5,000-year-old tombs found in Malta

Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists have found two 5,000-year-old tombs at Kercem, Malta. The rock-cut tombs lay undisturbed for almost 5,000 years. They may have been first encountered during the construction of the Kercem parish church, between 1846–51, which involved ... Read More


$20,000 portrait revealed to be $160,000,000 da Vinci

Published on October 13th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Experts believe a painting can be attributed to the master Leonardo da Vinci after discovering his fingerprint on the portrait. A Paris laboratory has found that a fingerprint on the picture is ‘highly comparable’ to one ... Read More


A third of dinosaurs species never existed

Published on October 13th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A controversial new theory is suggesting that as many as a third of all dinosaur species discovered so far may never have existed in the first place. That’s because young dinosaurs didn’t look like Mini-Me versions ... Read More


Egypt asks for Rosetta Stone back after Louvre victory

Published on October 13th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

After successfully reclaiming some frescoes from the Louvre, Egypt now wants to borrow the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum. [Zahi Hawass] now wants the British Museum to lend the Rosetta Stone to Cairo. The artefact, ... Read More


“Early bird” Archaeopteryx may not be a bird after all

Published on October 13th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Renewed analysis of Archaeoperyx fossils reveal that the “bird” was actually a feathered dinosaur that was capable of some aerial behavior. Dr. Erickson said in an interview that studied under a polarizing microscope, the dense microstructure ... Read More


Artifacts from Henry VIII’s Mary Rose

Published on October 13th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Newly revealed items from King Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, show what life was like onboard the ship. A urethral syringe used for curing syphilis, a perfectly restored comb with nits still inside and a ... Read More


Did William Shakespeare write an anonymously published play?

Published on October 13th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

An expert is claiming to have proven that William Shakespeare wrote an unattributed play about Edward III by using computer software designed to detect plagarism. Sir Brian Vickers, of the Institute of English Studies at the ... Read More

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