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    Stonehenge Is Undergoing Repairs for the First Time in Decades

    Threatened by erosion, outdated restorations and climate change, the monument's megaliths are in need of extensive...

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    Archaeologists Discover Trove of Artifacts at Site of 19th-Century Alabama Tavern

    During the Civil War, both the Union and Confederate armies used the building as a hospital...

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    Amateur Treasure Hunter Discovers Trove of Sixth-Century Gold Jewelry

    Found in Denmark, most of the 22 objects are bracteates, or medallions inscribed with mystical symbols

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    Looted Maqdala Treasures Returned to Ethiopia After 150 Years

    A nonprofit foundation purchased the objects, which were seized by British troops in 1868, with the...

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    Richmond Removes Robert E. Lee Statue, Largest Confederate Sculpture in the U.S.

    Workers sawed the controversial monument into pieces before transporting it to an undisclosed Virginia storage facility

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    Researchers Unearth a Nearly 900-Year-Old Church in England

    Experts made the find ahead of construction of HS2, a controversial, high-speed railway system set to...

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    Monument to Indigenous Women Will Replace Columbus Statue in Mexico City

    Named after the Nahuatl word for "water," the sculpture will depict a member of the Mesoamerican...

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    Louisiana's Poverty Point Earthworks Show Early Native Americans Were 'Incredible Engineers'

    A new study finds that enormous mounds and concentric earthen ridges were built in a matter...

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    Trove of 239 Rare Gold Coins Discovered in Walls of French Mansion

    Renovators discovered a hidden box and pouch stuffed with rare gold coins, minted during the reigns...

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    Iconic Portrait of French Chemist and His Wife Once Looked Entirely Different

    Jacques-Louis David's 1789 painting originally depicted Antoine and Marie Anne Lavoisier as wealthy elites, not modern...

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    Mass Graves in Ukraine Hold Thousands of Victims of Stalin's Great Purge

    In the late 1930s, the Soviet secret police buried some 5,000 to 8,000 people at a...

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    Remains of 9,000-Year-Old Beer Found in China

    The lightly fermented beverage contained rice, tubers and fungi

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    Turkish Archaeologists Unearth Headless Statue of Greek Health Goddess

    Researchers found the figure in a 5,000-year-old site called Aizanoi, which is also home to a...

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    Why Were These Neolithic People Buried With Urns on Their Heads and Feet?

    Found in Transylvania, the 6,000-year-old vessels may have once held provisions for the afterlife

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    World War II Bunker Discovered Inside Ruins of Roman Fort

    Nazi soldiers built the shelter during the German occupation of Alderney, an island in the English...

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    Neolithic Monument Linked to King Arthur Is Older Than Stonehenge

    New research suggests Arthur's Stone was built around 3700 B.C.E. as part of an intricate ceremonial...

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    Remains of Lithuanian Synagogue Destroyed by Nazis and Soviets Unearthed

    Excavations uncovered the Great Synagogue of Vilna's Torah ark, impressive staircases, a raised prayer platform and...

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    Did the Nazis Use This Uranium Cube in Their Failed Nuclear Program?

    New research may help the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory confirm the identity of a mysterious object...

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    Aztec Pictograms Are the First Written Records of Earthquakes in the Americas

    New analysis of the 16th-century "Codex Telleriano-Remensis" reveals 12 references to the natural disasters

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    New Analysis Reveals Vesuvius Victims' Diverse Diets

    Isotope ratios show that men and women in the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum had different...

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    Follow a Couple's Daring Escape From Slavery in the Antebellum South

    A new short film from SCAD chronicles the lives of Ellen and William Craft, who disguised...

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    Newly Digitized Freedmen's Bureau Records Help Black Americans Trace Their Ancestry

    Genealogists, historians and researchers can now peruse more than 3.5 million documents from the Reconstruction-era agency

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    Israeli Investigators Seize Ancient Coins Looted From Archaeological Sites

    The stolen artifacts were found in the Bnei Brak home of an individual suspected of antiquities...

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    World War II Veteran Reunites With Italian Children He Almost Shot in 1944

    Martin Adler encountered the three siblings, who were hiding in a wicker basket, while he was...

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    1,500-Year-Old Skeletons Found Locked in Embrace in Chinese Cemetery

    The couple was probably buried during the Northern Wei period, when Buddhism was taking hold in...

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    Remains of Nazi Massacre Victims Discovered in Poland's 'Death Valley'

    In January 1945, German forces murdered around 500 Polish resistance fighters in a forest near the...

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    Performer Josephine Baker to Be First Black Woman Buried at Paris' Panthéon

    The talented entertainer, activist and spy will be the fifth woman accorded one of France's highest...

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    This Eighth-Grade Class Wants to Clear the Name of an Accused Salem 'Witch'

    Elizabeth Johnson Jr. was sentenced to death in 1693 but escaped execution after receiving a reprieve...

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    Byzantine-Era Wine Press, Gold Coin Found Near Tel Aviv

    The 1,400-year-old currency shows Golgotha, identified as the site of Jesus's crucifixion, on one of its...

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    Lost Monastery Run by Early Medieval Queen Discovered in England

    Cynethryth ruled alongside her husband, King Offa of Mercia, during the seventh century C.E.

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    The Rise and Fall of Tudor England's Scandalous Boleyn Family

    A new documentary offers a more sympathetic view of Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn, and...

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    Watch a Bolt of Lightning Strike the Washington Monument

    The iconic obelisk remains temporarily closed as workers repair an electronic access system damaged by the...

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    Eight-Foot-Tall, 1,600-Year-Old Statue of Pagan Deity Found in Ireland

    The well-preserved wooden sculpture may have been part of a ritual site where animal sacrifices were...

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    Church Where MLK Launched His Civil Rights Career to Become a Museum

    The young pastor assumed a leadership role in the Montgomery bus boycott during a 1955 meeting...

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    Traces of Lead Found in 5,000-Year-Old Human Remains

    A new study details the link between lead production and the metal's presence in bones buried...

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    Did Officials in Roman Britain Throw Condemned Prisoners to the Lions?

    A key handle unearthed in Leicester suggests executions in imperial colonies involved wild animals