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The youngest mummy in Egypt: An 18-week-old baby

The child was embalmed with the utmost care, and then tucked into a small cedar sarcophagus.

Who’s who in Raphael’s School of Athens?

Right, those are Plato and Aristotle, but what about everyone else?

Talk about “old jokes”…here’s some knee-slappers from ancient Rome

Heard any good bad breath jokes lately? They were big in 400 A.D.

The anatomical sketches of Leonardo, in a downloadable edition

The Buckingham Palace Royal Collection puts its Renaissance jewels at the disposal of all internet users.

Meet the Crypt of Original Sin

The Sistine Chapel of rock-hewn churches

Did you know Tolkien’s dwarves were derived from Norse mythology?

The names were taken directly from an ancient Norse poem.

Take a stroll around Ancient Rome in this 3D animation

A complete tour of the Eternal City as it looked in the 4th century will soon be available as part of a video game.

NBA star Ray Allen is spending retirement educating others about the Holocaust

Allen said he wants to "inspire people to break down stereotypes, and treat one another ... like family."

Living like a hermit on top of a 130-ft-tall monolith

The Katskhi Pillar has been home to hermits since the 9th century.

‘The Gift Outright’: Hear Robert Frost recite his legendary poem

It's always better hearing poetry in the voice of the poet.

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