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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...
The Woodpecker's Mother-in-Law
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The Woodpecker's Mother-in-Law

The Woodpecker's Mother-in-Law is a Cheyenne tale which, like any other, is open to various interpretations but, among them, highlights the strength...
Gustav Holst
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Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst (1874-1934) was a British composer of Swedish origin most famous for his dramatic orchestral suite The Planets, first performed in public...
The Little Girl and the Ghost
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The Little Girl and the Ghost

The Little Girl and the Ghost is a legend of the Cheyenne nation concerning a young girl abducted by a spirit after she is cast out by her mother. The...
The Civilian View of D-Day
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The Civilian View of D-Day

The Normandy landings in France, which began on D-Day, 6 June 1944, involved the largest troop movement in history, but in this article, we focus on...
Growing Old in Ancient Greece & Rome
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Growing Old in Ancient Greece & Rome

Although life expectancy was lower in ancient Greece and Rome, many people survived into old age. Those who reached old age tended to accumulate wealth...
Utah Beach
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Utah Beach

Utah Beach was the westernmost of the five beaches attacked in the D-Day Normandy landings of 6 June 1944 and the one taken with the fewest casualties...
Samuel Adams
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Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams (1722-1803) was a prominent Patriot leader in the American Revolution (1765-1789), and a Founding Father of the United States. He was one...
Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World
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Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World

Belief in an afterlife was common in the ancient world, as it is today, and each culture created its own unique vision of the land that existed beyond...
Omaha Beach
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Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach was one of two beaches attacked by the US armed forces on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Strong German defences on the bluff overlooking the beach...
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