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Rome Brought Pomp And Prosperity To This Ancient Outpost In Jordan loading...
Rome Brought Pomp And Prosperity To This Ancient Outpost In Jordan
A trading hub with a storied past, Jerash grew wealthy under Roman rule. The city's fantastic monuments still shine today as a beacon of its imperial past.
Who Were The Ruthless Warriors Behind Attila The Hun? loading...
Who Were The Ruthless Warriors Behind Attila The Hun?
The Huns pillaged much of Europe and are blamed for the fall of Rome—but the archaeological record suggests a less violent legacy.
How The East India Company Became The World’s Most Powerful Business loading...
How The East India Company Became The World’s Most Powerful Business
The trading firm took command of an entire subcontinent and left behind a legacy that still impacts modern life.
The Lion Fortress Of Sri Lanka Was Swallowed By The Jungle loading...
The Lion Fortress Of Sri Lanka Was Swallowed By The Jungle
Built in the fifth century, Sri Lanka’s Sigiriya fortress attracted the attention of British archaeologists in the 1800s, who were amazed by its leonine rock art and beautiful frescoes.
The Dramatic History Of Prorogation In British Parliament loading...
The Dramatic History Of Prorogation In British Parliament
From Brexit to typhus, this tricky political tool has been used for centuries to shut down legislative sessions.
Arctic Shipwreck Frozen In Time Astounds Archaeologists loading...
Arctic Shipwreck Frozen In Time Astounds Archaeologists
Researchers make haunting discoveries while peering deep inside H.M.S. Terror, one of two ships lost during the ill-fated Franklin expedition.
Amelia Earhart Search Crew Shares Personal Theories On Her Disappearance loading...
Amelia Earhart Search Crew Shares Personal Theories On Her Disappearance
Members of the ongoing expedition to find the famed aviator are asking themselves what she did 82 years ago, and why she did it.
How The Titanic Was Lost And Found loading...
How The Titanic Was Lost And Found
Researchers have pieced together debris from the Titanic to understand the final hours of the famed the ship and its passengers.
Can DNA Solve The Mystery Of Europe’s Pointy Skulls? loading...
Can DNA Solve The Mystery Of Europe’s Pointy Skulls?
A new genomic study tries to see if there’s a correlation between artificial cranial deformation and migration following the collapse of the Roman Empire.
DNA Study Deepens Mystery Of Lake Full Of Skeletons loading...
DNA Study Deepens Mystery Of Lake Full Of Skeletons
Hundreds of bodies at Roopkund Lake belonged to pilgrims who perished in a Himalayan storm more than a thousand years ago—or so researchers thought.
Colossal Crabs May Hold Clue To Amelia Earhart Fate loading...
Colossal Crabs May Hold Clue To Amelia Earhart Fate
Does the secret of the famed aviator’s disappearance lie in the underground haunts of the world’s largest land invertebrate?
5 Surprising Facts About Otzi The Iceman loading...
5 Surprising Facts About Otzi The Iceman
This story was originally published on the 18th of October, 2013.

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