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Origins of Fire According to the Greeks loading...
Origins of Fire According to the Greeks
Prometheus to Pandora, Greek Mythology explains our connection with fire.
Exclusive: Tomb of Christ at Risk of 'Catastrophic' Collapse loading...
Exclusive: Tomb of Christ at Risk of 'Catastrophic' Collapse
Restoration work at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem reveals one of the world's holiest sites rests on a precarious earthly foundation.
The Journey of Humankind: How Money Made Us Modern loading...
The Journey of Humankind: How Money Made Us Modern
Civilisation existed before money, but probably wouldn’t have gotten very far without it.
The Underappreciated Man Behind the “Best Graphic Ever Produced” loading...
The Underappreciated Man Behind the “Best Graphic Ever Produced”
He’s known for his acclaimed depiction of Napoleon’s ill-fated invasion of Russia. But Charles Minard was full of innovative visualisations.
6 Great Archaeology Discoveries Funded by the U.S. Government loading...
6 Great Archaeology Discoveries Funded by the U.S. Government
From Jamestown to Troy, the National Endowment for the Humanities has supported digs around the world.
Why Canberra? loading...
Why Canberra?
Should we reconsider our capital city? Why was Canberra chosen in the first place?
Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Found in City Slum loading...
Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Found in City Slum
The unearthed pieces are made of quartzite and may depict one of Egypt's most famous rulers.
Giant Catfish Fossil Found in Egyptian Desert loading...
Giant Catfish Fossil Found in Egyptian Desert
Discovered by the first Egyptian woman to pursue a palaeontology degree, the new fish species swam beside leggy whales 37 million years ago.
How to Fight Like a Viking loading...
How to Fight Like a Viking
Courage, camaraderie, and a lack of chivalry made the Norse fearsome fighters.
Prehistoric 'Aspirin' Found in Sick Neanderthal's Teeth loading...
Prehistoric 'Aspirin' Found in Sick Neanderthal's Teeth
Evidence of pain-killers is just one intriguing detail pulled from a closer look at the DNA in ancient tooth plaque.
14 Photos That Illumine a Dark Chapter of U.S. History loading...
14 Photos That Illumine a Dark Chapter of U.S. History
Seventy-five years after his forebears were sent to internment camps, a photographer is recovering pieces of his lost past.

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