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See New Discoveries at the Mysterious City of the Jaguar

More than 200 elaborate sculptures hint at the rituals and the tragic end of a lost city in Honduras.<p>Over the past month, the excavation of an ancient city in Honduras has yielded a trove of remarkable stone artifacts from a mysterious, unnamed Pre-Columbian civilization. A joint American-Honduran …

Archaeology

DNA Reveals Far-Off Origins of Ancient 'Gladiators'

DNA testing is telling scientists more about the origins of a group of headless Romans.<p>People in the Roman Empire really got around.<p>Evidence from a Roman-era cemetery in York, England shows that the city—once a major outpost on Rome’s distant frontier—was home to both locals and to immigrants from …

Making Maps Under Fire During the Revolutionary War

Battles during the War for Independence were fought, won, and lost over who had the most accurate map.<p>During the Revolutionary War, a good map could mean the difference between victory and defeat, especially for British troops facing guerrilla tactics for the first time. Few maps had been made of …

World History

A 2,000-year-old ancient Roman laundromat open to public for first time

An ancient dry cleaner's where ancient Romans brought their tunics to be dyed and washed is among six newly restored buildings in Pompeii to be opened to the public<p>A 2,000-year-old laundry where ancient Romans brought their brilliant white tunics to be dyed and washed was among six newly restored …

Did Egypt’s Old Kingdom Die—or Simply Fade Away?

The end of the great age of pyramid building in Egypt was long thought to be a traumatic collapse that plunged the Nile Valley into a long era of chaos. New research is changing that view.<p>As world leaders celebrate a new agreement to limit the impact of greenhouse gases on human society, …

What’s a Saint, Anyway?

As the pope canonizes a controversial figure, it’s worth remembering the centuries of controversy surrounding sainthood itself.<p>How does a person get canonized? Or, to be more precise, what is it that distinguishes the 10,000 or so official Catholic saints from the rest of us 1.2 billion Catholic …

Christianity

Polish explorer claims to have found underground Nazi shelter

A Polish explorer said on Friday he found a massive underground structure in southwestern Poland that the Nazis supposedly built to protect thousands of people.<p>Krzysztof Szpakowski told a news conference that he has no doubt that he found a Nazi shelter. He said his claim was based on evidence that …

Queen Elizabeth II: The platinum monarch?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just like her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria before her, Elizabeth II was never expected to rule; as the eldest daughter of the king's second son, Prince Albert (later King George VI), hers was a life destined to be lived in relative privacy, until the 1936 abdication of her uncle, …

Arrival of the Tall Ships at Sail Amsterdam

Netherlands

The Castles and Manors of South England and South Wales

The English countryside is studded with all manner of manor homes, castles and palaces. Here are a few particularly memorable ones from my current swing through South England and South Wales.<p>In Victorian times, massive faux-castles were being built all over Britain by ridiculously rich nobles and …

Wales

Lost resting place of Egyptian queen Nefertiti may have been hidden by Tutankhamun's tomb, archaeologist says

An English archaeologist has suggested that the tomb of Tutankhamun, the most famous of Egypt's pharaohs, is hiding a secret that has eluded researchers since its discovery more than 90 years ago.<p>Dr. Nicholas Reeves of the University of Arizona told the Times of London that he believes he has …

Ancient Mayan tablet unearthed in Guatemalan jungle dates back 1,600 years

A 1,600 year-old Mayan tablet has been uncovered in the ancient El Achiotal ruins of a temple in Guatemala. It describes a king’s 40-year reign …

'Ancient Hebrew inscriptions' baffle Israeli archaeologists

<b>Israeli archaeologists say they are trying to decode ancient inscriptions written in Hebrew script discovered at a dig in Jerusalem.</b><p>The writing was found on the walls of a room containing the remains of a Jewish ritual bath, or mikveh, believed to be about 2,000 years old.<p>Experts are now trying to …

Gruesome Find: 100 Bodies Stuffed into Ancient House

The remains of 97 human bodies have been found stuffed into a small 5,000-year-old house in a prehistoric village in northeast China, researchers …

