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The 8 Most Impressive Prison Breaks in History
Society & Culture  (tags: Prison Breaks, History, Crime, Law, Political activism )

Nancy
- 1269 days ago - criminaljusticedegreesguide.com
Prison breaks loom large in pop culture: they're in movies, TV series, books, even cartoons. It's the chaos they cause, more than anything, that makes their stories so riveting. It's also interesting to note that not all prison breaks are created equal.
10 Most Architecturally-Impressive College Campuses
Society & Culture  (tags: College, Campuses, Architecture, Education, History )

Nancy
- 1288 days ago - onlineclasses.org
Whether you're an architecture student or just want to attend college in a beautiful setting, choosing a school with a great architectural look and feeling can be a nice bonus when it comes time to get your education.
King Tut Statues Stolen From Egypt Museum
Society & Culture  (tags: King Tut Statues, steal, Egypt Museum, treasures, history )

Anna
- 1290 days ago - news.discovery.com
Sad news was announced about some of the treasures kept at the Egyptian National Museum just after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as Egypt's president.
10 Most Famous Love Letters in History
Society & Culture  (tags: Love Letters, History, Lovers, Couple, Feelings )

Nancy
- 1295 days ago - onlinedegree.net
Since most of today's love letters have gone digital or disappeared completely, we are left to admire the great love letters of yesteryear. Here are the 10 most famous love letters in history:
Exhibit G: Now Google Street View Lets You Tour the World's Finest Museums From the Comfort of Your Armchair
Society & Culture  (tags: Google Street View, world, museums, history )

Anna
- 1303 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Its controversial Street View guide has already let millions take a peek at private addresses all over the world.ow Google is harnessing this technology to allow users the chance to roam the finest museums on the planet - from the comfort of their own....
15 Little-Known Facts About the Brothers Grimm
Society & Culture  (tags: Brothers Grimm, History, fairy tales, stories )

Anna
- 1322 days ago - associatesdegree.com
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are best known for their collection of fairy tales, but there's so much more to their story. From getting kicked out of work at a college, and writing a dictionary, there are so many interesting, but little known facts about the...
Jesus' Great-Grandmother Identified
Society & Culture  (tags: Jesus, grandmother, Ismeria, medieval manuscripts, history )

Anna
- 1357 days ago - news.discovery.com
The great-grandmother of Jesus was a woman named Ismeria, according to Florentine medieval manuscripts analyzed by a historian.
Happy Chanukah! A History of the Holiday
Society & Culture  (tags: Chanukah, hanukkah, Festivalof Lights, history, religion, politics, news, interesting, world, society, education )

Cal
- 1365 days ago - factmonster.com
Some good background information on "TheFestival of Lights"
Da Vinci's 'Magi' Hides Master's Original Vision
Society & Culture  (tags: Leonardo Da Vinci, paintings, History )

Anna
- 1379 days ago - news.discovery.com
One of Leonardo Da Vinci's strangest paintings, "The Adoration of the Magi" was commissioned for the altar of the monastery of San Donato a Scopeto, near Florence, in 1481. The work was never finished.
Pompeii's House of the Gladiators Collapses
Society & Culture  (tags: Pompeii, ancient Roman city, Gladiators, history, world, archaeology )

Anna
- 1388 days ago - edition.cnn.com
One of the most archaeologically important houses in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii collapsed during the early hours of Saturday morning.The House of the Gladiators -- thought to have been used by combatants to train or relax before entering ..........
11 Freedoms That Drunks, Slackers, Prostitutes and Pirates Pioneered and The Founding Fathers Opposed
Society & Culture  (tags: rights, society, usa, history, Founding Fathers, news, interesting, humans, government, freedoms, culture, americans )

Cal
- 1409 days ago - alternet.org
What the Founding Fathers called corruption, depravity, venality and vice, many of us would call freedom.
Tesla - Master of Lightning: A Weapon to End War
Society & Culture  (tags: Tesla, history, war )

Michelle
- 1419 days ago - stumbleupon.com
Tesla inherited from his father a deep hatred of war. Throughout his life, he sought a technological way to end warfare. He thought that war could be converted into, "a mere spectacle of machines."
10 Ancient Civilizations That Were Incredibly Advanced
Society & Culture  (tags: Civilizations, History, Fact, innovation )

Sophie
- 1443 days ago - onlinedoctoratedegree.org
In reality, these so-called "primitives" probably knew more about science, mathematics and technology than those nose-mining little rapscallions ever will.
10 Shortest Wars of All Time
Society & Culture  (tags: War, Shortest Wars, History, Battles, Fight, Politics )

Nancy
- 1451 days ago - generalstudiesdegree.net
These are the shortest wars ever recorded, but don't let the length of the battles fool you. Even fleeting fights like these changed the world.
Mounds Offer Glimpse of History
Society & Culture  (tags: history, indian, native american, native, tribe, nation, the first nations, illinois, natchez, mississippi, heritage )

Kelly
- 1465 days ago - nativetimes.com
In 1682, the French explorer LaSalle met with the tribal chief of the Natchez Indians, but the Natchez soon found themselves caught in the conflict between France and England, Barnett said.

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