Many Viking runes were meaningless

Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Admin

A new study of rune stones shows that many of the carvings were gibberish. The researcher claims that the Vikings who carved them couldn’t write and the people who saw them couldn’t read. ‘What was important [&hellip... Read More


Vandals deface Uffington White Horse

Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Admin

Some yobs have vandalized the Uffington White Horse by spraying it with purple spray paint. Officers from Thames Valley Police were called to the 3,000-year-old chalk monument at about 2200 BST on Thursday. They found the [&hellip... Read More


The hunt for a lost monastery

Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Admin

Archaeologists in Scotland are hunting for a lost monastery referenced in the margins of the old-surviving manuscript in the country which dates back to the 10th century. The book contains seven handwritten passages of Gaelic text, [&hellip... Read More


Stolen Descartes letter found and returned

Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Admin

A letter written by Rene Descartes which was stolen in the 19th century has been found, via Google, in a library in the United States. “I am, of course, a bit amazed at what a simple [&hellip... Read More


Old posters found in Notting Hill tube station

Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Admin

Workers renovating the Notting Hill tube station in London have uncovered some lovely advertising posters that date to the 1950s. Work at the station has recently uncovered these amazing advertising posters in non-public areas and that [&hellip... Read More


The world’s oldest leather shoe

Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Admin

The world’s oldest known leather shoe, which dates back 5,500 years, has been found in a cave in Armenia. Stuffed with grass, perhaps as an insulator or an early shoe tree, the 5,500-year-old moccasin-like shoe was [&hellip... Read More


Who killed Ötzi the Iceman?

Published on June 9th, 2010 | by Admin

Ötzi the Iceman was murdered 5,300-years-ago. Since the discovery of his well-preserved body nearly twenty years ago, archaeologists have been piecing together a detailed picture of his life and death. First detected by x-ray in 2001, [&hellip... Read More


1792 document found in 4th grade classroom

Published on June 9th, 2010 | by Admin

A teacher cleaning her 4th-grade classroom has discovered a yellowed document dating back to 1792 in a pile of outdated textbooks. Michelle Eugenio, a fourth-grade teacher in Peabody, Mass., found the yellowed sheet of paper two [&hellip... Read More

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