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The Roman Army on the British Frontier in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD

<b>The Roman Army on the British Frontier in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD</b><p>Lecture by Elizabeth Greene<p>Given on October 30, 2014<p>The Roman fort at …

Archaeology

Ancient Roman concrete has lasted for centuries. Ours? Not so much.

Is there anyone around here who knows how to make concrete? Make it <i>properly</i>, I mean?<p>We recently heard that 1,700 concrete panels at five stations along the Silver Line extension were poorly manufactured. Two years ago, chunks of concrete fell from the ceiling at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro …

Engineering

Medieval Chivalry

In medieval Europe, a code of ethics known as chivalry developed which included rules and expectations that the nobility would, at all times, behave …

Ancient History

Stonehenge secret revealed? Scientist suggests new theory about ancient site

The ingenuity of our Stone Age ancestors never ceases to amaze.<p>Complex timber walkways. Towns built entirely of slate. Intimidating standing stones — and enormous stone circles.<p>But some apparent achievements are still such a wonder that they are a cause for doubt.<p>Such as moving Stonehenge’s …

Archaeology

The Shocking Reason Nazi Germany Crushed France During World War II

The Shocking Reason Nazi Germany Crushed France During World War II

World War II

The Egyptian boat buried for 5,000 years

Found in a pit next to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the ancient vessel was buried to transport Pharaoh Khufu’s spirit to the heavens.<p><i>BBC's Travel Show</i> <i>brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing experiences and features and practical hints, tips and advice for your</i> …

Archaeology

The Siege of Acre: a monstrous blot on the Third Crusade

The crippling two-year siege ended in a brutal massacre for which Richard the Lionheart and Saladin should share the blame<p>Lionheart! Saladin! Massacre! There is no shortage of larger-than-life characters and drama in the epic, two-year siege of Acre, the great set-piece of the Third Crusade. But, …

World History

People Lived in This Cave for 78,000 Years

There’s evidence human beings have occupied the city of Damascus in Syria for 11,000 years. But that’s nothing compared to the Panga ya Saidi cave …

Anthropology

9 Blades that Forged History

For millennia, edged weapons such as swords, knives and daggers were the arms of choice for warriors around the globe. These razor-sharp blades …

Ancient History

Ancient Maya 101

The Maya: They’re considered one of the most advanced civilizations to have existed in the Americas before the Spanish conquest. But who exactly were the ancient Maya people and what led to the collapse of their civilization?<p>As early as 1800 B.C., the Maya had begun settling in established villages …

Archaeology

Remembering the Red Baron on the 100th Anniversary of His Death

How the name of WWI’s greatest ace stays alive even as the Great War is forgotten.<p>If you’re a fan of World War I films, 2017 was a big year, in the …

Spain to begin civil war exhumations at Valley of the Fallen

Experts to try to find remains of four of 34,000 victims buried at highly controversial monument<p>A team of structural engineers will enter Spain’s most controversial monument on Monday to search for the remains of four of the 34,000 civil war dead who have lain next to the body of Francisco Franco …

History

Kinjeketile and the Maji Maji rebellion

Kinjeketile Ngwale claimed to be a spirit medium. He defied the German colonialists in Tanganyika, unleashed an uprising and gave the people with …

Africa

Armenian Genocide: A Historical Retrospective On ‘The First Holocaust’

On the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, we look back on 'The First Holocaust' and uncover some little-known facts.<p>On April 24, 1915, …

World History

WWII bomb removal to force evacuation around Berlin's main station

An 800-meter area will be evacuated on Friday morning to allow authorities to defuse a 500-kilogram World War II bomb. Police said there was no …

How the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Inspired Rebellion in a Nazi Death Camp

Rudolf Masaryk didn’t have long to live, but for now he was fighting with all of his life. As he stood on top of a roof in the burning Treblinka …

World History

Missing WWII German submarine found after nearly 73 years lost at sea

A German submarine from World War II-- rumored to have been used to transport Nazi leadership to South America following the war-- has been located nearly 73 years after being lost at sea.<p>Denmark’s Sea War Museum discovered the U-3523 roughly 403 feet below sea level. The submarine was found off …

History

American Empire: A Global History

Lecture: History Department Events | April 13 | 12-2 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall<p>Speaker: A.G. (Tony) Hopkins, Emeritus Smuts Professor of Commonwealth …

Top 9 Civilizations that might have beaten Columbus to America

We all were made accustomed to the story that Columbus was the person who discovered the great land of America in the year 1492. But you would be …

Ethiopians urge Britain to return bones of ‘stolen’ prince after 150 years

Poet Lemn Sissay adds voice to campaign for repatriation of the boy’s remains with other loot taken after the Battle of Maqdala<p>For 150 years, Ethiopians have been asking when Prince Alemayehu will come home. The orphan prince, a descendant of Solomon, was taken to England – some say “stolen” – …

Africa

This Is What Napoleon Thought of Caesar

Despite his competitiveness, Napoleon is fair to Caesar.Napoleon, <i>Chronicles of Caesar’s Wars</i>, Trans. Arshan Barzani (Independently Published, 2018), …

World History

Crossbows in Ancient Chinese Warfare

The crossbow was introduced into Chinese warfare during the Warring States period (481-221 BCE). Developing over the centuries into a more powerful …

Ancient History

Eunuchs in Ancient China

Eunuchs were powerful political players in ancient Chinese government. Originating as trusted slaves in the royal household they were ambitious to …

Paper in Ancient China

The widespread use of paper and printing were features of ancient China which distinguished it from other ancient cultures. Traditionally, paper was …

Song Dynasty

The Song (aka Sung) dynasty ruled China from 960 to 1279 CE with the reign split into two periods: the Northern Song (960-1125 CE) and Southern Song …

Foot-Binding

Foot-binding was a practice first carried out on young girls in Tang Dynasty China to restrict their normal growth and make their feet as small as …

Caste System in Ancient India

Ancient India in the Vedic Period (c. 1500-1000 BCE) did not have social stratification based on socio-economic indicators; rather, citizens were …

Hjemkomst Viking Ship

This replica of an 8th century burial ship actually sailed to Norway before returning home to Minnesota.<p>The Hjemkomst Viking Ship, an enormous …

Middle School

In Ancient Rome, Citrus Fruits Were Status Symbols

A new study shows how the taste for citrons, lemons, and pomelos evolved.<p>To ordinary folk in the ancient Mediterranean, affording citrus fruits such …

Battle of Passchendaele: horror, heroism and a hidden underground city

A hundred years ago, a group of British, Australian and Canadian tunnellers were constructing a dugout directly beneath the ruins of Zonnebeke parish church. These underground shelters that connected with the trench systems were the only protection against the constant shellfire on the front line. …