1. Bodies of 800 Young Children Found Archaeologists discovered the bodies of about 800 young children ahead of the construction of a road in Lancashire. They were among 1,967 bodies exhumed at St Peter’s Burial Ground. Read more at BBC. 2. On This Day: January 26 On January 26, 1945, Soviet troops entered Auschwitz, Poland, […]
According to satellite photographs published by The Associated Press, the Islamic State destroyed the monastery of St. Elijah, or Dair Mar Elia. It stood for more than 1,400 years near Mosul, Iraq, which was seized by the Islamic State in June 2014.
On January 11, 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. Earhart was born in Kansas in 1897 and started learning to fly when she was 24. She disappeared with her navigator in 1937 over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to fly around the globe.
Microbes extracted from the inside of a 5,300-year-old mummified body have shown he was suffering from a stomach bug before he died.
Medical artist Dr. Richard Neaves has used forensic data from skulls of 1st-century Middle Eastern Jewish men to create an image of what the "real" face of Jesus could have looked like.
1. Beekeeping May Go Back to the Early Years of Agriculture Ancient pottery holds evidence that people were using honeycombs at least 9,000 years ago. According to a paper in Nature, researchers from several European institutions found the distinctive chemicals of honeycomb or beeswax on pottery shards from Europe, the Near East and North Africa. […]
An independent commission of World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) says the 2012 Olympics Games in London were “sabotaged” by “widespread inaction" against Russian athletes with suspicious doping profiles.
On November 4, 1922, in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discovered a step leading to the tomb of King Tutankhamun, which held spectacular artifacts and the mummy of the boy king.
Early pioneers of the medical field went to great pains to learn about the intricate inner workings of human bodies. In 1543, Flemish physician Andreas Vesalius published De Humani Corporis Fabrica, the first medical text rife with detailed images depicting human anatomy.
A team of German-Egyptian archaeologists and conservators have begun the painstaking work of restoring King Tutankhamun's burial mask, which was accidentally broken off and then hastily glued back last year.