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Radiocarbon Helps Date Ancient Objects—But It's Not Perfect loading...
Radiocarbon Helps Date Ancient Objects—But It's Not Perfect
For nearly 70 years, archaeologists have been measuring carbon-14 levels to date sites and artifacts.
Ghost Fleet Of Sunken Warships Declared A National Marine Sanctuary loading...
Ghost Fleet Of Sunken Warships Declared A National Marine Sanctuary
Local wildlife thrives amid more than a hundred shipwrecks and archaeological treasures at the Mallows Bay-Potomac River site in Maryland.
India’s Forgotten Power Broker—What Was Her Secret? loading...
India’s Forgotten Power Broker—What Was Her Secret?
Swashbuckling Begum Samru commanded armies, took a litany of lovers, and dubbed herself Joanna, after Joan of Arc.
Soccer Pioneers Recall The First Women’s World Cup loading...
Soccer Pioneers Recall The First Women’s World Cup
Female soccer players have made great strides since the quadrennial tournament was first held in 1991. But the fight for equality continues.
Missing! The Unsolved Mystery Of Amelia Earhart's Last Flight loading...
Missing! The Unsolved Mystery Of Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
Earhart's plane vanished somewhere over the Pacific in July 1937. More than eight decades later, the quest to find her remains an obsession.
See What Europe’s Coins Looked Like Before The Euro loading...
See What Europe’s Coins Looked Like Before The Euro
Before the euro was introduced, the continent featured a range of unique national currencies.
Earliest Evidence For Cannabis Smoking Discovered In Ancient Tombs loading...
Earliest Evidence For Cannabis Smoking Discovered In Ancient Tombs
Traces of potent pot were identified in 2,500-year-old wooden artifacts buried with people who lived along the Silk Road in China.
Top Secret Maps Reveal The Massive Allied Effort Behind D-Day loading...
Top Secret Maps Reveal The Massive Allied Effort Behind D-Day
As dawn broke on June 6, 1944, in northern France, the Allies began an invasion in the works for years: D-Day, the start of Operation Overlord that turned the tide against Nazi Germany.
Vintage Photos Honour The Resting Place Of D-Day's Fallen Heroes loading...
Vintage Photos Honour The Resting Place Of D-Day's Fallen Heroes
In 1957, National Geographic covered the dedication of American World War II cemeteries abroad, including the Normandy American Cemetery in France where more than 9,000 US troops are buried.
How The Treaty Of Versailles Ended WWI And Started WWII loading...
How The Treaty Of Versailles Ended WWI And Started WWII
European countries dealt a harsh punishment to Germany for its role in the First World War—a move that would soon come back to haunt the world.
How Monks Helped Invent Sign Language loading...
How Monks Helped Invent Sign Language
Vows of silence and humanist beliefs led European clerics to create new communication methods for the deaf 500 years ago.
How A Forgotten 600-Year-Old Tsunami Changed History loading...
How A Forgotten 600-Year-Old Tsunami Changed History
New evidence shows a disaster similar to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami battered the same region centuries ago and may have given rise to a powerful Islamic kingdom.

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