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- The History of Fortune Telling
Fortune telling as a trade has a heritage longer than any written records show. Hundreds of methods of forecasting have been used and discarded over the centuries. Reading the future from the entrails of a killed animal is rare these days. However, other forms remain.
- Who was Remarkable Thomas Harriot?
Thomas Harriot was just a whisper in history books. His curiosity pulled him into science and he accomplished some incredible things, and was a pioneer in several areas of science and mathematics. Why have we never heard about Thomas Harriot and his remarkable life?
- Dangerous Adventure, Brave Pioneering Women: Gertrude Bell and Mary Kingsley
For explorers, curiosity is always an unmet need. Most explorers make exploration their life’s work. Learn about two courageous women of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
- The Vietnam War: A Basic Outline and Look Back
The complicated Vietnam War took place in Indochina. It was the first war America televised and the first war America lost. Hotly disputed, it created homeland protests and clashes in Washington D.C. Learn more on the history of the Vietnam War and America’s (and other countries’) involvement.
- New Mysteries in King Tut’s Tomb?
Did thieves attempt to rob King Tut's tomb? If so, what frightened them away? Is there an ancient curse involved? Can these and other puzzles about the young pharaoh's grave be solved?
- The Trojan War and the Symbol of the Trojan Horse
Ancient Romans and Greeks used mythology (a combination of folklore, history and customs) as a way to deal with life. The gods and goddesses, monsters, battles and warriors in stories such as The Trojan Horse helped illustrate the pitfalls of character flaws and challenges against historical events.
- Georgia O’Keeffe: A Painter’s Legacy
Georgia O’Keeffe was an extraordinary painter. She became celebrity-style famous for her paintings of skulls in the desert – not teacups and bowls of fruit, but skulls.
- Justitia: The Symbol of Law, Her History and Her Meaning
Law stories are about people on edge. Laws are a mirror, holding up images of societal change to its face.
- The Ottoman Empire: The Times, Rulers and Politics
There is no longer an Ottoman Empire. No one today speaks their language and there are no classics or poetry indicative of the age. For six hundred years, the Ottoman Empire expanded and declined. Who were these people and what became of them?
- Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader and one of America's greatest orators. With his voice and spirit, he led African-Americans through the oppression of old-fashioned Jim Crow America toward a new age of freedom and equality for his people. His life was not without controversy, however.
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