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Cibola - The Seven Cities of Gold & Coronado
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Cibola - The Seven Cities of Gold & Coronado

The Seven Cities of Cibola are the mythical lands of gold that the Spanish of the 16th century believed existed somewhere in the southwest of North...
A Gallery of Etruscan Art
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A Gallery of Etruscan Art

In this gallery, we showcase 25 pieces of art produced by the Etruscan civilization which flourished in central Italy between the 8th and 3rd century...
Saint Cuthbert
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Saint Cuthbert

Saint Cuthbert (c. 634 - 20 March 687) was an Anglo-Saxon monk from the Kingdom of Northumbria, who became the bishop of Lindisfarne and one of the...
Etowah Mounds
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Etowah Mounds

Etowah Mounds (also known as Etowah Indian Mounds) is a National Historic Landmark and archaeological site near Cartersville, Georgia, USA, enclosing...
Constantine’s Conversion to Christianity
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Constantine’s Conversion to Christianity

Constantine I (Flavius Valerius Constantinus) was Roman emperor from 306-337 CE and is known to history as Constantine the Great for his conversion...
A Gallery of Ancient Japanese Pagodas
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A Gallery of Ancient Japanese Pagodas

In this gallery, we look at some of the most famous pagodas in Japan, many of which are classified as National Treasures. Pagodas are tall, multi-storied...
Serpent Mound
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Serpent Mound

Serpent Mound (also known as Great Serpent Mound) is an archaeological and historic site in Peebles, Ohio, USA, enclosing an effigy mound 1348 feet...
Cullinan Diamond
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Cullinan Diamond

The Cullinan Diamond was discovered in Transvaal, South Africa in 1905 and presented as a birthday gift to Edward VII of England (r. 1901-1910) by the...
Pre-Colonial North America
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Pre-Colonial North America

Pre-Colonial North America (also known as Pre-Columbian, Prehistoric, and Precontact) is the period between the migration of the Paleo-Indians to the...
Interview: The Werewolf in the Ancient World by Daniel Ogden
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Interview: The Werewolf in the Ancient World by Daniel Ogden

In this interview, World History Encyclopedia is talking to author Daniel Ogden about his new book The Werewolf in the Ancient World. Daniel Ogden...
Koh-i-Noor
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Koh-i-Noor

The Koh-i-Noor diamond (also spelt Koh-i-Nur or Kūh-e Nūr), with a weight of 105.6 carats, is one of the largest and most famous cut diamonds in the...
A Gallery of 12 Roman Amphitheatres
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A Gallery of 12 Roman Amphitheatres

In this gallery, we showcase 12 amphitheatres, a structure built throughout the Roman empire where ordinary people could watch such spectacles as gladiator...