The Merovingians: The Kings and Queens of the Franks
Mythologized and circumscribed for over 1500 years, the Merovingians were a powerful Frankish dynasty, which exercised control much of modern-day France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and the Low Countries. During the Early Middle Ages, the Merovingian kingdoms were arguably the most powerful and most important polities to emerge after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, blending Gallo-Roman institutions with Germanic Frankish customs. Recent discoveries and new research in the field…
Recent discoveries in the Chengjiang fossil lagersträtte show that arthropods had already developed complex brains and optics by the early Cambrian, adding yet more evidence supporting a cryptic but substantial period of evolution and differentiation in the late Neoproterozoic. Shown here is Fuxianhuia.
Biblical archaeology; recent discoveries: Rare Crusader coin found in Jaffa. Martin Peilstöcker and Amit Re’em, unearthed an extremely rare coin in the area of Jaffa’s flea market. It dates to the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem (1099-1291), the feudal state created by the first Crusaders.
An explanation of how Triceratops are just the "tadpole" version of another dinosaur. Yep. There are no such thing as Triceratops, they are just younger versions of the Torosaurus. Science | Dinosaurs | Neat Facts