History

Shocking Discovery: Egypt's 'Mona Lisa' May Be a Fake
The "Meidum Geese" painting on plaster in the Egyptian Museum of Cairo
March 31st, 2015
The ancient Egyptian masterpiece, supposedly found in a tomb built by the pharaoh Senfru was actually created in the 19th century, says one archaeologist who also discovered hints of a Pyramid Age painting beneath this piece of art.
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Photos: Parasite Eggs Found Hiding in 500-Year-Old Latrine
Whipworm egg
March 27th, 2015
When nature called, some people living in Jerusalem about 500 years ago used a stone-walled latrine in the Christian quarter. Now, nearly 500 years later, an analysis of the stools they left behind has revealed thousands of human parasites.
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More Infidelity Uncovered in King Richard III's Family Tree
the skeleton of King Richard III.
March 25th, 2015
After scientists uncovered evidence of infidelity in Richard’s family tree last year, they announced today (March 25) that they discovered more hints of daddy drama in the historical family.
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Egyptians Brewed Beer in Tel Aviv 5,000 Years Ago
beer basin
March 30th, 2015
During the Bronze Age, Egyptians were making beer in what is today downtown Tel Aviv, new archaeological evidence suggests.
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Elaborate 'Red Lady' Grave Yields Secrets Of Ice-Age Culture
Red Lady jaw
March 27th, 2015
An extensive investigation into an 18,700-year-old human grave in northern Spain is revealing insights about this unique woman and her culture.
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Photos: Richard III's Reburial in Leicester
Richard's coffin
March 24th, 2015
The location of King Richard III's grave remained a mystery for centuries until archaeologists discovered his bones under a parking lot in Leicester, England, in 2012. More than 500 years after his death, Richard is getting a burial fit for a king.
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Humans Butchered Elephants 500,000 Years Ago, Ancient Tool Suggests
stone tools from revadim israel
March 19th, 2015
An ancient stone tool with bits of elephant fat clinging to it has been discovered in Israel, which strengthens the notion that ancient humans used the tools for butchery.
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Medieval Parasite-Filled Poop Found in Jerusalem Latrine
Ladder into latrine in Jerusalem
March 27th, 2015
The excavation of a roughly 500-year-old latrine in Jerusalem has uncovered thousands of eggs from human parasites, including some that may have come from Northern Europe, a new study finds.
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Richard III Gets a Regal Tomb 530 Years After His Death
richard reburial
March 26th, 2015
Five hundred and thirty years after his violent death in battle, one of history's most infamous kings, Richard III, was reburied in a lavish ceremony in Leicester, England.
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King Richard III's Coffin Arrives at Leicester Cathedral
March 23rd, 2015
This week, Richard, the last king of the House of York, is being reburied with all the pomp and circumstance of a royal funeral.
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