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In what archaeologists are calling the most important Civil War find in decades, rare artifacts have emerged from a former Confederate prison site in Georgia.
Adolf Hitler may have had Jewish and African ancestors, according to a recent DNA study by Belgian researchers.
Excavations for a new Mexico City subway line have unearthed a number of important finds, including the remains of 50 Aztec children.
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From Jimmy Hoffa to the settlers of the doomed Lost Colony, these chillingly inexplicable disappearances continue to befuddle scholars and pique the public’s curiosity.
Researchers have uncovered an unlikely connection between a young Abraham Lincoln and the ill-fated Donner Party.
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