Archaeologists investigate Hawaiian royals man-made island

Published on August 17th, 2010 | by Admin

Archaeologists have begun excavations at Moku’ula, a man-made island using by Hawaiian royalty in the 19th century. Dating to a time when spring-fed canals flowed through Lahaina, and much of the area was a wetland, Moku’ula [&hellip... Read More


Mass grave of Irish immigrants reveals hints of violence

Published on August 17th, 2010 | by Admin

The remains of 57 Irish immigrants have been found in a mass grave in Pennsylvania. It was believed that they succumbed to cholera, but the bones show evidence of murder. Two skulls unearthed at a probable [&hellip... Read More


Pioneer remains found in Ontario

Published on August 17th, 2010 | by Admin

Two skeletons, believed to belong to pioneers, have been found at Crystal Beach in Ontario, Canada. They’re both close to each other and oriented in an east/west direction, which is kind of the method of a [&hellip... Read More


Roman charioteers earned more than today’s athletes

Published on August 16th, 2010 | by Admin

Back in the day Roman charioteers would earn way more than today’s top athletes. While golfer Tiger Woods was heralded last year as the first athlete to earn over $1 billion, the figure would apparently have [&hellip... Read More


Real-life inspiration found for Victor Hugo’s Quasimodo

Published on August 16th, 2010 | by Admin

An examination of papers found in an attic in 1999, and acquired by the Tate Archive, contain references to a hunchback sculptor working at Notre Dame during the time period Victor Hugo’s The Hunch Back of [&hellip... Read More


Constructions vibrations threaten 10,000-year-old city

Published on August 16th, 2010 | by Admin

The vibrations caused by construction are threatening to collapse the 10,000-year-old settlement of Hasankeyf in Turkey. An investigation begun after a man was killed by a falling rock at the ancient city of Hasankeyf has revealed [&hellip... Read More


Olives were dietary staple of 2,300-year-old ship’s crew

Published on August 16th, 2010 | by Admin

Hundreds of olive pits have been found in a 2,300-year-old shipwreck in Cyprus. Stella Demesticha of the University of Cyprus said Thursday that hundreds of olive pits found at the wreck indicate the fruit was a [&hellip... Read More


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