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.

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 […]

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4,300-year-old bodies found with extra skulls in their grave in California – with some showing signs of bizarre burial rituals

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 […]

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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.

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 […]

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The 90,000-year-old hybrid of two extinct human species has been uncovered by scientists

The 90,000-year-old hybrid of two extinct human species has been uncovered by scientists

The 90,000-year-old hybrid of two extinct human species has been uncovered by scientists A piece of bone, barely larger than a quarter, has given archeologists their recent major scientific breakthrough. A study published in Nature on 22 August examined the piece of bone and found that the former girl from whom the fragment belonged was an unknown hybrid of two ancient […]

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Roopkund is a lake in India famous for the mysterious ancient skeletons that float in its waters

Roopkund is a lake in India famous for the mysterious ancient skeletons that float in its waters

Roopkund is a lake in India famous for the mysterious ancient skeletons that float in its waters The view of an enormous pile of skulls and bones tangled under the water surface is quite enticing. You wonder who they are, and especially how they came here first because that lake is 16,000 feet above sea level and there is nothing […]

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