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Colossal Crabs May Hold Clue To Amelia Earhart Fate
Does the secret of the famed aviator’s disappearance lie in the underground haunts of the world’s largest land invertebrate?
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Exclusive: Inside The Search For Amelia Earhart’s Aeroplane
Many attempts have been made to discover the famed aviator's fate, but never with the technological tools at Robert Ballard's disposal.
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How Underwater Archaeology Reveals Hidden Wonders
Working under the waves is challenging, but it can offer rich rewards for those seeking to understand the past.
About History

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

In the most basic sense, history is the branch of study relating to past events. It’s the record of the past, what it means to us and how it influences our lives. 

The study of ancient history encompasses Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, among others. The Ancient Egyptians are of course best known for their pyramids, which served as tombs for the civilisation’s dead kings. The Ancient Romans are most notorious for their gladiators, the highly trained “working class heroes” of antiquity. The Ancient Greeks are best remembered for their contributions to the foundations of Western culture including politics, literature and philosophy.

In more recent times, history’s focus has been on major world wars and events including the Industrial Revolution, World War I. World War II and the Iraq War. Adolf Hitler, the powerful dictator and leader of the Nazi party, was the catalyst for the start of World War II and one of the most terrible events in human history – the Holocaust.

Closer to home, key moments in Australian history include the first contact between European and Indigenous Australians, the First Fleet and the events Gallipoli during WWI.

Scroll through the videos, photos and articles below to find out more about history.

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