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ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM

By on August 31, 2012 in History Category
ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM

An ancient artifact, found among classic millennia-old Greek marble statues from 2,000 years ago, was built to calculate the positions of astronomical objects. Its discovery brought up more questions than it answered.

The Antikythera Mechanism should not have been able to be built for another 14 centuries.

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AFRICA’S LITERARY LIONS

By on August 2, 2012 in Africa Category, History Category
AFRICA’S LITERARY LIONS

From Sir H. Rider Haggard to Chinua Achebe, Africa-inspired literary lions have weaved a story as large as the continent.

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GET LOST!

By on November 1, 2011 in Adventure Category, History Category

Seen throughout history, maps ultimately tell stories about places, and the people who lived there. Always a representation of knowledge, and forever an instigator of adventure, maps trace the broad sweep of human history.

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STINKING ROSE

By on September 1, 2010 in Food Category, History Category

The history of garlic, also known as the “stinking rose”, is a wild and adventurous one. Over the last 4,000 years of human history, the potent bulb has been both cherished and despised. It has been thought of as a miracle cure and repellant to ward off everything from pesky insects to blood-sucking vampires. It has also been shunned and banned for its overwhelming pungency.

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EXPLORER EXTRAODINAIRE

With nothing to keep her company in the Himalayan cave except for a flickering candle, Alexandra David Neel noticed that another day had passed. Isolated from civilization, here she was, a French woman living as an ascetic in a cave.

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