Venus figurine found at Scottish site

Published on July 19th, 2010 | by Admin

A second Venus figurine has been found at Orkney in Scotland, at the same site where a 5,000-year-old Venus was found last summer. The Orkney Venus, a 5,000-year-old female carving which was found last summer, was [&hellip... Read More


How Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa

Published on July 19th, 2010 | by Admin

X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy has been used on the Mona Lisa, revealing the secret behind how Leonardo da Vinci, using rudimentary pigments in 1503, created such subtle shadows and light on the painting. Da Vinci used a [&hellip... Read More


ABlogAboutHistory.com is now on Facebook!

Published on July 16th, 2010 | by Admin

I’ve set up a Facebook page for ABlogAboutHistory.com and invite you all to stop by and “like” it (but only if you do). This way we can create a nice like-minded community on the site as [&hellip... Read More


London’s first theater excavated

Published on July 16th, 2010 | by Admin

Excavations of the site of London’s first theatre, where the plays of William Shakespeare were performed, has been excavated, revealing a section of outerwall and floor surface. Archaeologists who have been digging here since 2008 have [&hellip... Read More


Neolithic rock art found in English quarry

Published on July 16th, 2010 | by Admin

A piece of Neolithic rock art, from 4,500 years ago, has been found in the Cambridgeshire village of Over in England. The hand-sized artefact, which could date back to 2,500 BC, was found by a participant [&hellip... Read More


1,400-year-old Native American village found in Illinois

Published on July 16th, 2010 | by Admin

A Native American settlement which dates back 1,400 years has been found south of Jerseyville, Illinois. The archaeologists believe they have a village dating back to about A.D. 600, as well as archaeological deposits going back [&hellip... Read More


902 unexploded WWII bombs found under Japanese restaurant

Published on July 16th, 2010 | by Admin

In what must have been a very scary discovery, over 900 WWII bombs have been found beneath a restaurant in Okinawa, Japan. “It’s rare to find this many unexploded munitions at once,” said Maedomari. “Because unexploded [&hellip... Read More


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