Tag: the dead

Startling New Evidence Suggests Stonehenge’s Inner Stone Circle Was Originally Erected 175 Miles Away, in Wales

Lending credence to an ancient legend, newly uncovered evidence suggests that Stonehenge’s inner circle of stones was originally erected in Wales, before being transported 175 miles and rebuilt on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. Archaeologists working on the Stones of Stonehenge project…

/ February 12, 2021

Street Artists Around the World Captured a Turbulent Year in Real Time—See the Beautiful and Unforgettable Works of 2020 Here

For much of the year, the best—and safest—place to see art was on the street. And perhaps more than in any other year, street art offered a real-time distillation of the events shaping our lives. Across the globe, artwork speaking…

/ December 31, 2020

12 Funny Celebrity Zoom Moments We Couldn’t Have Anticipated 12 Months Ago

Zoom has become a hotly contested part of our lives this year: love it or hate it, we’ve all had to log on to a video call at one point or another.For some of us, it’s caused burnout, and there’s…

/ December 31, 2020
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200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction

Two hundred years ago, on November 17, Connecticut ship captain Nathaniel Palmer spotted the Antarctic continent, one of three parties to do so in 1820. Unlike explorers Edward Bransfield and Fabian von Bellingshausen, Palmer was a sealer who quickly saw…

/ November 13, 2020
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Thieves Swipe Nazi Uniforms From a Danish Museum, the Latest in a Bizarre Wave of World War II Memorabilia Robberies

Thieves have stolen some 20 Nazi artifacts, including an SS uniform and a boy’s Hitler Youth outfit, from the Deutsches Museum Nordschleswig in Sønderborg, Denmark. It is the latest in a disturbing and growing string of robberies at war museums…

/ November 4, 2020
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Two Amateur Metal-Detector Enthusiasts Have Discovered the Remains of an Ancient Pagan Warlord

Members of an amateur metal-detector club have discovered the 1,400-year-old remains of an Anglo-Saxon warlord—and the burial site is challenging what archaeologists think they know about post-Roman Britain. Metal-detecting enthusiasts Sue and Mick Washington found the pagan burial in 2018…

/ October 7, 2020