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Get Lost in These Entrancing Photos of Museum Specimens
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, photos, art, history, museum )

Anna
- 7 days ago - audubon.org
For a recent project, artist Ernest Goh took inspiration from naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace and the Malay Archipelago's rich faunal history.
I-Wonder: 15 Great Black Britons Who Made History
Offbeat  (tags: Great Black Britons, History )

Raymond
- 23 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Pioneers and trailblazers, The story of black Britain is the story of Britain itself. For almost two millennia, black people have been born, lived and died here. Theirs is a story of political activism,
Learn About the People Certain Birds Are Named After
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, birds, history )

Anna
- 34 days ago - audubon.org
There is no higher honor on Earth, in my opinion, than having a species named after you. Each individual human life is just a blip on the evolutionary timeline, and so somehow hitching your name to the common name of some living species means
Unveiled: Mary Rose âEUR" the Tudor Warship That Won the First Battle for Brexit âEUR" Will Enthral the Public for Generations to Co
Offbeat  (tags: U.K., Tudor, Mary rose, battle, sea, ship, restoration, history )

Scooby
- 140 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Not far from this very spot on this very day 471 years earlier, Henry VIII stood open-mouthed as the pride of his fleet went into battle against the French.
10 Archaeological Finds That Alter History - Listverse
Offbeat  (tags: history, archaeology, finds )

Nelson
- 143 days ago - listverse.com
New discoveries are made all the time that change the way we regard events and cultures of our past. Just in the last few years, many archaeological finds provided us with new perspectives on established chapters of history.
Queen Nefertiti, Stonehenge and Nazca Lines: Five Greatest Unsolved Archaeological Mysteries
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, unusual, mysteries, history, Queen Nefertiti, strange, Stonehenge, archaeology )

Robert
- 144 days ago - ibtimes.co.uk
From indecipherable inscriptions to towering monuments constructed thousands of years ago, ancient finds continue to puzzle and capture our imagination. Here are five of the greatest archaeological mysteries we are yet to solve.
Battle of Hastings: King Harold Death Marker Moved
Offbeat  (tags: King Harold death Marker, History, Battle of Hastings, UK )

Raymond
- 146 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A stone marking the site of King Harold's death at the Battle of Hastings has been moved to mark the 950th anniversary of his demise - to a spot about 20 ft (6m) away.
Does This Spooky Snap Show the GHOST of An Archer Drawing His Bow Behind a Family?
Offbeat  (tags: north wales, U.K., ghost, archer, picture, history, ruddlan castle )

Scooby
- 149 days ago - express.co.uk
FIRST this photograph appears to be just an innocent family portrait - but does it show the spooky image of a ghostly archer drawing his bow in the background?
Spectacular Country Retreat Given to Admiral Nelson's Family After He Died in the Battle of Trafalgar Goes on the Market
Offbeat  (tags: Lord Nelson, has victory, mansion, for sale, England, history )

Scooby
- 151 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
The magnificent Grade I listed country mansion which was gifted to the family of Horatio Nelson after he died in the Battle of Trafalgar is on sale for £12million.
Beautiful Castles in Europe
Offbeat  (tags: history, architecture )

Evan
- 156 days ago - tanxpin.com
European castles originated in the 9th and 10th centuries and were built by nobles to control the area immediately surrounding them.
In the UK, It's Still Legal to Place People in the Stocks / Atlas Obscura
Offbeat  (tags: Stocks, Pillory, Public Punishment, Public Shaming, Tourist Attraction, Thames, History, Labor History, 15th century, UK )

Barbara
- 158 days ago - atlasobscura.com
The Statute of Labours [sic] of 1405 requires 'every town & village to maintain a set of stocks in which to punish vagabonds, layabouts and drunkards.' Towns found in violation of the statute would 'be downgraded to a hamlet and would lose its right to
Viewpoint: How British Let One Million Indians Die in Famine
Offbeat  (tags: Drought, Orissa Famine, Britain, India, History )

Raymond
- 180 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Drought and a searing heat wave have affected an astonishing 330 million people across the country.
I-Wonder; From Tablet to Tablet: The History of Handwriting
Offbeat  (tags: Art. handwriting, History )

Raymond
- 207 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Handwriting âEUR" one of mankindâEUR(TM)s greatest inventions âEUR" has quite literally written the future by allowing us to pass on ideas from one generation to the next. Today it's hard to imagine how society could have advanced without it.
History of Deadly Earthquakes
Offbeat  (tags: Mother Nature, Earth Quakes, History )

Raymond
- 234 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Earthquakes have claimed millions of lives in the last 100 years, and improvements in technology have only slightly reduced the death toll.
 

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