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On This Day, December 27th

1. 1932: The doors open at the Radio City Music Hall It was on this date in 1932 that John D. Rockefeller opened the…

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On This Date, December 23rd

1. 1783: George Washington retires as commander in chief It was on this date in 1783 that our country’s founding father, George Washington, resigns…

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Why Can’t We Say “Macbeth” in a Theater?

Macbeth – the famed “Scottish Play” – is one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies. More famous than the play itself, perhaps, is the fabled…

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History’s Badasses: Boudica

“Nothing is safe from Roman pride and arrogance. They will deface the sacred and will deflower our virgins. Win the battle or perish, that…

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History’s Nutcases: Tiberius

Last time on History’s Nutcases, we talked about a man named Jemmy Hirst, who fancied riding a bull he’d trained to jump fences like a…

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Earliest-Known Cooking Vessels In the World Found in Lybia

Many experts say: cooking is what makes us human. Last week, archaeologists may have found the earliest evidence of cooked food to-date. A group…

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Ancient Surgery in Paphos

NEA PAPHOS, CYPRUS – Rooms 15 and 16 in the east portico of Nea Paphos’ Agora have revealed some surprises to researching archaeologists. In…

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Unique 8,000 Year-Old Figurines Discovered at Çatalhöyük

“The goal of our research is to understand, among other things, what led to the end of the huge settlement and how its last…

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Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2016

2016 has been quite a year, what with the American presidency changing hands, Brexit, David Bowie’s death, and countless other events. Whether it’s been…

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When Was the First New Year’s Day Celebrated?

New Year’s Day seems like one of those facts of life that has always existed. The sun goes down on the old year and…

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