Ingeborg Rapoport, a 102-year-old, became the world’s oldest person to be awarded a doctorate, 77 years after she wrote her thesis. In 1938 the Nazis denied her PhD at the University of Hamburg because her mother was Jewish.
A new species of dinosaur, Regaliceratops peterhewsi, a close relative of Triceratops, was discovered in Alberta, Canada. It is called “Hellboy” for having horns above the eyes and a large frill.
A team of scientists obtained two fresh human legs from a cadaver donated to research. They used a “dry heat” method to “naturally” mummify one of them. On the other leg, they used natron, a soda ash and sodium bicarbonate mix that occurs in nature and was used by ancient Egyptians for mummification.
Ancient ruins in the Syrian city, Palmyra, located about 130 miles northeast of Damascus, could suffer the same fate as priceless artifacts that were destroyed in other cities seized by the Islamic State militants.
1. Animal Mummy Scandal Revealed in Egypt “Animal mummies were votive gifts. Today you’d have a candle in a cathedral; in Egyptian times you would have an animal mummy.” Read more at BBC and learn what researchers have exposed from a scanning project at Manchester Museum and the University of Manchester. 2. Mass Grave Under […]
A local newspaper reported at least 10 mosaics held in the Hatay Archaeology Museum in Turkey, the world’s second largest mosaic museum, were damaged during restoration. The issue was first raised by local mosaic craftsman.
The earthquake destroyed and damaged many of the country’s historic structures, including temples and squares that attracted hundreds of thousands of tourists to Nepal. See before and after photos of the earthquake.
To protect the earliest known cave paintings in Chauvet Cave in southern France while still educating the public about them, a stadium-sized replica was created near the cave.
"The Yoda image comes from a 14th-century manuscript known as the Smithfield Decretals.”
Researchers have said that the Jewish teenager Anne Frank died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at least a month earlier than her official date of death.