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January 28, 2020, 9:50 PM

Takabuti mummy may have been killed in violent knife attack

A team of experts believe they have discovered that a 2,600 year-old ancient Egyptian mummy was killed in a violent knife attack, solving a nearly 200 year-old mystery.
January 28, 2020, 9:50 PM
Young female mummy may have literally been stabbed in the back
January 28, 2020, 1:09 PM

NFL At 100: From head to toe, players equipment has evolved

Players' equipment in the NFL has evolved in a drastic way over the last 100 years
January 28, 2020, 1:09 PM
Evolution of NFL players equipment from head to toe
January 24, 2020, 7:43 PM

Listen to the voice of a 3,000-year-old mummy

British scientists created a 3D model of the mummy’s voice box and synthesized his voice.
January 24, 2020, 7:43 PM
Listen to the voice of a 3,000-year-old mummy
January 24, 2020, 6:16 PM

Listen to the voice of a 3,000-year-old mummified Egyptian priest

Scientists have used a 3D-printed vocal tract to reproduce the voice of an ancient mummified Egyptian priest, more than 3,000 years after his death.
January 24, 2020, 6:16 PM
Listen to the voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy
January 24, 2020, 2:39 PM

Agents recover stolen 500-year-old copy of Columbus letter

Federal agents in Delaware have recovered a stolen 500-year-old copy of a letter penned by Christopher Columbus that vanished from an Italian library decades ago
January 24, 2020, 2:39 PM
Stolen 500-year-old copy of Columbus letter recovered
January 22, 2020, 12:34 PM

Scientists find evidence of oldest impact structure on Earth

New geologic dating reveals that a crater in Western Australia is likely the oldest impact structure on Earth, according to new research.
January 22, 2020, 12:34 PM
Scientists find evidence of oldest impact structure on Earth
January 21, 2020, 7:19 PM

AP PHOTOS: Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation

Seventy-five years after the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz by the Soviet Red Army, survivors from around the world will return to the camp to commemorate the anniversary
January 21, 2020, 7:19 PM
A look back at Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation
January 21, 2020, 5:43 PM

Survivor stories spotlight Auschwitz liberation anniversary

Seventy-five years after the Auschwitz death camp was liberated, Maurice Gluck is one of 75 Holocaust survivors featured in a commemorative photo project
January 21, 2020, 5:43 PM
January 21, 2020, 12:31 PM

Experts defuse World War II bomb in German city of Cologne

Authorities say explosives experts in the German city of Cologne have successfully defused an unexploded American bomb from World War II
January 21, 2020, 12:31 PM
Evacuations in Cologne before World War II bomb defusing
January 17, 2020, 11:17 AM

Equal Rights Amendment: The century-long fight to codify women's rights into the Constitution

The Equal Rights Amendment has been in the works since 1920 and passed a milestone in 2020.
January 17, 2020, 11:17 AM
Equal Rights Amendment movement, explained
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Tests begin on bones that may be Revolutionary War soldiers

A university laboratory is beginning tests on skeletal remains found beneath an 18th century home to help identify the three people believed to be soldiers killed during the Revolutionary War
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Middle East long riven by killings of high-profile figures

Killings of political, military figures in the Middle East often change history.
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Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90

Don Larsen was a journeyman who reached the heights of baseball glory in 1956.
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Famed pitcher who threw only perfect World Series game dies at 90
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Rome's mega-exhibit celebrates 500 years from Raphael death

A mega exhibition of more than 200 works of art from Raphael will open in Rome in March to mark the 500-year anniversary of the death of the Italian Renaissance master
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First humans to walk upright survived longer than we thought

Using new technology, researchers have been able to date Homo erectus fossils precisely, placing their age between 117,000 and 108,000 years old.
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Our ancient ancestors lived longer than we thought
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Romania confronts ugly past involving abusive orphanages

Thirty years after the 1989 death of Romania's communist-era dictator, the country is still grappling with the ugly legacy of its once-horrific orphanages
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US archaeologists discover two 'extraordinary' ancient royal tombs in Greece hidden for thousands of years

A team of US archaeologists from the University of Cincinatti have discovered two ancient Greek tombs, which have been hidden for thousands of years.
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Archaeologists find ancient Greek tombs hidden for thousands of years
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Archaeologists discover oldest cave painting to tell a story. Here's what it depicts

Archaeologists have discovered what they say is the earliest figurative painting known to man, which is 40,000 years old, in a cave in Indonesia.
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What the world's oldest cave painting to tell a story depicts
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Ancient underground Roman basilica gets a face-lift

An ancient underground basilica that only came to light a century ago has gotten a face-lift in Rome
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Britain faces most history-shaping election since WWII

Britain is facing the most testing and significant period in its modern history
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Britain faces most history-shaping election since WWII
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Russian scientists present ancient puppy found in permafrost

The prehistoric puppy is believed to be 18,000 years old.
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Scientists say ancient puppy found in permafrost a result of climate change
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Rosa Parks honored with statue in Alabama on 64th anniversary of bus protest

It comes exactly 64 years after Rosa Parks civil rights pioneer was arrested for violating segregation laws.
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Rosa Parks honored with statue on 64th anniversary of arrest
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Who made the new drapes? It’s among high court’s mysteries

The Supreme Court’s role in a bitterly divided Washington and nation may be more important than ever, yet basic details about how the court operates remain obscured.
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No thanks: Native Americans to hold 50th gathering of grief

The group has held the solemn remembrance on every Thanksgiving Day since 1970.
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No thanks: Native Americans to hold 50th gathering of grief
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Sculptor crafting 1st women’s statue for Central Park

A Connecticut sculptor is crafting the first statue of a real-life woman for New York’s famed Central Park
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Ancient cup given to 1st marathon victor returned to Greece

An ancient Greek cup awarded as a prize to the marathon winner in the first modern Olympics of 1896 has been returned to Greece from a German university
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30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, right-wing extremism is on the rise as the East lags behind

Far-right party AfD makes major gains in regional elections in the former East. There's a reason for its success.
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30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, right-wing extremism is on the rise
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Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell

Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe
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Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell
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Modern-day 'Monuments Men': Smithsonian, US Army partner to preserve culture amid war

The U.S. Army Reserve and Smithsonian are partnering to establish a modern-day "Monuments Men" program, reviving a cultural preservation effort with roots in WWII.
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Smithsonian, US Army partner to preserve culture amid war
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Descendants meet in Mexico on 500th anniversary of conquest

Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma have met in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers' first encounter
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Mammoth bones found in man-made pit reveal tantalizing evidence of hunting behavior

Anthropologists say they’ve uncovered more than 800 bones from 14 mammoths, in two human-made traps north of Mexico City, which are thought to be 15,000 years old.
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Mammoth bones found in man-made pit reveal prehistoric hunting tactics
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Severe weather shifts boat stuck on Niagara Falls rocks for 101 years

A barge that has been stuck atop some rocks in Niagara Falls for more than 100 years has finally shifted as a result of severe weather.
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Severe weather shifts boat stuck on Niagara Falls rocks for 101 years