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Frodi
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Frodi

Frodi (Old Icelandic: Fróði) is the name of legendary Danish kings in Norse mythology. There is a whole range of kings bearing the same name, pointing...
John André
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John André

Major John André (1750-1780) was a British military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). He is best known for negotiating...
Eyewitness Accounts of the London Blitz
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Eyewitness Accounts of the London Blitz

The London Blitz (September 1940 to May 1941) was a sustained bombing campaign by the German Air Force during the Second World War (1939-45). Londoners...
Ghost Stories of the Plains Indians
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Ghost Stories of the Plains Indians

Ghost stories are among the oldest in recorded history and were as popular with the Plains Indians of North America as in any other ancient culture...
The Snake Brother
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The Snake Brother

The Snake Brother is a legend of the Pawnee nation, which corresponds to the "King of the Waters" – or Snake Man – myth told by many other Native peoples...
Ptolemaic Army
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Ptolemaic Army

The army of Ptolemaic Egypt was a well-organized fighting force trained in Hellenistic warfare. The Ptolemaic dynasty used their considerable wealth...
Benedict Arnold
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Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) was a general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). He was considered one of the finest...
Life in an Air Raid Shelter in the London Blitz
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Life in an Air Raid Shelter in the London Blitz

Crowded and uncomfortable air raid shelters became a feature of the urban landscape across Britain during the Second World War (1939-45) as the bombers...
The Dun Horse
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The Dun Horse

The Dun Horse is a Pawnee tale about a poor boy and his grandmother, who find an old horse and take it in. The horse turns out to be magical, however...
21 Images of Greek and Roman Charioteers
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21 Images of Greek and Roman Charioteers

This gallery features images of Greek and Roman chariot racers. Chariot racing was the most popular spectator sport in ancient times. In Greece, chariot...
Drugs & Pharmaceuticals in Ancient Rome
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Drugs & Pharmaceuticals in Ancient Rome

Physicians in ancient Rome manufactured a wide variety of pharmaceuticals used to treat health concerns. Roman medicine was highly sophisticated, and...
Paleolithic Art
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Paleolithic Art

The first non-functional human-made objects that could be clearly classified as art date back to the Upper Paleolithic (c. 50,000 to c. 12,000 years...
American Revolutionary War
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American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), or the American War of Independence, was a conflict between Great Britain and its 13 North American colonies...
Ancient Persian Religion & Mythology
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Ancient Persian Religion & Mythology

Ancient Persian religion developed in the region of Greater Iran by the 3rd millennium BCE and corresponds to what is known today as ancient Persian...
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