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September 25, 2022, 11:42 AM

Massive mural of Harriet Tubman unveiled in chosen hometown of abolitionist

A huge mural honoring Harriet Tubman was unveiled in Auburn, New York, where the abolitionist and activist lived for most of her life.
September 25, 2022, 11:42 AM
Massive mural of Harriet Tubman unveiled in chosen hometown of abolitionist
September 23, 2022, 5:31 PM

Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old medieval times document

A bargain hunter at an estate sale in Maine came away with a purchase that's downright medieval
September 23, 2022, 5:31 PM
Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old document
September 16, 2022, 11:45 PM

Ken Burns speaks about his latest project, 'The US and the Holocaust'

Producers Ken Burns and Sarah Botstein sat down with ABC News to discuss their latest documentary for PBS, about U.S. attitudes and politics during the Holocaust.
September 16, 2022, 11:45 PM
Ken Burns’ series examines US response to Holocaust
September 16, 2022, 4:49 PM

Palestinian farmer discovers rare ancient treasure in Gaza

A Palestinian farmer in the Gaza Strip has discovered a rare mosaic on his property
September 16, 2022, 4:49 PM
Farmer discovers rare ancient treasure
September 13, 2022, 7:45 PM

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor is laid to rest, at last

A 21-year-old sailor has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery more than 80 years after he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
September 13, 2022, 7:45 PM
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US returns looted ancient Jewish coin to Israel

American authorities have returned a rare, 2,000-year-old Jewish coin to Israel nearly two decades after it had been looted, smuggled and put up for auction in the United States
September 13, 2022, 1:26 PM
US returns looted ancient Jewish coin to Israel
September 7, 2022, 10:41 PM

Scientists find evidence of oldest known surgical limb amputation that occurred 31,000 years ago

Scientists have discovered remarkable evidence to show that the first known successful limb amputation on a human occurred about 31,000 years ago.
September 7, 2022, 10:41 PM
Scientists find evidence of oldest known surgical limb amputation
September 7, 2022, 3:51 PM

Stone Age skeleton missing foot may show oldest amputation

A skeleton from 31,000 years ago may be the earliest evidence found of an amputation surgery in humans
September 7, 2022, 3:51 PM
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Fight over future of library that sparked civil rights ideas

A fight is brewing in Tennessee over a legendary civil rights and labor organizing center whose alumni and supporters include Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt
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New Jackie Robinson museum opening up in Manhattan

ABC News' Zohreen Shah gets an exclusive first look with two of the Dodgers' star players carrying on the legacy of one of baseball's most enduring trailblazers.
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New Jackie Robinson museum opening up in Manhattan
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Mickey Mantle card breaks record, as sports memorabilia soar

A mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card has sold for $12.6 million, blasting into the record books Sunday as the most expensive ever paid for a piece of sports memorabilia
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US agents in Memphis seize shipped ancient Egyptian artifact

Experts authenticated it and said it is likely from 1069 B.C. to 653 B.C.
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Scorching, global drought has uncovered lost artifacts around the world

A scorching, global drought has uncovered lost artifacts around the world.
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Global drought exposes lost artifacts around the world
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Dinosaur tracks from 113 million years ago become visible amid drought

Amid a drought, the Dinosaur Valley State Park has discovered dinosaur footprints that have historically been covered by water and sediment. They date back more than 113 million years.
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Dinosaur tracks from 113 million years ago become visible amid drought
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Dinosaur tracks from 113 million years ago discovered in Texas

Dinosaur footprints that have been covered by water and sediment were discovered in Texas' Dinosaur Valley State Park.
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Dinosaur tracks from 113 million years ago discovered in Texas
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Dinosaur tracks from 113M years ago have become visible amid drought

Dinosaur Valley State Park saw new tracks as a drought unveiled the age-old wonders.
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Dinosaur tracks millions of years old appear amid drought
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Luxurious 1,200-year-old mansion found in southern Israel

Israeli archaeologists say they've unearthed a lavish 1,200-year-old estate in the country's desert south
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Luxurious 1,200-year-old mansion found in desert
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Montgomery to mark 66th anniversary of Bus Boycott

Montgomery is marking the 66th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott with a series of celebrations and events next week
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Statue honors once-enslaved woman who won freedom in court

A bronze statue of an enslaved woman from Massachusetts who went to court to win her freedom in 1781 is being unveiled in the Berkshires this weekend
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Severe European drought reveals sunken World War II warships on Danube River

Severe European drought reveals sunken World War II warships on Danube River.
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Sunken World War II ships revealed on Danube River amid drought
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Spanish 'Stonehenge' emerges amid drought

The emergence of a prehistoric stone circle from a reservoir after its waterline receded is an unexpected side effect of Spain's worst drought in decades.
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Spanish 'Stonehenge' emerges amid drought
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Stolen artifacts sold to US collectors will be repatriated to Cambodia, officials say

Dozens of ancient works of art are being returned to Cambodia after they were seized by U.S. authorities.
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Stolen artifacts sold to US collectors will be repatriated to Cambodia, officials say
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Stolen artifacts sold to US collectors will be repatriated to Cambodia, officials say

"Souls of Cambodian culture repatriated, artifacts returned after smuggling and trafficking scheme.
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Stolen artifacts sold to US collectors will be sent back to Cambodia, officials say
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UK museum agrees to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

