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On This Day, August 23rd

1. 1992 Hurricane Andrew makes landfall in the Bahamas It was on this date in 1992 that Hurricane Andrew made landfall in the Bahamas.…

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The Amazing “Superhenge” Discovery

Archaeologists have found what is considered a new monument that dwarfs Stonehenge. Now being referred to as “Superhenge,” archaeologists were able to discover this…

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On This Day, August 22nd

1. 1989: Nolan Ryan gets his 5,000th strikeout It was on this date in 1989 that Nolan Ryan stood on the mound facing Ricky…

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The Harsh Conditions at Valley Forge in 1777-78

Valley Forge is a well known topic of the American Revolutionary War. The Continental Army camped there from December 1777-June 1778. The conditions were…

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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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Archaeology and Victorian Health Fads

“At first we were confused about what it was because of the shape and size of it, but then we had a eureka moment.”…

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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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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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Low Ocean Levels Reveal New Petroglyphs in Hawaii

“What’s exciting for me is: I grew up coming to this beach, and now as an archaeologist working for the Army, helping to manage…

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