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This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • Vikings are having a great year!

    by Julian Richards

    In March a blockbuster exhibition opened in the new BP Gallery at the British Museum and tens of thousands have flocked to see the largest collection of Viking treasure ever to be displayed in the British Isles.

  • ​​Ancient metal workers were not slaves but highly regarded craftsmen

    In the course of ongoing excavations at Timna Valley, archaeologists analyzed remnants of food eaten by copper smelters 3,000 years ago. This analysis indicates that the laborers operating the furnaces were in fact skilled craftsmen who enjoyed high social status and adulation.

  • Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive

    Howard G. Buffett told The Associated Press that his foundation plans to give the items, which include Parks' Presidential Medal of Freedom, to an institute or museum he hasn't yet selected.

  • Seeing the Great Depression

    A new project from Yale invites viewers to explore some 175,000 images of America in the 1930s and '40s.

  • Richard III Really Ate and Drank Like a King

    An analysis of a skeleton dug up two years ago and shown to belong to Richard III reveals that fresh fish, game birds and wine were staples of his diet.

  • Secrets of the Clinton Library

    Six months after the National Archives began releasing long-withheld Clinton White House documents, thousands of pages of the most sensitive records are still not yet public.

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