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20 fascinating ancient maps

Published on August 31st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Free.edu has posted an interesting list showcasing 20 fascinating ancient maps and why they are cool. Modern and Completely Correct Map of the Entire World Creator: Joan Blaeu Date: 1659 Why it’s cool: Modern at the ... Read More


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Will we ever run out of dinosaur bones?

Published on August 31st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Slate asks the question, "Will we ever run out of dinosaur bones?" Not for a long, long time. There are currently about 3,000 so-called "full" dinosaur specimens—complete or near-complete skeletons or just a complete or near-complete ... Read More


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Ancient re-interred remains found in Greece

Published on August 31st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A lavish burial site has been found in the ancient Macedonian capital of Aigai. The find in the ruins of Aigai came a few meters (yards) from last year's remarkable discovery of what could be the ... Read More


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Auschwitz blueprints presented to Israeli PM

Published on August 28th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Architectural plans for the Auschwitz death camp, discovered last year, have been presented to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to Berlin. The 29 sketches of the camp, which was built in Nazi-occupied Poland, ... Read More


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POW records from Colditz Castle go online

Published on August 28th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Records of the Prisoners of War who were interned at Colditz Castle have gone online, 70 years after the war began. The database - originally compiled by the Germans under terms of the Geneva convention requiring ... Read More


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New dinosaur discovered in Australia

Published on August 28th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Australian palaeontologists have discovered a new species of dinosaur on a sheep ranch in Queensland. The fossil remains of the large plant-eating sauropod, nicknamed Zac, are about 97 million years old. They were found near the ... Read More


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