500-year-old skeleton with thigh-high leather boots unearthed, Einstein's "God letter" sold at auction, Crusades-era gold coins uncovered.
A 500-Year-Old Skeleton Wearing Thigh-High Leather Boots Was Unearthed In London
The skeleton of a man that is believed to date back 500 years was uncovered face-down in the mud by London’s river Thames. What’s remarkable about this particular discovery is that the skeleton was found wearing thigh-high leather boots that are nearly fully intact.
The skeleton was found in the Bermondsey neighborhood in south London by archeologists at work on the city’s new “super sewer.”
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Albert Einstein’s Infamous ‘God Letter’ Just Sold For A Whopping $2.9 Million
It’s not often that a mere piece of paper will be worth a few million dollars. But when it’s a letter written by Albert Einstein about how God is a “product of human weaknesses,” a multimillion-dollar price tag is exactly what you get.
A document written by the iconic, Nobel Prize-winning physicist that’s known as the “God letter” just sold at Christie’s auction house in New York for a whopping $2.9 million.
According to Christie’s, this is a “remarkably candid, private letter” that “most fully articulated expression of his religious and philosophical views.”
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A Trove Of 900-Year-Old Crusade-Era Gold Coins Was Discovered In Israel On The First Night Of Hanukkah
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced the discovery of a number of gold coins that date back to the crusades, and are thought to be connected to “one of the most dramatic events in the history of Caesarea,” Israel.
A total of 24, rare, gold coins were found in a bronze pot between some stones in the side of a well within the port city. Along with the estimated 900-year-old coins was a single earring. It’s thought that the coins were hidden by someone who hoped to retrieve them but never returned, potentially due to a premature death at the hands of the crusader army.
Indeed, archeologists believe that the owner of the coins may have died during the crusade on Caesarea in 1101.
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