history http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22456/all en Treasure hunters pull record silver find from wreck of WWII era British ship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120718/treasure-hunters-pull-record-silver-find-wreck-wwii-era-british-ship Discovery News reported today that modern day treasure hunters have found a whopping 48 tons of silver in the wreck of the S.S. Gairsoppa, a British ship that met a watery end after being torpedoed by a German U boat in 1941. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120718/treasure-hunters-pull-record-silver-find-wreck-wwii-era-british-ship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> history Science shipwreck treasure Military Science Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:24:35 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5712464 at http://www.globalpost.com Three-hundred-year-old skull with brain tissue still inside found in Swedish shipwreck http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/three-hundred-year-old-skull-brain-tissue-still-inside-fo A 300-year-old skull with brain tissue still inside has been found in a ship wrecked off the coast of Sweden, reported The Local paper today. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/three-hundred-year-old-skull-brain-tissue-still-inside-fo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> history shipwreck Weird Wide Web Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:25:02 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5713192 at http://www.globalpost.com Deadly sandwiches: remarkably dangerous lunchtimes throughout history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/deadly-sandwiches-remarkably-dangerous-lunchtimes-through Sewing needles have been found in in-flight sandwiches on Delta and now, on Air Canada, prompting a wave of public suspicion towards our most dearly-beloved lunchtime dish. But what about other dangerous sammiches in human history? A non-exhaustive list follows. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/deadly-sandwiches-remarkably-dangerous-lunchtimes-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food history Weird Wide Web Wed, 01 Aug 2012 20:14:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5714614 at http://www.globalpost.com Tomb of a Mayan warrior queen: GlobalPost interviews the discoverer of the final resting place of Lady K'abel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/121010/tomb-mayan-warrior-queen-globalpost-interviews-the-discoverer-the-final The tomb of a Classical Mayan queen has been discovered in Guatemala, in a remarkable find that sheds new light on the role of women in early Mesoamerican cultures. To find out more about the queen, known as Lady K'abel, and the findings at the El Peru-Waka archeological site, I spoke with the woman who discovered her tomb: Wooster University archaeologist and assistant professor of anthropology Olivia Navarro-Farr. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/121010/tomb-mayan-warrior-queen-globalpost-interviews-the-discoverer-the-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> archaeology history Lady K'abel Mayan Americas Science Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:33:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5722170 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian WWII "spy princess" is honored with a London monument http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121109/indian-wwii-spy-princess-honored-london-monument Noor Inayat Khan was a young and bookish Indian children's writer when World War II broke out—and then decided to dedicate her life to the fight against fascism. serving as a radio operator in Paris under German occupation. Now, a monument has been unveiled in her honor in London, 68 years after her execution at Dachau. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121109/indian-wwii-spy-princess-honored-london-monument" target="_blank">read more</a></p> history World War II Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:23:58 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5725452 at http://www.globalpost.com Mystery skeleton is King Richard III, archeologists confirm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130204/king-richard-iii-skeleton-found "Beyond reasonable doubt, it's Richard," lead archeologist Richard Buckley announced to cheers and applause at a press conference on Monday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130204/king-richard-iii-skeleton-found" target="_blank">read more</a></p> history Strange But True United Kingdom Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:51:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5745353 at http://www.globalpost.com Demolition of Berlin Wall called off, for now http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/130304/berlin-wall-demolition-called-off "The crane has been taken away. We won't move any more parts of the wall for the time being," developers promise.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/130304/berlin-wall-demolition-called-off" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Berlin history Want to Know Germany Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:16:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5772799 at http://www.globalpost.com Extensive London cemetery holds remains of Bedlam mental patients http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130808/extensive-london-cemetery-holds-remains-bedlam-me Archaeologists working on the Crossrail project in London have come across a surprising new find: an extensive cemetery located next to the infamous "Bedlam" mental hospital. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130808/extensive-london-cemetery-holds-remains-bedlam-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> history Need to Know Europe United Kingdom Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:11:59 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5905414 at http://www.globalpost.com Shrine in Nepal reveals archaeological evidence of the founding of Buddhism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/131125/shrine-nepal-reveals-archaeological-evidence-the-founding-buddhism Researchers think they've found the oldest Buddhist shrine in the world at Nepla's Lumbini pilgramage center, dating back to 550 B.C — a revelation that could push the accepted birthdate of the Buddha back by a century. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/131125/shrine-nepal-reveals-archaeological-evidence-the-founding-buddhism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buddhism history Want to Know World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Science Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:35:55 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5999801 at http://www.globalpost.com #ThrowbackThursday: How the world looked on this day in history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/140122/throwbackthursday-how-the-world-looked-january-23 <p>A day in the life of Earth, Jan. 23 edition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/140122/throwbackthursday-how-the-world-looked-january-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> history Want to Know Offbeat Thu, 23 Jan 2014 06:17:27 +0000 Jessica Phelan 6050231 at http://www.globalpost.com #ThrowbackThursday: How the world looked on this day in history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/140130/throwbackthursday-how-the-world-looked-january-30 <p>A day in the life of Earth, Jan. 30 edition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/140130/throwbackthursday-how-the-world-looked-january-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> history Want to Know Offbeat Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:20:17 +0000 Jessica Phelan 6052418 at http://www.globalpost.com