Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty said that radar scans of King Tut’s tomb have revealed two spaces on the north and east chambers of the pharaonic mausoleum that could contain the “discovery of the century.”
A fragment of the world’s oldest and largest unsolved jigsaw puzzle has been finally reunited to the other existing pieces. It is a 2,200-year-old map of Rome, which is known as Forma Urbis Romae and carved into marble slabs between 203 and 211 A.D.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy. He was a sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and is widely regarded as the most famous artist of the Italian Renaissance.
Researchers at the Fitzwilliam Museum in the UK have found 3,000-year-old fingerprints on the lid of the Egyptian coffin. The fingerprints were on an inner coffin lid believed to have belonged to a priest.
On February 19, 1942, President Franklyn D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which enabled the military to forcibly remove and incarcerate 120,000 Japanese American men, women, and children during WWII.
Researchers at Harvard have used computer modeling software and 3-D milling machines to recreate the exact replica of Queen Hetepheres’ throne, in which the Egyptian royal sat 4,500 years ago.
A newly translated 19th-century book describes martial arts techniques designed to help police officers of the time. The book, with illustrated instructions, was written by samurai and published in 1888.
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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.