People Who Changed History – Friedrich Wohler [1800-1882]

In 1828, something quite remarkable occurred. A German scientist called Friedrich Wohler discovered that chemicals produced by life itself could be recreated artificially in a laboratory. He did it while trying to concoct the ammonia cyanate, but quite by accident he managed to synthesise something else completely. Until then, people had believed that some sort … More People Who Changed History – Friedrich Wohler [1800-1882]

People Who Changed History – Karl Marx

Karl Marx: 1818-1883 Karl Marx, the Jewish German philosopher and economic theorist, who wrote a very famous Manifesto during a time when successive rebellions crippled Europe during the mid 19th Century. The cause was obvious to Marx; he stated that human history was a continuous series of struggles between rich and poor. As a result … More People Who Changed History – Karl Marx

Lavish Carpet Fragments Recovered from 17th-Century Dutch Shipwreck

Fragments of a carpet that had been buried at the bottom of the sea for nearly 400 years are now on display in the Netherlands. The carpet, which is made from silk and wool, is decorated with flowers and animals, including lions. Based on the patterns, colors and weaving techniques, art historians concluded that the … More Lavish Carpet Fragments Recovered from 17th-Century Dutch Shipwreck

What’s Cookin’? Nothing, If You Were an Early Human

About a million years before steak tartare came into fashion, Europe’s earliest humans were eating raw meat and uncooked plants. But their raw cuisine wasn’t a trendy diet; rather, they had yet to use fire for cooking, a new study finds. The finding is based on a dental plaque analysis from a 1.2-million-year-old hominin, an … More What’s Cookin’? Nothing, If You Were an Early Human

4,000-Year-Old ‘Thinker’ Sculpture Uncovered in Israel

A ceramic vessel bearing the sculpture of a pensive-looking figure has been found in the Israeli city of Yehud. The vessel dates back about 4,000 years, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). Archaeologists found the artifact during excavations in advance of a new housing development. “It seems that at first the jug, which is … More 4,000-Year-Old ‘Thinker’ Sculpture Uncovered in Israel

Underwater Hebrew Tablet Reveals Biblical-Era Ruler of Judea

A stone slab found off the coast of Israel has finally revealed the name of the ruler during one of the most iconic moments in Jewish history: the Bar Kokhba revolt. The slab dates to the second century A.D., a bloody time in Jewish history when a fiery leader named Simon bar Kokhba led a … More Underwater Hebrew Tablet Reveals Biblical-Era Ruler of Judea