Dinosaur footprints at the Isle of Skye – Scotland

We are in the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Here there are lot of icons of the past, as ruined castles that are hundreds of years old stand atop an unusual topography shaped by glaciers during the last Ice Age, or the pictoresque Old Man of Storr, said to be the gravesite of an ancient giant. The island, famous for its dramatic landscapes, was recently voted the most desirable place in Britain to live. But the land holds traces of an even more ancient past as well. It seems that dinosaurs…

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The boy who made one of the most stunning archaeological discoveries of all time…

On this day, September 12, 1940 a French teenager took his dog for a walk. Well, a simple everyday event, surely nothing special. However, this event lead to one of the most stunning archaeological discoveries of all time. Marcel Ravidat was an 18-year-old apprentice garage mechanic, who took his dog, Robot, into hills near his home at Montignac in the Dordogne region of southwestern France. According to the story, there Robot ran into a hole created by a fallen tree. Intrigued, Marcel threw some stones into the hole and was…

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#TodayInHistory – September 12

September 12 – Some important events on this day. 490 BC 👉🏼 Traditional date of the Battle of Marathon, where a small Athenian force defeats the Persian Empire 1624 👉🏼 1st submarine publicly tested in London on the Thames for King James I 1755 👉🏼 Giacomo Casanova is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in Venice without trial for affront to religion and common decency 1758 👉🏼 French astronomer Charles Messier mistakenly identifies the Crab Nebula so begins his Messier Catalogue 1909 👉🏼 World’s first patent for synthetic rubber granted to…

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