Podcast: Ghosts Beneath Our Feet

Sacha Thorpe speaks to metal-detecting enthusiasts and archaeologists, people hoping to understand the ghosts behind the ancient objects dug up from beneath our feet. How do we interpret these long-lost possessions, how do we reveal the secrets of those who made them? Podcast by Sacha Thorpe. Image: johnm2205

Science Behind the Photo #9

The Taj Mahal, often named the world’s most beautiful building, is under serious threat from subsidence. Signs of stress and physical distortions have begun appearing on the monument’s marble façade.  Low water levels and diversions to the local river Yamuna may be to blame. According to an unnamed expert from the Archaeological Survey of India […]