Mese: Giugno 2020

Janet Parker: the last person to die of Variola

Smallpox was an infective disease caused by two virus variants that is Variola major and Variola minor. The term comes from the late Latin “variŏla”, coming from “varius” which means “stained”. Below:…

Queen Victoria, Curiosities and Oddities

Queen Victoria of England, rigid, severe and moralist in many ways, was extremely innovative in others. She was born for dynasty duty. George III, although with many sons, did not have any…

Genepil: the Tragic End of the Last Mongolian Queen

The story of Queen Genepil is shrouded in mystery even though the tale came to us many decades after her death. The extremely young girl was Queen Consort of Mongolia for less…

The Mysterious Loss of the Ancient Europeans 14,500 Years Ago

Recent genetic analysis have demonstrated that certain  lineages of the very first Europeans mysteriously disappeared towards the end of the last Ice Age, substituted by other genetically different groups. The discovery comes…

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