On the evening of February 20, 1437, James was resting in his nightgown and slippers, maybe playing chess or cards or just bantering with his Queen and her ladies. They suddenly heard a great clamor of harnesses outside and saw torches.
Leader of the fearsome Myrmidons, sacker of cities, and slayer of Hektor, godlike Achilles was quite simply invincible in battle, and only the divine intervention of Apollo finally put an end to his(...)
The Greek writing on the walls includes text about ancient drug use that references Homer's epic poem 'The Odyssey,' archaeologists said, adding that this is the first-known structure confirmed to be a school in ancient Egypt.
A British scientist says he may have solved the mystery of the Abominable Snowman — the elusive ape-like creature of the Himalayas, The Associated Press reported. He thinks it's a bear. DNA analysis conducted by
Greek sculpture from 800 to 300 BCE took early inspiration from Egyptian and Near Eastern monumental art, and over centuries evolved into a uniquely Greek vision of the art form. Greek artists would(...)
Canada is home to Burgess Shale: an expansive fossil field that contains a diverse array of preserved organisms dating all the way back to the Middle Cambrian, 505 million years ago. There are two well-known sites: one in the Yoho National Park and another 42 km (26 miles) away at Kootenay National Park. Another site has been discovered in Kootenay and could be the richest fossil site ever discovered.
The real history of Valentine's Day is not comprised of roses, chocolates and pretty cards. Instead, crime, imprisonment and execution are at the genesis of our modern day love fest, dating back to the man whose martyrdom may have inspired the holida...
In the 3rd century, emperor Claudius decided to ban marriage. The reason for that is because he thought soldiers that were married wouln't fight as well as the ones who were single. Priest Valentine put together marriages behind the emperors back. The emperor found out and had Valentine prisoned and beheaded.
The myth of straight Roman roads has been exposed by a new book which claims the extraordinary engineering feats were the work of the Celts. ('Roman' roads were actually built by the Celts, new book claims..
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