The skeletal trees of Borth forest - last alive 4,500 years ago and linked to lost kingdom of Cantre'r Gwaelod - appear at shoreline The details were published in the A303 Stonehenge Amesbury to Berwick Down technical appraisal report from Highways England as part of the documentation made available for the government's consultation on the proposed routes for the tunnel which launched ...3 participating
Giant mausoleum in Rome that held the remains of the emperor Augustus to be restored after decades of neglectMr Recchi said that the multimedia experience would be created by "Oscar-winning Italian directors", but declined to name names, saying that negotiations were ongoing. The mausoleum was "one of the key monuments in the history of mankind," he said. The am...2 participating
Budget debates aren't always the most interesting of processes. But a single throwaway gesture made in the middle of one, more than 45 years ago, led to one of the strangest items you'll find inside a government library: a plastic-encased hamburger. smithsonian.com Ebenezer Scrooge wasn't the first fictional character to see ghosts around Christmas time. The tradition of holiday ghost stories goes much, much farther back-farther, perhaps, than Christmas itself. When the night grows long and the year ...
BBC: Clare Hollingworth, the veteran British war correspondent who broke the news that World War Two had started, has died in Hong Kong at the age of 105 - Shared from /newsCurrent and ongoing news across the world2 participating
In 18th-century England, it was best to be wary of any hands that reached too close to your hair. They could belong to a wig snatcher. The 1776 engraving above depicts one of the carefully plotted hair heists. A wealthy woman walks along a high orchard wa...2 participating A Czech DNA expert is carrying out tests on clothes belonging to the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk. The tests should provide a definitive answer to an explosive claim that has fascinated readers and troubled historians for almo... Roger Forsgren on the lessons of Albert Speer, master architect of the Third Reich