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Medieval chess pieces may have been used for another game

Published on November 10th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A new study on the historic Lewis Chessmen show they may have been used for another game called Hnefatafl, the rules of which no longer survive. The 93 pieces – currently split between museums in Edinburgh ... Read More


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The search for the tomb of Genghis Khan

Published on November 10th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The search for the tomb of Genghis Khan continues in Mongolia. According to legend, when Genghis Khan died in 1227 in what is now northern China, his lieutenants wanted to keep the death a secret from ... Read More


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Medieval shipwreck found in German lake

Published on November 10th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A 600-year-old shipwreck has been fuond in Germany’s Lake Constance. A ice skater reported the shallow wreck off the lake’s Reichenau Island in the winter of 2006 and subsequent dives and carbon testing by archaeologists revealed ... Read More


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Remains of ancient Persian army found buried in desert

Published on November 10th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of the army of Persian king Cambyses II, buried by a sandstorm in 525 B.C., have been found in the Sahara desert. “We have found the first archaeological evidence of a story reported by ... Read More


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Animal mummies

Published on November 9th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

National Geographic has posted a fascinating article about ancient Egyptian animal mummies. In 1888 an Egyptian farmer digging in the sand near the village of Istabl Antar uncovered a mass grave. The bodies weren’t human. They ... Read More


Colour film of London, England in 1927

Published on November 9th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Check out this 10 minutes of footage showing glimpses of life in London in 1927. London is the last stop in an epic trip across Britain filmed in remarkable early colour. London was the final stop ... Read More


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Where is the Berlin Wall now?

Published on November 9th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The BBC has posted an interactive map showing where pieces of the Berlin Wall, which fell 20 years ago today, now reside. When the Berlin Wall fell down in November 1989, parts of it were chipped ... Read More


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