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British explorer’s skis to be returned to Antarctic

A pair of wooden skis used by explorer Edward Atkinson is set to return to the Antarctic expedition base at Cape Evans, Ross Island. The wooden skis, etched with Atkinson’s initials (ELA), were retrieved from a pile of abandoned equipment at Scott’s Cape Evans hut in 1948 by U.S. Navy helicopter

Explorer David Thompson’s lost trading post found

Archaeologists in Manitoba, Canada, have found explorer David Thompson's first trading post. Two little piles of stones surrounded by scrub pine in northern Manitoba may have given archeologists and historians a physical link to one of North America's greatest explorers and map-makers. Archeologist Perry Blomquist believes the rocks at Sipiwesk Lake on

Was Christopher Columbus Polish?

New research into Christopher Columbus' background is suggesting that he may be of Polish origins. The fresh evidence about Columbus’ background is revealed in a new book by Manuel Rosa, an academic at Duke University in the United States. He says the voyager was not from a family of humble

Christopher Columbus writings prove he was Spanish

I was unaware there was a controversy here, but apparently France, Portugal and even Scotland have claimed Christopher Columbus as their own. A thorough investigation of his writings have proven, once and for all, that he was Spanish. A study of the language used in the official records and letters of

Hand-coloured photographs of explorer’s travels in the 19th century

Back in the 19th century, explorer Henry Harrison traveled the globe, taking photographs along the way and meticulously colouring them in by hand. The collection is set to hit the auction block and someone is going to take home an amazing collection. Harrison travelled the globe with his trusty camera and