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A 16th Century Interior Chapel Adorned with Human Bones and Skulls

A small interior chapel, the Capela dos Ossos which translates as “the Chapel of Bones,” is one of the most popular monuments in Evora, Portugal. Located next to the Church of St. Francis, the chapel is so called because...

 
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30+ Interesting Pictures from Random Points in History

Here’s a collection of random photos from different times in history. Enjoy! The last known meeting of the few surviving members of the Civil War. December 31, 1948. This drawing was made 700 years ago by a 7-years-old...

 
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Incredible Vintage Photos From The Old West That Capture A Slice Of Pioneer Life

Having left behind the cities and towns they knew and making due in harsh conditions, the settlers of the Old West made history by creating new communities. It’s truly amazing that in a time of such change that photographers...

 
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John Metcalf: The Blind Road Builder Who Built 180 Miles of Road

Born in 1717 in Knaresborough, John Metcalf, popularly known as Blind Jack, was the first professional road builder. The most notable moment in his story is that he achieved everything that he did blind. He grew up to build...

 
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Vintage Photos of Dapper Men from the Victorian Era

Victorian fashion comprises the various fashions and trends that emerged and grew in province throughout the Victorian era, a period which lasted from June 1837 to January 1901. This photo series will give you an idea as...

 
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Faces of War: Men With Broken Faces and The Tin Nose Shop

Wounded tommies facetiously called it “The Tin Nose Shop.” Located within the 3rd London General Hospital, its proper name was the “Masks for Facial Disfigurement Department”; either way, it represented...

 
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 Years After the Atomic Bombings

On August 6, 1945, the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the first nuclear weapon to be used in war, killing about 140,000 by the end of the year, out of the 350,000 who lived in the city. Three days later, a second...

 
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This is The World’s Oldest Working Clock And It Has Been Tick-tocking Since 1386

The iconic Salisbury Cathedral clock, with its giant iron-frame, is believed to be dated back to 1386, a claim that would make it the oldest working clock in the world. The effort to determine the origin of Salisbury Cathedral...

 
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All 5,000 Objects Found Inside King Tut’s Tomb Will Be Displayed Together for the First Time

For the first time ever, all 5,000 items that were found inside King Tut’s tomb, first discovered in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter, will be on view, during the grand partial opening of the Grand Egyptian...

 
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California Couple Inherits 50-Year-Old Bunker Beneath Their New Home

When they bought the house, the Otcaseks were only told that the property had “an unusual feature”: a large, concrete-lined hole in the backyard. They were told that the hole once housed a fallout shelter from the Cold...

 
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