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- "Virtual Autopsy" of King Tut Paints Unflattering Picture
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- 8 Things You May Not Know About Emperor Claudius
- Archaeologists Unearth Giant Sphinx—in California
- Divers Excavate Greek Shipwreck Dubbed “Ancient Titanic”
- The Charge of the Light Brigade, 160 Years Ago
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