hannibal

Identifying where Hannibal crossed the alps

Published on April 15th, 2010 | by Admin

Times Online has a fascinating article about how archaeologists are looking for evidence of where Hannibal crossed the alps. His army of more than 30,000 infantry, 5,000 cavalry, and 37 battle elephants from Morocco marched through ... Read More


michelangelo

Previously unknown Michelangelo found at the Met

Published on April 15th, 2010 | by Admin

A painting hanging at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which was attributed to Francesco Granacci, may actually be a previously unknown Michelangelo. “When you put out something like this, there’s going to be a lot of ... Read More


roach

310-million-year-old cockroach digitally scanned

Published on April 14th, 2010 | by Admin

Scientists have scanned the fossil remains of a 310-million-year-old cockroach, revealing some intimate details about the insect. The fossil is imbedded in hard lumps of iron carbonate. ‘The only thing we knew about it was what ... Read More


alice

Original Alice in Wonderland manuscript put online

Published on April 14th, 2010 | by Admin

The British Library has posted digital scans of the entire original Alice in Wonderland manuscript, one of my favourite books. It’s wonderful to see the hand-written illustrated pages of such a notable book. This manuscript – ... Read More


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Tomb of royal scribe discovered in Egypt

Published on April 14th, 2010 | by Admin

The tomb of an ancient royal scribe has been unearthed in Egypt. Wednesday’s statement says the intricately decorated tomb and coffin of Ken-Amun, who was the overseer of the royal records during the 19th Dynasty (1315-1201 ... Read More


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British warship emerges from shirting Cape Cod sands

Published on April 14th, 2010 | by Admin

The remains of the HMS Somerset III, the British war ship that Paul Revere slipped by on his journey to Lexington in 1775, has emerged from the shifting sands of Cape Code, prompting officials to digitally ... Read More