William Lee

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30 Cities Around the World That No Longer Exist

An old Norwegian legend tells of a village that was left utterly depopulated by the Black Death, forgotten, and soon overgrown by moss and trees. …

Ancient China: Colossal Waterway System Built by 5,000-Year-Old Liangzhu Civilization Discovered by Scientists

A recently excavated hydraulic system is rewriting the history of early Chinese engineering. Four years of research have revealed that the water …

Yakhchāls Are An Ancient Way To Make Ice In The Desert

There are lots of things you'd never expect to find in the middle of the hot, sandy desert; penguins, movie theaters, and shipwrecks to name a few. …

10 Badass Trees That Refuse To Die

Jeff Goldblum said it best in <i>Jurassic Park</i>, “Life, uh.. finds a way“. And long after we’re gone our green friends will remain.Below you will find 10 …

Hitler’s flak towers were fortresses of Nazi military might

Now they’re just ghosts<p>Though its ideology has shown signs of resurgence lately, the physical vestiges of German Naziism are all but faded from …

This Pocket-Sized Millennium Falcon Is Smuggling a Toolbox's Worth of Functionality

There is no ship more crucial to the <i>Star Wars</i> saga than the Millennium Falcon, having played a vital role in multiple trilogies already. And now, in …

Lego

Finding North America’s lost medieval city

Cahokia was bigger than Paris—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why.<p>A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds …

This Gorgeous Bookstore Is Said to Have Possibly Inspired Parts of Hogwarts

elYou've got a new place to add to your Harry Potter travel list. A magical bookstore in Porto, Portugal, called Livraria Lello seriously looks like every book-lover's dream. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, but it also resembles the famous Hogwarts staircase in Harry Potter.<p>According to AFP, …

Harry Potter

Mexico Is Hiding The World’s Largest Pyramid

In the city of Cholula in central Mexico there stands a hill with a giant church on top which hides a manmade pyramid filled with secrets.<p>MEXICO …

Pembroke Castle Survey Reveals Possible Medieval Buildings

PEMBROKE, WALES—According to a report from <i>BBC News</i>, a team from Dyfed Archaeology Trust has conducted a geophysical survey at Pembroke Castle, which …

Archaeology

7 million piece mosaic uncovered in Jericho | CNN Travel

Jericho, West Bank (CNN) — The beauty of the mosaic is only overshadowed by its size.<p>Seven million mosaic stones, each less than one square centimeter, cover the floor of the main hall of Hisham's Palace in Jericho, West Bank.<p>For years, this work of art remained hidden, but last month it was …

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Ancient sites get a new life[1]

An ongoing excavation of what could be the tomb of an empress in ancient China shows how such finds could be treated in the future. Wang Kaihao …

Ancient Egypt crocodile surprise at Dutch museum

<b>A new scan of a 2,500-year-old crocodile mummy has stunned experts in the Netherlands by revealing that there are dozens of mummified baby crocs inside.</b><p>The 3m-long mummy has been at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden since 1828 and is on display in its Egyptian galleries. In the 1990s, a …

Built by the Huns? Ancient stone monuments discovered along Caspian

A massive, 1,500-year-old stone complex that may have been built by nomad tribes has been discovered near the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan.<p>The complex contains numerous stone structures sprawled over about 300 acres (120 hectares) of land, or more than 200 American football …

The Timeless Beauty of Mont Saint-Michel, A Medieval Island Abbey Near Normandy, France

As part of their Planet Earth series, Great Big Story visited the stunning Mont Saint-Michel, a timeless medieval castle that historically served as …

France

'Cursed' Medieval Well Uncovered in England

After it was found filled up with dirt, a centuries-old well that was once believed to hold sacred healing powers has been excavated.<p>St. Anne’s Well, …

Literature

Roman Fort

The Roman army constructed both temporary and permanent forts and fortified military camps (<i>castrum</i>) across the frontiers of the empire's borders and …

Ancient History

A converted church in North Yorkshire – in pictures

It’s Halloween: don’t go out on the moors! Chancels are you’ll love this property on the edge of the national park

National Parks

Ancient Greeks may have built China's famous Terracotta Army – 1,500 years before Marco Polo

Ancient Greeks artists could have travelled to China 1,500 years before Marco Polo’s historic trip to the east and helped design the famous …

Archaeology

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Japanese photographer stumbles into "forbidden forest," finds village of creepy statues【Pics】

This is either the beginning to a really good Miyazaki film or a really bad Japanese horror film.<p>Have you ever <b>accidentally ended up somewhere</b> you …

Victorian travel photos show ancient Egypt in all its glory

<b>This is how travel photography looked back in the day.</b><p>The rare images of ancient Egypt were taken between 1849 and 1851 and have re-emerged after …

Ancient Egypt

Amateur historian stumbles across Irish town’s castle that was 'lost' for 250 years

A castle “lost” in the middle of an Irish town for more than 250 years has been rediscovered after an amateur historian “stumbled across” the walls hidden in undergrowth.<p>For years a 1741 drawing of Clones, County Monaghan, held in the National Library, puzzled residents.<p>It shows an impressive …

The Incredible Ruins of 12 Abandoned Islands

These deserted ghost islands each has a fascinating story behind its decline.<p>Of all the many places around the world that have been abandoned by …

History