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Saint Margaret’s Well, dedicated to Saint Margaret of Antioch (Howard Stanbury / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 01:58

Saint Margaret’s Well is a sacred well outside the Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch in Binsey, a village in Oxfordshire, England. During the Medieval period, the church was a famous pilgrimage site, as its well was believed to possess miraculous healing powers. 

Dumbarton Castle, overlooking the River Clyde          Source: Richard Johnson / Adobe Stock.
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 22:59

The wild and diverse landscapes of Scotland are filled with remnants of its rich and proud history that spans many centuries. From the Hebrides islands, to the border regions and all the way to the wild Scottish Highlands

Hagia Sophia in February 2020 (A.Savin/ Public Domain)
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 20:31

On July 12, 2020, Pope Francis stood silently in a pulpit placed in the large window overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican in Rome. He had just delivered the weekly Angelus prayer given each Sunday, which had lifted up those who work at sea, far from their homes.

The Aboriginal rock shelters at Juukan Gorge sits about 60km north-west of the remote Pilbara mining town of Tom Price.       Source: Puutu Kunti Kurrama And Pinikura Aboriginal Corporation
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 18:44

Two culturally and archaeologically significant rock shelters have been destroyed by a mining company in Western Australia. The caves were destroyed by blasting carried out by Rio Tinto, who remarkably did it with the full backing of the law. But the destruction wasn’t necessary for the expansion of the mining project.

Male and female Neanderthals were one of our ancestors, but recent DNA research suggests we also have a mysterious archaic human ancestor.  Credit: Gorodenkoff / Adobe Stock
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 17:33

A new method for analyzing modern and archaic human DNA has thrown up some fascinating results. It appears that modern humans (Homo Sapiens) mated earlier and more frequently with an archaic human ancestor, a species of extinct hominins. 

A wine window (buchetta del vino), used in the past to sell wine directly to passers-by, on the old stone wall of an ancient building in the historic centre of Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Source: Simona Sirio /Adobe Stock
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 14:04

An old tradition has been revived in Florence, Italy due to the COVID-19 crisis. Once again wine windows have been opened to serve customers in one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. This tradition dates back to the Middle Ages when the plague was a part of everyday life. 

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