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Scientists find languages not used since Dark Ages among ancient manuscripts recovered from monastery

Languages not seen since the Dark Ages have come to light after scientists used a new method to inspect a trove of ancient manuscripts found in a …

Slavery Haunted Washington—His Heirs Didn’t Get the Message

On September 13, 1861, on a remote and rain-soaked mountaintop, the last family heir to Mount Vernon, Lt. Col. John A. Washington, while riding his …

George Washington

Michael Mann Counters Climate Denial With Simple Statistics

By Tim Radford<p>Each of the last three years has seen record temperatures worldwide, further evidence that climate warms the Earth, not mere chance. …

In 1939, I didn’t hear war coming. Now its thundering approach can’t be ignored | Harry Leslie Smith

As a teenager I would just laugh at newsreels of Hitler and other fascists. I hope what happened next is not witnessed again by my grandchildren’s generation<p>• Author Harry Leslie Smith, 94, is a second world war RAF veteran<p>A chill of remembrance has come over me during this August month. It feels …

Middle East

Archaeologists discover evidence of a vanished civilisation from 1300s

Archaeologists may have discovered evidence of an ancient civilisation that disappeared from a corner of the southwestern US over seven centuries ago.<p>…

Anthropology

How to Slam Dunk Creationists When It Comes to The Theory of Evolution

Because this argument is barely worth having.<p>The 2001 discovery of the seven million-year-old Sahelanthropus, the first known upright ape-like …

Mike Pence

In South Asian Social Castes, a Living Lab for Genetic Disease

In certain states in southern India, anesthesiologists know to ask anyone undergoing surgery whether they belong to the Vysya, a regional group traditionally associated with traders and businesspeople.<p>Anecdotally, medical workers know that some people with Vysya ancestry — who live primarily in …

Unearthed Cemetery Could Shed Light On One Of The Bible’s Big Mysteries

This new discovery of a Philistine cemetery reveals many things about their culture, and may lead to more knowledge about the mysterious ancient Sea …

43 paintings you need to see before you die

In an old barn that Jackson Pollock transformed into a studio, the artist laid his massive canvas on the wooden plank floor. He hurled white, yellow, blue, and black paint with sticks and knives at it. As he finished, he pressed his cigarette butt into the canvas, dripping with color.<p>This is how …

Incredible graveyard of 5000-year-old 'giants' found in China

A graveyard of 'giants' buried 5,000 years ago has been uncovered by archaeologists in eastern China.<p>The men, whose bones were discovered in Jiaojia village near Jinan City in Shandong province, would have towered above many of their contemporaries.<p>Many of the men discovered in the graveyard …

A 'cutting-edge' Confederate death trap inspired today's sub

When the crew of the USS Housatonic looked out into the water on the night of February 17, 1864, they weren't entirely sure what they were seeing.<p>There was something moving toward them, just four miles off the shore of Charleston, South Carolina. It might have been a log -- but logs don't drift …

Hill fort hotspots in UK and Ireland mapped for first time in online atlas

Scotland is home to majority of 4,000 sites on database – but many are not on hills and are not really forts, say researchers<p>Some soar out of the landscape and have impressed tourists and inspired historians and artists for centuries, while others are tiny gems, tucked away on mountain or moor and …

Ancient Egyptian "billboard" could rewrite history of hieroglyphs

Archaeologists from Yale and the Royal Museums of Art and History in Belgium have discovered an ancient Egyptian "billboard" that might turn back the …

Left handed people are more likely to be geniuses

The belief that there is a link between talent and left-handedness has a long history. Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed. So were Mark Twain, Mozart, Marie Curie, Nicola Tesla and Aristotle. It’s no different today – former US president Barack Obama is a left-hander, as is business leader Bill …

Sanjusangendo

Sanjusangendo is a Buddhist temple which is part of the Rengeo-in monastery in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1164 CE, the temple is famous for its …

Ancient History

The Rise of the Seleukid Empire (323-223 BC): Seleukos I to Seleukos III (Review)

