One look at the wedge-shaped rows of plants and anyone could tell the circular garden was not grown under normal conditions. Plants sown in concentric circles displayed wildly different vitality and viability.
Gooch was arguing that Neanderthal man had possessed a complex civilisation, but that it was not a civilisation of bricks and mortar, but of ‘dreams’. That hardly seemed to make sense. Surely civilisation is our defence against nature? Dreams are not
In 2002, the retired Bedfordshire policeman – who’d had a long-running interest in the Ripper case – decided to sift through the evidence, see what could be discounted, and determine what facts remained.
"When I looked through it, I thought, '
Among dinosaurs, the biggest of the big is Argentinosaurus. This long-necked, puny-headed creature is a member of a group of giants called sauropods. This particular extinct creature measured as much as 140 feet (43 meters) long and weighed up to 90
The bones of a soldier with leprosy who may have died in battle have been found in a medieval Italian cemetery, along with skeletons of men who survived blows to the head with battle-axes and maces.
Studying ancient leprosy, which is caused by a
The four men wading ashore on a Florida beach wearing nothing but bathing trunks and German army hats looked like an unlikely invading force. They were trained in bomb-making, supplied with explosives and instructed in how to make timers from "easily
....his book also suggests that the New York City Police Department and the F.B.I. had advance knowledge of Malcolm X’s assassination but allowed it to happen and then deliberately bungled the investigation....
The parallels aren't perfect, but there is much to contemplate about America when reading about the fall of the Roman empire.
Some of my recent background reading includes Christopher S. Mackay’s The Breakdown of the Roman Republic: From Oligarchy
A U.S.-led research team may have finally located the lost city of Atlantis, the legendary metropolis believed swamped by a tsunami thousands of years ago in mud flats in southern Spain.
"This is the power of tsunamis," head researcher Richard Fre
Fifty years separate us, now, from the 1960s. For many who are college-age students, today, it all must seem like ancient history. And even for those of us who are old enough to have lived a part of our young lives in that decade, it seems a long tim
Almost 2,000 years ago, 19 Roman soldiers rushed into a cramped underground tunnel, prepared to defend the Roman-held Syrian city of Dura-Europos from an army of Persians digging to undermine the city's mudbrick walls. But instead of Persian soldier
Today, Democratic Senator from Ohio, Sherrod Brown got up on the Senate floor and declared: “As a nation, I look back in history and some of the worst governments we’ve ever had, you know one of the the first thing they did? They went after the trad
Frank W. Buckles died Sunday, sadly yet not unexpectedly at age 110, having achieved a singular feat of longevity that left him proud and a bit bemused. In 1917 and 1918, close to 5 million Americans served in World War I, and Mr. Buckles, a cordial
February 17 is the anniversary of the official end of the worthless, destructive and unnecessary War of 1812, which was a product of the treasonous betrayal by the Jeffersonian Republicans of their anti-federalist principles, and the total defeat of
Sunday, February 6, marked the birth centennial of Ronald Reagan. As a Reagan biographer, I’m often asked how Reagan was different from his predecessors, Republican and Democrat, and especially in the area of foreign policy. There were many ways, but
On March 9th, 1861, the United States was on the verge of disillusion when Abraham Lincoln arrived in Washington D.C for his first inaugural address. The states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida had all voted to
Health to the Body Politick Lecture 3 [Steven Alvis' lectures are OFF the Chart ED]
America’s Civil Religion
Acknowledgments of God’s Hand in American History: Columbus’s Book of Prophecies
Pilgrims’ Plymouth Colony
A City upon a Hil
Martin Luther King Jr. could hardly believe his eyes when he left the segregated South as a teenage college student to work on a tobacco farm in Connecticut.
"On our way here we saw some things I had never anticipated to see," he wrote his father
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