Buried skeleton found at Yorkshire Museum

Published on January 20th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Workers doing construction at the Yorkshire Museum in England uncovered a buried skeleton. The skeleton was found in a shallow grave as work was carried out on the museum’s drains. The remains have been removed by ... Read More


Millennium-old monument with image of Mayan ruler found

Published on January 20th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A 1,000-year-old stele with the image of a Mayan ruler on it has been found in Mexico. In the bas-relief sculpture the Mayan ruler rises above an individual who lies at his feet, “a scene representing ... Read More


A flattering portrait of Edgar Allan Poe

Published on January 19th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Going on public display for the first time is a painting of Edgar Allen Poe that shows the man, known for his morbidity, actually smiling. Edgar Allan Poe’s fertile imagination has endured for more than 150 ... Read More


For sale: Beethoven’s Skull

Published on January 19th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The Huffington Post has an interesting article on the subject of Skull collecting. In Cranioklepty (Unbridled Books, 2009), author Colin Dickey explains: “From 1790 to the mid-nineteenth century, interest in phrenology sparked a bizarre and intense ... Read More


How the English saw the French in the 12th Century

Published on January 19th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A newly translated 12th century poem reveals that the English thought the French were lazy, arrogant cowards. Written between 1180 and 1194, a century after the Norman Conquest united England and Normandy against a common enemy ... Read More


Original source of Isaac Newton’s apple tale is now online

Published on January 18th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The original source of famous story regarding how Isaac Newton discovered gravity, a manuscript by physician William Stukeley, has been put online by the Royal Society. “After dinner, the weather being warm, we went into the ... Read More

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