All Royals are, but it has nothing to do with ensuring Henry VIII doesn’t rise from the dead in search of a future ex-wife. The death of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is unlikely to have slipped your notice. Aside from a multitude of unusual rituals surrounding her death (such as the Informing of the Bees), one peculiar truth has emerged: her coffin will weigh a … [Read more...] about What Is the Purpose of Queen Elizabeth II’s Burial in a Lead-Lined Coffin?
Archaeologists have uncovered a stunning find in the Altai Mountains of Siberia—a nearly intact women's boot believed to be 2,300 years old. The boot is made of soft red leather with a geometric design sewn with pyrite crystals and black beads on the sole. It is thought to have belonged to the Scythians, a nomadic people who traversed the Eurasian continent. The location of … [Read more...] about Unearthing the Past: 2,300-Year-Old Scythian Shoe Unveils Secrets of Burial Customs and Fine Craftsmanship