History

Flying Machines? 5 Da Vinci Designs That Were Ahead of Their Time
Da Vinci's flying machine.
December 19th, 2014
From humanoid robots to machine guns, here are five da Vinci inventions that were truly before their time.
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8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Found in Ancient Clay Pots
Chemical analysis of ancient pottery from Israel.
December 18th, 2014
Ancient people pressed olive oil as far back as 8,000 years ago in Israel, a new study finds. Researchers found residues of the Mediterranean-diet staple on ancient clay pots dating back to the 6th century B.C.
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Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt
Mummified baby, million mummy cemetery
December 16th, 2014
The remains of a child, laid to rest more than 1,500 years ago when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, was found in an ancient cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies.
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New Leonardo da Vinci Film Reveals the Man Behind the Genius
Inside the Mind of Leonardo movie poster.
December 18th, 2014
Get ready to see Leonardo da Vinci as you've never seen him before. A new film about the Renaissance genius's life opens in select theaters on Friday (Dec. 19).
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Photos: Ancient Pottery Once Held Olive Oil
Israel pottery with cracks, olive oil
December 18th, 2014
People living in ancient Israel used olive oil about 8,000 years ago, according to a chemical analysis of pottery shards and vessels found in the northern part of the country.
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Photos: Ancient Egyptian Cemetery with 1 Million Mummies
glass vase, million mummy cemetery
December 16th, 2014
An ancient Egyptian cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies was unearthed by a team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
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Golden Gate's Deadliest Shipwreck Located
Rio survivors
December 11th, 2014
In dark waters just outside the Golden Gate Bridge, underwater archaeologists pinpointed the final resting place of the worst shipwreck in San Francisco's history.
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5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Leonardo da Vinci
The artist and innovator Leondardo da Vinci
December 18th, 2014
The original Renaissance man had a few well-kept secrets.
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Ancient Farmhouse Found in Israel Reveals Agricultural Secrets
Ancient Israeli farmhouse
December 17th, 2014
An ancient farmhouse dating back to 2,800 years ago — complete with 23 rooms, winepresses and a grain silo — is no longer lost to the ages. Over the past few weeks, archaeologists have uncovered the sprawling stone house in Rosh Ha-'Ayin, Israel.
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Medieval City's Underground Ruins Discovered in England
Archaeologists have uncovered the layout of a medieval city near Salisbury, England.
December 16th, 2014
A team of archaeologists uncovered the layout of a medieval city in southern England using high-tech survey equipment.
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