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On the 40th anniversary of their leak to the public, the Pentagon Papers have been declassified and released in their entirety.
King Tut may have been hastily sealed into his tomb even before the paint on its walls had time to dry, according to new research.
A historian has put forth a new theory about the Shroud of Turin, suggesting it was painted by the Renaissance master Giotto and based on Jesus’ actual burial cloth.
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