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Lambeth Palace Bible
Recent analysis of a copy of England's oldest printed Bible has shed new light on the process of the English Reformation. The Bible, which was published in 1535 by Henry VIII's own printer, was written in Latin, the standard language of…
Israel Kristal. Photo: Shula Kopershtouk/AFP/Getty Images
Last Friday, 11th March, Guiness World Records confirmed that the world's oldest living man is Holocaust survivor Mr Israel Kristal of Haifa, Israel. Kristal was born near Zarnow in Poland on 15th September 1903, making him 112 years and 181…
Great Fire of London (c) Museum of London
Academic Dorian Gerhold has discovered the true origin of the Great Fire of London. We all think we know the Great Fire of London started in Thomas Farriner's bakery on Pudding Lane, where the alarm was first raised at about 2am on 2nd…
Cave lion
South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk is hoping to clone cave lions after two well-preserved cubs were discovered in the Siberian permafrost last year. The cubs, named Uyan and Dina, are at least 12,000 years old and are the best preserved of…
Camp fire by Vasenka Photography
Homo neanderthalensis, a species, or subspecies of human who lived between 250,000 and 40,000 years ago,[note]Although proto-Neanderthals could have existed up to 600,000 years ago.[/note] are modern humans' closest cousins. For thousands of…
Julius Caesar
In 55BCE, a large group of German refugees crossed the Rhine seeking new farming land in Gaul. Sending ambassadors to Caesar, they requested safe passage and help in finding new lands. Caesar, fearing trouble and aware of the political implications…
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