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Auschwitz Memorial launches Facebook page

Published on October 15th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The Auschwitz death camp memorial museum has launched a Facebook page to reach young people around world. The memorial museum at Auschwitz has launched a Facebook page, hoping that the popular social networking site will help ... Read More


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Christopher Columbus writings prove he was Spanish

Published on October 15th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

I was unaware there was a controversy here, but apparently France, Portugal and even Scotland have claimed Christopher Columbus as their own. A thorough investigation of his writings have proven, once and for all, that he ... Read More


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New pterosaur species a ‘hodgepodge’ of parts

Published on October 15th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A newly discovered pterosaur is an amalgamation of parts from more primitive forms of the species. Scientists at the U.K.’s University of Leicester initially saw images of the flying reptile fossils earlier this year, and “our ... Read More


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Benito Mussolini: British Secret Agent

Published on October 15th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Newly release documents have revealed that for a brief period of time Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was working as a British secret agent. [Thx Sebastian] For the British intelligence agency, it must have seemed like a ... Read More


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Ancient campsite reveals 2,000-year-old soup recipe

Published on October 15th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists working at an ancient campsite outside of Edmonton, Alberta, have found enough information to guess at the recipe the ancient campers used for their soup. The cracked rocks got discarded when they were too small. ... Read More


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Artisan’s footprints found under 1,700-year-old mosaic

Published on October 15th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The footprints of the artisans who built a mosaic floor in Lod, Israel have been discovered underneath the work. As the conservation experts worked on the plaster bedding to be done before detaching the mosaic, they ... Read More


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Archaeologist recreates ancient brews

Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Patrick McGovern, an archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania, loves recreating ancient potables. Over time, McGovern became interested in ancient pottery, then discovering what was inside the pottery. A colleague presented him with a large jar from ... Read More


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A ‘virtually priceless’ Roman vase

Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A 2,000-year-old Roman vase has been hailed as one of the most important of its kind. Julian Roup, a Bonhams expert, said: “There are three reasons that the vase is virtually priceless. “The first is that ... Read More


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