The Piltdown Man Hoax of Sussex, 1912.

Men digging at the site in Sussex where Piltdown Man was discovered in 1912. For years thought to be an evolutionary missing link, it was in fact a hoax. Photograph by Nils Jorgensen/REX by Alice Roberts The history of palaeontology is littered with examples of famous frauds and fakes, often with eminent researchers in the … Continue reading The Piltdown Man Hoax of Sussex, 1912.

Hadrian’s Roman Wall, 122 AD.

A defensive fortification wall in the Roman province of Britannica which was built in AD122 during the reign of Emperor Hadrian and is known as Hadrian's Wall. Hadrian's wall is also known as the Roman Wall or Vallum Hadriani. The wall is made of stone base and stone wall, which runs between Solway Firth and … Continue reading Hadrian’s Roman Wall, 122 AD.

Learning “The Knowledge” for London’s Cab Drivers.

Veteran cabbie Ian Gordon alights from his cab at the KK Knowledge School to teach a lesson in London geography to a classroom full of aspiring cabdrivers. To gain a London cabbie's license, a candidate has to memorize all 25,000 streets and the locations of another 20,000 landmarks within a six-mile (9.6-kilometer) radius of Charing … Continue reading Learning “The Knowledge” for London’s Cab Drivers.

Lewis Carroll and ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, on January 27 1832. His famous pen name did not emerge until much later after his publishing career had got underway. He was baptised at All Saints' Church, Daresbury in Cheshire where you can still see the original baptismal font where the Carroll brow was sprinkled with Holy … Continue reading Lewis Carroll and ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

Behind the scenes of Python’s Holy Grail.

Behind The Scenes' Photos of Monty Python’s Holy Grail Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group Monty Python (which consisted of  Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin). The film was directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry … Continue reading Behind the scenes of Python’s Holy Grail.