"The evidence is very clear that these objects were acquired through force."
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Hitler's watch sells at Maryland auction for $1.1 million

A Maryland auction house has sold a wristwatch that belonged to Adolf Hitler.
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New Pompeii finds highlight middle-class life in doomed city

Discoveries are enriching knowledge about middle-class households in Pompeii.
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Africa sees some artifacts returned home but seeks far more

Africa is now seeing the return of pieces that once were thought unattainable.
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76 million-year-old dinosaur fossil sells at auction for $6.1 million

The Gorgosaurus, a relative of T. Rex, was privately auctioned during the Natural History auction in New York on July 28.
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76 million-year-old dinosaur fossil sells at auction
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Foundation returns Indigenous items to Mexican officials

Ancient sculptures that had been gathering dust in a box are returning home.
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New Mexico foundation to return Indigenous items to Mexico
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Explorers find WWII Navy ship, deepest wreck discovered

Explorers say they found the wreckage of the USS Samuel B
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Explorers find WWII Navy ship, deepest wreck discovered
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The long, ongoing debate over ‘All men are created equal’

Few words in American history are invoked as often as those.
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Stunning Roman mosaics return home to new Israeli museum

A series of well-preserved ancient Roman mosaics have returned home.
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Stunning Roman mosaics return home to new Israeli museum
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Ancestry uses lost letters to reunite a former slave's family more than a century later

A woman's ancestral search ends with a former slave's prayer answered.
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Ancestry uses lost letters to reunite a former slave's family over a century later
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Lost letters reunite a family after more than a century

In Galveston, Texas, a family torn apart by slavery's injustices discovered their roots.
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Lost letters reunite a family after more than a century
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Sanctions sought against FBI over Civil War gold dig videos

Two say the FBI either lied to a federal judge or illegally destroyed the video.
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Vertebra of 98 million-year-old dinosaur discovered in Egypt's Western desert

A fossil belonging to a carnivorous dinosaur that lived about 98 million years ago was unearthed by an Egyptian-led team of researchers.
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Fossil from 98 million-year-old dinosaur found in Egyptian desert
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Egypt uncovers 2,500-year-old coffins, bronze statues in ancient necropolis

Egypt has uncovered 2,500-year-old wooden coffins and bronze statues in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, the country announced on Monday.
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Egypt uncovers 2,500-year-old coffins, bronze statues in ancient necropolis
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100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial

The United States celebrates the historical monument, a national symbol of freedom and a site of civil rights activism.
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100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial
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Nearly 8,000-year-old skull found in Minnesota River

A partial skull from nearly 8,000 years ago was found by two kayakers.
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Nearly 8,000-year-old skull found in Minnesota River
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After string of adventures, ancient gold ring back in Greece

A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring is back in Greece after a string of adventures
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After string of adventures, ancient gold ring back in Greece
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Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans

A crew working on the Alabama coast is assessing the remains of the last slave ship known to have landed in the United States, more than 160 years ago
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Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans
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Goodwill find in Texas turns out to be ancient Roman bust

A marble bust that a Texas woman bought for about $35 from a Goodwill store is temporarily on display at a San Antonio museum after experts determined it was a centuries-old sculpture missing from Germany since World War II
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Goodwill find in Texas turns out to be ancient Roman bust
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Famed 'Wizard of Oz' dress worn by Judy Garland becomes center of lawsuit

Famed 'Wizard of Oz' dress worn by Judy Garland becomes center of lawsuit.
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Famed 'Wizard of Oz' dress worn by Judy Garland becomes center of lawsuit
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Researchers returning for assessment of last US slave ship

Researchers are returning to the Alabama coast to assess the sunken remains of the last slave ship to bring captive Africans to the United States
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Researchers returning for assessment of last US slave ship
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Revolutionary find: 19 cannons in river likely sunk in 1779

A warehouse in coastal Georgia is holding historical treasures that evidence suggests were lost for more than 240 years
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Revolutionary find: 19 cannons in river likely sunk in 1779
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Jackie Robinson’s son, David, talks about his father in new clip from ‘Jackie to Me’

Many honor Jackie Robinson’s bravery in breaking barriers while being a Hall of Fame baseball player in the new ESPN digital series, “Jackie to Me.”
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Jackie Robinson’s son, David, talks about his father in new clip from ‘Jackie to Me’
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Revisiting the Titanic

After a deep dive into 110 years of research, best-selling author William Hazelgrove has put together a very different story than the one we've all been told. ABC News' Will Ganss has the details.
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Revisiting the Titanic
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National park battlefield irises may mark razed Black homes

The historic Black community was demolished nearly 60 years ago.
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Iris on national park battlefield may mark razed Black homes
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US agency acknowledges damage to dinosaur tracks in Utah

Dinosaur tracks from 112 million years ago have been damaged in southeastern Utah by heavy machinery used to rebuild a boardwalk at the popular tourist area
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US agency acknowledges damage to dinosaur tracks in Utah
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Hawaiian teacher Edith Kanaka'ole to be featured on the quarter

She is one of six women featured in the 2023 American Women Quarters project.
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Hawaiian teacher Edith Kanaka'ole to be featured on the quarter