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What's in the Queen's handbag and other bits of courtly etiquette

What’s inside the Queen’s handbag?

What's in the Queen's handbag and other bits of courtly etiquette

These days, the options for what to do with our bodies post-mortem are nearly limitless in their number and imagination. Want to be mummified? You got it....

A Burial Machine That Will Freeze Your Corpse, Vibrate It to Dust, and Turn It Into Soil

These days, the options for what to do with our bodies post-mortem are nearly limitless in their number and imagination. Want to be mummified? You got it....

A third child skeleton has been found in this 6th century BC Ancient Thracian ritual pit which is believed to have been the site of an Ancient Thracian child sacrifice. It is found at the site of a 8,000-year-old Early Neolithic city near Bulgaria's Mursalevo. Photo: BGNES

A third child skeleton has been found in this century BC Ancient Thracian ritual pit which is believed to have been the site of an Ancient Thracian child sacrifice. It is found at the site of a Early Neolithic city near Bulgaria's Mursalevo.

Cyrene ruins (Credit: Alamy)

The mystery of the lost Roman herb

BBC - Future - The mystery of the lost Roman herb Julius Caesar kept a cache of it in the government treasury and the Greeks even put it on their money. It was worth its weight in gold – but no one knows if it still exists.

Cazuza: Múmias apareceram no Egito muito antes da era dos ...

Egyptian conservators clean a female mummy dated to Pharaonic late period, BC)

Canterbury Cathedral, south-east transept, south wall, triforium, early 1180s

Great Mistakes in English Medieval architecture

Mistakes in medieval architecture - Canterbury Cathedral, north-east transept, west wall, triforium, early

The unacknowledged dangers of office archaeology

The unacknowledged dangers of office archaeology

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Incarcerated women at America’s oldest women’s prison are writing a history of it—and exploding the myth of its benevolent founders.

A Southern Barbecue, a wood engraving from a sketch by Horace Bradley, published in Harper’s Weekly, July 1887.

The Evolution of American Barbecue

The word barbecue and the open-fire cooking technique came from the Caribbean amongst the Taino people around the late century. The word barbecue itself means “sacred fire pit.

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