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Impregnable – 14 Brilliant Defensive Features of Medieval Castles

“Great efforts were made by builders to ensure that their castles could withstand an enemy onslaught.” By Dr. Dan Spencer IN THEIR DAY, Medieval …

Archaeology

Glacier loss is accelerating because of global warming

With global warming, we can make predictions and then take measurements to test those predictions. One prediction (a pretty obvious one) is that a warmer world will have less snow and ice. In particular, areas that have year-round ice and snow will start to melt.<p>Alpine glaciers are large bodies of …

Global Warming

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Earth’s Past Climates

In <i>Silent Spring</i>, Rachel Carson considers the Western sagebrush. “For here the natural landscape is eloquent of the interplay of forces that have …

Climate Change

Boy unearths lost treasure of 10th century Danish king

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have helped to uncover a unique stash of lost treasure thought to be associated with the legendary Danish King "Harry Bluetooth," who brought Christianity to Denmark in the 10th century.<p>René Schön and his student Luca Malaschnitschenko are …

Archaeology

Atlantic circulation weakening: No, we’re not all gonna die (I mean, not because of this)

Remember the mid-aughts disaster-porn summer blockbuster “The Day After Tomorrow”? A dreamy climate scientist, a sudden new ice age, a …

Global Warming

Harsher winters and rising seas: Study finds slowing ocean could mean climate extremes

A new study in the journal Nature finds that ocean currents in the Atlantic are slowing — and that would spell trouble for the East Coast and other areas.<p>In the 2004 blockbuster "The Day After Tomorrow," the world faced a doomsday scenario: Global warming was causing the Earth's mighty ocean …

Global Warming

Ancient Egyptian papyrus one of the first records of a man called out for sexual assault

A 3,000-year-old Egyptian text is being reassessed as one of the first records of a powerful man being accused pf sexual assault.<p>The script, known as …

Ancient History

Is the Gulf Stream about to collapse and is the new ice age coming sooner than scientists think?

Two new studies published in the scientific journal <i>Nature</i> have brought a new threat to the world’s attention: the shutdown of the Atlantic Ocean …

Global Warming

Have Archaeologists Discovered the Tomb of King Tut's Wife? Maybe.

Since January, about 100 Egyptian workers have been excavating an area in the western valley of Egypt's Valley of the Kings that may contain the tomb …

Archaeology

Mysterious Nubian Stone Tablets Have Been Discovered in a Vast African 'City of The Dead'

This is one of Africa's oldest written languages.<p>Archaeologists excavating a vast and ancient "city of the dead" in Africa have recovered the largest …

Ancient History

Massive new line drawings revealed in Peru

Using drone cameras, scientists have documented spectacular line drawings newly discovered in southern Peru. They are likely much older than the …

Archaeology

Gulf Stream current at ‘record low’ with potentially devastating consequences for weather, warn scientists

Catastrophic changes in global weather patterns could be on the horizon as scientists confirm the warming Atlantic current has reached a “new record …

Global Warming

Nubian Stone Tablets Unearthed in African 'City of the Dead'

A huge cache of stone inscriptions from one of Africa's oldest written languages have been unearthed in a vast "city of the dead" in Sudan.<p>The …

Ancient History

Ancient fossil finger bone from Saudi Arabia could challenge theory of modern migration

<b>(CNN) —</b> The first fossil of an ancient human found in the Arabian Peninsula could disrupt the widely accepted theory of how modern humans migrated out of Africa.<p>A fossil finger bone found in the heart of Saudi Arabia -- in the middle of what is now called the Nefud Desert -- dates to at least …

Anthropology

Ancient fragment of finger bone suggests humans travelled east from Africa earlier than thought

An ancient fragment of human finger bone found in the Saudi Arabian desert suggests that mankind ventured east out of Africa 30,000 years earlier than thought.<p>The scrap of bone, measuring little more than an inch long, had lain undiscovered for up to 90,000 years.<p>Its discovery potentially …

Evolution

Eight of the worst popes in church history

<b>(CNN) —</b> Billed as a reformer and outsider, Pope Francis was elected five years ago.<p>He took the helm as the Catholic Church wrestled with corruption and the fallout of the child sexual abuse scandal. But this is hardly the first time that the church has been gripped by scandal.<p>Can you imagine a Pope …

Christianity

An Archaeologist Says Parts of Stonehenge Were There Long Before Any Humans

But no, it wasn't aliens.<p>The ancient site of Stonehenge is shrouded in mystery - we don't know how it was built, or what it was built for.<p>One of the …

Archaeology

Greenland's Strange 'Dark Zone' Is Becoming a Huge Problem For All of Us

Here's why you need to know this.<p>There's a Dark Zone on Greenland's ice sheet, and new drone surveys are showing that it's growing ever darker. On …

Global Warming

Professor Used Shroud of Turin To Create ‘Precise’ 3D ‘Carbon Copy’ Of Jesus

A University of Padua professor used the Shroud of Turin to create a 3D carbon copy of Jesus, allegedly revealing Christ’s true features.<p>Giulio …

Theology

A digital archive of slave voyages details the largest forced migration in history

Between 1500 and 1866, slave traders forced 12.5 million Africans aboard transatlantic slave vessels.Before 1820, four enslaved Africans crossed the …

Black History

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News<p>English sprinters finally found their mojo as the Commonwealth Games track and field events came to a head on Saturday, forcing Jamaican legend...<p>…

Middle East

Archaeologists make stunning underwater discovery near the port of Alexandria in Egypt

Loading...<p><b>Three shipwrecks dating back to ancient Roman times have been discovered by experts during archaeological excavation work carried out in</b> …

Architectural Rendering Firm Creates Animated GIFs Completing Ancient Ruins

The Parthenon, Mayan pyramids, the inspiration for The Wall from "Game of Thrones" and more<p>Visiting the world's ancient ruins can be fun for …

Ancient History

10 Mysterious Discoveries That Still Puzzle Archaeologists

7. The Jordan Wall<p>In 1948, a British diplomat flying over Jordan noticed a wall cutting across the countryside. This started a mystery that stands to …

Archaeology

A Food Crisis and Climate Change

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Fastest Drying in 2,000 Years Imperils Millions” (front page, March 12):<p>The world is facing one of the largest food crises in more than 70 years, and climate change is only making it worse. Between 2030 and 2050, climate change could kill an additional 250,000 people every year, …

Climate

The Norman Conquest comes alive as an animated Bayeux tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry, dating back to the 11th century, has been animated by a student at Goldsmiths College<p>The Bayeux Tapestry is one of those iconic …

British History

A Guide to Occult London

If the occult can be defined as a secret knowledge of the hidden and supernatural, then London can claim to be one of the great occult cities. …

Occult

Remains of five 'lost' Archbishops of Canterbury found

<b>The remains of five Archbishops of Canterbury have been found beneath a medieval parish church next to Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury's official London residence.</b><p>Builders renovating the Garden Museum, housed at the deconsecrated church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, found a hidden crypt …

Archaeology

Anne Boleyn and the Irish connection

Up to a couple of years ago, though very few of us knew of the law, it was an offence punishable by death for any person in Ireland to speak against …

Anne Boleyn

15 Astonishing Discoveries That History Can’t Explain

1. The Fuente Magna Bowl<p>The Fuente Magna Bowl is a large stone container, like a bowl, that was discovered in 1958 by a farmer near Lake Titicaca in …

Ancient History