History

The Land That Time Forgot

Thursday July 07, 2016

Could this old mining village, once home to 10,000 people, be the world’s most perfectly preserved ghost town?

Looking for something to listen to? This podcast remembers the time when classical music lovers took their fandom just a tad too far, and stole someone’s head in the process.

Forget not walking under ladders: just last century, a lot of well-educated people believed in way crazier superstitions.

There’s a new site in town to help you make sense of Wikipedia’s 40 million pages. And it looks very pretty indeed.

“My name’s David Helvey. I’m 20 years old. And I am ready to rock.”

Scientists think they may have found Captain Cook’s long lost ship at the bottom of the ocean, in the USA. But what was it doing there?

After 88 years, Britain’s first robot, Eric, might have the chance to “live" again. But he needs your help.

Care for a can of World War II-era ‘rationed ham chunks’? Us neither. But for this group of military food enthusiasts, there’s nothing like chowing down on a box of some decades-old food rations.

You won't find it listed on many atlases, but there's a tiny African nation inside the U.S. called the Yoruba Kingdom. No visas required.

Forget your smartphone app: the cartography-loving boffins at the New York Public Library have uploaded 20,000 hi-res historical maps of the world on to the internet.