An artistic representation of the Yamanasaurus lojaensis. (Jorge González) Some of the fossils of the titanosaur that were found in Loja province, Ecuador. (Federico Kukso/Twitter)
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 14:18

The fossils of a previously unknown titanosaur have been found in Ecuador. The medium to small-sized dinosaur lived 85 million years ago, during the Upper Cretaceous period.

The Battle of the Boyne (Ireland) between James II and William III, July 12, 1690. Source: Scolaire / Public Domain.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 13:48

In the near modern history of Ireland and Scotland, the Jacobite risings played a very important role. In a never-ending struggle for wealth and power, noble monarchs pitted the poor folk of these lands into a conflict that spanned generations. 

The Meiji Shrine, Tokyo.       Source: beeboys / Adobe Stock
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 01:58

Japan is a unique country, one that is both very modern and also very traditional. In the heart of Tokyo, there is a shrine dedicated to one of the most important Japanese Emperors and his wife. 

Battle of the Amazons by Anselm Feuerbach (1873) (Public Domain)
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 00:09

November 8 is remembered as Archangels’ Day in Greece, but on that November day in 1977, Professor Manolis Andronikos, head of excavations, was roped down into the gloom of an unlooted Macedonian-styled tomb at Vergina

Forse Wag drone photograph showing extent of the ancient site Wag of Forse.          Source: Iain Maclean, Caithness Broch Project
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 22:55

Ancient dwellings in the far north of Scotland, called “wags”, are thought to be the best preserved Pictish homes in Britain. While to many the term ‘Wags’ refers to footballers’ “wives and girlfriends” but this is not the case in the far north of Scotland where a ‘Wag’ 

The Roman-era egg was cast into a watery pit, possibly as part of a funeral rite. Source: Oxford Archaeology.
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:11

Archaeologists in Britain have made a very unusual find, but one that is very significant. They have uncovered an unbroken egg that is roughly 1,700 years old and dates to the Roman Empire. It is the only complete egg from this era ever found in the British Isles.