Weird Food of the Middle Ages

People often like to romanticize the Middle Ages, imagining it as a time of knights and princesses, all dressed in elaborate medieval garb. Some even dream about going back in time to experience life during that time, and renaissance fairs and a popular dinner show have capitalized quite well on this obsession. But many people…

Aaron Burr: Would-Be King

Aaron Burr, one of the United States’ founding fathers and its one-time Vice President, has generally gone down in history as a bad guy because of the duel in which he killed Alexander Hamilton, America’s first Secretary of the Treasury. But for some reason, most people don’t know anything about another chapter in his life…

Ancient Crocodile Species Identified

A research team made up of paleontologists from Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Texas has identified a previously unknown species of prehistoric crocodile. The ancient reptile fossils were found in Arlington, Texas, a busy city located right in the middle of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. The massive crocodile, which could reach lengths of up to 20…

Tomb Discovered in Luxor, Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have recently discovered an ancient tomb, in which three mummies have been located so far. The 3500-year-old tomb, which dates to Egypt’s New Kingdom period, was uncovered at the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, located in the city of Luxor in southern Egypt. According to inscriptions on some statues that were found inside it,…