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- The Truth About Poland’s “Vampire” Burials
- New Richard III Mystery Comes to Light
- 10 Things You May Not Know About George Armstrong Custer
- Time Capsule Buried by Paul Revere and Sam Adams Discovered in Boston
- Shackled Skeletons Unearthed at Roman Necropolis in France
- Researchers Identify Fragment of Amelia Earhart’s Plane
- Ability to Digest Alcohol Played Key Role in Human Evolution
- One of Shakespeare’s Rare First Folios Discovered in French Library
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