Geronimo
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 03:00

In the 1940s, the U.S. Army was experimenting with the possibility of infiltrating enemy territory by dropping soldiers with parachutes from aeroplanes. According to one account, on the night before the first mass jump was to be performed, the soldiers involved were watching the 1939 film Geronimo.

Ancient relic found containing ashes from the grave of John the Apostle
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 23:56

Excavations at a medieval port and fortress in Bulgaria have led archaeologists to discover several artifacts of significance. A lead vessel containing ashes from the alleged grave of John the Apostle has been found, as well as a 10th century Bulgarian royal seal.

Earliest known breast cancer identified in ancient Egyptian skeleton
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 20:45

A 4,200-year-old skeleton that shows signs of deterioration from cancer is the earliest known case of breast cancer, according to the Spanish anthropologists who uncovered her remains in a necropolis in Egypt. They think the woman’s breast cancer metastasized (spread) to her bones.

Researchers carrying out excavations in the Nihewan Basin
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 14:35

Researchers excavating an eroded basin in Hebei province, China, claim to have made a remarkable discovery - a two-million-year-old ‘playground’ of ancient hominids complete with stone artifacts carved by women and children, and some that even appear to be toys.

Ingólfr Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, newly arrived in Reykjavík.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 03:12

One of the more political Icelandic sagas, the tale of Hænsna-Þórir remains an interesting view into the legal proceedings of Iceland in the ninth century.  The legal conflict woven throughout the text speaks volumes about the struggle that persisted in Iceland following the Golden Age of the republic, rectified when Norway took control of its

Mayan Temples
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 00:04

The prevailing theory among archaeologists holds that prehistoric people settled down as they began to grow crops and manage livestock and then built progressively more advanced civilizations with permanent homes and large religious and burial structures, including pyramids.

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The High Priest is depicted tearing his robe in grief at Jesus' perceived blasphemy. Was this a calculated move to stop secrets from being revealed? Fresco, Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337).
Arriving in Jerusalem, Jesus made an extraordinary accusation that infuriated the priests and scribes of the holy city: “Every secret you’ve kept will become known. What you have whispered in hidden...

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A large bronze head with protruding eyes believed to depict those of Cancong, the semi-legendary first king of Shu (Source: Wikipedia)
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