An iron helmet that was discovered in Yarm, North Yorkshire, during sewer work in the 1950s has been confirmed to be an extremely rare Viking-era helmet, only the second nearly complete Viking helmet in the world and the first and only one found in Britain.

It was referred to as the Viking helmet from the beginning, but its real age has been an open discussion since its find. [...]

Sat, Aug 08, 2020
Source: The History Blog

A gold wing from a pelican figurine has been recovered from the Douglass Beach Wreck off Vero Beach, Florida. The little right wing was found resting comfortably in a bed of crushed shell and is in excellent condition, completely with three sections of chain on a ring.

The wing is part of a gold statuette that was discovered in 2010 from the wreck of the Nuestra Señora de [...]

Fri, Aug 07, 2020
Source: The History Blog

Lake Titicaca was sacred to the Inca. They believed Inti, god of the son, was born on the Isla del Sol in the southern part of the lake and that Manco Cápac, the Inca primordial ancestor, emerged from a sandstone cliff on the island. In the 15th and 16th centuries as the Inca expanded their empire, they transformed the Island of the Sun into a major ceremonial complex; the remains of [...]

Thu, Aug 06, 2020
Source: The History Blog

On August 9, 2014, police officer Darren Wilson shoots and kills Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, in the street of Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Protests and riots ensue in Ferguson and soon spread across the country.

There are many different accounts of the incident, including the testimonies of Wilson and of Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown at the time. Many details differ, but most accounts agree that Wilson saw [...]

Thu, Aug 06, 2020

One the greatest and probably the most famous treasure on display at The Met Cloisters is a series of seven tapestries that depict the mystical hunt of the unicorn. Their early history is unknown and there are enough differences in style, size and composition suggest they made not have been woven as a single set. They were designed in France and woven in the southern [...]

Wed, Aug 05, 2020
Source: The History Blog

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