Take Forbidden Drive to the Cave of the Monks of Wissahickon The story behind the street names dates back to June 1694, when a brotherhood of German mystics set up shop on the slopes of Wissahickon. Under the leadership of a 21 yr old, Johannes Kelpius, they practiced medicine, music, and good old-fashioned magic. Deep in the Wissahickon woods there's only 1 artifact left by the order: The stone-gabled cave where the master of the order practiced his solitary ways.
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Quinine was used as a treatment for malaria because of its fever reducing and pain relieving qualities. Four or more tablets were taken each day and could be taken two, three or four times daily in an attempt to prevent the onset of the disease. Burroughs, Wellcome & Co was one of the pharmaceutical companies to place research on a scientific footing. From 1895 onwards Henry Wellcome set up laboratories for chemical and physiological research.
3500 years of Cappadocian cave homes: These unique underground havens once were used by early Christians to hide from Roman armies, yet they remain occupied to this day - 100 square miles with 200+ underground villages and tunnel towns complete with hidden passages, secret rooms and ancient temples, with each new civilization building on the work of the last.
This could be the first-ever portrait of Jesus Christ, possibly even created in the lifetime of those who knew him. The extraordinary picture is one of the recently discovered hoard of up to 70 lead codices found in a cave in the hills overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark AB to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways. Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California