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Earliest American Art Found in Florida?

A Florida fossil hunter may have found the earliest example of American art: a 13,000-year-old bone with an engraving of a mammoth or mastodon.

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Gladiator Cries Foul Over Ref’s Blown Call From the Grave

Did a referee’s blown call cost a Roman gladiator his life some 1,800 years ago?

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Hammocks’ Rocking History

Hammocks, which new research has shown to help people sleep more quickly and deeply, have a long and rich history that goes back 1,000 years.

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Slideshow: History’s Best and Worst Dads

This Father’s Day, we bring you five men who exemplify some of history’s finest parenting—along with five others you’ll be glad you never had to call Dad.

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Eating As the Romans Ate

Residents of Herculaneum, a Roman city destroyed in 79 A.D., ate such delicacies as sea urchins, figs and dormice, according to a recent analysis of a sewer found on the site.

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A Taste of Lobster History

In honor of National Lobster Day, check out these shell-shocking facts about one of America’s most beloved crustaceans.

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95 Years of Flag Day

Celebrate 95 years of Flag Day with fun and surprising facts about the American flag and how to display it.

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Pentagon Papers Fully Declassified on Famous Leak’s 40th Anniversary

On the 40th anniversary of their leak to the public, the Pentagon Papers have been declassified and released in their entirety.

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Was King Tut Buried in a Hurry?

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.

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Shroud of Turin: The Work of a Renaissance Artist?

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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Slideshow: History of the Duke and Duchess’ New Digs

Home to countless royals and the site of key events, London’s Kensington Palace has a long and rich history.

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Civil War Deadlier Than Previously Thought?

The enormous death toll of America’s bloodiest conflict may be even higher than we think, according to one historian’s recent analysis.

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125 Years Ago: Nice Day for a White House Wedding

Grover Cleveland became the first and only president to be married at the White House when he wed Frances Folsom 125 years ago.