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Over 1,300 Pounds of Roman Coins Found

Friday, April 27th, 2016. It was just a routine day for a group of Spanish construction workers in southern Spain, in the town of…

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The 5 Major Causes Of The Dark Ages

Europe’s Dark Ages have captivated people for centuries. There’s been whole history textbooks written about them. They’re shrouded in mystery and myth. From them,…

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Virginia Woolf: Between the Books

Virginia Woolf is known as one of the earliest modern writers to come out of the 20th century. She is known for her experimental…

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The Magnificent Story of London’s Big Ben

The Palace of Westminster was burned down on the night of October 16th, 1834. Only a few pieces survived the fire, and were integrated…

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The Watergate Scandal Revisited

In May of 1972, seven burglars broke into the Democratic National Committee’s office in the Watergate building located in Washington, D.C. The burglars wiretapped…

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Jane Austen: A Woman Before Her Time

We all know Jane Austen’s work, whether you’ve actually read her novels or have just seen movie adaptations. She is one of the most…

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The History Behind Sherlock Holmes

In 1891, a legacy to rival all crime fiction to date began. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published his “A  Scandal in Bohemia”, in The Strand…

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Jack Kerouac: The Voice of a Generation

Known for his influential work during the beat generation Jack Kerouac is considered one the greats in the literary world. Kerouac is known for…

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15 of the World’s Creepiest Abandoned Asylums

There are a surprising amount of abandoned asylums all over the world. Filled with dark histories of abuse and neglect, many of these institutions…

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History’s Nutcases: The Zhengde Emperor

Last time, in History’s Nutcases, we covered Caligula. This time in the series, we’re taking a look at another insane ruler from a completely different…

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