Where is Cleopatra’s tomb?

Lost for more than 2,000 years, the tomb of Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt, has long been a source of intrigue for archaeologists and the public alike. And though media reports have suggested the discovery of a lifetime is near, the chances of finding Cleopatra’s tomb are pretty low, experts say. The lover of Julius […]

Roman amphoras discovered in frozen seafood shop in Spain

Shop-owner’s son had apparently come across ancient artefacts while out fishing Police conducting a routine inspection of a frozen seafood shop in eastern Spain have netted 13 Roman amphoras and an 18th-century metal anchor, all of which were apparently found by the owner’s son on fishing trips and used to decorate the premises. After stopping in at […]

Researchers find earliest confirmed case of smallpox

Variola virus DNA found in bones of people from Denmark to Russia around Viking era The Vikings are known for their intrepid seafaring, fearsome fighting and extensive trading, but it seems it may not only have been goods and weapons they carried on their travels – they could also have carried a deadly disease. Researchers […]

Remembering Iwo Jima: A 1956 Perspective

The following unattributed article was originally published in the Camp Lejeune Globe in 1956, on the 16th anniversary of the landing on Iwo Jima. A great American armada lay off the ash laden beaches of a barren piece of rock in the Western Pacific on February 19, 1945. Attack Transports unloaded their precious cargoes of Marines into […]