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RMS Titanic
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

RMS Titanic

The RMS Titanic was a White Star Line ocean liner, which sank after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York on 15 April 1912. Over 1,500 men, women, and children lost their lives. There were 705 survivors. In...
Woolly mammoths
Imageby Charles R. Knight

Woolly mammoths

A herd of woolly mammoths, as depicted by Charles R. Knight.
Thera
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Thera

Thera is the ancient name for both the island of Santorini in the Greek Cyclades and the name of the volcano which famously erupted on the island in the middle Bronze Age. The 17th century BCE eruption covered Akrotiri, the most important...
Gezer
Definitionby Henry Curtis Pelgrift

Gezer

Gezer is an ancient city and archaeological site located in central Israel where the central mountains meet the northern Shephelah, about 10 km southeast of the city of Ramleh. According to the Hebrew Bible, Gezer was one of the great cities...
Nine Realms of Norse Cosmology
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Nine Realms of Norse Cosmology

Norse cosmology divided the universe into nine realms. The center of the universe was the great world-tree Yggdrasil and the nine realms either spread out from the tree or existed in levels stretching from the roots down and, marginally...
Ancient Ireland
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Ireland

Ireland is an island country located in the North Atlantic, bounded by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St. George's Channel. It is known as Eire in the Gaelic language, which comes from the old Irish Eriu, the name of a daughter of...
Lost Civilisations of Anatolia: Göbekli Tepe
Articleby Nicholas Kropacek

Lost Civilisations of Anatolia: Göbekli Tepe

Göbekli Tepe is the world's oldest example of monumental architecture; a 'temple' built at the end of the last Ice Age, 12,000 years ago. It was discovered in 1995 CE when, just a short distance from the city of Şanliurfa in Southeast Turkey...
Ragnarök
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ragnarök

Ragnarök is the cataclysmic battle between the forces of chaos and those of order in Norse mythology, ending the world and killing most of the gods and their adversaries, leading to the birth of a new world. It has been claimed, however...
Clovis Spear Point
Imageby Jade Koekoe

Clovis Spear Point

Clovis spear point. Flint, 13,000-14,000 year old. Found in Arizona, United States of America. Clovis points were the most widespread evidence of a successful settlement in North America by fully modern humans about 14,000 years ago...
Tanaina Glacier, Alaska
Imageby C. Lindsay (NPS Photo)

Tanaina Glacier, Alaska

Tanaina Glacier in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
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