A newly deciphered 1,800-year-old letter from an Egyptian solider serving in a Roman legion in Europe to his family back home shows striking similarities to what some soldiers may be feeling here and now.
Alice Kober spent more than two decades working to decode Linear B, a code found in the palace of Knosses in Crete in 1900. There was no rosetta stone to help decode it. It was the ultimate closed room mystery. Just before she could finish it, she mysteriously died at 43 yrs old in 1950. Michael Ventris finished the job in 1952, using Kober's grids, and then also mysteriously died.
Le paléontologue et préhistorien français Henri Breuil observe le panneau des Aurochs dans la salle des taureaux de la grotte de Lascaux à Montignac, en compagnie d'autres archéologues et des deux des adolescents qui ont découvert la grotte
No head, shoulders, knees... just toes: This is the near-perfectly preserved body of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy named Minirdis, revealed for the first time since he was unearthed in the 1920s, entombed within a lavishly-decorated sarcophagus