A well unearthed at New Place (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust photo)
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 20:00

William Shakespeare owned the biggest, most lavish residence in the borough of Stratford-Upon-Avon, a home fitting his high status in the world. Archaeologists excavating the ruins of the 20-room mansion have found the kitchen with a hearth for cooking food and a brew house.

: Inside the eerie chambers of the Nekromanteion (Evilemperorzorg/CC BY-SA)
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 14:11

By Tara MacIsaacEpoch Times

The Nekromanteion, or the “Oracle of Death,” was an ancient Greek temple in Epirus, Greece, in which supplicants sought to consult shades of the dead.

A panoramic view of the gardens and outside of the Palace of Darius I of Persia in Persepolis.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 04:11

The Achaemenid Empire is traditionally believed to have been founded by Cyrus the Great during the middle of the 6th century B.C. In 559 B.C., Cyrus became the king of Persis, and 9 years later, defeated his overlord, the Medians. Over the next few centuries, the Achaemenids expanded their empire to the east and to the west.

Researchers say these horses, which seem so well attuned to the harsh cold with thick, dense winter coats, their armour against temperatures of minus 70C (minus 94F), are incomers that only arrived in these parts within the last 800 years.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 02:18

The resilient Yakutian horses are one of the great native sights of the Sakha Republic - or Yakutia. In their way as much a part of the classic Siberian scenery as permafrost, extinct woolly mammoths, diamonds and Laika dogs in this kingdom of cold. Except that these horses are not really native. 

The Black Knight
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 19:45

Around the year 800, Black Knights began to appear in history and, since the 13th century, a series of legends mentioning the mysterious Black Knights, then known as ‘the Sith’, emerged.

Burning witches and holding others in the Stocks, 14th century.
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 14:46

The Salem witch trials, which began in 1692 in Salem Village, Massachusetts bay colony, are one of the most well-known and notorious witch trials in history. Yet, this was not the only case of these acts, as witch trials had been conducted in Europe for almost three centuries by then.


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