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- Islamic Ring Found in 9th-Century Viking Grave
- WWII’s Largest Battleship Revealed After 70 Years Underwater
- Vast Underground City Found in Turkey May Be One of the World’s Largest
- History’s Biggest Art Heist Remains Unsolved, 25 Years Later
- After 400 Years, Investigators Find Remains of Cervantes, Don Quixote’s Creator
- Discovery of Oldest Human Fossil Fills Evolutionary Gap
- 10 Things You May Not Know About Jesse Owens
- Scientists Discover Two Giant New Late-Triassic Creatures
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