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Frederick Mayer: A Hero in Disguise

The late Jewish OSS officer's wartime adventures make for a fun, fast-paced read ...
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Last Person Receiving Pension from Civil War-Era Dies

On Sunday May 31, Irene Triplett, the last person receiving a pension from the U.S. Civil War, died at the ...
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[hed] The Conventional, and Unconventional, U.S. Constitution

Oddities from the 1787 conclave that created the United States of America we know ...
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House: after five years of living

The best home is a joyfully inhabited one – doubly so if its residents are design legendsBy Aeon VideoWatch at ...
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Where did the grandeur go?

Superlative things were done in the past century by marshalling thousands of people in the service of a vision of ...
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The roots of a staple crop

(University of California - Santa Barbara) About 9,000 years ago in the Balsas River Valley of southwestern Mexico, hunter-gatherers began ...
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Largest, oldest Maya monument suggests importance of communal work

(University of Arizona) A University of Arizona discovery suggests that the Maya civilization developed more rapidly than archaeologists once thought ...
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‘Unparalleled’ discovery of ancient skeletons sheds light on mystery of when people started eating maize

(University of Exeter) The 'unparalleled' discovery of remarkably well-preserved ancient skeletons in Central American rock shelters has shed new light ...
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Pinpointing the origins of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

Integrating radiocarbon dating and microarchaeology techniques has enabled more precise dating of the ancient Wilson's Arch monument at Jerusalem's Temple ...
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The Purpose of the Pickelhaube Helmet

Germany’s Pickelhaube helmet, distinguished by a lone spike jutting straight from its top, became a symbol of Prussian militarism in ...
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