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Nazi-era time capsule found in Poland
Nazi-era newspapers, coins, documents and copies of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" have been found in a "time capsule" that was buried in 1934 in the foundations of a Nazi training center, a Polish town official said Tuesday.
Sir John Franklin's long-lost HMS Terror found
HMS Terror, one of Sir John Franklin's two ships lost in the doomed 1845 Franklin Expedition, has been found in Nunavut's Terror Bay, over 90 kilometres south of where the ship was believed to have been abandoned.
Search resumes for fabled Nazi 'gold train'
Explorers in Poland begin digging for a legendary Nazi train said to be laden with treasure and armaments. The search in southwestern Poland attests to the power of a local legend claiming a Nazi "gold train" disappeared in a mountain tunnel as the
Regina teenager walks in footsteps of World War veterans
Abby Vadeboncoeur is one of 13 students from across Canada who won the prestigious national Beaverbrook Vimy Prize. It’s a fully funded, two-week educational program that travels through England, France and Belgium to visit important historical sites for
Scientific evidence of mythical great flood found in China
Legend says that China's first dynasty, the Xia, began after the sage King Yu tamed the waters of a massive flood that swept away villages and overran mountains. Now, for the first time, scientists have found archeological evidence that the flood may actu
Fun facts about Canada's founding fathers
Canada’s founders were a not-so-motley crew of mostly lawyers and businessmen, with the odd doctor, journalist and pharmacist thrown in for good measure. Who were these Fathers of Confederation?
Toronto's CN Tower turns 40
The CN Tower turns 40 on Sunday, marking a milestone for Canada’s tallest and arguably most iconic building.
Supreme Court ruling: Who now qualifies as an ‘Indian’
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada declared Thursday that Canada’s 600,000 Métis and non-status Indians are indeed “Indians” under the Constitution. The decision has raised questions about who qualifies as Métis or non-status Indian, but the answer migh
Bronze Age village uncovered in Britain
A 3,000 year-old Bronze Age village has been unearthed near the city of Peterborough, England. The settlement, dating back 3,000 years to the end of the Bronze Age, would have been home to several families that lived in a number of wooden houses above wat
Researchers pinpoint site of Salem witch hangings
A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago.
'Flying Scotsman' steam engine roars down rails once more
The Flying Scotsman is back on the rails in the U.K., more than a decade after the famous 1923-built locomotive was saved from the scrap heap. It was initially a glamourous trip, with a hair salon, restaurants and cocktail bar onboard.
Ancient Romans plagued by parasites despite sanitation measures
An analysis of parasite levels in samples gathered throughout the ancient Roman Empire and other historical sites shows that despite their complex sanitation infrastructure, Romans had as many parasites as their Bronze and Iron Age and medieval counterpar
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