Thursday, June 19, 2014

End of the World in in Ancient Egypt

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an epidemic in Egypt so terrible that one ancient writer believed the world was coming to an end.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Coffin Plate Of William Burke 1898

Coffin Plate
The Coffin Plate of William Burke
This simple coffin plate is for William Burke who died at the young age of 12 in the year 1898. Its not a fancy or expensive coffin plate so I would say that Williams family were not wealthy.  

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Oldest Pants in the World

Oldest Pants in the World
The Oldest Pants in the World
A team of scientists has recently discovered the worlds oldest pants in some ancient tombs in northwest China. Radiocarbon dating puts them at 3,000 to 3,300 years old.

I wonder if my Levi's will be around in 3,000 years.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Eight decades in the wrong grave: Map collection helps solve family mystery.

The Great War

For 84 years, Private William Phillips was missing, lying underneath another man's headstone.
The soldier was killed in the final months of the war, when the front lines were moving quickly. He was buried on the battlefield near Bray-sur-Somme, but when the graves were moved into cemeteries in 1919, he was recorded as missing, his body classified as an unknown soldier.

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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Remains of 40 Confederate soldiers discovered in Virginia cemetery

Their remains sat, unmarked, in shallow graves at the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Va., for decades. Now, some 150 years after the Civil War, the bodies of 40 Confederate soldiers discovered over the past two months will receive a proper memorial.

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