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How to Get More Facebook Likes

How to Get More Facebook Likes | History | Scoop.it

I got to speak at a marketing expo we attended this week. The topic I discussed strategies for engagement on Facebook.

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2,500-year-old bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo discovered by Palestinian fishermen | The Raw Story

2,500-year-old bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo discovered by Palestinian fishermen | The Raw Story | History | Scoop.it
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800000-Year-old Human Footprints Found in UK [VIDEO]

800000-Year-old Human Footprints Found in UK [VIDEO] | History | Scoop.it
A team of experts have uncovered the oldest prints dating 800,000 years-old, outside Africa in an archaeological site in Norfolk, East of England.
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yeah.... those aren't the footprints.

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Spot Where Julius Caesar Was Stabbed Discovered

Spot Where Julius Caesar Was Stabbed Discovered | History | Scoop.it
A monument marks the place where the Roman dictator died.
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The Caveman’s Home Was Not a Cave - Issue 8: Home - Nautilus

The Caveman’s Home Was Not a Cave - Issue 8: Home - Nautilus | History | Scoop.it
It was the 18th-century scientist Carolus Linnaeus that laid the foundations for modern biological taxonomy. It was also Linnaeus…
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Nazi Propaganda and the Myth of ‘Aryan’ Invincibility | Color Photos | LIFE | TIME.com

Nazi Propaganda and the Myth of ‘Aryan’ Invincibility | Color Photos | LIFE | TIME.com | History | Scoop.it
LIFE.com looks back at the aesthetics of the Third Reich's propaganda machinery, with color photos made by Hitler's personal photographer.
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Oldest Javelins Predate Modern Humans, Raise Questions on Evolution

Oldest Javelins Predate Modern Humans, Raise Questions on Evolution | History | Scoop.it
The oldest stone-tipped javelins, 280,000 years old, predate the earliest known Homo sapiens fossils by 80,000 years.
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Pictured: the 'real site' of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Telegraph

Pictured: the 'real site' of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Telegraph | History | Scoop.it
A British academic believes she has identified the precise spot of the elusive Hanging Gardens of Babylon - in one of the most dangerous places on earth
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Getting Started with Content Curation

Getting Started with Content Curation | History | Scoop.it
Here's some tips on getting started with content curation. We cover what should be your first step in curation and what type of content you should curate.
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Mystery humans spiced up ancients’ rampant sex lives

Mystery humans spiced up ancients’ rampant sex lives | History | Scoop.it
Genome analysis suggests interbreeding between modern humans, Neanderthals, Denisovans and a mysterious archaic population.
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China Lost 14 Million People in World War II. Why Is This Forgotten? -

China Lost 14 Million People in World War II. Why Is This Forgotten? - | History | Scoop.it
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The greatest mystery of the Inca Empire was its strange economy

The greatest mystery of the Inca Empire was its strange economy | History | Scoop.it
In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Inca Empire was the largest South America had ever known. Rich in foodstuffs, textiles, gold, and coca, the Inca were masters of city building but nevertheless had no money.
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Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, August 28, 2013 9:47 PM

The Incas are always a fascinating topic.

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Robot Finds Mysterious Spheres in Ancient Temple : DNews

Robot Finds Mysterious Spheres in Ancient Temple : DNews | History | Scoop.it
Hundreds of spheres suggest rituals were performed beneath an ancient pyramid in Mexico.
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King Richard III will be first famous historical figure to have genome sequences | Science! | Geek.com

King Richard III will be first famous historical figure to have genome sequences | Science! | Geek.com | History | Scoop.it
It’s not every day that you stumble upon the remains of a king under a parking lot, but that’s what happened last year as archaeologists searched for the remains of King Richard III [...]
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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 21, 10:13 AM

What a bunch of history geeks we are, to get so excited about this!  Apparently, by plotting his genome, people can find out if his real appearance matches historical portraits.  Why this stood out to me the most...I don't know!  

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Drug References Found on Walls of Ancient Egyptian School

Drug References Found on Walls of Ancient Egyptian School | History | Scoop.it
The Greek writing on the walls includes text about ancient drug use that references Homer's epic poem 'The Odyssey,' archaeologists said, adding that this is the first-known structure confirmed to be a school in ancient Egypt.
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Oldest Known Hearth Found in Israel Cave

Oldest Known Hearth Found in Israel Cave | History | Scoop.it
Previously unknown early humans used a campfire site—the earliest-known evidence of domestication of fire-in a cave in Israel, new evidence shows.
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Lascaux: Early Color Photos of the Famous Cave Paintings, France 1947 | LIFE | TIME.com

Lascaux: Early Color Photos of the Famous Cave Paintings, France 1947 | LIFE | TIME.com | History | Scoop.it
Photographer Ralph Morse recalls what it was like to encounter the lifelike, gorgeous handiwork of a long-vanished people: the Cro-Magnon.
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Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, December 25, 2013 2:51 AM

Just musing, if Cro-Magnon people created these lasting images and provided evidence of their life, what evidence could our era leave as evidence of our life that will also last for as many centuries.

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At 400,000 Years, Oldest Human DNA Yet Found Raises New Mysteries

At 400,000 Years, Oldest Human DNA Yet Found Raises New Mysteries | History | Scoop.it
DNA from a fossil in Spain most closely matches another extinct human lineage, Denisovans, whose remains have been found thousands of miles away in Siberia.
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Giant prehistoric toilet unearthed

Giant prehistoric toilet unearthed | History | Scoop.it
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Earliest Buddhist shrine uncovered

Earliest Buddhist shrine uncovered | History | Scoop.it

Archaeologists digging at Buddha's birthplace have uncovered remains of the "earliest ever Buddhist shrine".

They unearthed a 6th Century BC timber structure buried within the Maya Devi Temple at Lumbini in Nepal.

The shrine appears to have housed a tree. This links to the Buddha nativity story - his mother gave birth to him while holding on to a tree branch.

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700,000-Year-Old Horse Found in Yukon Permafrost Yields Oldest DNA Ever Decoded

700,000-Year-Old Horse Found in Yukon Permafrost Yields Oldest DNA Ever Decoded | History | Scoop.it
The frozen remains of a horse more than half a million years old have reluctantly given up their genetic secrets, providing scientists with the oldest DNA ever sequenced. The horse was discovered i...
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The Search for the Lost Marines of Tarawa

The Search for the Lost Marines of Tarawa | History | Scoop.it
70 years after three of the bloodiest days in modern American history, the battle continues to bring the missing men back home.
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A mysterious fire transformed North America's greatest city in 1170

A mysterious fire transformed North America's greatest city in 1170 | History | Scoop.it
One thousand years ago, in the place where St. Louis, Missouri now stands, there was once a great civilization whose city center was ringed with enormous earthen pyramids, vast farmlands, and wealthy suburbs.
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Cameron Crowell's curator insight, October 25, 2013 4:35 PM

Native American civilization was just as prevelant as the eastern and european counterparts

 

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Rare golden treasure found in Jerusalem

Rare golden treasure found in Jerusalem | History | Scoop.it
Travel: Two bundles containing 36 gold coins from Byzantine era, gold and silver jewelry, gold medallion with menorah uncovered during Hebrew University excavations at foot of Temple Mount
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Massive submerged structure stumps Israeli archaeologists

Massive submerged structure stumps Israeli archaeologists | History | Scoop.it
The monumental structure, made of boulders and stones with a diameter of 230 feet, emerged from a routine sonar scan in 2003. 
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