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Investigators use a Volunteer and Real Blood in Forensic Testing of the Shroud of Turin
It is reported in several news outlets that another test has been conducted on the controversial Shroud of Turn which indicates that it is most likely a [...]
Ancient Mythology Informs Modern Series: The Fantastical Folktales of Harry Potter
Global, myth, folklore, and legends provided inspiration for the vast array of vivid creatures and fantastical elements that fill the pages and the silver [...]
From Barter to Bitcoins: The 5,000 Year History of Money
Money has come a long way in 5,000 years. While people once bartered for the items they desired, today people are buying and trading in cryptocurrencies [...]
Lessons from a real Atlantis
Traces of long-forgotten human settlements claimed by the sea thousands of years ago are being uncovered by researchers along the coastlines of Europe. [...]
Old Theban port of Chalcis: A medieval maritime crossroads in Greece
Showcased in museums the world over, Byzantine ceramics are the vestiges of an ancient empire that dominated the Mediterranean region for nearly ten [...]
Archaeologists discover bread that predates agriculture by 4,000 years
At an archaeological site in northeastern Jordan, researchers have discovered the charred remains of a flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers 14,400 years [...]
Megalithic Passage Tomb Cemetery discovered within Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site
A new and significant passage tomb cemetery dating back some 5,500 years has been discovered beside Dowth Hall in County Meath. The excavation was carried [...]
On the Cliffs of Moher Sits O’Brien’s Tower: A Land Where Legends Have Risen and Witches Have Fallen
The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located in County Clare, in the southern Irish province of Munster. These cliffs cover a distance of about 8 km (5 [...]
NASA Takes Over Fenway Park for Space-Mission Show (Video)
A group of fans recently filled baseball’s Fenway Park in Boston — not to watch homers fly over the Green Monster left-field wall, but instead to [...]
The Mythologized Legacy of the North American Mounds
Ancient landscapes the world over were once encrusted with earthen mounds, variously called cairns, tumulus, barrows, burial mounds and kurgans.  Read more [...]