Excalibur, in Arthurian legend, King Arthur's sword. As a boy, Arthur alone was able to draw the sword out of a stone in which it had been magically fixed.
According to legend, the shroud was secretly carried from Judea in AD 30 or 33, and was housed in Edessa, Turkey, and Constantinople (the name for Istanbul before the Ottomans took over) for centuries. After crusaders sacked Constantinople in AD 1204, the cloth was smuggled to safety in Athens, Greece, where it stayed until AD 1225.
An archaeological excavation in Majoonsuo, Outokumpu, eastern Finland, yielded an astonishing find: a Stone Age child interred with feathers and fur. On a gravel road in a forest, the archaeological…
A team of Chinese scientists discovered a giant sinkhole with a forest at its bottom.
Flowerdew was haunted by visions of a city surrounded by deserts for many years.
Despite its disappearance, the legacy of Silphium endures. The plant might still be growing in the wild in Northern Africa, unrecognized by the modern world.
Edward Allen Oxford was marooned for two years during the end of World War I on what he claimed to have been marooned for no more than six weeks on an inhabitable tropical island off the coast of Antarctica. Officials called him 'insane'.
The summary of every life in this world is, "decay and death." But this time the wheel of the aging process could be turned in the opposite direction.
Who was the mysterious woman who spoke a language no-one could understand? What was inside the box she held in her hands? What was the meaning of the markings on the round metal object she arrived in?
Andrew Crosse, an amateur scientist, made the unthinkable happen 180 years ago: he accidently created life. He never explicitly stated that his little creatures were conjured from the aether, but he was never able to discern where they originated from if they weren't produced from the aether.