An 18th century Burmese letter, written in gold and rubies, has been deciphered in Germany. The 'golden letter', written by Burmese King Alaungphaya in the year 1756 to England's King George II, lay in the vaults of Hanover's Leibniz library for 250 years, as nobody could read its contents. The letter, which
A couple looking through old historic photographs in Virgina stumbled across a personal letter written by Thomas Jefferson to his friend, the poet and diplomat Joel Barlow. In a drawer, Bennett, 34, spotted a paper that looked very old and unusual. She pulled out her iPhone and tapped away, frantically searching
A letter written by George Washington which praises the new Constitution has been sold at auction for $3.2 million. The four-page letter in Washington's slanting penmanship was written to his nephew Bushrod Washington in November 1787, according to Christie's, the company that auctioned it. It was in the possession of an unidentified
A led from Henry VII may be evidence of a previously unknown expedition to North America. Dr Evan Jones, a historian at Bristol University, has discovered that a Bristol merchant, William Weston, undertook a voyage to the 'New Found Land' in 1499 just two years after Venetian explorer John Cabot 'discovered'