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Neanderthals Live On in Us…

When modern humans migrated out of Africa some 60,000 years ago, they found the Eurasian continent already inhabited by brawny, big-browed Neanderthals. We know that at least some encounters between the two kinds of human produced offspring, because the genomes … Continue reading

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Alfred the Great

King Alfred, who was born in 849, succeeded to the throne after the deaths of his three elder brothers, and ruled Wessex from 871 until his death in 899. During his reign he successfully defended Wessex from multiple Viking invasions, … Continue reading

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Medieval Manuscripts Online

The British library aims to digitize 25,000 medieval manuscripts, so readers around the world can read them. Read FT Magazine’s Full Article “Nothing brings a book of 900-year-old  parchment to life as much as realizing that you can still see … Continue reading

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The Army of Two

15 miles north of the historic settlement of Plymouth Massachusetts in the town of Scituate you will find the Scituate Lighthouse. Constructed in 1811 through $4,000 of federal funding, it was completed and operational in April of 1812.  Simeon Bates … Continue reading

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The Secret of the Kells

In contrast to big-budget Hollywood CG features, The Secret of Kells is a welcome reminder of how warm, personal, and compelling traditional drawn animation can be. The story takes place in the eighth century, a perilous time when Viking raiders … Continue reading

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