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The Accidental Mummy: the discovery of an impeccably preserved woman from the Ming Dynasty

When most people think of mummies, they picture the Egyptian culture, and sophisticated mummification procedures intended to create a bridge between …

Newly-Found Document Holds Eyewitness Account of Jesus Performing Miracle

Rome | An Italian expert studying a first-century document written by the Roman historian Marcus Velleius Paterculus that was recently discovered in …

Confirmed: The Oldest Known Art in the World Is Proto-Graffiti

The first paintings made by human hands, new research suggests, were outlines <i>of</i> human hands.<p>Sixty years ago, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, a group of archaeologists discovered a series of paintings spread across 100 limestone caves. The images—rendered, by the time of their discovery, in …

'Priceless' Civil War Photo of Slave Selina Gray Found on eBay

A National Park Service volunteer browsing on eBay has made an astonishing discovery: a long-lost photo that park officials have described as a "priceless" piece of Civil War history. The stereo view image depicts Selina Gray (at right, above), an enslaved woman who was head housekeeper at the …

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Rare Ancient Chinese Bronzes Go on Display in

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Glassmakers may have been nobles, but they were also forbidden from ever leaving the city! #HowWeGotToNowPBS http://t.co/42b6Dgi9bV

Al Capone's Chicago house goes on the market

Modest slice of American gangster history is offered for sale at $225,000 - just don't forget to pay the tax<p>For sale: six-bedroom house in Chicago with large cellar, suitable for hiding vast amounts of cash. Just don't forget to pay the tax on the deal.<p>Al Capone's old home is on the market for …

25 Simple Weight-Loss Tips You Shouldn't Overlook

We all know that weight loss is only sustainable with a lifestyle change. Try to incorporate these tips into your daily habits, and watch the pounds …