Fingal's Cave, Staffa Island, Scotland
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 22:00

Fingal’s Cave is a natural feature located on the island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. During the 18th century, Staffa was inhabited by 16 people.

Burning of a heretic by Sassetta (1423) Melburn Museum(Public Domain)
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 20:42

"Penitenzàgite! (Do penance)", shouted Gherardo Segarelli, a young and eccentric peasant, with flaming, hallucinated eyes and a long beard, as he wandered barefoot, wrapped only in a cloak, in the streets of Parma, Italy in 1260. 

Medieval sword drawn from Lednica Lake, Poland     Source: Nicolaus Copernicus University
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 18:28

Polish archaeologists have found a rare medieval sword and other artifacts from the period at the bottom of a lake in Poland. This important artifact has been dated and is over 1000 years old. 

A market has been closed down by a law on an 800-year-old charter. Source: Dmytro Surkov  / Adobe Stock ; Inset, Charter of the Forest (Public Domain)
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 14:03

English law is riddled with ancient entries and charters pertaining to past worlds; and from time to time they emerge and catch out the unsuspecting. 

A rainbow at Botallack Mines in West Cornwall.        Source: Chris / Adobe Stock
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 01:45

Cornwall, in south-west England, has a distinctive regional character. Much of the landscape was transformed in the 18th and early 19th centuries as a result of the rapid growth of copper and tin mining. 

Archimedes with his famous inventions
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 00:15

Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, scientist, mechanical engineer, and inventor who is considered one of the greatest mathematicians of the ancient world.