A mixed bag of interesting articles
We may all be familiar with the Great Pyramid and be fascinated by the Sphinx, but Egypt has many other ancient wonders, not least the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak Temple complex.
Botton is a remarkable social experiment where mentally challenged individuals live and work together alongside volunteer carers. They have been doing this for fifty years and appear to be perfectly happy with this unusual lifestyle.
Christopher Columbus was a remarkable explorer and a sea-faring legend, but who was he? Where did he come from? There are many versions of his life story and many claims as to his heritage, but what is the truth. Is he Italian as claimed or Spanish as the counter claims would have us believe?
Khubilai Khan, grandson of the great Genghis Khan ruled one of the largest empires in history. The Mongol Empire was vast, covering western Asia, part of Europe, and, significantly, China. Kublai Khan, however, wanted more. Japan became his next target acquisition and he was impatient for conquest. He built and launched the biggest battle fleet the world has ever seen, but it disappeared without trace or explanation.
Scientists on a routine investigation on the Indonesian island of Flores, unearth the remains of a tiny body which has started a huge debate in the scientific community. Is this a new species of human, previously unknown to man, do the evolution textbooks need to be rewritten, or has the evidence been misinterpreted. The discovery of a human hobbit has biologists, anthropologists and archaeologists at loggerheads as they argue the meaning of the new evidence that has been discovered.
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