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June 30, 2007
Indus Civilization of Ancient India and Pakistan
The greater Indus region was home to the largest of the four ancient urban
civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, South Asia and China. It was not
discovered until the 1920's. Most of its ruins, even its major cities,
remain to be excavated.
June 29, 2007
Shopping Guide @ National Geographic Traveler
Nothing captures travel memories as well as an authentic, handmade item
that represents a country's history or heritage.
June 28, 2007
Identified As Egyptian Female Ruler, Queen Hatshepsut
Egyptian authorities have identified a mummy found a century ago as the
remains of Queen Hatshepsut, one of ancient Egypt's few women pharaohs
and one of its most mysterious rulers.
June 27, 2007
the search for aliens such a good idea?
We've been trying to make contact with aliens for years. Now the day is
fast approaching when we might finally succeed. But will our extraterrestrial
friends come in peace? Or will they want to eat us?
June 26, 2007
Room - Mysteries of History
It vanished in the wake of World War II–an 11-foot-square hall walled
with amber and other semiprecious stones and worth $142 million in today's
June 25, 2007
Weblog by the mother of a child who is severely allergic to several different
foods, and also suffers from pet, drug, indoor and seasonal allergies.
June 24, 2007
Worst Jobs in Science 2007
Popular Science Magazine's annual bottom-10 list, in which they salute
the men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward.
June 23, 2007
D iscovered in the Antikythera wreck off the Greek island of Antikythera,
it has been dated to about 150-100 BC. It is especially notable for being
a technological artifact with no known predecessor or successor; other
machines using technology of such complexity would not appear until the
June 22, 2007
Household Uses for Table Salt
Thousands of years ago salt was a valuable commodity and was used in place
of money. Salt was given to the parents of the groom until the 8th century
and by the 12th century it was sold for it's weight in gold. Salt has
been used for many things through the years and in many ways but in our
day we know it mostly for it's ability to enhance the flavor of our food.
June 21, 2007
Solstice: How and Why Seasons Change
In the Northern Hemisphere, summer will officially begin at the solstice,
on Thursday, June 21 at 2:06 p.m. EDT (11:06 a.m. PDT). The sun will reach
the point where it's furthest north of the celestial equator. Summer officially
begins in the Northern Hemisphere and winter begins for the Southern Hemisphere.
June 20, 2007
in the Arts
Long before any writing appeared about dwarfs, they could be found in
artwork created in every culture and in every time period. Images of dwarfs
were plentiful in the ancient world, in the stone carvings and sculptures
of Egypt, the vases of Greece, and the stone reliefs of India.
June 19, 2007
10 Highest Monuments around the World
June 18, 2007
Of Wedding Traditions & Customs
explore all the wonderful old wedding tradition's that have evolved over
the years. You may even find one or two old traditions that you will want
to keep on your special day...
June 17, 2007
This Chicago Botanic Garden site will help you determine the best plants
for your garden.
June 16, 2007
of the Box Recipes
Collection of recipes that have appeared on the back of boxes, cans and
packages. Search for your favorite or submit one of your own.
June 15, 2007
That Are Not In the U.S. Constitution
A lot of people presume a lot of things about the Constitution. Some are
true, some are not. This page details some of the things that people think
are in the Constitution, but are not.
June 14, 2007
Rome comes back to life in virtual model
"Rome Reborn" shows the city at its peak in 320 AD, under the
Emperor Constantine when it had grown to a million inhabitants.
June 13, 2007
Diamond's Deep History
Discover how diamonds were formed 2 to 3 billion years ago, more than
100 miles beneath the earth.
June 12, 2007
The Mafia in Chicago
June 11, 2007
of Ancient Pompeii Households Revealed in Ruins
Excavating a neighborhood block that includes one of Pompeii's grandest
mansions, scientists have recently shed a lot more light on the day-to-day
tasks undertaken by its citizens.
June 10, 2007
Chicago news and arts
daily blog about Chicago
A blog by Chicago Reader web editor Whet Moser
June 9, 2007
Who were the most notorious individuals ever to walk the earth?
June 8, 2007
Surprising Realities of Mythical Creatures
An exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New
York traces the possible origins of some of the world's most famous "imaginary"
beasts and also their lesser-known counterparts.
June 7, 2007
Things You Didn't Know About... Bees
Amazing little creatures.
June 6, 2007
Modern genomics research has revealed that our DNA carries broken genes
for things that seem as though they might be useful, like odor receptors
for a bloodhound’s sense of smell or enzymes that once enabled us
to make our own vitamin C. In a few million years, humans may very well
have shed a few more odd features. So look now before they’re gone.
June 5, 2007
Listen to over 600 recordings of wildlife from around the UK.
June 4, 2007
of the Underworld
In major cities all around the world today, skyscrapers loom overhead,
taxis honk their horns and street vendors peddle their wares. But below
lays city upon city - each with its fascinating and unknown history.
June 3, 2007
History of Tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis has been present in the human population
since antiquity - fragments of the spinal column from Egyptian mummies
from 2400 BCE show definite pathological signs of tubercular decay.
June 2, 2007
Costume Code & Ceremony Guide
Historical overview and description of current standards for academic
dress at college graduations. Describes appropriate gowns, hood, caps,
and other apparel for those receiving bachelor's degrees and associate's
June 1, 2007
tears: how crying keeps you healthy
Humans are the only animals who shed tears of emotion. Why do we cry?
Are there any physical or health benefits from crying?