America’s First Supermodel Died Alone in a Mental Asylum After 65 years You may never have heard of Audrey Munson, but you’ve probably seen her face if you’ve spent any time in New York. Its similarity can be seen across the city, from Adolph Weinman’s golden figure on top of the Manhattan Municipal Building to the New York Public Library’s […]Continue reading »
Harrogate Hoard is Britain’s largest and most important Viking hoard discovered since 1840. Harrogate Hoard is Britain’s largest and most important Viking hoard discovered since 1840. Enthusiastic metal detector David Whelan and his son Andrew found the Harrogate Hoard in a newly laid field near Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. Having been on this field in the past, they expected to find […]Continue reading »
4,300-year-old bodies found with extra skulls in their grave in California – with some showing signs of bizarre burial rituals
Archaeologists have found evidence of macabre practices involving severed heads and polished skull caps on the site of an ancient cemetery in central California. When excavating a Marsh Creek area in northern California, researchers found eight graves in which ‘ trophy heads ‘ seemed to have been buried alongside bodies of community members. Ancient warriors took ‘ Trophy heads ‘ to […]Continue reading »
During the 18th century, you could pay your admission to the zoo in London by bringing a cat or a dog to feed the lions.
During the 18th century, you could pay your admission to the zoo in London by bringing a cat or a dog to feed the lions. Several European sovereigns maintained menageries at their royal courts during the Middle Ages. An early example was that of the 8th century, Emperor Charlemagne. His three menageries, situated in today’s Netherlands and Germany in Aachen, Nijmegen […]Continue reading »