenge

Published on December 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A new research project is underway to look at the feasting habits of the ancient builders of Stonehenge. At the time of the Winter Solstice, experts believe people would have brought livestock with them to Stonehenge ... Read More


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The world’s oldest Santa Claus figurine

Published on December 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists in Ohio have uncovered the world’s Santa Claus figurine which dates back to 1884. According to a report in Discovery News, the 2.5 inches tall object, known as the “Blue Santa”, was made circa 1884 ... Read More


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Stolen Auschwitz gate sign recovered

Published on December 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign which was stolen from the gate to Auschwitz earlier this week has been recovered. Polish police found the infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign that was stolen from the gate of ... Read More


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First Jesus-era house found in Nazareth

Published on December 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists on Monday have discovered the remains of the first dwelling in Nazareth that can be dated back to the time of Jesus. The dwelling and older discoveries of nearby tombs in burial caves suggest that ... Read More


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Staffordshire Hoard wanted by the Vatican

Published on December 21st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

That is the fear of experts who believe the haul of 1,500 artefacts, made of gold and silver and decorated with precious stones, could be the lost treasure of King Edwin, a seventh century Christian monarch. ... Read More


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Found: Australian hospital ship sunk in WW2

Published on December 21st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

An Australian hospital ship which was torpedoed by the Japanese during WW2, taking 268 lives with it, has been found off the coast of Queensland. The loss of the Centaur in 1943 while sailing to Port ... Read More


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How did King Harold die at the Battle of Hastings?

Published on December 21st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

How did King Harold die at the Battle of Hastings? Was it, as tradition holds, by an arrow through the eye? Or could have been some other way? The traditional view is that Harold was killed ... Read More