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May 5, 2021 Saima Baig no responses

May 1 – Arrival of the Sun

The arrival of summer has been celebrated on May 1 in many countries in the north for 2000 years. Although actual summer starts in June, May 1st is a celebration to prepare for its arrival. Beltane or Beltain is the Gaelic May Day festival, most commonly held on 1 May, […]

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April 12, 2021 Saima Baig Grace O'Malley,History,ireland no responses

Grace O’Malley – Pirate Queen l Blog Post

Who doesn’t love pirates and the stories of their seafaring adventures? We’ve heard of Black Beard, Red Beard and their ilk but I am pretty certain most do not know about famous lady pirates. One of them was Grace O’Malley, the pirate queen of Ireland (c. 1530 – c. 1603). In […]

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The Plain of Giant Jars in Laos

The Plain of Giant Jars in Laos (Lao PDR) houses the most mysterious megalithic structures in Southeast Asia. There are over 90 sites, each with up to 400 jars. There purpose is not known. Now a new study reveals they were put in place between 240 to 660 BCE. Read […]

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Forget the Romans, Meet the Etruscans

The Etruscans were the main civilisation in Italy before the Roman Empire, with their own unique culture and language. The Romans conquered them but also adopted many of their practices. Readf More

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The History of the Alphabet

The history of the development of writing and how we got our alphabet. Read More

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November 15, 2020 Saima Baig no responses

Video Fantastic Women Series – Mary Wollstonecraft

We have all heard of Frankenstein, a novel that can be considered the first true science fiction story, written by Mary Shelley in 1818. But perhaps not many of us will know of Mary Shelley’s mother Mary Wollstonecraft, an English writer, philosopher and most importantly, an advocate for women’s rights, […]

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November 15, 2020 Saima Baig no responses

The International Space Station and 20 Years of Human Occupation

The International Space Station celebrated its 20th anniversary of continuous human habitation. The ISS has been continuously occupied since 2000, and thousands of experiments have been conducted there. Read

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October 13, 2020 Saima Baig no responses

The Story of the Calendar

The Gregorian Calendar that we currently use was adopted on October 4, 1582. Find out how it happened. Read  

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September 12, 2020 Saima Baig no responses

The Story of Coffee

Blog with pictures of the story of that magic bean: coffee Read

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September 12, 2020 Saima Baig no responses

Mother Goddess— When Women were Worshiped

In September of 2008, a team of archaeologists working in the Hohle Fels cave in Germany uncovered a remarkable find: a figurine made of mammoth ivory dated to between 40,000 and 35,000 years ago. Now known as the Venus of Hohle Fels, this figurine is the oldest known representation of […]

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