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Offering to goddess reveals reach of late 15th century Aztec empire

In May 2008 a team of researchers forming part of the Templo Mayor project of the historic centre of Mexico City, discovered a large offering which had been placed underneath an enormous statue of the goddess Tlaltecuhtli. 569 more words

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The Great Blizzard of 1947: photos of New York, buried in white

This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com

By Ben Cosgrove, TIME

Something about snowstorms brings out the kid in most of us. 341 more words

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Q-ships: The Ultimate Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

For a Titanic-obsessed, WW1-enthusiast, you can imagine how delighted I am to find myself currently working on a World War One battleship. Not that I am doing anything nautical in my job, I should add, but the digital agency I work for happens to have its office onboard the HMS President. 482 more words

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Knowing is Half the Battle: Keeping People Ignorant is the Other Half.

Almost nothing in my novel “Eye of the Diamond-T” is historically accurate. But the one thing that is absolutely truthful might still astound some of the innocent among us. 345 more words

Map: Hypothetical Effects of A Nuclear Attack on Detroit 1951

This map was published in the Detroit News April 17, 1951, shows the hypothetical effects of a nuclear attack on Detroit. It appears that Arden Park and Brush along with Livernois and Warren held important targets for a nuclear bomb drop. 34 more words

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AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MOMENT – THE HEART AND SOUL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL ENDEAVOUR

WHAT’S INDIANA JONES GOT THAT I HAVEN’T?

On yesterday’s post I talked about the importance of infusing archaeological work with a certain amount of humanity, citing a quote by Sir Mortimer Wheeler. 909 more words

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#MIHistory - Jan. 26: Happy Birthday, Michigan!

Happy birthday, Michigan! Congress formally accepted Michigan as a state on this day in 1837, after Michigan reluctantly agreed to the Enabling Act, thus giving up its claim to the Toledo Strip. 11 more words

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