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The origins of six casino games

Published on October 23rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Mental_Floss has posted an interesting article showcasing the history of six casino favourites. Records of games like poker exist as far back as 1526, when Europeans played a game called primero or primiera with three-card hands ... Read More


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Tens of thousands of historic wills put online

Published on October 23rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

190,000 wills, some dating back to the 14th century, have been put online on the National Library of Wales’ website. Among the wills available at the click of a button are Twm Sion Cati's, known as ... Read More


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Modern humans are wimps

Published on October 23rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

An Australian anthropologist is claiming that modern humans are wimps compared to our predecessors. Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun world 100 and 200 meters record holder Usain Bolt in modern conditions. Some Tutsi men ... Read More


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Thousands of colonial wreck artifacts stolen from ocean floor

Published on October 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The waters surrounding the island of Dominica are littered with colonial wrecks and artifacts. Due to a lack of funds to officially recover historically important pieces, looters have been raiding the ocean floor. The Archaeology advisor ... Read More


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Roman temple found in Tuscany

Published on October 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A fourth century Roman temple has been found in the Italian region of Tuscany. The rectangular-shaped structure measures 11.5 metres by 6.5 metres and was built using a Roman-building technique called 'opus testaceum'. A loose stone ... Read More


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Divers recover anchor from Blackbeard’s flagship

Published on October 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Divers off the coast of North Carolina have recovered an anchor thought to belong to the pirate Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. [Thx Matt Poland] An anchor from a shipwreck thought to be Blackbeard's flagship, ... Read More


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Ancient 2nd century auditorium found in Rome

Published on October 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists in Rome have discovered an ancient auditorium dating back to the 2nd century A.D. Archaeologists on Wednesday unveiled the remains of an ancient auditorium where scholars, politicians and poets held debates and lectures, a site ... Read More


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