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Wedding Divination – Yorkshire

Originally posted on Lancashire Folk:
Okay so Yorkshire isn’t Lancashire, but since Lancashire Folk is almost in the bookshops, it’s on to the next in the series. Strictly speaking, Greater…

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Injuries on Mammoth Skeleton Put Humans in the Arctic 45,000 Years Ago

There’s a lot of debate about what killed off the woolly mammoths. Some scientists believe climate change was to blame; some say bone disease. Others point to human hunters. The … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Stone Age Horror! Pit Filled with Severed Limbs Uncovered

An ancient pit filled with severed human arms, hands and fingers has been unearthed in France.The nearly 6,000-year-old pit was found near the village of Bergheim, which sits near the … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lava in the landscape

Originally posted on Collections in the Landscape:
Some geology additions to the Buxton collections show volcanic events in the making of the local geology and gave a great excuse (as if one was needed!)…

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Solving the mystery of Roman London’s headless bodies

For the past 150 years, a mystery has surrounded part of the City of London, where an unusually large number of human skulls were discovered, but without their bodies.Was there … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Curiosity of the Month

Originally posted on Buxton Museum and Art Gallery:
A recent enquiry at Buxton Museum prompted my discovery of a very peculiar item. Despite working at the museum for nearly two…

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lost Legion?

The British Isles are often cited as possibly one of the most haunted places in the world… Our history encompasses tales of characters one would normally only find between the … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Why ancient Roman graffiti is so important to archaeologists

Pompeii’s graffiti is the world’s most frustrating goldmine. When it comes to ancient Rome, the vast majority of insights into their world we have are from one group: Wealthy (or … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Stone Age Bling

Originally posted on Collections in the Landscape:
Imagine if a loved one, or friend, picked up a stone and asked you to make from it a piece of jewellery which…

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Looking For Deliberate Radio Signals From KIC 8462852

Could there be intelligent life in the star system KIC 8462852? A recent analysis of data collected by the Kepler space telescope has shown that this star, informally known as … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘UFO’ Shaped Clouds Makes It Seem Like Aliens Are Invading South Africa

Mother nature was showing off again, this time causing the residents of Cape Town South Africa to wonder if UFOs were taking over the city.The skies were filled with clouds … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blue John – New Partnerships

Originally posted on Collections in the Landscape:
In this post Derbyshire Museums Manager, Ros Westwood, introduces a new partnership with Treak Cliff Cavern and Buxton Artclubs Artbox, supporting Made in…

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fifty Shades of Grey Ware

Grey ware is, possibly, the most common form of pottery found at Roman sites across Britain. This was a locally made, functional pottery used for cooking, food service, and storage,…

October 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

William H. Mumler and the Art of Spirit Photography

The art of spirit photography took off in the 1860s and has as a main focus photographing ghosts, or spiritual entities. It was basically used to hunt ghosts.This crazy hobby … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Magical Homes That Look Like They Stepped Out of the Pages of a Fairytale

They say home is where your heart is, although these truly magical homes are sure to make their way into your heart. Anyone who is lucky enough to live in … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Breathtaking fossil of tiny mammal preserves fur and internal organs

Most of our knowledge of very ancient life comes from fossilized remains of hard tissues—bones, shells, and teeth. Now, the exquisitely preserved fossil of a tiny mammal from the time … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Man With Metal Detector Finds Roman-Era Grave

A man in England went exploring with a metal detector and made the discovery of a lifetime: an exquisitely preserved Roman-era grave filled with artifacts, including bronze jugs, mosaic glassware, … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Did The Ghost Of Claude Monet Just Visit A Monet Exhibit?

“Monet himself would be proud of this,” Jeffrey Strean, the museum’s director of architecture and design, said as he hung the image, according to WKYC.com.Then, Strean snapped a photo of … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

The end of the world now predicted for December say doomsday groups – Again Again Again…

If you were here for the end of the world earlier in October, you may have realised that the fires of God’s wrath were not, this time, as hot as … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Giant spider spotted on M8 motorway

A GIANT spider has been spotted weaving a web over the M8 motorway in Edinburgh.The image, taken from Traffic Scotland’s CCTV camera at Junction 2 Claylands, shows the arachnid looming … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Land of the Green Man by Carolyne Larrington, review

Across the heather of Wheeldale Moor above Whitby runs an ancient paved causeway that some archaeologists say is Neolithic. Local folk call it Wade’s Causey, the work of a giant … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Engineer Builds Thor’s Mjolnir Hammer That Only He Can Lift

The legend of Thor appears to have been stuck by reality.An engineer in the U.S. has built a real-life version of Thor’s hammer, MjoInir, which only he can lift.The device … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Horse Whispering Witch

A weird witchcraft story published in 1984, recalling an event in 1908. The date, the subject matter and the place, East Anglia, are all quite surprising as are the horses. … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bog Bodies Rediscovered

Aside from a bit of periodontal disease, he was a healthy man in his 30s, about 5’7″ tall, with a strong build. He had recently eaten porridge made from barley, … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

 Folklore Roots for The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The phenomena of the Black Dog – apparitions of spectral hounds – are most prevalent in the UK, although they are a worldwide tradition. Despite there being almost 1,000 years … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

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