History

September 12, 2021

Surprising Research Discovery Finds That Machu Picchu Is Older Than We Thought

The ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the most well-known archeological sites in the world. Until recently, it was thought to be inhabited sometime after 1440 CE, but new radiocarbon dating tells us that it was built several decades earlier. Based on the study of scientific remains on the site, the new timeline for Machu Picchu’s creation is closer to 1420 – 1530.

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August 28, 2021

How Galileo and His Telescope Changed Ideas About the Universe

The path of genius has not always been easy for those who walk it. When the work of the early modern astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei threatened the very ordering of the cosmos, he made a very powerful enemy in the Catholic Church. The scientist was deemed heretical by the Inquisition and subject to extended house arrest.

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August 16, 2021

Researchers Discover 1,000-Year-Old Burial of a Highly Elite Nonbinary Individual

In 1968, workers digging to lay a water pipe discovered a bronze sword handle. This led to the reveal of a 900-year-old grave at the work site in Suontaka Vesitorninmäki, Hattula, Finland. Inside the grave was an Iron Age individual dressed in women's clothing. The person's burial with a sword confused researchers. Was this an unusual warrior woman, or a double grave of a couple?

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July 30, 2021

10 History Podcasts That Will Make You Hit Subscribe

Over the past few years, audio has seen a wave of popularity. There are now millions of podcasts about any and every subject—even My Modern Met has a podcast! One of the brilliant things about podcasts is that they allow people to share a wide variety of content, so whether you want to listen to a creative podcast or hear about pop culture, there is something for you.

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