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What Cowboys Looked Like Nearly 100 Years Ago loading...
What Cowboys Looked Like Nearly 100 Years Ago
On National Day of the Cowboy, see some of the first colour photos of cowboys in the American west.
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See the Violent Italian Sport that Inspired Modern Football
Despite horrific injuries, Florence’s neighbourhoods still compete for glory in calcio storico every summer.
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New English Pound To Feature Jane Austen
Britain’s new 10- pound note revealed
What is Bastille Day? loading...
What is Bastille Day?
The French celebrate Bastille day today.
Amelia Earhart 'Lost Photograph' Discredited loading...
Amelia Earhart 'Lost Photograph' Discredited
A Japanese blogger has refuted a key piece of evidence in a recent History Channel documentary about the aviator's disappearance.
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New Tunnel Discovered Under Ancient Pyramid
Archaeologists think the tunnel under the Pyramid of the Moon in Mexico's Teotihuacán may represent the underworld as part of an ancient belief system.
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Inside an Elaborate Circumcision Ceremony
When young boys are circumcised in Uzbekistan, a party follows.
Top 3 Theories for Amelia Earhart's Disappearance loading...
Top 3 Theories for Amelia Earhart's Disappearance
Eighty years since she disappeared, Earhart's fate remains one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries.
CSI Tools Bring a Mummy's Face to Life loading...
CSI Tools Bring a Mummy's Face to Life
Cutting-edge 3D forensic technology has enabled experts to create a stunningly lifelike portrait of a noble woman who lived and died in South America some 1,600 years ago.
90-Metre-Wide Ancient Altar Excavated in China loading...
90-Metre-Wide Ancient Altar Excavated in China
Found in China's far north-west, the ruins suggest the cultural link between region's east and west was strong even before the Silk Road.
The Map That Popularised the Word ‘Gerrymander’ loading...
The Map That Popularised the Word ‘Gerrymander’
The practice wasn’t new in 1812. But a map in a newspaper gave it a name that stuck.
Hints of Skull Cult Found at World's Oldest Temple loading...
Hints of Skull Cult Found at World's Oldest Temple
Carved human skull fragments from a Stone Age archaeological site hint at a surprisingly complex culture.

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