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Back to the lighthouse: In search of Virginia Woolf’s lost Eden in Cornwall

Virginia Woolf wasn’t always the radical we imagine today. Before the debates on truth and beauty with her circle of early 20th-century artists, …

50 Of The Best Horror Novels

I love a good scare, but the best horror novels don’t just provide frights, they also comment on society or maybe riff on tried-and-true tropes. With …

Myths and Legends - Myths and Legends from E2BN

Archaeology

The ongoing unsolved mystery behind the Man in the Iron mask

Shrouded in mystery for over 350 years, the story of the Man in the Iron Mask has been a focal point for many historians and served as an inspiration …

Louis XIV

This Medieval Town is Built Inside a Crater and Composed of Millions of Diamonds

From the greystone of Montreal to the limestone of Jerusalem, every city has its own iconic identity read through the city’s urban fabric. Scanning …

Earth Science

Have scientists really found the germ responsible for killing 15m Aztecs?

Aztec sculpture. Authentic travel/Shutterstock<p>This week, dozens of media outlets declared that scientists had solved the mystery of what wiped out …

Anthropology

Images released of new Alton Towers ride that bursts into flames

Alton Towers has finally released images of its new £16 million rollercoaster.<p>The Wicker Man is the UK's first wooden roller coaster in 21 years. …

Alton

Scientists Discover The Secret Behind The Gates Of Hell Used By Romans In Turkey's Ancient City of Hierapolis

Thousands of years ago Romans believed that it was possible to walk through the entrance of a cave in Turkey's ancient city of Hierapolis and enter …

Archaeology

Guildford Medieval Synagogue

The remains of the oldest synagogue in Britain lay forgotten for seven centuries, hidden under a humble shop.<p>In 1996, renovation work on a humble …

Archaeology

What's your favourite castle?

<b>Do you want to visit a great castle?</b><p>There is just something that draws me to a great castle. The first place we went to after landing in Munich was …

European Travel

Children aren't starting puberty younger, medieval skeletons reveal

Children are entering puberty younger than before, according to recent studies, raising concerns that childhood obesity and hormone-contaminated …

Puberty

Petra Lost and Found

In the early 1800s, a Swiss explorer tricked his way into Petra, the ancient oasis whose location had been a closely guarded secret for centuries.<p>Deep within Jordan’s desolate desert canyons and rugged mountains lies an ancient treasure, the stone city of Petra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one …

Archaeology

New Images of Ancient Maya Megopolis Reveal Thousands of Lost Pyramids And Monuments

<b>Researchers have made a mind-gobbling discovery neat Peten, deep in the Guatemalan jungle. Using LiDAR technology, researchers have found more than</b> …

Archaeology

Newgrange: An 5,000-year-old Cosmic Monument That Predates the Pyramids by 500 years

<b>A thousand years older than Stonehenge, and 500 years older than the Pyramids of Giza, Newgrange is an ancient monument that consists of</b> …

Archaeology

After Cheddar Man: How the mongrel English found their home during the Dark Ages

Two archaeological finds caught my eye recently, for they seemed to shed light on what we often call the “Dark Ages”. This was the period between the …

Archaeology

Suspended – Medium

Freemasons Are Holding Open Evenings To Prove It’s Not a Secret Society

Freemasons, a group that has been enshrouded in mystery for centuries, have finally gotten sick-and-tired with all the blatant speculation of being …

A tale of two ghost clubs: Both were devoted to discussion of the paranormal, Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle among the members

On April 22, 2017, a nonprofit club founded a century and a half ago held its annual meeting, which, as usual, took place at the Victory Service Club …

Sophie Scholl was beheaded at 21 for standing up to the Nazis

She distributed anti-Nazi pamphlets at the University of Munich<p>Like most German children in the 1930s, Sophie Scholl and her five siblings joined …

X marks the spot: great travel treasure hunts

The concept of treasure hunting has long captivated our collective imagination, whether it’s Long John Silver unearthing buried chests, Robert …

Archaeology

Here's how the Christmas tree tradition started

Today, Christmas trees can be found all over the world, but medieval Germans were the first to fully embrace the tradition. Even before that, many cultures, including ancient Egyptians, worshipped evergreen trees and branches as a symbol of eternal life. Following is the text of the video.<p>Trees …

Ten million in Tamriel: The slow-build success story of Elder Scrolls Online

0<p>SHARES<p>Tamriel’s running like a well-oiled machine. Every quarter brings a fresh batch of content for Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Online, engaging …

Corey Feldman 'paedophile ring' investigation dropped by LAPD

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department announced they have ended a sexual assault investigation filed by the actor on …

Medical Marijuana

Declassified Docs Show CIA Poisoned Entire Town with LSD in Massive Mind Control Experiment

'For decades after a French village was struck by mass insanity and hallucinations in 1951, it was widely believed that a local bakery’s flour had …

6 Flat-Out Crazy Conspiracy Theories (That Really Happened)

We can say with some certainty that the federal government is not, in fact, a front for the lizard people (they've infiltrated local and state …

Northern Ireland

15 Life-Changing Psychology Tricks To Try

As our understanding of cognitive science and psychology steadily advances, we learn amazing new information that isn’t only fascinating in its own …

Trump says he will allow scheduled release of JFK files - BBC News

Getty Images<p>President John F Kennedy was given a state funeral, after hundreds of thousands of people viewed his casket<p>Donald Trump has said he plans to allow the opening of a trove of long-classified files on the assassination of former president John F Kennedy.<p>The president tweeted to say he …