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One of the only two remaining postmen's huts in Wales.

‘Glorified Garden Shed’: Locals Fight to Save Last Postmen’s Huts in Wales

For a time, postmen's huts dotted the British countryside....
Statue of Gudrid and Snorri.

Great Explorers: Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir

The Vikings are well known for the wild tales...
a prehistoric woman forages for plants

New Study Busts Enduring Myths About Hunter-Gatherer Gender Roles

Imagine a hunter-gatherer society of 10,000 years ago. What...

Diver Finds Lost WWII Submarine

A Greek diver and researcher has found the HMS...
fresco of a pizza thing

Fruit on Pizza? Ancient Pompeiians Weigh In

A fresco recently unearthed at an archaeological site at...
Italy's sword in the stone.

The Real Sword in the Stone

We all associate "the sword in the stone" with...
Archaeologists uncover the Trumpington Cross.

Archaeologists Reconstruct Face of 7th-Century Teen

A forensic artist in the UK has reconstructed the...
An old fashioned globe beside a quill pen and ink pot

Early Travel Writers Inspired Explorers and Revealed the World to a Curious Public

Before Lonely Planet, Conde Nast, and Rick Steves, travel...
An illustration of Evliya Celebi.

Great Explorers: Evliya Celebi

From the 14th to 20th century, the Ottoman Empire...
ascend doc patagonia

Weekend Warm-Up: Afghan Women Take Up Climbing

What does climbing mean when you've lost your country,...
a medieval manuscript

Medieval Minstrel Beats Monty Python to ‘Killer Rabbit’ Sketch by 500 Years

In late-medieval England, itinerant minstrels wandered from high halls...

The Black Death First Came to England 4,000 Years Ago

Think the Black Death first invaded England in 1348?...
An artist's rendering of a Viking woman in a fortress

Have Archaeologists Discovered a Lost Viking Stronghold?

Start excavating a site known as Hangman's Hill, and...
7,422m Yangra Kangri aka Ganesh I.

Forgotten 7,000’ers: Yangra Kangri

In Nepal, there are 86 peaks (including sub-peaks) between...
Himalchuli at sunrise.

Forgotten 7,000’ers: Himalchuli

In Nepal, there are 86 peaks (including sub-peaks) between...
a blurry satellite photo with a red arrow pointing to an object

‘Ships In Every Shadow’: Arctic Detective Uses Satellites to Search for Treasure

As the doomed men of the Franklin expedition abandoned...
a woman with blue paint on her face

DNA Unravels Origin of Ancient Picts

DNA-based research continues to shake long-held beliefs transmitted to...
Shartse.

Forgotten 7,000’ers: Shartse

In Nepal, there are 86 peaks (including sub-peaks) between...
an illustration on parchment of a king

Holy Crap! The Erfurt Latrine Disaster of 1184

“Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is...
Mt. Gya seen from Karzok.

Mount Gya: First Ascent of a Confusing Peak

In the Indian Himalaya, the best-known mountains are 8,586m...
a partial lunar eclipse

Medieval Astronomers Shed Light on Thousand-Year-Old Volcanic Eruptions

Close observers of the moon in the 12th and...
black and white portrait of Cleveland and Rasmussen

George Cleveland: The Largest Nose in the Arctic

In the early 1920s, Hudson’s Bay Company trader George...
Navajo man with horse

Horses Transformed Native American Life Earlier Than Thought, Study Says

There's arguably no image of the American West more...
a Bryde's whale eating at the surface

Four Rescued After Whale Sinks Sailboat in Mid-Pacific

Captain Rick Rodriguez and his crew of three spent...

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