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A 2,000-year-old computer called the Antikythera Mechanism helped the ancient Greeks understand their universe

The world’s oldest known computer lay submerged for more than 2,000 years off the treacherous coast of the Greek island of Antikythera. Beneath the weight of the water, the sand, and the wrecked ship that once carried it, the ancient astronomical computer’s bronze gears and mechanical parts slowly …

Google Doodle

Could archaeologists' discovery of '800-year-old mobile phone' prove time travel is real?

Video clips have emerged of the bizarre discovery.<p>The object, unearthed during a dig in Austria, is allegedly a clay copy of a mobile phone with a …

Archaeology

History of the Bed | From Pre-History to Modern Day

<b>History</b> of the bed<p>Ever wondered how we came to sleep on the beds we commonly use today?<br>Take a trip back in time with Bensons for Beds and discover …

Ancient Civilization

The History of Showers

The history of showers<p>Today, 86% of Uk households have atleast one shower. Most of us shower daily and think nothing of it. But how did we get where …

The hunt for Britain's oldest Aga

An Aga dating from 1932 has won our competition to find the earliest example of the classic stove.<p>In 1932, the year that both the visionary Brave New World by the celebrated author Aldous Huxley was published and the BBC's nonpareil World Service was launched, the Hett family decided to join this …

Lighting in the Victorian Home

Jonathan Taylor<p>During the 63 years of Queen Victoria's reign, from 1837 to 1901, life in ordinary houses was transformed by a succession of …

The History of Lawns

The Middle English word <i>launde</i> originally referred to a glade or opening in the woods, but later designated artificial stretches of land that …

What did people use before they had refrigerators?What did people use before they had refrigerators?

Expert Answers<p>coachingcorner | Certified Educator<p>In England in Victorian times and before (and probably in other countries too) not everyone could …

Europe wants to build a village on the moon

The International Space Station, as amazing as it is, isn’t going to be around forever—or even for very long. Sometime in the 2020s, the program will come to an end. Europe has been thinking about where it will carry out space research after this date, and it’s aiming high. At the moon.<p>We’ve known …

Space Exploration

Buzz Aldrin: We'll get to Mars by 2040, but that's the easy part

Second man to set foot on the moon, 86, believes getting to the planet would not be so difficult<p>The planet Mars may be around 250 million miles away, but getting there is the easy part, according to astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.<p>The American, who in 1969 became the second man to set foot on the …

Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap

The same group of neurons could make you a hero—or a rage-filled aggressor.<p>We’ve all been there: Some jerk cuts you off on the highway. You lean on the horn, scream abuse. You want to get out the car and kick the @#$% out of the bozo’s SUV.<p>Road rage is just one example of what neurobiologist …

Penguin Random House

King Tut Suffered Odd Physical Afflictions Because His Parents Were Brother And Sister

Scientists have finally revealed the human face behind King Tutankhamun’s world-famous gold masks, and it paints a sad tale of incest, deformation, …

Tombs of Ancient Egypt: Tomb of Tutankhamun

Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV 62)<p>The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun caused a sensation and raised the profile of Ancient Egypt with modern tourists …

Ancient History

Flightless bird with giant head roamed swampy Arctic 53m years ago

Gastornis was also discovered in Wyoming but scientists confirm finding of fossils on Ellesmere island as bird thought to migrate during dark Arctic winters<p>A giant, flightless bird with a head the size of a horse’s roamed the Arctic 53m years ago when the icy wilderness was more like a swamp, …

Dinosaurs

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

Zero One created the animation for an immersive 3D theatre installation which gave visitors a chance to feel the same drama and terror of the town’s …

Looted 'priceless' ancient treasures from Pompeii found in Swiss storage lock-up

Hundreds of priceless antiquities including fragments of fresco from Pompeii as well as terracotta pots, decorated vases, busts and bas-reliefs were …

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD)

A good disaster story never fails to fascinate — and, given that it actually happened, the story of Pompeii especially so. Buried and thus frozen in …

Ancient History

King Tut Mysteries Solved: Was Disabled, Malarial, and Inbred

"Frail boy" needed cane, says study, which also found oldest genetic proof of malaria.<p><b>King Tut may be seen as the golden boy of ancient Egypt today, but during his reign, Tutankhamun wasn't exactly a strapping sun god.</b><p><b>Instead, a new DNA study says, King Tut was a frail pharaoh, beset by malaria and</b> …

What The Future Looked Like In 1900 -- 13 Fascinating Images

1 of 14<p>Crossing the sea and getting from one country to another has never been easier thanks to this railway and boat combination. Ferry your way …

Hiking

Tutankhamun's Death Mask and Coffins

www.richard-seaman.com / Travel / Egypt / Cairo / Museum / Tutankhamun / Death Mask and Coffins<p>There's no question that for most people the single …

Ancient History

What We Know About Makeup in Ancient Rome

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at HistoryToday.com.</i><p>The Romans set high standards in terms …

Ancient Rome