Granted, the story below wasn’t what Indiana Jones had in mind when he uttered that line in The Last Crusade*. Looking at the article, though, what else can one say? You would be hard-pressed to find a piece of art like this anywhere else in the world! Click the link to learn more, readers! Sculptor … Continue reading “Ah, Venice!”
Nevertheless, the design certainly makes one think of one the most famous Star Trek* episodes in the original series! Click the link to learn more about these earthly portals, readers. Now, if we could just add some chevrons* to these things, we would be in business…. Portals Erected in Lithuania and Poland Let People See … Continue reading Not on the Edge of Forever
Learn more through the link below: 2,000-Year-Old Punic-Era Tomb Accidentally Found in Malta UPDATED 2 JUNE, 2021 RUDRA BHUSHAN The archipelago of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea in southern Europe, is a place of mystique and wonder. With a rich history that commences with human occupation in 5,900 BC, archaeologists have now discovered a 2,000-year-old Punic tomb in … Continue reading The Maltese Tomb
Click the link to learn more, readers! Melting Glacier in the Italian Alps Reveals Trove of World War I Artifacts Excavations at the summit of Mount Scorluzzo offer rare glimpse into lives of soldiers fighting in the White War By David Kindy SMITHSONIANMAG.COM MAY 11, 2021 A retreating glacier in the Italian Alps is revealing a … Continue reading A Natural Time-Capsule
In perfect honesty I rather doubt that any history kept in written records is actually ever forgotten. Unless said records are destroyed or somehow rendered illegible (by loss of language or an inability to translate the writing itself), it is likely that the details of the past have been copied, printed, and filed away somewhere. … Continue reading A Lost Piece of History Comes to Light
If stealing from Pompeii may be considered ill-advised, then what can be said for those who would make off with the sole relic belonging to a deceased queen? Some uncultured vandals recently absconded with Mary Queen of Scots’ golden rosary in a night raid on the museum where it was kept. The museum had only … Continue reading Theft Most Savage….
Click the link below to learn more, readers! Ancient Rome Brought Back to Life in 3D – Amazing Work Jan 22, 2021 Ian Harvey Rome is one of Europe’s most intriguing places, famous as the “Eternal City” because of its ancient history and profound role in shaping not only Italian history but because it was … Continue reading A New Look at the Eternal City
The Middle Ages are often depicted inaccurately in present day media. Usually portrayed as a time of superstition and fear, people today tend to forget that the men of the Middle Ages built the marvelous cathedrals and palaces which bring tourists to Europe every year. Poets, philosophers, writers – and yes, scientists – thrived during … Continue reading Medieval Bridge Construction Techniques
Forgive the Dr. Who* joke, readers, but it was begging to be done. Learn more about this fascinating discovery around Stonehenge through the link below: Archaeologists Find Massive Prehistoric Structure ENCIRCLING Stonehenge Jun 28, 2020 Steve Palace A team in England have reportedly found Britain’s largest ever prehistoric structure encircling Stonehenge. A ring of ancient … Continue reading Bigger on the Outside Than on the Inside?
The story below is nine months old, but the life of Dame Mary Sigillo Baraco remains a worthy subject of inquiry. Given the title of Dame in 2004 by the King of Belgium, Mrs. Barraco was captured and tortured by the Nazis when they occupied the country. Having fought them at every turn as an … Continue reading Saying Adieu to a Heroine of World War II