The 1975 earthquake in a small town along the Indo-Tibet border in Himachal Pradesh uncovered an old tomb .When the tomb was excavated,it was discovered to be the mummified body of Buddhist monk Sangha Tenzin.An appalling aspect of this discovery is that the skin and hair on the mummy are still intact.Some believe it was because of the natural mummification process in which a monk starves himself to death and runs candles over his body to dry out the fat. However the mystery surrounding this still continues.
Galileo's drawing of the moon
Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, commonly known as " Father of Several Sciences". In 1610 he famously published this image of the moon as he had observed it through a telescope. They were released in the Sidereus Nuncius, an astronomical pamphlet which showed detailed observations of the moon and constellations of the stars. Not quite as incredible as the photos of the moon we have seen today, but incredibly impressive for the time!
Once American Bisons roamed across much of North America before they were slaughtered in thousands and their population shrinked from lakhs to just 325 in the United States. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, who was hired to kill bison, slaughtered more than 4,000 bison in two years. Today they are considered ecologically extinct. Now they live in a few national parks and other small wildlife areas.
Due to the conservation efforts, the bison population in the US has increase to to 500,000 bison in the US, including 5,000 in Yellowstone.
Historic picture of August Landmesser, who refused to salute Hitler in the Nazi salute during a public rally in 1936. Landmesser who fell in love with a Jewish woman was sent to a concentration camp before they could marry.
In a historic step — literally — on Friday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed over to South Korea, and met President Moon Jae-In. The two leaders, in the first summit between the countries in over a decade, met in a heavily fortified demilitarised zone.