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Yacuruna, the Enigmatic Guardians of Amazonian Waters

The lush Amazon rainforest, a sprawling and dense expanse of biodiversity, is not only a haven for a multitude of flora and fauna but also

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The Theft of the Ghent Altarpiece

Early on the morning of 11 April 1934 the sacristan of St Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent stumbled on a crime scene. The Ghent Altarpiece –

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Roman Elites Alone Wore Tyrian Purple, Maintaining Social Hierarchy

In addition to laws regulating clothing and luxury items, ancient European societies also implemented sumptuary laws on food consumption. For example, in medieval England and

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Suleiman the Magnificent's Journey from Life to Death

The reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, spanning 46 years, reshaped the Ottoman Empire through both conquest and unconventional personal choices. Unlike his predecessors, Suleiman pursued

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Ronald Reagan’s European Tour | History Today

On 6 June 1984 American audiences watched Ronald Reagan deliver his address on the 40th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy. Speaking at Pointe du Hoc,

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Temple of the Emperors Uncovered in the Roman Agora at Nicopolis

In the autumn of 2023, archaeologists began an exciting project to uncover the ancient marketplace, or ‘Agora’ of Nicopolis in Greece. What they uncovered far

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Human Origins: Beyond a Single Cradle of Humankind

At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some

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Early English Settlers in North America Consumed Indigenous Dogs for Survival

The first English settlers in North America, struggling to survive during the harsh early years of colonization, resorted to consuming indigenous dogs. Recent archaeological discoveries

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11 Ancient Canoes at Lake Mendota Reveal Wisconsin’s Early Civilizations

Archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society have unearthed up to 11 ancient canoes at the bottom of Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, offering new insights

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The Pirate Who Became the First Natural Scientist – and Loved Coconuts (Video)

William Dampier, a pirate with a penchant for coconuts, led a life that epitomized the duality of adventure and exploration. Born in 1651, his early