Egypt: Replica Pharos Lighthouse plans approved

<b>Plans to rebuild one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Pharos Lighthouse, have been approved by Egyptian authorities, it's reported.</b><p>The feat of ancient engineering, which is also known as the Lighthouse of Alexandria, was completed around 280BC, and is estimated to have been between …

WWII Aircraft Carrier Used in Atomic Bomb Tests Found Intact on Sea Floor

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Evan Andrews<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2015<p>Title<p>WWII Aircraft Carrier Used in Atomic Bomb Tests Found Intact on Sea …

Julius Caesar Suffered from Strokes, Not Epilepsy, New Study Says

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Evan Andrews<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2015<p>Title<p>Julius Caesar Suffered from Strokes, Not Epilepsy, New Study …

Three fatal failures in Rolling Stone's UVA rape story

It has been clear for months that Rolling Stone committed journalistic malpractice in its discredited story about an alleged sexual assault at the University of Virginia. Sunday night brought additional details on the magazine's failures.<p>In its three-month review, Columbia Journalism School …

Little Foot and Lucy: Two Pre-Human Species Co-Existed, Scientists Say

Scientists say a new dating technique suggests that a human ancestor whose fossils were found in a South African cave lived about 3.7 million years ago. That's roughly the same time frame during which the famous human ancestor called Lucy roamed an area in modern-day Ethiopia, thousands of miles to …

Natural History Museum

Tattoos: 150 years of body art

Art

Bloody Sunday anniversary: Thousands crowd Selma bridge

Thousands of people crowded an Alabama bridge on Sunday, many jammed shoulder to shoulder, many unable to move, to commemorate a bloody confrontation 50 years ago between police and peaceful protesters that helped bring about the 1965 Voting Rights Act.<p>A day after President Barack Obama had walked …

Black History

Blast From the Past: Contents of Boston's 1901 Time Capsule Revealed

It's a blast from the past.<p>A 113-year-old time capsule found outside Boston's Old State House was cracked opened and the contents of the package were …

Cave paintings change ideas about the origin of art

<b>Scientists have identified some of the earliest cave paintings produced by humans.</b><p>The artworks are in a rural area on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi.<p>Until now, paintings this old had been confirmed in caves only in Western Europe.<p>Researchers tell the journal Nature that the Indonesian discovery …

Human fossils from 'oldest Parisian'

<b>Scientists have unearthed rare, ancient human remains in silts close to the River Seine in France.</b><p>The left arm bones are dated to about 200,000 years ago, and look to be Neanderthal - although the researchers say that with no other fossils it is impossible to make a full description.<p>There is little …

Chart-topping rocks: UK's 'Greatest Geosites' announced

<b>The Geological Society of London has named its top 100 geological sites in the UK and Ireland, including 10 "people's favourites".</b><p>The list, compiled into an online clickable map, marks the start of Earth Science Week.<p>Categories for the popular vote included landscapes, outcrops and coastlines, as …

Unseen Pablo Picasso self-portrait goes on show in London

<b>A 1901 self-portrait by Pablo Picasso that has not previously been exhibited in public will go on display in central London this week.</b><p>Self-portrait (Yo Picasso) depicts the Spanish artist and sculptor at the age of 30, looking directly at the viewer while painting by candlelight.<p>The piece will be …

Greece archaeologists uncover Amphipolis floor mosaic

<b>Archaeologists unearthing a huge ancient burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a large floor mosaic.</b><p>The mosaic - 3m (10ft) wide and 4.5m (15ft) long - depicts a man with a laurel wreath driving a chariot drawn by horses and led by the god Hermes.<p>The burial site is said to be …

Europeans drawn from three ancient 'tribes'

<b>The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports.</b><p>Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East.<p>But another, mysterious population with …

The Scottish referendum in nine key numbers

307 years - how long the union has been in existence<p>The Act of Union was signed in 1707 by the parliaments of both England and Scotland to make the two kingdoms into one. The two countries had shared a monarch for 104 years before the act was passed after James VI (of Scotland, he was James I of …