Five days after the passenger ship the Titanic sank, the crew of the rescue ship Mackay-Bennett pulled the body of a fair-haired, roughly 2-year-old boy out of the Atlantic Ocean on April 21, 1912. Along with many other victims, his body went to a cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the…
Researchers from Kingston University in London have carried out a full scientific survey of an historic churchyard widely believed to be the site of the crowning of at least two Anglo-Saxon kings. The team used an earth resistance meter to survey a graveyard at the site where possibly as many…
The skeletons of two married, early-Christian saints—said to have been buried alive nearly 2,000 years ago—may have been identified in Italy, scientists announced Thursday.
Analysis of the skeletons—sealed off for centuries in an Italian cathedral until recently—seems to support the legend of Chrysanthus and Daria, who are said to have been persecuted in the city of Rome for being Christians.
According to ancient stories, the Roman Empire killed the celibate Roman husband and wife in the third century A.D., after they had converted many Romans to the fledgling religion.
Though there’s no way to identify the skeletons with 100 percent certainty, “all of the evidence we have gathered points toward the relics having belonged to Chrysanthus and Daria,” investigation leader Ezio Fulcheri, a paleopathologist at Italy’s University of Genoa, said in a statement. Read more.
A team of archaeologists from the Kentucky Archaeological Survey have removed nearly 100 sets of human remains found in an unmarked cemetery on the grounds of Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, about double the amount they expected to find when the project began.