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Historians discover French plan to invade Britain

Published on October 5th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Historians have uncovered an 18th-century French plan to invade Britain with an American army during the War of Independence. The plan, which was drawn up by a French general, was to bring over 10,000 American soldiers ... Read More


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Jack the Ripper identified (again)

Published on October 5th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Yet another historian is claiming to have identified Jack the Ripper (adding to a list of over 100 suspects); this time someone named Robert Mann, who was a morgue attendant in Whitechapel at the time. The ... Read More


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Stonehenge’s little sister: Bluehenge

Published on October 5th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists have discovered another stone circle, called ‘Bluehenge’, a mile away from Stonehenge. The find is already challenging conventional wisdom about how Stonehenge was built – and what it was used for. Bluehenge was put up ... Read More


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Archaeologists discover the real Count Dracula’s cellar

Published on October 2nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists in southern Hungary have found a cellar they believe may have belonged to Vlad III Tepes, better known as Dracula. Tamás Fedeles, tutor of medieval and early modern history at Pécs University said his research ... Read More


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Statue of boy’s head may be that of a young Nero

Published on October 2nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists have found a statue of a boy’s head that they believe might be a depiction of a young Nero, one of the most hated Roman Emperors. The head found at Fishbourne Roman Palace, West Sussex, ... Read More


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17th century witch-bottle found beneath parking lot in England

Published on October 2nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

An intact witch-bottle, used to ward off witches and evil spirits, has been found beneath a car park in Staffordshire, England. Andrew Norton, project manager from Oxford Archaeology, said: “This is a very interesting find. People ... Read More


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Huge cache of dinosaur eggs found in India

Published on October 2nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A giant cache of hundreds of dinosaur egg clusters have been found in southern India. It was a chance find discovered when a team of scientists were locating a place to excavate an ancient riverbed in ... Read More


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A brief (pun intended) history of men’s underwear

Published on October 2nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Mental_Floss has compiled an interesting history of men’s underwear. Variations on the loincloth seem to have persisted into the Middle Ages, when loose-fitting trousers called braies came into fashion. These linen duds extended from the waist ... Read More


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