Great Pyramid of Giza Was Lopsided Due to Construction Error
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 21:49

Research carried out by engineer Glen Dash and Egyptologist Mark Lehner has revealed that the Great Pyramid of Giza is not as perfect as once believed. Results of testing showed that its base was built  lopsided.

'The Nightmare’ (1781) by Johann Heinrich Füssli.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 15:51

Imagine you suddenly awake at night. You feel a sense of panic when you realize that you cannot move. The fear increases when you sense another presence in the room with you. You gasp for breath, but feel the being getting closer and closer.

'Lost Colony’
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 14:43

Archaeologists have discovered possible evidence of the lost colony of Roanoke, North Carolina, in the form of two European pottery pieces near a site where the colonists settled in the 1580s.

Anubis – The Jackal God and Guide into the Ancient Egyptian Afterlife
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 03:46

Anubis is one of the most prominent and mystical gods of ancient Egypt. He was known since the earliest periods in the history of the civilization that was based near the Nile River.

The painting of Saints Cosmas and Damian that shows the reported miraculous healing of a man by amputating his leg and transplanting the healthy leg of a dead man onto his body, then placing the diseased leg in the casket of the deceased.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 00:39

Researchers say they have found the earliest representation of transplant surgery in a painting that depicts a scene from somewhere around the 5th century AD, at least 1,400 years before modern medical practitioners first theorized transplantation.

Götz von Berlichingen.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 21:48

Gotz von Berlichingen was a German mercenary knight who lived during the 16th century. This knight was known also as Götz of the Iron Hand, due to the fact that after his right hand was severed during a siege, he had it replaced with a prosthetic one made of iron.

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