National Geographic photojournalist, Brian Skerry, will be at the Aquarium on March 18th to share stories from his encounters with some of the ocean’s most amazing creatures!
Don’t miss it!
Enter a world as beautiful as it is mysterious at the opening night of Cirque du Soleil’s latest masterpiece Kurios in Montreal.
Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts
well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?
this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.
the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.
It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.
The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)
Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.
Visitor Pictures: The harlequin tuskfish is one of the flashier fish in an exhibit filled with showstoppers.
We’re so glad you brought your camera, morsmorde.
I woke up with a creepy story idea and I’m freaked out about it.