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Top Ten Things You Didn't Know About Aladdin loading...
Top Ten Things You Didn't Know About Aladdin
Audiences are gearing up for the release of Disney’s live-action version Aladdin, but the true origins of this tale are surprising—and sometimes disturbing.
Last American Slave Ship Is Discovered In Alabama loading...
Last American Slave Ship Is Discovered In Alabama
The schooner Clotilda smuggled African captives into the US in 1860, more than 50 years after importing slaves was outlawed.
The Chernobyl Disaster: What Happened, And The Long-Term Impacts loading...
The Chernobyl Disaster: What Happened, And The Long-Term Impacts
The accident at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine shocked the world, permanently altered a region, and leaves many questions unanswered.
Who Was Augustus Caesar? loading...
Who Was Augustus Caesar?
Known for initiating two centuries of peace in Rome, Augustus Caesar’s rise to political power was anything but amicable.
Before Plastic, Rubber Filled American Homes loading...
Before Plastic, Rubber Filled American Homes
Rubber is still ubiquitous. But in its heyday, it was being moulded into everything from gloves to toys.
See The Face Of A Man From The Last Gasps Of The Roman Empire loading...
See The Face Of A Man From The Last Gasps Of The Roman Empire
Adelasius Ebalchus lived in Switzerland 1,300 years ago—and his expression sports a very unusual feature not seen in most facial reconstructions.
Memories of D-Day come alive on the beaches where it happened loading...
Memories of D-Day come alive on the beaches where it happened
Every decade, French and international troops honour the events that changed the course of World War II.
Unique lives of royal kids celebrated in vintage photos loading...
Unique lives of royal kids celebrated in vintage photos
From everyday outings to noble affairs, a look at how children around the world have prepared for the throne.
Ramadan: Understanding its history and traditions loading...
Ramadan: Understanding its history and traditions
The sighting of the new crescent moon marks the start of Ramadan, the most sacred month in Islamic culture.
Why Leonardo’s last statue took 500 years to finish loading...
Why Leonardo’s last statue took 500 years to finish
Da Vinci died before he could complete his massive bronze sculpture of a horse, something that wouldn’t occur until the 20th century.
Learn about the history—and future—of the Japanese monarchy loading...
Learn about the history—and future—of the Japanese monarchy
Emperor Akihito will be the first ruler to abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne, and the future of the ceremonial position remains murky.
Soon we’ll all be living in the imperial Reiwa era. What’s that? loading...
Soon we’ll all be living in the imperial Reiwa era. What’s that?
For more than 1,300 years, the crowning of each new Japanese emperor has brought with it a new age. Here’s why the Reiwa era will be very different from its predecessors.

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