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Caroline Herschel’s interest in astronomy led her to be the co-discoverer of the universe. Source: Raisondtre / Adobe Stock.
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 22:59

Caroline Herschel is famous for being one of the first women to make significant contributions to astronomy. She discovered eight comets and many nebulae and star clusters, both on her own and in accomplice with her brother William Herschel.

This fresco is commonly known as The Tarot Players. It is from the Casa Borromeo, in Milan, and was probably painted in the 1440s. (Public Domain)
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 20:24

Although the Tarot is the most widely used ‘book of images’ in the world for the purpose of fortune-telling, many people are oblivious to its origins. 

New website showing digitized medieval children’s books launched by the British Library Source: Pb / Adobe Stock.
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 18:40

A new British Library website presenting collections of books from the British Library, Seven Stories, Bodleian Libraries, and the V&A includes manuscripts by Lewis Carroll and Jacqueline Wilson

The Phrygian King Midas monument named Yazilikaya at Eskişehir, Turkey. (Selcuk/Adobe Stock)
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 14:04

Archaeologists have made an amazing discovery in the south of Turkey. While investigating an area rich in archaeological remains they believe that they have found a formerly lost city and kingdom. 

Alexander the Great was fascinated by the Gymnosophists
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 10:09

The impact of Alexander III of Macedon better known to us as Alexander the Great, continues to this day. Even in the Indian sub-continent, his legacy is still visible in the names of numerous children...

Intricately decorated plaster walls in King Tut’s tomb
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 19:15

Is there or isn’t there a hidden chamber, or chambers, connected to King Tutankhamun’s tomb? Just when we think the story reaches a conclusion a new study emerges throwing the mystery back into the headlines.

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