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History

This map shows how we are all from Africa

DNA analysis shows the different routes human beings traveled to populate the Earth.

2 Amazing tricks of light at the cathedral of Majorca

They happen on February 2, on November 11, and right before Christmas.

The Chinese emperor’s Catholic poetry

Emperor Kangxi was China's longest-reigning monarch and a tolerant scholar friendly to Christianity.

How the world’s first written languages spread around the world (VIDEO)

From Sumerian pictographic writing, all the way to Latin, in 2 and a half minutes

What do you give the 17th-century man who has everything?

Kindles weren’t invented yet, but that’s the idea.

Good shepherds in a time of war: Catholic priests of the Warsaw Uprising

Mentioning but a few of them should be a tribute to all priests who shared the same fate as both the fighting soldiers and the civilian population.

The unsolved mystery of the Unicorn tapestries

Some of the cycle's details and symbolism still baffle scholars.

Archaeologists discover a “French Pompeii” near Lyon

The findings in southeastern France are “the most exceptional excavation of a Roman site in 40 or 50 years.”

Take a course on World History online, courtesy of Columbia University

Enjoy 25 lectures, on video, covering around 10,000 years of history.

What was lunch like 4,000 years ago?

The fossilized remains of this lunch box can tell us more than we'd have guessed.

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