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An English explorer's vast natural history collection has the first realistic dioramas of animals staged in their natural habitats.
Added by duncanchappell
Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic Expedition May Have Been Sabotaged
New evidence suggests his second-in-command was to blame.
October 05, 2017
Legends of the Masonic Temple: An Evening with Atlas Obscura
Spend an evening with Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras as we celebrate our favorite hidden wonders around the world in one of Detroit's most awe-inspiring locations.
The remote island home of the overlooked explorer who co-discovered the theory of evolution by natural selection.
Added by littlewing44
Why Modern Cartographers Are So Impressed With This 16th-Century Map
A mariner's take on a town in "New Spain" was notably accurate for its time.
September 11, 2017
Solving the Mysterious Disappearance of Two 18th-Century French Frigates
A lost 1818 newspaper article may be a critical clue.
August 31, 2017
Peak Cavern's Rope Factory
Some of England's last cave dwellers lived and worked within this huge cave.
Added by Dr Alan P Newman
The Hollow Steel Ball That Changed Ocean Exploration Forever
In the 1930s, the bathysphere propelled scientists deeper into the sea than they had ever been before.
August 16, 2017
Almost Edible, 106-Year-Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica
Even the original owners didn't want to eat it.
August 11, 2017
Graves of Beechey Island
The remote graves mark the mysterious deaths of four 19th century explorers.
Added by AaronNetsky
Los Angeles, California
The Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles
Hidden above a drug store on a nondescript corner of Lincoln Heights is a private clubhouse for intrepid explorers.
Added by Erin Johnson
Found: An Antarctic Explorer’s Painting, Hidden Among Penguin Poop And Mold
A conservator discovered the delicate watercolor in a dusty, dirty portfolio.
June 13, 2017
The Story Museum
An Oxford museum where visitors can have tea with the Mad Hatter and climb through the wardrobe to a fantasy land.
Added by lauracurtistalbot
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Pioneer Woman Statue
A larger-than-life monument to the overlooked women who braved Western expansion and broke down societal barriers.
Added by gpatterson84
Explore the Off-Centered Ale Trail with Dogfish Head and Atlas Obscura
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
The Scandalous Life of Nurse and Adventurer Kate Marsden
She spent 11 months trekking to Siberia to find a cure for leprosy, but her love life overshadowed everything.
May 26, 2017
Found: Earliest Evidence of Humans Living on the Australian Coast
An island cave held artifacts from 50,000 years ago.
May 19, 2017
Geographic Center of South America
An obelisk marks the exact center of the continent, as per the calculations of the legendary Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon.
Added by johnmonahan
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