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How the French Won the American Revolution

<b>By James E. Held</b><br>4/20/2018 • MHQ Magazine<p><i>Decrepit ships, snarled signals, and indecision doomed the British at the Battle of the Virginia Capes and</i> …

History

The Biggest Myths About the Resurrection

Everyone has their opinion about what happened that day even if, in many cases, they’re missing some facts.<p>Today is Easter Sunday, the day when …

Theology

The Spirit of the Left Bank

Before she became a sultry chanteuse, Juliette Gréco was a prisoner in occupied France. Arrested by the Gestapo in 1943, Gréco spent several months …

Literature

Overseen at the Institute of Archaeology today. Some pretty serious penalties for not doing the washing up... https://t.co/DGujQrVlcT

Countless archeological sites at risk in Trump oil and gas auction

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah – A steep rock ledge, known locally as Ruin Point, stands sentinel over public lands rich with Native American antiquities …

Alchemy, flushing toilets and blood-letting: The secrets of medieval Oxford revealed

Archaeologists have been unearthing the realities of daily life at Oxford University – as they were experienced some seven centuries ago.<p>In one of …

Ancient henge discovered in Yorkshire

THOUSANDS of years ago it would have stood proud on the horizon, a striking monument which could be seen for miles.<p>The circular monument lay hidden …

Archaeology

Lost Roman roads could be found as Environment Agency laser scans whole of England from air

Lost Roman roads and hidden archaeological remains are likely to be uncovered in a new project to map the entire English landscape using state-of-the-art lasers.<p>Under plans unveiled by the Environment Agency today, specialist aircraft equipped with laser scanners will be touring the country, …

Roads

What to Do if You Encounter an Archaeologist in the Wild

<i>Pic: Me, sitting in my unit in BC recording some level depths, something you’ll often see archaeologists doing.</i><p>Imagine you’re out for a walk in a …

10 of the Best Autobiographies You Really Should Have Read By Now

Photo: Amazon.ca<p>1. <i>Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave</i><p>This 1845 autobiography by former slave Frederick Douglass is widely …

Books

The British Museum Was a Wonder of Its Time—But Also a Product of Slavery

Public museums offer the opportunity for wonder, awe and discovery. They're places where anyone can learn about the giant stone calendar of the …

The Little-Known Friendships of Iconic Women Writers

Literary friendships are the stuff of legend. The image of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth tramping the Lakeland Fells has long been …

13 quotations that describe the writer’s craft

Most of my favorite authors have not written anything new in hundreds of years.<p>The Brontes, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, George …

Writing

Harappa: An Overview of Harappan Architecture and Town Planning

Introduction<p>Harappa is a large village presently in the province of Punjab in Pakistan. The modern town is a part of, and lies next to, the ancient …

The big questions of ancient Egypt

From pyramids to mummies and Cleopatra to Tutankhamun, Egyptologist Joann Fletcher reveals some of the discoveries and controversies surrounding the …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Add these to your reading list.<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in …

Books

10 Fall Destinations for the Ultimate Bookworm

We bookish folks do love to wander, but sometimes we don’t even have to move our feet. A good book will transport us from bedrooms, bus stops, …

Books

Honey, I love you: our 40,000-year relationship with the humble bee

Humans have always had a special relationship with bees. And while the archaeological evidence is sparse, what does exist shows the richness of ancient human activities<p>Earlier this month I received my first package of bees. A package refers to a box containing 3 pounds of bees, or roughly 12 …

Ecology

The Dangers of Reading in Bed

In 18th-century Europe, the practice was considered a menace to life and property, but mostly to morals. An Object Lesson.<p>Lord Walsingham’s servants found him in bed one morning in 1831, burnt to a crisp. According to a notice in <i>The Spectator</i>, “his remains [were] almost wholly destroyed, the hands …

Self-sufficiency

Who Tells the Truth—the Bible or Archaeology?

Credibility of the Hebrew Bible as a source for ancient Israel’s history has been disputed since at least the mid-1970s, when the historicity of the …

Archaeology

Book lovers, prepare to freak out: Archaeologists might have just discovered a time capsule from this legendary author

Book lovers, I hope you’re sitting down, because we have some potentially life-changing news — Jules Verne’s time capsule may have been discovered in …

Ancient mummy 'with 1,100 year old Adidas boots' died after she was struck on the head

As well as her amazing 'modern' footwear, this Mongolian 'seamstress' went to the afterlife with four changes of clothes, her sewing kit, a horse and …

Archaeology

Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold wins Pulitzer Prize for dogged reporting of Trump’s philanthropy

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold remembers being struck by Donald Trump’s pledge to donate $6 million, including $1 million of his personal funds, to veterans groups during a televised fundraiser before the Iowa caucuses early last year. Did Trump follow through? he wondered. So, weeks …

Donald Trump

The final days of Marie Antoinette

When queen of France Marie Antoinette was indicted in August 1793, months after the execution of her husband Louis XVI during the French Revolution, …

Shocking Discovery Proves Jesus Never Existed: Archaeologists Unearth the First Pope in History

The remains of the first Catholic pope have been exhumed by archaeologists and have been remarkably well preserved, as well as turning up some …

Archaeology

Iron Age chariot and horse found buried together in Yorkshire

The discovery of the remains of an Iron Age horse and chariot buried together has been declared an event of "international significance" by archaeologists.<p>The find of the remains dating back to 500BC is the first of its kind in the last 200 years and one of only 26 chariots ever excavated in the UK.<p>…

The father of American gynecology fought to criminalize abortion in the 1850s

Horatio Storer’s legacy remains even after Roe v. Wade<p>When does life begin? According to the anti-abortion movement, the answer is at conception. But …

Humans 'Domesticated' Mice 15,000 Years Ago

Ancient rodent populations may now help us fill in gaps in the archaeological record as humans shifted from hunter-gatherers to farmers.<p>Most people are all too familiar with house mice. We know them as the eaters of crumbs, gnawers of cords, and leavers of droppings. They create the pitter-patters …

Irish Authorities Say Remains Of Children Found At Former Home For Unwed Mothers

Authorities in Ireland say they have excavated the human remains of an undisclosed number of young children from the site of a former home for unmarried mothers.<p>The home, located in the town of Tuam, was operated by the Bon Secours nuns beginning in the 1920s and was home to women and babies until …

Archaeology

Italy: Ancient death rituals uncovered in 13,000-year-old painting stones

Palaeolithic Mediterranean people broke pebbles which had been used for painting the dead into pieces, leaving part at the burial site and saving …