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King Tut Statues Stolen From Egypt Museum
Society & Culture  (tags: King Tut Statues, steal, Egypt Museum, treasures, history )

- 2588 days ago -
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 )

- 2593 days ago -
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 )

- 2601 days ago -
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 )

- 2620 days ago -
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 )

- 2655 days ago -
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 )

- 2663 days ago -
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 )

- 2677 days ago -
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 )

- 2686 days ago -
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 )

- 2707 days ago -
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 )

- 2717 days ago -
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 )

- 2741 days ago -
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 )

- 2749 days ago -
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 )

- 2762 days ago -
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.
10 Common Historical Inaccuracies You Probably Learned In School
Society & Culture  (tags: History, Learning, Student, Facts, Schools )

- 2784 days ago -
The author draws from experience both learning and teaching in the United States and does not intend to perpetuate Amero- or Eurocentrism. This article merely reflects familiarity rather than a dismissal of the problematic lessons taught in schools.
The Nez Perce Trail -- a Summer Road Trip for History Buffs
Society & Culture  (tags: Native Americans, History )

- 2829 days ago -
The popular version of the Indians of the 19th century centres around the conflict in the U.S. where the Native Americans fought a losing battle for freedom. With the Nez Perce, the movie version isn't far wrong

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