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Battles That Made History: Waterloo

Last time, on Battles That Made History, we covered Salamis Bay: the historical naval battle that was responsible for crushing the Persian invasion of Greece and…

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History’s Nutcases: The Prince of Silence

Last time on History’s Nutcases, we had a look at the strange life of Caroline Prodgers, who, for whatever reason, made it her hobby…

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Rare Obsidian Artifacts Found in Willamette Valley

WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON – A local landowner struck historical gold while he was building a new pond on his property. His find has been…

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How the Ancients Did Brain Surgery

“The key to successful surgery was the patient’s complete trust and confidence that the surgeon had the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out…

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Woolly Mammoths Aren’t As Old As You Might Think, Study Shows

“[T]he remarkable persistence of mammoths on … St. Paul Island until the mid-Holocene suggests that isolated megafaunal populations can survive thousands of years after…

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Remember the Alamo? They Found Something New

“We’re really excited to have evidence of military action here at the south wall. We have got very little evidence overall of construction material, so…

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Did Archaeologists Really Find the World’s First Pyramid?

“We need a lot of additional analysis and hard work for interpretation.” – Viktor Novozhenov, archaeologist with the Sayarka Archaeological Institute at Karaganda State…

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16th Century Shipwreck Found off the Coast of Florida

Finding rocket debris off the coast of Cape Canaveral is an ordinary occurrence. However, finding a 16th century shipwreck is completely out of the…

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The Life of Famous Artist Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh is a famous Dutch artist and is considered to be one of Western art’s most influential artists. During his lifetime, he…

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Ancient Chinese Jewelry Uncovered

Close to 1,500 years ago, a Chinese woman by the name of Farong was buried with some of the most exquisite jewelry imaginable. In…

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