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Benito Mussolini: British Secret Agent

Published on October 15th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Newly release documents have revealed that for a brief period of time Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was working as a British secret agent. [Thx Sebastian] For the British intelligence agency, it must have seemed like a ... Read More


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Ancient campsite reveals 2,000-year-old soup recipe

Published on October 15th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists working at an ancient campsite outside of Edmonton, Alberta, have found enough information to guess at the recipe the ancient campers used for their soup. The cracked rocks got discarded when they were too small. ... Read More


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Artisan’s footprints found under 1,700-year-old mosaic

Published on October 15th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The footprints of the artisans who built a mosaic floor in Lod, Israel have been discovered underneath the work. As the conservation experts worked on the plaster bedding to be done before detaching the mosaic, they ... Read More


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Archaeologist recreates ancient brews

Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Patrick McGovern, an archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania, loves recreating ancient potables. Over time, McGovern became interested in ancient pottery, then discovering what was inside the pottery. A colleague presented him with a large jar from ... Read More


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A ‘virtually priceless’ Roman vase

Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A 2,000-year-old Roman vase has been hailed as one of the most important of its kind. Julian Roup, a Bonhams expert, said: “There are three reasons that the vase is virtually priceless. “The first is that ... Read More


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Tsunami may have inspired legend of Atlantis

Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Scientists are suggesting that the volcanic explosion that obliterated much of the island that might have inspired the legend of Atlantis apparently triggered a tsunami that traveled hundreds of miles. The islands that make up the ... Read More


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Treasure hunt fatalities in Egypt

Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Six Egyptians have died while hunting for treasure when the floor beneath them collapsed. This isn’t the first time it has happened either. Early this month, rescue teams spent four days desperately trying to save six ... Read More


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