Researchers find that periodontal disease is caused by the same bacteria today as in the past, despite major changes in human diet and hygiene
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Calcified dental plaque (dental calculus) is known to preserve bacteria and microscopic particles of food on the surfaces of teeth, effectively creating a mineral tomb which an international team of researchers have now uncovered to a highly detailed level.
The Independent London Underground Tube map re-imagined as the Ancient Greek underworld The Independent It's easy to imagine the designer of the latest alternative London Underground Tube map, finding herself surrounded by swathes of exhausted and...
An alliance of pirates preyed on ships laden with treasure, outmatched Britain's Royal Navy, elected their own admiral and, ultimately, were destroyed in a cataclysmic battle against a Dutch fleet in 1614.
The fate of migrants moving to cities in 17th and 18th century England demonstrates how a single pathogen could dramatically alter the risks associated with migration and migratory patterns today
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Cities have always been a magnet to migrants. In 2010, a tipping point was reached for the first time when, according to the World Health Organization, the majority of the world’s population lived in cities. By 2050, seven out of 10 people will have been born in – or migrated to – a city. One hundred years ago, that figure was two out of 10.
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered new evidence that establishes a Native American city as America’s first “melting pot.” Previously, researchers believed this city consisted..
The Pangboche Hand is an alleged Yeti hand, stolen from a Nepali monastery. A finger was stolen in 1958 and smuggled by actor James Stewart and the complete hand was stolen in the early 1990s.
The Nepali village of Pangboche is quite close to the base of Mount Everest and is a stopping point on the most heavily used route for climbers and trekkers on their way to Everest Base Camp (Stevens 1993: 412). It is considered to be a holy place. According to legend, Lama Sangwa Dorjee, who brought Buddhism to the region in the 17th century, flew over the Himalayas and landed on a rock at Pangboche, leaving his footprints in the stone and founding several monasteries. The monastery at Pangboche is the oldest monastery attributed to either Lama Sangwa Dorjee or one of his incarnations.
n a seminar on Greek and Roman portraiture taught by history of art Associate Professor Annetta Alexandridis, the three students were intrigued by the idea of creating their own masks as part of a larger research project on wax as a material in ancient Rome. They presented a poster at the Archaeological Institute of America conference in January in Chicago, and a research paper is in progress.
Archaeology: ancient Roman house found in Arezzo, Excavations continue, medieval knight burial found, Roman ruins, dating back to the early decades of the I century AD, emerged at the Medici Fortress of Arezzo in central Italy, during work for the reorganization of the historic building, Culture, Ansa
Workers digging underneath the library of Florence's famed Uffizi Gallery to build a new elevator have unearthed the skeletal remains of more than 60 people dating back to late antiquity. Coins found in the graves range in ...