Bronze Age  Indus civilization thrived on seasonal monsoon-fed waters

A recent study revealed that people of the Bronze Age Indus Valley civilisation relied on seasonal monsoon flooding and the rich, water-trapping clays of the old river valley, rather than – in contrary to popular belief – on major glacier-fed rivers. These are now said to have dried up more than 3000 years before the peak of the Indus Valley civilisation’s  development.

Unique US Civil War-era sword discovered

A historic sword, belonging to Col. Robert Gould Shaw, leader of the first American Civil War unit in the North made up of African-American soldiers, was donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society after resting for decades at attics of private owners.