Incredible! - Britain's Coin wishing tree…People believed that a person suffering from an illness could hammer a coin into a tree trunks and the tree would take the illness away, but if someone removed the coin, they themselves would become ill.
A Picture Of Defiance Resurfaces: Shipyard Worker Who Refused To Give Nazi Salute
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES A lone dockworker refuses to raise his hand in the Nazi salute in 1936. August Landmesser was a worker at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg,Germany, and is best known for his appearance in a photograph refusing to perform the Nazi salute at the launch of the naval training vessel HorstWessel on 13 June, 1936.
Ancient burial of Varna, in Bulgaria. Accidentally discovered cemetery (1972) yields evidence of rich civilization 3,000 years older than Stonehenge. Previously unknown civilization, the graves contain the largest and oldest known collection of gold and gold ornaments, dating 6,000 to 6,500 years ago.
The Kiss Of Life by Rocco Morabito, 1968 Pulitzer Prize. Lineman, Randall Champion, is dangling upside down, felled by 4,160 bolts of electricity. Another lineman, J.D.Thompson saved his life. Beautiful photo and story.
"and history remembers her as pretty" Ahhh....Yes history might, "remember her as pretty" but we admire her because she demonstrates that true beauty comes from within and she never missed an opportunity to show hers.
Archaeologists working near Kilteasheen, Ireland unearthed two skeletons from the 8th century buried with stones in their mouths. The reigning theory is that this was done to prevent their return from the grave.
The Code of Hammurabi (Codex Hammurabi, originated 1760 BCE in Ancient Babylon) is an ancient law code that predates the Law of Moses (1312 BCE), also known as the Mosaic Law/Torah (Jews) or Old Testament (Christians). Hammurabi's Code was created by the Babylonian king Hammurabi on seven foot tall, black diorite steel and depicts the king receiving the law from, Shamash, the Babylonian God of Justice
The remains of Vikings found in a mass grave in Dorset show that young warriors filed patterns into their teeth. The front teeth have horizontal lines that were so neatly filed, archaeologists believe it must have been done by a skilled craftsman rather than by their owners, and the process undoubtedly would have been excruciating. The purpose behind filed teeth remains unclear, but it may have been to frighten opponents in battle or to show their status as a great fighter.