Hundreds of bottles of poisonous beer have been found at the site in Leeds, England. Source: Archaeological Services WYAS
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 20:39

Digging at the site of an old Victorian brewery in the city of Leeds in the northern English county of Yorkshire, archaeologists discovered 19th-century bottles of beer neatly stacked under a staircase leading to a cellar. 

The visibly arched portal of Cairn 2 in Maulbronn, Germany. Source: Author provided
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 18:07

Two of the biggest European cairns are facing destruction in the World Heritage city of Maulbronn, Germany. If it happens, the prehistoric monuments would be lost and scientific investigation impossible. 

Detail of ‘The Love Potion’ (1903) by Evelyn de Morgan. Unlike the creation of this woman, Locusta of Gaul’s potions were made in hatred. Source: Public Domain
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 12:49

Poison was always the silent killer. Kings and emperors fell prey to it as easily as an unsuspecting servant. Throughout medieval and classical history, poison and those who knew how to prepare it played a huge role in the internal affairs of many a court.

Marforio at the Musei Capitolini (Public Domain)
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 22:20

Medieval Italy gave birth to the most talented sculptors, such as Michelangelo and Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Rome hosts some of the most famous sculptures such as the Pieta, Moses, David and the busts of several popes. 

Conservators discovered a silver casket, in which the relics of St. Jadwiga of Silesia were placed 250 years ago.            Source:
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 21:44

The bones of a Polish saint that have been lost for centuries have been re-discovered by chance during restoration work in a Christian basilica in Silesia.

Representative image of the philosopher Anaximander.
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 20:35

Anaximander of Miletus was a Pre-Socratic philosopher. Many scholars regard him as the first metaphysician due to his belief in the “Boundless.” Despite their faults, his views opened up the cosmos for others and make him one of the first speculative astronomers.