Massive ancient lava flow seen from space looks like a giant black scar on the New Mexico desert

An astronaut photo of the Carrizozo Malpaís lava flow in the Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, on June 30. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory) An astronaut on board the International Space Station (ISS) has snapped a stunning photo of an ancient lava flow stretching across the desert in New Mexico. From above, the frozen river of […]

Stonehenge exhibition highlights similarities between ancient British and Japanese cultures | Exhibitions

The treasures on display range from the spectacular – a cooking pot made 5,000 years ago decorated with a ceramic representation of dancing flames – to the intriguing, such as lovingly crafted models of mushrooms that might suggest the ancient makers were interested in the mind-altering properties of fungi. Gathered in an exhibition room at […]

15th-century Baltic warship served as a ‘floating castle’ for an intrepid king

A 15th-century royal warship resting off the coast of Sweden once served as a “floating castle” for an intrepid king, according to new underwater investigation that revealed cannons, handguns, crossbows and the vessel’s stern superstructure. The new finds on the wreck of the Gribshunden — the flagship of King Hans (or John) of Denmark until […]