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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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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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When in Rome: The Eternal City takes a step back in time as it celebrates 2,766th birthday

When in Rome: The Eternal City takes a step back in time as it celebrates 2,766th birthday | History | Scoop.it
Each year the streets of the capital become a stage for troupes of actors dressed as denizens of the ancient city, as they mark the legendary foundation of the Birth of Rome - the Eternal City.
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The American Who Shocked Victorian England by Picking the World’s Strongest Lock

The American Who Shocked Victorian England by Picking the World’s Strongest Lock | History | Scoop.it
On July 22, 1851, on a day when a visitor to London had any number of amusements at his disposal—from M. Gompertz’s Giant Panorama (“including a new diorama of intense interest”) at the Parthenium Rooms on St.
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Palaeontologists discover giant camel species that lived in the High Arctic (Wired UK)

Palaeontologists discover giant camel species that lived in the High Arctic (Wired UK) | History | Scoop.it
A species of giant camel has been discovered to have lived in the High Arctic during the Pliocene Epoch
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Long-lost continent found under the Indian Ocean

Long-lost continent found under the Indian Ocean | History | Scoop.it
Sand from Mauritian beaches reveals rock from ancient landmass.
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Israelis find 2,750-year-old temple

Israelis find 2,750-year-old temple | History | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,750-year-old temple near Jerusalem, along with pottery and clay figurines that suggest the site was the home base for a ritual cult, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.
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The Hidden Grave of History’s Greatest Warrior

The Hidden Grave of History’s Greatest Warrior | History | Scoop.it
For centuries historians and treasure seekers have searched for the burial site of history's most famous conqueror. New findings offer compelling evidence that it's been found.
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Archaeologists explore site on Syria-Turkey border (Update)

Archaeologists explore site on Syria-Turkey border (Update) | History | Scoop.it
Few archaeological sites seem as entwined with conflict, ancient and modern, as the city of Karkemish.
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Technology helping to crack oldest undeciphered writing system

Technology helping to crack oldest undeciphered writing system | History | Scoop.it
New technology has allowed researchers to come closer than ever to cracking the world's oldest undeciphered writing system.
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British Library newspaper archive puts 300 years of history online - Telegraph

British Library newspaper archive puts 300 years of history online - Telegraph | History | Scoop.it
Sixty-five million historic newspaper articles, covering the most significant
events over the last 300 years, are now fully available online from today in
a new archive created by the British Library.
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Study: Each Facebook Fan Worth $10 on Average to Brands < BS

Study: Each Facebook Fan Worth $10 on Average to Brands < BS | History | Scoop.it
Social-media agency SocialCode is the latest firm to try to calculate the value of a Facebook fan as part of a new study. Their verdict: about $10 a fan.
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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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Ancient Maya discovery sheds new light on the origins of civilization

Ancient Maya discovery sheds new light on the origins of civilization | History | Scoop.it
Over 3,000 years ago, in the warm, fertile lands that are now Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala, the great Maya civilization arose — its vast pyramid temples appearing to come out of nowhere.
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Shape-shifting Jesus spent his last supper with Pontius Pilate, claims just-deciphered 1,200-year-old Egyptian manuscript

Shape-shifting Jesus spent his last supper with Pontius Pilate, claims just-deciphered 1,200-year-old Egyptian manuscript | History | Scoop.it
The ancient illuminated text's claim explains why Judas used a kiss to betray Jesus, since the Christian Messiah had the ability to transform his appearance.
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We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.

We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us. | History | Scoop.it
Early humans didn't adopt wolves to help them hunt, argue scientists. Instead, wolves made the first move toward friendship.
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In the Footsteps of the Missing Ninth Legion Hispana : Part One

In the Footsteps of the Missing Ninth Legion Hispana : Part One | History | Scoop.it
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The Ninth Legion ‘Hispana’, the lost legion of Rome that marched into history and onto legend. The nature of its disappearance in the early second century AD
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Aristotle sex manual banned for 200 years to be auctioned - Telegraph

Aristotle sex manual banned for 200 years to be auctioned - Telegraph | History | Scoop.it
An early manual on sex and pregnancy banned from sale in the UK for more than 200 years will go under the hammer this month.
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Local historian finds Hans Christian Andersen’s first fairy tale

Local historian finds Hans Christian Andersen’s first fairy tale | History | Scoop.it
A hitherto unknown fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen has been found in an old box at the National Archives. 'A sensational discovery' and 'His first fairy tale' says an expert who has studied the document for two months.
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They Cracked This 250 Year-Old Code, And Found a Secret Society Inside | Danger Room | Wired.com

They Cracked This 250 Year-Old Code, And Found a Secret Society Inside | Danger Room | Wired.com | History | Scoop.it
For nearly 250 years, this book concealed the arcane rituals of an ancient order. But cracking the code only deepened the mystery.
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Archaeologists find burnt stucco floor related to astronomical event 1,350 years ago

Archaeologists find burnt stucco floor related to astronomical event 1,350 years ago | History | Scoop.it
B TECOZAUTLA, MEXICO.- /B During the excavations in Pañhu, an archaeological zone which will soon open its doors to the public in the municipality o...
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Massive 1,100+ year old Maya site discovered in Georgia's mountains

Massive 1,100+ year old Maya site discovered in Georgia's mountains | History | Scoop.it
Archaeological zone 9UN367 at Track Rock Gap, near Georgia’s highest mountain, Brasstown Bald, is a half mile (800 m) square and rises 700 feet (213 m) in...
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Renato Xavier - www.renatoxavier.com's comment, January 26, 2012 10:03 AM
Do you know about Katipsoi Zunontee. He is an old Mayan
descent who claims that the world will not end. It is not just a misinterpretation.I'm still not know if the story is true. http://www.renatoxavier.com/katipsoi-zunontee
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Cosmic Log - Pits add to Stonehenge mystery

Cosmic Log - Pits add to Stonehenge mystery | History | Scoop.it

Researchers say they've found two pits to the east and west of Stonehenge that may have played a role in an ancient midsummer ceremony.
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