19th August 2014 will mark the bimillennial anniversary of the death of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. The Commemorating Augustus project, led by Dr. Penny Goodman from the University of Leeds, takes this opportunity to think about Augustus’ legacy across the two thousand years which have passed since his death, and to look at what…
As the world marks 70 years since the launch of a mission which ultimately led to victory over Nazi Germany during World War Two, these powerful before and after pictures show the true horror and heroism on a day that changed the world. On June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day, in an operation that marked the beginning of the end of a devastating six-year conflict.
“For the man who doesn't have to try too hard… Norse Power. Photographs: Visit YorkIn Viking days, men were real men. And you could smell it a mile off. Mead, gore, sweat, animal meat, seawater and smoke were the typical odours of a 10th century warrior. And now you can smell just like that, thanks to Norse Power – a deodorant for men launched by Visit York today. Created in the 30th anniversary year of the Jorvik Viking Centre, the body spray was commissioned by the tourism agency to give the modern metrosexual male an idea of the aromas that abounded in the days of longships, long swords and even longer beards. "Historical research indicates that the Vikings were quite particular about personal hygiene, especially when compared to the Anglo Saxons," said Michelle Brown, Visit York's marketing manager "But even so, this only meant washing once a week, which by today’s standards isn’t exactly the height of cleanliness! "And for a Viking raider, who’d travelled hundreds of miles ove”
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A LA TROBE University archaeological dig on Ned’s Corner Station has found evidence that Aboriginal people in the area were eating large numbers of river mussels and aquatic snails to supplement their diet as south-eastern Australia emerged from the last glacial period 15,000 years ago.
Guest blog by Robert F. MacKintosh, PhD candidate at the University of Southampton The announcement last Tuesday that the wreck of Christopher Columbus’ flagship the Santa Maria had potentially been...
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