The Tereshchenko and Hope Diamonds, two rare, blue, and world famous diamonds.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 14:53

The Hope Diamond is one of the most well-known diamonds in the world. This famous diamond has been on exhibition in the National Museum of Natural History (which is administered by the Smithsonian Institution), in Washington D.C., since 1958.

A 12th-century manuscript with material copied from the earlier texts – an important source for Professor Dickey in her research.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 03:49

A researcher translating Latin textbooks from the 2nd and 6th centuries has joined language learners of the past in discovering how to best deal with a variety of aspects of life in the Roman Empire.

The Great Deluge, a global flood. (1869).
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 00:51

The story of a “Great Flood” sent by God (or gods according to much earlier testimony) to destroy humanity for its sins is a widespread account shared by many religions and cultures around the world, and dates back to our earliest recorded history.

Skull of a child around the age of seven from a Roman cemetery studied by Killgrove and Montgomery.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 21:57

Slaves and other lower-class residents made up a big part of the population of the city of Rome around the 1st century AD. But who were these people? Where were they from? What were their lives like?

A European badger. Wrist guard and shaft straighteners found at the Netheravon burial.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 14:44

A curious badger has inadvertently helped archaeologists to unearth remains of an archer or person who made archery equipment sometime between 2,200-2,000 BC in a burial mound at Netheravon, Wiltshire.

Detail from an illustration of a body in its coffin that starts to bleed in the presence of the murderer during a cruentation 1497.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 03:47

The history of criminal justice and forensic science is really interesting because of all the absurd rituals and superstitions courts relied on to determine guilt or innocence right up until the 19th century.

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