On March 29th ancient people sharpened their swords and went to battle under the power of their resurrected sun gods. Source: Oleksandr /Adobe Stock
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 22:05

Easter corresponds with the first Sunday following the full moon after the March equinox and as such the holy day occurs on different dates around the Christian world. 

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 19:00

Hajira Beevi, 47, lives in Cheranalloor, a suburb of Kochi city in the state of Kerala, India, on the banks of the Periyar River. She was arrested by the local police on Thursday after being caught performing “sorcery” in an attempt to cure Covid-19, otherwise known as coronavirus.

This mysterious American shipwreck is only revealed in the sands following some storms. Source: York Maine Police Department
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 06:45

The state of Maine in the United States is well-known for its many shipwrecks, but the stories behind some of the vessels are still unknown.

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.