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You Can Now Virtually Visit the Historical ‘Plain of Jars’

XIANGKHOANG PLATEAU, LAOS – in the upland valleys and lower foothills of the Xiangkhoang Plateau, there lies a fascinating landscape dotted with megalithic ‘jars’.…

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Medieval Germany Had Their Own Disposable Cups

“The parties took place in the summer here in the courtyard. The cups were simply thrown away. That’s equivalent to paper cups today.” –…

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On This Day, January 10th

1. 1863: World’s first subway system opened The first urban underground railway in history began operations on this date in 1863 in London, England.…

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On This Day, January 9th

1. 2007: Debut of the first iPhone It was on this date in 2007 that Steve Jobs debuted the first generation iPhone at the…

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Charlotte Brontë: Famed Novelist and Eldest of the Brontë Sisters

Of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood, Charlotte Brontë was the oldest. Her most famous work is Jane Eyre, published in October…

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How Breakfast Cereal Changed the World

Today, we have thousands of breakfast options available on our grocery store shelves. There’s a million brands of breakfast cereal, granola, and even breakfast…

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Brand New Treasures of Knossos Uncovered, Smashing Thera Theory

“No other site in the Aegean period has such a range of imports,” – Antonis Kotsonas, assistant professor of classics at University of Cincinnati.…

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Laodicea’s Sacred Agora

“Work in the agora is very important. It covers an area of 35,000 square meters. There is 10.8-meter columned gallery here that we call…

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On This Day, January 6th

1. 1994: The Nancy Kerrigan attack One of the most dramatic events in figure skating history took place on this date in 1994 when…

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That Time Santa Anna Held a Funeral for His Amputated Leg

In case anyone needed more proof that history isn’t just a boring list of dates and names, one story has us in stitches: Mexican…

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