Archaeologists have found a huge monument buried in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan. Petra is well known as the backdrop for dozens of Hollywood movies from Indiana Jones to the Mummy Returns. Now there appears to be a real life secret temple.
While looking through old British newspapers, I was astonished to read an 1893 announcement in The Daily Telegraph proclaiming Sarah E. Farro to be “the first negro novelist” with the publication of her novel “True Love.” I wondered: who was this woman? The Daily Telegraph didn’t get it exactly right: We know now that Farro wasn’t the first African-American novelist. But after doing more research, I soon realized that Farro had made her mark writing about white people — and that this may also be the reason her work was forgotten.
President Barack Obama is visiting Hiroshima, Japan, the first city to experience the effects of an atomic bomb. Put yourself into the shoes of those who suffered from the atomic bomb attacks in Japan: What if the Hiroshima atomic bomb hit your hometown?
Thousands of people were instantly killed after the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. About 140,000 would die from complications as a result of the bombing by the end of the year. Here are a selection of historical images on the ground in Hiroshima after the bomb was dropped.
He’s been called the first man "to boldly go where no man has been before." Or, at least, no Englishman. Captain James Cook explored and mapped Australia and New Zealand, and became the model for Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek fame.
There's a lot of confusion in Delhi over what to do about a massive Indian diamond — the Koh-i-Noor — that's been in the British crown jewels for more than 160 years. India's solicitor general says the Brits acquired it fairly, but the rest of the government says otherwise, and now wants it back.