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- CT Scan Reveals Mummified Monk Inside Ancient Buddha Statue
- The Battle of Iwo Jima Begins, 70 Years Ago
- Ancient Mortuary That Boiled, Defleshed Corpses Unearthed
- 7 Things You May Not Know About the Gutenberg Bible
- The Lincoln Memorial’s Bizarre Rejected Designs
- The Real-Life Story Behind “American Sniper”
- Scientists Blame Gerbils (Not Rats) for the Black Death
- First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years Coming to Iceland
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