Sunken Revolutionary-era gravestones undergoing restoration

Published on October 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Revolutionary-era gravestones in Elizabeth, New Jersey that had sunk severel feet have been raised, revealing inscriptions that have long been hidden. Brought to light were the intricate carvings and carefully chiseled words on the tombstone of ... Read More


Thatcham: The oldest continuously inhabited place in Britain?

Published on October 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Evidence of human occupation at Thatcham dates back over 13,000 years, possibly making it the oldest continuously inhabited place in Britain. In 1986, field evaluation of Hartshill Copse by the Oxford Archaeological Unit indicated a Bronze ... Read More


Scans from Italian Renaissance sketchbook featuring military art

Published on October 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Check out this incredible Italian sketchbook containing sketches showing Renaissance military information. This unique Italian sketchbook includes more than 200 highly detailed sketches and provides valuable insights into design and construction principles of Renaissance fortresses; siege ... Read More


18th century tombstone found in Washington Square Park

Published on October 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Reconstruction work at Washington Square Park in New York has turned up an 18th century tombstone. Washington Square Park was a potter’s field from 1797 to 1826, and in early 2008, during a soil testing, four ... Read More


Hitler’s secret library

Published on October 28th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Better known for burning books than collecting them, Adolf Hitler had quite the library, owning an estimated 16,000 books. He ranked Don Quixote, along with Robinson Crusoe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Gulliver’s Travels, among the great ... Read More


The Jurassic Coast is a fossil hunters’ paradise

Published on October 28th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The Jurassic Coat in England is a natural wonder, serving as a paradise to fossil hunters. The Telegraph explains how it came to be. The coast is considered the birthplace of palaeontology, the science of fossils, ... Read More

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