Gardom’s Edge Monolith

An ancient stone monolith in England’s Peak District may well have been an astronomical marker, according to new archaeological evidence. The 4,000-year-old stone which is located at Gardom’s Edge is triangular in shape and angles up toward geographic south. Gardom’s Edge Monolith Its orientation and slant angle are aligned with the altitude of the sun […]

Friday the 13th

Well, here we are again, another Friday the 13th, when all ladders we approach will be avoided with even more care than usual, or will run back up the stairs if you are about to pass someone on them? Friday the 13th Well, if that is your attitude, it could well make you a Friggatriskaidekaphobic, someone […]

Halloween History

It is believed that the origins of Halloween may probably be found in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival which honoured the dead. The Celts divided their year into four major holidays and according to this calendar, the year began on a day which now corresponds to November 1st on the modern calendar. Halloween History The […]


As we approach Halloween, it is unsurprising that our thoughts turn to scary spooks and menacing monsters, however, at the moment, vampires seem to be particularly popular. Halloween The time was when the main group of people who were fascinated by the toothy trouble makers were Goths but recently in Australia the academic world has […]

Curse of Tutankhamen

And now for something completely different…We all know the image of the mummy who appears swaddled in bandages every Halloween. You probably also know of the famous curse of Tutankhamen… Curse of Tutankhamen The story goes that  when Howard Carter opened the pharaoh’s tomb in 1922 it unleashed a dreadful curse which according to the […]