The coronation of Richard II, also known as Richard of Bordeaux, took place. He was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed on September 30, 1399.
When the Statue of Liberty arrived in the New York Harbor in June of 1885, she was in 350 different pieces.
The Grand Canyon, The Factory and the A.G. Gaston Motel, Little Havana are just a few on the 11 names on the list.
Archaeologists claim to have uncovered evidence that suggests the ancient civilization believed in the “undead” or “revenants” that would emerge from their graves at night. They found skeletons that were pinned in their tombs with rocks and pottery at a cemetery in located near the ancient Greek town of Kamarina in southeastern Sicily.
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.