Archive for the ‘History’ Category

The Gorman Dogfight

September 6th, 2013 § in History, UFO

Following a cross country exercise with the North Dakota Air National Guard, the last thing Lieutenant George F. Gorman expected was a dogfight with an unidentified flying object. On the night of October 1, 1948, Lieutenant Gorman, a veteran pilot who chose to fly with the Air Na[...]

Mysterious Megalithic Structures

August 25th, 2013 § in History

Stonehenge, great pyramid of Giza, Pyramid of the Sun, Easter Island Heads, Central America Pyramids: what do all of these have in common? They’re just a few of the mysterious megalithic structures that baffle us all. A megalith is a structure made out of giant rock.  It could[...]

Shroud Of Turin

August 24th, 2013 § in History

Shroud of Turin is a cloth made of linen cloth and bears an image of a man, who appears to be physically traumatized to death in a manner similar to crucifixion. The Shroud is currently kept in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist’s Royal Chapel, which is located in Turin, I[...]

The Battlefield Apparitions of Gettysburg

August 23rd, 2013 § in History

On one warm, humid morning in July 1863 two armies met around the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a crucial meeting point between the North and South during the Civil War. Three days later, 7,000 soldiers surrounded the Pennsylvanian landscape, pools of blood flowing down[...]

Lost City of Atlantis

August 23rd, 2013 § in History

The idea that an ancient city or continent became lost to the sea forever is an intriguing concept for us all. There have been many tales of legendary lands coming and going throughout history. The most famous one of all, of course, is Atlantis. Some say it’s a Lost city while [...]

Camelot – Did it Really Exist

August 22nd, 2013 § in History

The oldest known documents about King Arthur contain no information about Camelot. The place isn’t mentioned at all until the twelfth century, when a French poet named Chretien de Troyes mentioned it by name in one of his poems about Lancelot. Later, in 1485, it’s mentioned i[...]

Facts About the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

August 21st, 2013 § in History

Egypt’s Great Pyramid at Giza is the only ancient wonder that is still visible today. It was built as a tomb for the Pharaoh Khufu and was completed in c.2580 BC.  Beside this, the largest of the pyramids, there are smaller ones for Khufu’s son and grandson as well as their [...]

What killed Tutankhamun? Mummy’s Cause of Death

July 13th, 2012 § in History

CAIRO — Egypt plans to run tests on the mummy of Tutankhamun to find out what killed the king who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago and died while only a teenager. Culture Minister Farouk Hosni agreed Tutankhamun’s mummified body could be moved from its tomb to th[...]

Rare wooden sarcophagus found in Egypt

July 6th, 2012 § in History

Cairo – German archaeologists have discovered a rare wooden Pharaonic sarcophagus in the southern city of Luxor, the first such find in nearly two centuries, the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities said on Tuesday. Halil Ghali, a senior antiquities official for southern[...]

‘Hobbit’ joins human family tree

June 10th, 2012 § in History

Scientists have discovered a new and tiny species of human that lived in Indonesia at the same time our own ancestors were colonising the world. The 1m-tall (3ft) species – dubbed the “Hobbit” – lived on Flores Island until at least 12,000 years ago. The f[...]