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Sacred statue uncovered at ancient Hindu temple

Published on January 7th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A statue of Nandi, the sacred bull that carried the Hindu god Shiva, has been unearthed at an ancient temple in Indonesia. Indung Panca Putra, the head of the excavation team from the Yogyakarta Antiquities and ... Read More


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Court battle for Davy Crockett’s marriage license application

Published on January 7th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Davy Crockett’s marriage license application is at the center of a court battle in Florida. Officials in Tennessee want a Hillsborough County judge to enforce a Tennessee order that 90-year-old Margaret V. Smith turn over Crockett’s ... Read More


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Documents from Vatican’s secret archives published for first time

Published on January 7th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A series of documents, including a 13th-century letter from Genghis Khan’s grandson demanding homage from the pope, have been release from the Vatican’s secret archives. The Holy See’s archives contain scrolls, parchments and leather-bound volumes with ... Read More


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Lost Amazon complex found

Published on January 7th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Hundreds of geometric shapes once hidden by the jungle have been found, hinting at an ancient society that flourished in the Amazon. Now researchers estimate that nearly ten times as many such structures—of unknown purpose—may exist ... Read More


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Double Atomic bomb survivor dies in Japan

Published on January 6th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only person to have survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during WWII, has died at the age of 93. Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip for his shipbuilding company ... Read More


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Remains of Revolutionary War-era grain mill found

Published on January 6th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of a grain mill which belonged to Revolutionary War figure George Rogers Clark may have been found in Clarksville, Indiana (a city named after him). November’s discovery left the team of researchers excited, said ... Read More


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Huge tomb found in ancient Egyptian burial ground

Published on January 6th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the largest tomb yet found in the ancient Saqqara necropolis. One of two tombs found, which were carved out of stone, consists of a vast chamber that branches off into many ... Read More


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Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile due to very high cholesterol

Published on January 6th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A medical expert who has studied famous figures in Renaissance art believes that the Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile was the result of very high cholesterol. The facial expression – one of the main reasons why the ... Read More


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