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Luxury 17th-Century Items Uncovered Near Paul Revere House

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS—Evidence of a sumptuous lifestyle enjoyed by a seventeenth-century family has been uncovered near the Paul Revere House in …

Numismanic, Nomismatic, Numismatics?

Whenever we tell friends and family where we work, their first response is typically, "What is Numismatics?" Of course, they pronounce it anywhere …

Lost City of Alexander the Great Discovered on Declassified Satellite Photos

Do you lose things a lot? Sometimes we have to leave the house five or six times before we have everything we need to go about our day. But when …

Archaeology

19th Century Archaeologist’s Historical Findings of Rome’s Transformation Is Now Online

Thanks to a project by researchers from three universities (including Stanford) and the Italian government, you can see Rome's transformation through nearly 4,000 pieces of digitized material. The project brings, for the first time, the rich collection of 19th-century archaeologist Rodolfo Lanciani …

Archaeology

List of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks

<b>Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) Historic Landmark</b> plaque program was begun in 1968 in order to identify architecturally …

Your Top Dog Questions, Answered

<i>By: Sara Borzatta</i><p>Wondering why dogs eat poop? Us too. Searches for how to train them out of it are among the top dog questions asked online*. Whether …

Maritime archaeologists accidentally discovered 40 ancient shipwrecks at the bottom of the Black Sea

A group of maritime archeologists studying sea levels in the Black Sea have uncovered over 40 shipwrecks this year as a “complete bonus.”<p>The Black Sea Maritime Archeology Project has been trawling the seabed to understand how quickly the water level rose after the last Ice Age, 20,000 years ago. …

Archaeology

#ThisPlaceMatters | National Trust for Historic Preservation

5 Haunted Castles Around The World

<i>For</i> Condé Nast Traveler, by Caitlin Morton and Katherine LaGrave.<p>Forget about the glimmering castles you know from fairy tales and Disney movies. Here, you’ll find shrieking ghosts, immortal blood stains and the literal gateway to hell.<p><b>1. Predjama Castle, Slovenia</b><p>Built within a cave in the middle …

Found: A Centuries-Old Network of Hidden Underground Tunnels

Old British town has very old tunnels.<p>Stockton-on-Tees seems like your basic British market town with a history dating back to the 12th century. …

Archaeology

Sunken Treasures: The Curious Science of 7 Famous Shipwrecks

1 of 9<p>Sunken treasures<p>The oceans and coastlines of the world are scattered with thousands of shipwrecks that span thousands of years of history. By …

Archaeology

Pumpkin Shakers: A Toddler Craft for Fall

If you love Fall as much as we do, you and your toddler will love making this pumpkin craft! It’s still pretty hot in many parts of the country but …

Empuries

Empuries (also Emporiae or Emporion) was a Greek and then Roman colony on the northeastern coast of Spain. Thriving as a local and Mediterranean …

Amateur Archaeologists Uncover ‘Sharp’ Bronze Age Sword in Denmark

Well done.<p>Recently, a couple of amateur archaeologists were out “on a stroll,” as the <i>Local</i> puts it, in rural Zealand, the largest island in Denmark. …

The World’s Oldest Known Fossils Have Been Found - And They’re 3.7 Billion Years Old

They could push back evidence for life on Earth by 220 million years.<p>The oldest fossils ever discovered have been found in Greenland, and they appear …

Earth Science

Glanum

Glanum, located near St-Rémy-de-Provence in southern France, was a Greek and then Roman town which prospered due to its location on trading routes …

The Best TV Shows Coming This Fall: From ‘Gilmore Girls’ to the Next ‘Game of Thrones’

For the love of TiVo, there’s an ungodly number of new series premiering this fall. From the Gilmore Girls revival to HBO’s buzzy Westworld, here are …

British History, Roman Britain, What the Romans did for us

Roman Britain<p><i>What the Romans did for us</i><p>Long before Julius Caesar invaded Britain the Romans had traded with these islands: Welsh gold and Cornish tin …

Does a Major Discovery Show the Greeks Secretly Sacrificed a Teenage Boy to Zeus?

When the skeleton of a young boy was found in an altar dedicated to Zeus, the discovery sent shockwaves through the world of archaeology. But it …

The Trunk Murders and ‘Sausage Ghost’ of 1920s New Orleans

A forgotten crime with all-too memorable details.<p>New Orleans’ French Quarter, at the corner of Ursuline Avenue and Royal Street. (Photo: Ken Lund/CC …

Ancient Bones Found on a Greek Mountaintop May Confirm a Chilling Legend

The find gives credence to the idea that human sacrifice was part of ancient Greek culture.<p>Archaeologists have made a sinister discovery at the top of a Greek mountain which might corroborate one of the darkest legends of antiquity.<p>Excavations this summer on Mount Lykaion, once worshipped as the …

Trump Spokesperson Says Obama Invaded Afghanistan. He Didn't.

He was a state senator at the time.<p>A spokesperson for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has blamed President Barack Obama for invading Afghanistan ― a foreign policy decision he never made.<p>“Remember, we weren’t even in Afghanistan by this time,” Katrina Pierson told CNN early Saturday. “Barack …

Even under oath, Trump struggled with the truth

The lawyer gave Donald Trump a note, written in Trump’s own handwriting. He asked Trump to read it aloud.<p>Trump may not have realized it yet, but he had walked into a trap.<p>“Peter, you’re a real loser,” Trump began reading.<p>The mogul had sent the note to a reporter, objecting to a story that said …

Donald Trump

"A Honeypot For Assholes": Inside Twitter’s 10-Year Failure To Stop Harassment

For nearly its entire existence, Twitter has not just tolerated abuse and hate speech, it’s virtually been optimized to accommodate it. With public backlash at an all-time high and growth stagnating, what is the platform that declared itself “the free speech wing of the free speech party” to do? …

The Media Learned Nothing After Misreporting the Reagan Assassination Attempt

At 2:27 p.m. on March 30, 1981, Secret Service agents were escorting President Ronald Reagan and White House staffers from a speech before the …

New Thoughts on Borneo’s “Deep Skull”

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—“Deep Skull,” a 37,000-year-old cranium discovered in Niah Cave on the island of Borneo, has been examined by Darren Curnoe of the …

Borneo

Britain may lose historical heritage as archaeologists admit there is not enough storage space for finds

Britain risks losing a large part of its precious historical heritage as archaeologists are forced to dump their finds because of a lack of storage space.<p>Thousands of objects which could shed light on the lives of our ancestors - such as Roman pottery fragments, Stone Age flints, medieval coins and …

This Ancient Greek Astronomy Computer May Be 1,000 Years Ahead Of Its Time

Deciphered text reveals the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism was a "philosopher’s guide to the galaxy."<p>Since it was discovered in 1900 by divers off the Greek island of Antikythera, a complex clockwork device dubbed the "Antikythera Mechanism" has mystified everyone from archaeologists to UFO …