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- Tomb Dating From the Time of Alexander the Great Found in Northern Greece
- 8 Things You May Not Know About Augustus
- New Study Suggests Neanderthals and Humans Co-Existed for Millennia
- 7 Fascinating Facts About the Panama Canal
- The British Burn Washington, D.C., 200 Years Ago
- 9 Things You May Not Know About Lizzie Borden
- Evidence of Gruesome Ancient Ritual Unearthed in Denmark
- The Royal Diet of Richard III Revealed
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