Review<p>by Jessica Settergren<br>published on 14 June 2017<p><b>Rating:</b> <b><br>Audience:</b> University<b><br>Difficulty:</b> Medium<p><b>I'd recommend this for scholars and historians. It's</b> …

Ancient History

H.L. Hunley: More clues uncovered in Civil War submarine | CNN Travel

Ancient Aztec temple and ball court discovered in Mexico City

A giant temple to the Aztec god of the wind and a court where the Aztecs played a deadly ball game have been discovered in the heart of Mexico City.<p>Archaeologists unveiled the rare finds on Wednesday after extensive excavations, giving journalists a tour of the semi-circular temple of …

‘They almost look alive’: Perfectly preserved mummies teach us the history of deadly diseases

Hundreds of skeletons have lain scattered around a crypt beneath a church in Vilnius, Lithuania, for centuries. But 23 of these remains are unlike …

Donald Trump's Middle East policy is 'completely wrong,' says Germany

The German foreign minister has described Donald Trump’s Middle East policy as “completely wrong”.<p>In an unusually outspoken interview, Sigmar Gabriel hit out on Wednesday at what he called the “Trumpification” of the Middle East, and blamed it for the current crisis between Qatar and its neighbours.<p>…

Bernard Buffet’s Existentialist Paintings Will Definitely Bum You Out

Post-war paintings of a personal world of angst.<p>With thick, abrasive black lines, Bernard Buffet's paintings appear as though they have been scratched and clawed onto canvas. Born in Paris in 1928, the expressionist artist created figurative works that illustrated the bleak and opaque sides of …

Lasers remove centuries of grime, revealing long-hidden Roman frescoes

ROME (RNS) — Ancient frescoes have been rediscovered inside the 1,600-year-old Domitilla catacombs after Italian art experts used laser technology to remove centuries of grit and grime.<p>The catacombs, or underground cemeteries, are named after a Roman noble family and are considered the most …

Enigma: Why the fight to break Nazi encryption still matters

It was night when three British sailors and a 16-year-old canteen assistant boarded a sinking U-boat off the coast of Egypt. A spotlight shone on them from the HMS Petard, the Royal Navy destroyer that had hunted down the German submarine and now slowly circled the vessel. The U-boat's commander …

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall: 'There is no reason we can't get better'

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall hailed a dominant display from his side that ensured “we got what we deserved”. For McCall the most satisfying aspect of a win that was more emphatic than the scoreboard suggests was the manner of the victory and his side’s improvement since last year’s win …

Archaeologists in Egypt Uncover Human Necropolis With at Least 17 Mummies

World<p>MINYA, Egypt — An Egyptian archaeological mission has found a necropolis holding at least 17 mummies near the Nile Valley city of Minya, in the first such find in the area, the antiquities ministry said on Saturday.<p>The discovery was made in the village of Tuna al-Gabal, a vast archaeological …

Newly discovered color photos show everyday life in Soviet Russia through American eyes

The Manhoffs were there at the height of the Cold War<p>Martin Manhoff’s color photos of Soviet life in the 1950s seem almost unreal when we look at …

Watch a Rare Drone Video of a Blue Whale Feeding

Blue whales are picky eaters. It’s not because they’re finicky about flavors; it's the meal's size that matters. The ocean giants eschew small, …

Whales

What ‘personal space’ looks like around the world

By Amanda Erickson<p>Amanda Erickson<p>Foreign affairs reporter focusing on the post-Soviet world<p>Email Bio Follow<p>If you've traveled even a little bit, you’ve surely had the experience of sharing a public space with someone (or many someones) who wants to stand closer to you than you’d allow your partner …

Northern Europe

Remains of five 'lost' Archbishops of Canterbury found

<b>The remains of five Archbishops of Canterbury have been found beneath a medieval parish church next to Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury's official London residence.</b><p>Builders renovating the Garden Museum, housed at the deconsecrated church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, found a hidden crypt …

Mystery of Tibiscum: How did half a Roman fort vanish without a trace 1,700 years ago?

The Roman fort and civilian town of Tibiscum, in what is now Romania, was founded around the year 100 CE. It was thought to have been destroyed by …