Archive - Mar 26, 2012 - Story

A brief history of prosthetics

This facinating photo gallery traces the history of artificial limbs from ancient Egypt though the Rennaisance and into modern times.

The sound of Shakespeare's English

A new British Library recording offers scenes from Shakespeare spoken in a reconstruction of the Elizabethan accent. NPR's Weekend Edition interviewed Ben Crystal, who directed and acted in the project.

Gulf Wars photos from Monday and Tuesday online for browsing

Ursus of Anglesey has posted over 300 pictures from the first two days at Gulf Wars, with many more coming over the next couple of weeks.

Rare Panels from Henry VIII's Nonsuch Palace

Two canvas panels, presumably commissioned for Henry VIII's Nonsuch Palace, are displayed in renovated condition.

Medieval village for sale. Bargain at EUROS 3,500,000

For sale: One "complete and original medieval village" near Florence, Italy with "30 dwellings, many of which are overgrown by thick vegetation." Asking price? A mere EUROS 3,500,000. (photos)