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An ancient Egyptian mummy is sparking new questions among archaeologists, because it has one very rare feature: The blood vessels surrounding the mummy’s brain left imprints on the inside of the skull.

The researchers are trying to find what process could have led to the preservation of these…

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The Madness of Caligula

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Caligula is a name synonymous with murder and debauchery. He’s the most infamous Roman emperor of all time, known for his decadence and whimsical madness. Whether he was driven to insanity by the horrific deaths of his family members at the hands of the man who later took him in, driven mad through poisoning, or was suffering from an undiagnosed medical condition or mental illness, we may never know.  

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A mapping company claim to have found an image showing an old fort beneath Scarborough Castle.

In September 2014 Merlindown was conducting surveys over the North Sea and coastal areas and, upon examining the images made their discover.

A spokesman for the company said: “What we have…

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Eight thousand years ago, a pencil mustache was tattooed onto the upper lip of a young Peruvian man. His mummified body has since become the oldest existing example of tattoo art on the planet.

Today’s world is, of course, almost unrecognizable by comparison. But according to Professor…

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On Saturday, September 20, two groups of scholars presented evidence for the true location of Fort Caroline, the first permanent settlement by Europeans in what would later become the United States. First settled 450 years ago, the location of the actual fort has been lost to the ravages of…