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The unopened tomb of St Philip - one of Jesus 12 disciples - has been found in Turkey

The tomb of St Philip the Apostle, one of the original 12 disciples of Christianity's central figure Jesus Christ, has been discovered during the ongoing excavations in Turkey's south-western province of Denizli Italian professor Francesco D'Andria, the head of the excavation team at the Hierapolis ancient city in Denizli, told reporters on Tuesday that experts had reached the tomb of St Philip whose name is mentioned in the Bible as one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus Professor D'And

World War 1 in color - video

The reality of the trenches in WW1 and the futility of men running to their death This amazing footage in color of the people fighting and dying in Europe during the Great War [flash=640x390]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/fIVVxOJVykA[/flash] More: http://wwwyoutubecom/watchv=fIVVxOJVykA Part 1 of 4 Wilfred Owen the greatest war poet who died in WW1 Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we

Medieval man was as tall as us

Medieval man was the same height as us, a study of 3000 skeletons say Something about this just doesn't ring true The "myth" that medieval people in the past were shorter is so persuasive that maybe this sample is only reflective of the area it was studied from Still its a great study, and 3000 bodies must be pretty conclusive Judged by the height of the doorframes he built, medieval man was assumed to be vertically challenged But after examining the bones of those who lived in the

British D-Day military tests of ideas they never used- video

During WW2 and prior to D day the British military tried out many novel types of equipment to better help their D-day assault Here is a video so some of the more 'unorthodox' experiments, such as the Kapoc Landing Stage MkI which must have been doomed to fail from the outset and Giant Panjandrum, a rolling Catherine wheel full of explosives Fascinating video [flash=640x505]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/tFDf1_MCD9o&hl=en&fs=1&[/flash]

500 year old canoe with tools found in Alaskan forest

An unfinished Indian canoe, apparently abandoned 500 years ago, has been discovered in a remote section of an Alaska rain forest, according to officials The canoe, carved from cedar, was discovered under a thick layer of moss and is surrounded by trees that are several hundred years old, Sealaska Corp, the Alaska Native corporation that owns the land, said in a statement The artifact was first spotted last winter by a surveyor checking potential timber-harvest sites, but the discovery wa

St. Petersburg / Leningrad WW2 photos in photos from the present

These beautifully made images show Leningrad from WW2 and the same scenes from the same city, now called St Petersburg, at present Haunting images of the past [img]http://img507imageshackus/img507/6762/bt00jpg[/img] [img]http://img507imageshackus/img507/8680/bt02jpg[/img] [img]http://img507imageshackus/img507/1382/bt04jpg[/img] [img]http://img507imageshackus/img507/1176/bt05jpg[/img] [img]http://img507imageshackus/img507/6466/bt06jpg[/img] [img]http://img

WW2 dogfights in color videoed from the gun camera - video

Amazing footage of WW2 air battles filmed from the gun camera Unfortunately there isn't sound but the music is oddly appropriate [flash=640x510]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/-Qt_rr1uKnQ[/flash]

The French Revolution as sung to a Lady Gaga song - video

A history teacher uses a Lady Gaga song to teach about the French Revolution Its not often I want to applaud a youtube video but this one is awesome [flash=640x390]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/wXsZbkt0yqo[/flash]

The American Nazi Party - 1939 - video

The German American Bund was an American Nazi organization established in the 1930s Its main goal was to promote a favorable view of Nazi Germanymarked by a pro-Nazi stance Aside from its admiration for Adolf Hitler and the achievements of Nazi Germany, the German American Bund program included antisemitism, strong anti-Communist sentiments, and the demand that the United States remain neutral in the approaching European conflict Public opinion surveys of 1939 show that Fritz Kuhn, the l

Spacesuit testing goes wrong - man exposed to total vacuum after pressure hose disconnects - video

In the 1960's when they were developing the first spacesuits a malfunction during testing in a vacuum lab saw Jim LeBlanc exposed to the vacuum for a short time This is the video of the event and shows the bravery of the men involved in developing the space program Jim LeBlanc was the test subject for a dangerous NASA test in 1965 designed to test if space suits could withstand a zero-pressure vacuum, just like there would be on the moon But when the tube pressurizing his suit became di

Archaeologists hunting for Mona Lisa unearth tomb and staircase

Archaeologists digging for the remains of a 16th-century woman believed to be the model for Leonardo's Mona Lisa masterpiece have found a crypt and a stairway to a probably second tomb inside a former medieval convent in central Florence "What we found today confirms the precise corroboration between the historical documents and the preliminary results that emerged from geo-radar soundings," said Stefania Romano, a spokeswoman for the group behind the excavation at the former convent of

The origin of the term Circle the wagons

This saying came from an amazing battle where 32 soldiers and workers held off over 1000 Indians The victory was also aided by the new breach loading rifles they used In the Wagon Box Fight, August 2, 1867, near Ft Kearney a detail under Capt James Powell, barricaded behind behind wagon bodies that had been removed from their running gear, held off several thousand Sioux and Cheyenne, attacking in waves of several hundred at a time, for over four hours with a loss of only 3 killed and 2

Kamikaze pilots suicide manual - Remember when diving into the enemy to shout at the top of your lungs - Hissatsu!

The introduction of Japanese kamikaze pilots was one of the most dramatic developments of the second world war But what motivated these young men to fly their fatal missions There are some clues in the manual they carried in their cockpits for inspiration, and which is now published in English for the first time Here are some extracts [b]The mission of to-go units [/b] Transcend life and death When you eliminate all thoughts about life and death, you will be able to totally disreg

Nazi Gold Bunker close to being found - image

Historians using RAF surveillance photos shot by Mosquito fighter-bombers over Germany during WW2 believe they are poised to uncover a mammoth bunker containing the secret gold reserves of the Third Reich After using photos and eyewitness reports from the time to pinpoint the spot, a dig is due to start next month in the Leinawald forest near Leipzig in the hope it will uncover the lost underground complex Nazi archives show that battalions of Organisation Todt - the Third Reich's main

Queen Elisabeth describes the origins of the stones in the State Crown - video

The Imperial State Crown, presented by Queen Elizabeth II in 1970's Her Majesty in this video speaks about the Imperial State Crown, she explains the use of the Crown and the story behind the Crown's main stones and gems [flash=640x510]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/TSyLLWZ5jp8[/flash]
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