Stonehenge was rebuilt in XX century

…e day, John Ruskin, released the maxim which was to outlive him…. “Restoration is a lie,” he stormed. “Nevertheless the Stonehenge makeover was to gather momentum and more work was carried out in 1919, 1920, 1958, 1959 and 1964. Christopher Chippindale, curator at the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Anthropology, and author of Stonehenge Complete, admits: ‘Nearly all the stones have…

Alaskan ghost ship for 40 years

…urprisingly, the Baychimo did not sink, and over the next few decades she was sighted numerous times. People managed to board her several times, but each time they were either unequipped to salvage her or were driven away by bad weather. The last recorded sighting was by a group of Inuit in 1969, 38 years after she was abandoned. She was stuck fast in the pack ice of the Beaufort Sea between Point Barrow and Icy Cape, in the the northwestern…

Myths about the Shaolin monks

…e pound staves and for the first three inflicted sound, one-sided defeats, suffering at most four casualties a fight. Then in the fourth one they were almost wiped out with three exceptions, though history has blamed that on bad military leadership from unrelated to the monks themselves. The story of the three is that they took reeds and buried themselves for a night, and then snuck away. It seems far-fetched and implausible, but also so…

Top knowledge centers of the world that were tragically destroyed

…the Civil War broke out, it had one of the largest collections of books in the country. It also was famed for its legendary party culture, which saw some of the greatest student debauchery of the young United States. It got bad in 1860 and the University leadership successfully appealed to the government to have the University changed to a military school, similar to West Point. This ultimately doomed the school, as it was targeted by Union…

Content timeline

…3 AD 1914 AD Pig rider Moulin Rouge after fire 1915 AD 1916 AD The Red Cross dog next to injured man, how… Charlie Chaplin and Tramp doll 1917 AD 1918 AD Happy New Year! Charles Gordon flies through Triumphal Arc… 1919 AD 1920 AD Operating theatre murals The “Michelin Man” 1922 AD 1923 AD Bulletproof vest demonstration The human fly 1924 AD 1925 AD Can you here me? Floating in a rubber suit in San Francisco… 1926 AD 1929 AD A man trying to…