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Blog Archive » Mysterious notes in 1504 Odyssey deciphered

On April 24th, the University of Chicago Library announced a contest to decipher mysterious margin annotations in a rare edition of Homer’s <i>Odyssey</i> …

Language

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Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FEATURE-EMPTY<p>U.S. stocks on wild ride, rebound after heavy, early losses<p>Fairfax poised to acquire core businesses of embattled Carillion Canada<p>Another 452 jobs to go at collapsed U.K. builder Carillion<p>Bitcoin drops 16% as cryptocurrencies decline with risk assets Subscriber content<p>Ottawa to …

Business (Canada)

A Medieval Autobiography

<i>We have very few autobiographical accounts from the Middle Ages. Some of the most well-known works are those by Augustine, Peter Abelard and Margery</i> …

Ancient footprints found in England are at least 800,000 years old

A few people went for a stroll in the English countryside about a million years ago, and now scientists have uncovered their footprints, preserved …

Archaeologists find remains of previously unknown pharaoh in Egypt

Discovery of 3,600-year-old body of King Senebkay confirms existence of forgotten dynasty<p>The 3,600-year-old remains of a forgotten pharaoh unearthed this month in southern Egypt may be the first of several significant discoveries in a previously ignored burial ground that rivals the Valley of the …

Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies

<b>Works Cited</b><p>“About Us.” The Richard III Society. n.d. Web. 1 July 2013.<p>Barthes, Roland. <i>The Rustle of Language.</i> Trans. Richard Howard. New York: Hill …

Clemson University

"Time Capsule" Apartment in Paris Found Untouched for 70 Years

Some people might take a vacation and leave their residence unmanned for a few weeks or even months, but one apartment in Paris was left isolated for about 70 years. The beautifully preserved space, which belonged to the granddaughter of the late Parisian socialite and actress Marthe de Florian, …

Time Capsules

Lost Images Come To Life A Century After Antarctic Expedition

Conservators working to preserve artifacts from the early days of Antarctic exploration have uncovered century-old black-and-white negatives taken during Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 expedition but never printed.<p>A box containing 22 negatives was found frozen in a block of ice in a hut used first …

Isaac Asimov Predicts in 1964 What the World Will Look Like Today

When New York City hosted The World's Fair in 1964, Isaac Asimov, the prolific sci-fi author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, took …

Isaac Asimov

This Man Chased A Nazi Fighter Plane Under The Eiffel Tower

Today, people on two continents mourn the death of 92-year-old William Overstreet Jr. He was a resident of Roanoke, Virginia, a retired accountant, …

Chalk up another topic beset by political polarization: Evolution

By about 2-1, Americans accept the idea that "humans and other living things have evolved over time," but as with so many issues these days, answers to that question have taken on a growing partisan cast.<p>According to a newly released survey by the Pew Research Center, six in 10 Americans say they …

European Union

Medieval Cone Shaped Princess Hats Were Inspired by Mongol Warrior Women

Nothing says "princess" like a pointy, cone-shaped hat. From kids' costumes to medieval paintings, the cone hat—more formally known as a hennin (or …

Ancient History

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Centuries Before China's 'Great Wall,' There Was Another

The Great Wall of China, built more than 2,000 years ago, stands as one of the monumental feats of ancient engineering. Stretching thousands of miles, it protected the newly unified country from foreign invaders.<p>But before the Great Wall, warring Chinese dynasties built many other walls for …

Blog Archive » Thousand-year-old trepanned skulls of the Andes

UC Santa Barbara archaeologists excavating the south-central Andean province of Andahuaylas, Peru, have unearthed the remains of 32 people whose …

Archaeology

Beautiful Color Portraits of The Lumière Brothers' Daughters in the 1910s

Louis Lumière had already invented instant photographic plates and the Cinematograph when, in late 1903, he and his brother Auguste patented a new …

Color Photographs of Life in Soviet Georgia in the 1970's

Books, bodies, bangles and boats: The top ten archaeology discoveries of 2013

It's been another amazing year of archaeology stories on Culture24; dig up the past as we pick some of the best archaeological discoveries of …

Archaeology

Salvador Dali’s Christmas cards

Salvador Dali designed a series of nineteen Christmas cards between 1958 and 1976. These greeting cards were specially produced for the …

Art

The World in Color Photographs in 1909

Using Autochrome photographic process, these stunning color photographs captured the world in 1909.<p>Suzanne and Andre, the daughters of Louis and …

Archaeologists explore Hammershus Castle

A team of Polish and Danish archaeologists have discovered over 200 artefacts from the 13-century castle of Hammershus. A cannon ball, crossbow bolts …

Early Color Photos of Africa and The Middle East, ca. 1910s

Blog Archive » Stone armor pit at Terracotta Army tomb excavated

The mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (reigned 247 B.C. – 220 B.C.) is famous for the vast Terracotta Army interred with him to protect him in the …

Archaeology