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History Explained

Tools used in archaeology
Many historians think they don’t need to understand archaeology to understand history. Who needs objects when there are written records anyway? But the further back in time we study, the fewer records survive, and to understand prehistory – which by…
Herodotus, the father of history
Key facts about history Our idea of history has changed over time, and has been influenced by many things. The word 'history' comes from the Ancient Greek word for 'inquiry'. Herodotus is considered as the father of…
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