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.

Painting titled ‘Free Women of Color with their Children and Servants in a Landscape.’ Life changed for American women as the eighteenth century progressed. Source: Public Domain
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 23:08

The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries saw a series of transitions in life in America, as many, particularly women, strove to find their identities in patriarchal society. Early American women were identified primarily by their abilities to provide household services and for bearing children. 

Metal-detectorist Mariusz Stepien standing where the Bronze age treasure hoard was found in Peebles near Edinburgh.          Source: Southern Reporter
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 19:08

In fiction, treasure hunters cut through dense jungles, dive down to dangerous shipwrecks, and search the Holy Land looking for buried artifacts with high market value in an industry fueled by rare antiquities.

Mimir, the bodiless god of wisdom, plays a fundamental role in the stories of Odin and the Norse gods.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 12:49

The god who transcends even Odin’s power, Mimir (or sometimes called Mim) is remembered throughout Norse mythology as the oracular head from which the two races of gods, the Aesir and Vanir, seek knowledge.

Florence’s historic ‘wine windows’ have reopened in response to COVID-19                 Source: Buchette Del Vino
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 00:11

The bubonic plague, otherwise known as the Black Death, originated in Asia during the late Middle Ages and spread north into Europe through the bacteria Yersinia pestis on infected fleas. 



Human Skeletons in Roopkund Lake

Skeleton Lake and the mystery of the ancient remains frozen in time in a desolate valley of the Himalayas

Imagine a frozen lake which, upon melting each year, reveals the unnerving sight of the remains of more than 300 people. A small lake known as Roopkund Lake sits high in the Indian Himalayas, more...