The Adventurous Life of Henry Morton Stanley: A Prolific Explorer

Hi Patrons and channel members. This article is the sixth instalment of the exclusive monthly Patreon- and channel member series, meaning I’ve been working on House of History full-time for six months. If you are reading this, I want to thank you via this way. Because of your support, I have been able to workContinue reading “The Adventurous Life of Henry Morton Stanley: A Prolific Explorer”

The Discovery of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Terracotta Warriors

China enjoys an incredibly rich and interesting history. Yet, when in March 1974 the Chinese farmer Yang Zhifa dug water well, in rural Shaanxi, he probably didn’t expect that he would find any remnants of that history. Let alone anything that was over 2000 years old. But he did, he dug up some ancient terracottaContinue reading “The Discovery of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Terracotta Warriors”

The Discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb and Curse of the Pharaoh

In November 1922 the British archaeologist Howard Carter made a discovery that rocked the entire world. Now, the so-called Valley of Kings, where for over 500 years during ancient times Egyptian royalty was buried, had been ‘exhausted’, according to popular opinion. Egyptologists were certain they discovered all graves and secrets the valley had to offer.Continue reading “The Discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb and Curse of the Pharaoh”

The Unbelievable Life and Discoveries of Giovanni Belzoni

Giovanni Belzoni operated before the era of scientific archaeology, and there has been much criticism regarding his methods. He was more interested in finding monuments than describing or investigating them, and often-times he caused irreversible damage. Others often accused him of being nothing more than an ordinary graverobber. He hunted for treasures only to sellContinue reading “The Unbelievable Life and Discoveries of Giovanni Belzoni”

What’s the Story behind the Atacama ‘Alien’ Humanoid? [Patreon exclusive]

One of the more recent sensational archaeological finds has to be the so-called Atacama skeleton. It led to lots of speculation of its origins… because, well, the skeleton did not really resemble a human… but at the same time it did. Now when the media picked up the discovery of the remains, it proved fruitfulContinue reading “What’s the Story behind the Atacama ‘Alien’ Humanoid? [Patreon exclusive]”