A unique ancient funerary boat has been unearthed near the Abusir pyramids, Egypt’s Antiquities Minister said in a statement. The vessel dates to about 2550 B.C. and was discovered by archaeologists excavating a large mastaba, or ancient tomb, in a cemetery of the Old Kingdom officials in Abusir, south of the Giza plateau. The 59-foot-long boat was found in the area...

Annual ranking of billionaires shows their number is down on last year and that the biggest loser is telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim. Spare a thought for the billionaires of the world: the combined wealth of the 20 richest people on the planet has fallen by more than $70bn (£50bn) following a slump on global financial markets. The latest annual ranking of...

An email released Monday pertaining to the Benghazi investigation from Hillary Clinton’s private email server revealed that a message detailing the location of murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens passed through the unsecured server, raising the possibility that terrorists could have intercepted the message. According to Breitbart, the April 10, 2011, email from State Department employee Timmy Davis was forwarded to the...

The NASA Shuttle has imaged a mysterious ancient bridge between India and Sri Lanka, as mentioned in the Ramayana. The evidence, say experts matter-of-factly, is in the Digital Image Collection. The recently discovered bridge, currently named as Adam's Bridge and made of a chain of shoals, 30 km long, in the Palk Straits between India and Sri Lanka, reveals a mystery...

    Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports. The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them. “These...

Three new mosaics were recently discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which is located in the present-day province of Gaziantep in southern Turkey. The incredibly well-preserved mosaics date back to 2nd century BC. Zeugma was considered one of the most important centers of the Eastern Roman Empire and the ancient city has provided a treasure trove of discoveries...

Do a Google Image Search for photos of Norway’s Urnes Stave Church and you’ll find hundreds of results. But if you scan through them, you’ll notice that 99.9% of these are exterior shots, and the few interior shots that do show up are actually from one of Norway’s 27 other stave churches.   There’s a reason for this: Fortidsminneforeningen, the Society for...

German Rottweiler, American Rottweiler, Roman Rottweiler -- can all these labels refer to the same black-and-tan dog? The answer really depends on who you ask. While your Rottweiler cannot talk, you may notice a German accent when he barks, or he may pick up an American accent when living abroad. American Rottweilers If your Rottweiler has started speaking some slang and...