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Albert Lin has thousands of helpers in his search for the tomb of Genghis Khan. They sift through high-resolution satellite images of Mongolia. You can join the search Field Expedition Mongolia . Read the Washington Post story for more information … Continue reading
Eerily reminiscent of recent headlines, this one is actually from the September 1896 National Geographic Magazine concerning a tsunami that also struck Sanriku and killed over 27,000 people. A story featured on NPR today cites this article with introducing the … Continue reading
Where the statue of John Robert Godley, the founder of Christchurch, once stood, two time capsules came to light. A metal cylinder and a bottle containing a rolled parchment were found among the rubble. The city’s mayor hopes that the … Continue reading
A new study of tree rings has confirmed that the megadrought of the twelfth century in Mexico may have been the fatal blow to the Toltec civilization. Seventy-four core samples were taken from the Montezuma bald cypress trees in the … Continue reading
Signs of the zodiac outside a shop in the Netherlands. Photo courtesy of NGS The Minnesota Tribune set off a disturbance in the heavens as it reported that the zodiac is out of whack. The sky that the ancient Babylonians … Continue reading