Category: HISTORY

Sep 28, 2015

Picture of the Day: Water on Mars

Picture of the Day: Water on Mars

An imaging spectrometer on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes of the Red Planet.

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Sep 16, 2015

This 12-Angled Stone was Laid Without Mortar by Inca Masons Over 700 Years Ago

This 12-Angled Stone was Laid Without Mortar by Inca Masons Over 700 Years Ago

Heralded for its perfect assembly, not even a sheet of paper can fit between the stones! One of the finest examples of Inca Masonry.

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Sep 14, 2015

The Incredible Story of the Titanic Orphans that Captivated the World

The Incredible Story of the Titanic Orphans that Captivated the World

Of the 710 survivors, there were two young boys aged 2 and 4; the only children to be rescued without a parent or guardian. This is their story

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Sep 5, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Lion’s Mound, Belgium

Picture of the Day: The Lion’s Mound, Belgium

Located in Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium, the Lion’s Mound is a large conical hill with a lion statue at the peak that commemorates the location on the battlefield of Waterloo where a musket ball struck William II of the Netherlands (the Prince of Orange) in the shoulder.

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Sep 3, 2015

This Triple Nave Stave Church in Borgund, Norway Looks Awesome

This Triple Nave Stave Church in Borgund, Norway Looks Awesome

A stave church is a medieval wooden Christian church building style once common in northwestern Europe. In Norway there are 28 extant stave churches still standing today and this particular one in Borgund features a triple nave and is said to be the best preserved of them all.

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Aug 26, 2015

Picture of the Day: Castle Ruins of Aggstein, Wachau, Lower Austria

Picture of the Day: Castle Ruins of Aggstein, Wachau, Lower Austria

Aggstein Castle is a ruined castle situated on the right bank of the Danube in Wachau, Austria. The castle dates back to the 12th century and is perched about 300 meters (980 ft) above the Danube.

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Aug 19, 2015

Picture of the Day: Union Station, Chicago 1943

Picture of the Day: Union Station, Chicago 1943

Two officers stand in the waiting room of Chicago’s Union Station as the sun pierces through and spotlights the two. Photo by Jack Delano.

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