Category Archives: Horrible History

Horrible History: Holding Hands even in Death

University of Leicester archaeologists have uncovered a trove of relics and remains at Chapel of St Morrell in Leicestershire. Some relationships last a lifetime — and University of Leicester archaeologists have discovered that they can last even longer after unearthing … Continue reading

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Horrible History: Spinosaurus, the first known aquatic dinosaur

Meet Spinosaurus, the first-known water dinosaura

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Horrible History Ancient Egyptian Woman with Hair Extensions

More than 3,300 years ago, in a newly built city in Egypt, a woman with an incredibly elaborate hairstyle of lengthy hair extensions was laid to rest. She was not mummified, her body simply being wrapped in a mat. When … Continue reading

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Tanzania in the science headlines?!?

Originally posted on MrKremerScience.com:
I can’t remember the last time Tanzania made the science news. Maybe during the Leakeys’ days working at Olduvai Gorge, unearthing the history of early hominids? In any case, it’s a rare event, but some…

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Technology reveals the hidden archaeology of Stonehenge

Originally posted on Unearthed:
Digital mapping is an extraordinary thing. Through the use of remote sensing techniques and geophysical surveys, archaeologists are seeing a whole new side to Stonehenge and its surroundings. The findings include 17 ritual monuments never seen…

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What’s In a Word : Etymology of ‘Theater’

I get too hungry for dinner at eight. I like the theatre, but never come late. I never bother with people I hate. That’s why the lady is a tramp. ~Lorenz Hart, The Lady is a Tramp 1937 The theater … Continue reading

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Horrible History: September 11

9 AD: The Battle of the Teutoberg Forest ends 813 AD: Charles the Great Crowns Louis I as emperor 1185 AD: Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus … Continue reading

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