Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng – Iceland’s Pompeii
05/06/2024

Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng – Iceland’s Pompeii

In 1104, Hekla, a fissure stratovolcano in the south of Iceland erupted violently with a VEI of 5, covering over 55,000 km2 (roughly half of Iceland) in a layer of rhyodacitic tephra.

M Mark Milligan
The history of the Oak Island Money Pit
04/23/2024

The history of the Oak Island Money Pit

Oak Island, located in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, is a small 140-acre island which has been the subject of an ongoing treasure hunt since 1795.

M Mark Milligan
Inside the tomb of the First Emperor
04/15/2024

Inside the tomb of the First Emperor

The tomb of the First Emperor, also known as the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, is the burial complex and mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the founder of the Qin Dynasty and the first emperor of a unified China.

M Mark Milligan
The rise and fall of King John
03/11/2024

The rise and fall of King John

John was born in 1166 at Beaumont Palace in Oxford, England, and was the youngest son of Henry II and the Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine.

M Mark Milligan
What happened to the Nazi gold train?
02/16/2024

What happened to the Nazi gold train?

In 2015, the global media was abuzz with the reports of a purported discovery of a Nazi gold train believed to be buried in Poland.

M Mark Milligan
Black Caesar the Pirate
01/08/2024

Black Caesar the Pirate

Black Caesar gained infamy as a pirate and served on the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the flagship commanded by Edward Teach, more commonly known as Blackbeard.

M Mark Milligan
Origins of English Christmas traditions
12/04/2023

Origins of English Christmas traditions

Christmas embodies a tapestry of ritual traditions and customs shared by many countries and cultures. Some hearken back to ancient times, while others represent more recent innovations.

M Mark Milligan
Should the Elgin Marbles be returned?
11/29/2023

Should the Elgin Marbles be returned?

The Elgin marbles are a collection of decorative marble sculptures taken from the temple of Athena (the Parthenon) on the Acropolis in Athens.

M Mark Milligan
REVIEW: THE HORIZON OF KHUFU
11/06/2023

REVIEW: THE HORIZON OF KHUFU

"The Horizon of Khufu" is an immersive virtual reality experience recently launched in Stratford, London. Spanning a vast area of 1,000 square metres, it transports you back 4,500 years to ancient Egypt and the awe-inspiring Great Pyramid of Giza, which served as the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu.

M Mark Milligan
VESZPRÉM – BRIDGING ARCHAEOLOGY AND FAITH
10/06/2023

VESZPRÉM – BRIDGING ARCHAEOLOGY AND FAITH

Veszprém, a current European Capital of Culture has become one of the largest restoration projects in Europe, a collaboration bridging archaeology and faith during an investigatory journey to restore the historic Castle District.

M Mark Milligan
EXECUTION DOCK – THE PIRATE SCAFFOLD
09/24/2023

EXECUTION DOCK – THE PIRATE SCAFFOLD

Execution Dock was a scaffold in London on the River Thames for hanging pirates, smugglers, and mutineers under sentence of death by the Admiralty courts for crimes committed at sea.

M Mark Milligan