When Cigarette Companies Used Doctors to Push Smoking
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Before studies showed that cigarettes caused cancer, tobacco companies recruited the medical community for their ads.

Monumental Record
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Recently discovered papyri give unprecedented insight into the lives of the workers building the Great Pyramid of Giza.

How the Ancient Romans Went to the Bathroom
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A new book by journalist Lina Zeldovich traces the management of human waste—and underscores poop's potential as a valuable resource

Back when it was normal to advertise cocaine gadgets in magazines, 1970-1980 - Rare Historical Photos
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These vintage ads for cocaine and cocaine paraphernalia show how crazy and disturbing the 1970s were. Cocaine accessories ads on magazines!

The Greatest Unsolved Heist in Irish History
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Scandal, conspiracy, and cover-ups in the theft of the "Irish Crown Jewels" from Dublin Castle.

Grace O'Malley
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Grace O'Malley (l. c. 1530-1603) was an Irish chieftain and seafarer who became famous as a pirate and rebel during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (1558-1603) who was trying to increase her...

Egypt: The recovery and study of ancient Egypt
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European interest in ancient Egypt was strong in Roman times and revived in the Renaissance,when the wealth of Egyptian remains in the city of Rome

Gunpowder Plot
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The 1605 Gunpowder Plot was a failed attempt by pro-Catholic conspirators to blow up the English Parliament on 5 November and kill King James I of England (r. 1603-1625) and the entire nobility along...

Video: Love behavior in ancient Egyptian life: Episode 2
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Love and sex in ancient Egypt had rituals and a way of dealing that differed greatly from other civilizations, where we find that the practice

The untold story of the world’s biggest nuclear bomb - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
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The secret history of the world’s largest nuclear detonation is coming to light after 60 years. The United States dismissed the gigantic Tsar Bomba as a stunt, but behind the scenes was working to build a “superbomb” of its own.

The Secret History of Lead

Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute. Follow-ups: "Amplification," June 19, 2000 and letters exchanges: "Lead--Balloons and Bouquets," May 15, and "Lead-Letter Office," July 3, 2000.

Human History Gets a Rewrite
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A brilliant new account upends bedrock assumptions about 30,000 years of change.

Battle of Agincourt
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The Battle of Agincourt on 25 October 1415 saw Henry V of England (r. 1413-1422) defeat an overwhelmingly larger French army during the Hundred Year's War (1337-1453). The English won thanks to the...

JFK's speech on separation of Church and State
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played under the fair use act, Speech was given on 09/12/1960Kennedy valued America over Rome--that was a big no no... He says no federal funds should go to ...

Do We Need to Work?
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In Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots, anthropologist James Suzman asks whether we might learn to live like our ancestors did—that is, to value free time over money.

Inca Civilization
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The Inca civilization flourished in ancient Peru between c. 1400 and 1533 CE, and their empire eventually extended across western South America from Quito in the north to Santiago in the south. It is...

How to ACTUALLY pronounce names from Norse Mythology (Icelandic)
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It all started with Dracula | The Spectator
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A bloodthirsty history of the demented dictators and cult heroes who contributed to the formation of modern Romania will leave you gasping at the fact that this benighted country has come so far

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