Tim Martin has his eyes opened by an enthralling new history that argues that Druids created a sophisticated ancient society to rival the Romans.
‘Important if true” was the phrase that the 19th-century writer and historian Alexander Kinglake wanted to see engraved above church doors. It rings loud in the ears as one reads the latest book by Graham Robb, a biographer and historian of distinction whose new work, if everything in it proves to be correct, will blow apart two millennia of thinking about Iron Age Britain and Europe and put several scientific discoveries back by centuries. . . . Read Complete Report
Photo: USS Hatteras (1861-1863) in action with CSS Alabama, off Galveston, Texas, on 11 January 1863. Lithographed by A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, Md. Hatteras was sunk in this engagement. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
USS Hatteras sank in Gulf of Mexico 150 years ago after battle with CSS Alabama
On Jan. 11, 1863, a Union warship was sunk in a skirmish with a Confederate vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.
Exactly 150 years later, a new 3-D map of the USS Hatteras has been released that shows what the remains of the warship look like. The Hatteras rests on the ocean floor about 20 miles (32 kilometers) off Galveston, Texas, according to a release from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, which helped to sponsor the expedition to map the shipwreck . . . Read Complete Report