Mountaintop ancient city of Hippos in Israel
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:42

Archaeologists have found dramatic evidence of an earthquake that struck a mountaintop town overlooking the Sea of Galilee over 1,700 years ago.

The Minaret of Jam – Last Monument of the Lost City of Turquoise Mountain
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:17

The Minaret of Jam is a 12th century tower located where the Hari River meets the River Jam in the Sharhrak district of Afghanistan.

Egyptian mummy with peculiar skull containing brain imprint
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 23:20

Archaeologists are trying to unravel a mystery surrounding the discovery of a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy whose skull contains imprints left by the brain, said a report in Live Science.

Caligula
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 11:23

The story of Caligula is a legacy that goes back thousands of years. In his short life of only 29 years he experienced horrific tragedy, a deep hatred for the man who killed his family, great power as the Emperor of Rome, and eventually, a brutal death.

HMS Terror - John Franklin
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:43

On September 6, Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, announced that one of the fabled lost ships of Sir John Franklin’s expedition had been found off Hat Island, south-west of King William Island.

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