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Muslims Were Banned From the Americas as Early as the 16th Century

Muslims Were Banned From the Americas as Early as the 16th Century

Long before today’s anxiety about terror attacks, Spain and England feared that enslaved Africans would be more susceptible to revolt if they were Muslim On
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Why the Orlando shooter fired

Why the Orlando shooter fired

Investigators probing the killer behind the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, are finding evidence of an angry young man likely conflicted about his sexuality. A
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The Mystery of Roanoke Endures Yet Another Cruel Twist

The Mystery of Roanoke Endures Yet Another Cruel Twist

An artifact found 20 years ago turns out to not be what archaeologists though. It seemed too good to be true. And it was. Nearly
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Megaproject asks: What drove the Vikings

Megaproject asks: What drove the Vikings

Researchers suggest that the nature of pre-Viking society spurred a drive for slaves On 8 June 793 C.E., a band of foreign warriors attacked the
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Jerusalem Dig Uncovers Ancient Greek Citadel

Jerusalem Dig Uncovers Ancient Greek Citadel

In the shadow of Jerusalem’s city walls, archaeologists have found a fortress that spawned a bloody rebellion more than two millennia ago. Jerusalem, IsraelIsraeli archaeologists
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Iraq Is Turning Saddam Hussein’s Palace Into a Museum

Iraq Is Turning Saddam Hussein’s Palace Into a Museum

Amid conflict with ISIS and a budget crisis, Iraqi officials hope new museum will herald a revival of the ancient port city of Basra. BASRA,
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Saddam Hussein’s Yacht Is Sailing Again With a New Mission

Saddam Hussein’s Yacht Is Sailing Again With a New Mission

BASRA, Iraq After three decades of being passed around by Middle Eastern monarchs, Saddam Hussein’s yacht is now in the hands of Iraqi marine researchers.
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Kinder, Gentler Vikings? Not According to Their Slaves

Kinder, Gentler Vikings? Not According to Their Slaves

New clues suggest slaves were vital to the Viking way of life—and argue against attempts to soften the raiders’ brutish reputation. The ancient reputation of
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War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria’s Ancient Sites

War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria’s Ancient Sites

Ancient sites in contested areas are more vulnerable to looting and destruction than those in ISIS-controlled territory. Videos of Islamic State militants shattering ancient statues
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How Floods Shaped Civilization

How Floods Shaped Civilization

Humans adapted to climate in the past, and we have to do so again. When it comes to confronting global climate change, we don’t have
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