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6 lost treasures waiting to be found

Published on September 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Mental_Floss has compiled a great list of 6 lost treasures that are still out there waiting to be found. During the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, most of the Imperial Eggs were confiscated by the new government ... Read More


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Lost of city of Anarthpura found?

Published on September 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A 4-km long fortification found south-west of Taranga Hills, India, may be evidence of the lost city of Anarthpura. “By the middle of the seventh century, Anarthpura was a forgotten name. This fact is also supported ... Read More


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Ancient dung heaps tell climate story

Published on September 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Scientists in Africa are now looking at rock rabbit dung heaps in Africa, some of which date back tens of thousands of years, as time capsules showing climate and vegetation information throughout the ages. The Rock ... Read More


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Colossal statue of Apollo unearthed in Turkey

Published on September 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Parts of a giant statue of Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, light, music and poetry, has been unearthed in Turkey. Colossal statues were very popular in antiquity, as evidenced by the lost giant statues ... Read More


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The search for the oldest Christian site in the New World

Published on September 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists in Newfoundland and Labrador are searching for the remains of a 510-year-old church; what could be the oldest Christian site in the New World. In the outline for a book she never completed, Prof. Ruddock ... Read More


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The origin of the word ‘school’

Published on September 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

For many students, today marks the first day of school. To mark the occassion, the Toronto Star found out the ancient Greek origin of the word. Unlikely as it may seem to those returning to classes, ... Read More


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Queen Victoria’s underwear part of British heritage

Published on September 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The linen bloomers and chemis designed for Queen Victoria in the 19th century have been given “natioanl designated status”. The bloomers are stored at Kensington Palace in West London and form part of the Royal Ceremonial ... Read More


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11 firsts in Internet history

Published on September 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

11 Points has compiled a list of 11 firsts in Internet history, ranging from the first image to the first spam. First Banner Ad. AT&T is responsible for the first banner ad ever. The people behind ... Read More


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