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The Solega People: An Indian Tribe That Coexists in Harmony With Tigers
Amidst the dense vegetation of the Biligiriranga Hills in India, surrounded by the most biodiverse flora and fauna, live the Solega people. The formerly semi-nomadic group has been able to coexist with wild animals for...
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Archaeological Dig Beneath Notre Dame Cathedral Unearths an ‘Extraordinary and Emotional’ Find
Archaeologists, digging beneath the Notre Dame Cathedral, have uncovered a trove of artifacts including statues, sculptures, tombs and pieces of an original rood screen dating back to the 13th century.  The find also included “several...
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Historic Recovery and Restoration of Sweden’s Famous Warship – The Wasa
Centuries after sinking roughly 1,300 meters into her maiden voyage, Sweden’s most famous warship, the Wasa (pronounced Vasa) was recovered from Stockholm’s harbor. Relocated in the 1950s after being largely forgotten, the 220-foot former flagship...
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The Sacred Caves of Ajanta, Housing Ancient Buddhist Artifacts
Deep within an isolated part of India, there lies a collection of 30 caves that, for centuries, was an integral part of sacred tradition. Far from an adventure movie’s deadly cave, the Ajanta caves offer...
Traditional Chinese Silk Embroidery
China is the land of silk, where silkworms have been domesticated for over 5,000 years. Soon after silk thread was developed in China, the art of silk embroidery was born.  Embroidery in Chinese is called...
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Early Man’s Most Important Invention: The Handle
A research team at the University of Liverpool is convinced that the simple handle, which early man began utilizing 500,000 years ago in tool construction, may have been even more instrumental in the development of...
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North America’s Cahokia: A Lost City With Cosmic Views
Cahokia was the largest city in North America before the arrival of Europeans in the New World. Also called the “City of the Sun,” this site was home to approximately 20,000 people by 1050 A.D.,...
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The Legendary Origins of Chinese Acupuncture
The spread of acupuncture into Western medicine has been spectacular but relatively recent. The first acupuncture school opened in the US in 1975; by 2018, there were nearly 40,000 licensed acupuncturists in this country. One...
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Kitchen Gadgets of Yore – The Tried, the True, and the Useless
While we may see our kitchen gadgets as modern amenities, these creative culinary devices have been around for ages. According to anthropologist Richard Wrangham, people have been using fire to cook for nearly two million...