Shell Grotto, In 1835 Mr James Newlove lowered his son into a hole in the ground that had appeared during the digging of a pond. The boy described tunnels covered with shells.He had discovered the Shell Grotto; 70ft of winding passages leading to a chamber, walls decorated with strange symbols mosaiced in shells. Is it an ancient pagan temple? Who knows? Nobody knows who built this place. Since its discovery visitors have been intrigued by the beautiful mosaic and the unsolved mystery.
This model of a combined bakery and brewery was discovered in a hidden chamber at the side of the passage leading into the rock cut tomb of the royal chief steward Meketre, who began his career under King Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II of Dynasty 11 and continued to serve successive kings into the early years of Dynasty 12.
Ancient Kourion (Cyprus). 'Founded in Neolithic times and gloriously perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Ancient Kourion flourished under the Mycenaeans, Ptolemies, Romans and, later, the Christians. This is the most spectacular of the South’s archaeological sites, including some well-preserved and fascinating mosaics.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cyprus/the-republic-of-cyprus/around-lemesos/sights/archaeological-site/ancient-kourion
Scientist Rosalind Franklin made the first clear X-ray images of DNA’s structure. Her work was described as the most beautiful X-ray photographs ever taken. Franklin’s ‘Photo 51’ informed Crick and Watson of DNA’s double helix structure for which they were awarded a Nobel Prize. Franklin died of ovarian cancer in 1958, aged 37, her contribution to DNA’s discovery story unacknowledged.