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Jesus Had a Wife, Newly Discovered Gospel Suggests

Jesus Had a Wife, Newly Discovered Gospel Suggests | World History 101 | Scoop.it

A Harvard University professor on Tuesday unveiled a fourth-century fragment of papyrus she said is the only existing ancient text quoting Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife.


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What would Machiavelli say? AP News : US braces for more violence from anti-Muslim film

What would Machiavelli say?  AP News : US braces for more violence from anti-Muslim film | World History 101 | Scoop.it
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Medici Assassination Solved

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Italian experts puzzled out a bloody crime committed 526 years ago.The intrigue of a plot conspired against the Medici brothers, Juliano and Lorenzo has been solved. As a result of the plot, Juliano was killed and Lorenzo was...
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Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance . Medici . Index | PBS

Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance . Medici . Index | PBS | World History 101 | Scoop.it

Take the quiz and see which Renaissance figure you most resemble.

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Famous People Painting

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Painting of 103 Famous People That Changed the World. Includes Wikipedia links & mouse-over tagging.
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The Mad Monarchist: Papal Profile: Pope Sixtus V

The Mad Monarchist: Papal Profile: Pope Sixtus V | World History 101 | Scoop.it

This blog follows monarchies:  kings, queens, popes, and military heros.  It is a great thing to follow if you love royal families, the always fascinating Catholic Church, powerful accomplishments, and intriguing scandal!

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Pieces of Amelia Earhart's Plane Located? : Discovery News

Pieces of Amelia Earhart's Plane Located? : Discovery News | World History 101 | Scoop.it
Underwater data reveal an "interesting debris field" in the area where Earhart's plane is believed to have sunk.
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Filippo Brunelleschi: Great Minds

Hank talks about Renaissance architect, engineer, and professional cranky guy Filippo Brunelleschi in this "Great Minds" dose.

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Renoir painting found at West Virginia flea market

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White Protestants, your monopoly is over - CNN.com

White Protestants, your monopoly is over - CNN.com | World History 101 | Scoop.it
Dean Obeidallah: How did we get to where we are today where the white Protestant establishment seems to be losing power?
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Library increases attendance with iPhone, iPad apps and classes

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I"In this day and age of digital books, library attendance is falling as people pick up their Kindles instead of paperbacks. One library in Illinois decided to win back patrons by embracing this technology instead of fighting it, says a report in Winnetka Talk."


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Poachers Turned Park Rangers: Local Profits In Saving Rwanda's National Parks

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Poachers Turned Park Rangers: Local Profits In Saving Rwanda's National Parks - Worldcrunch. com. Ever wonder what the world knows you don't? Worldcrunch for the best foreign-language journalism. Delivered in English.
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History: Mona Lisa's Childhood Home Found : Video : Discovery News

History: Mona Lisa's Childhood Home Found : Video : Discovery News | World History 101 | Scoop.it
The woman behind one of the world's most famous paintings was born in a humble house in Florence, according to new documents. Rossella Lorenzi gets the story.
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Skeleton Army Rises from Bog : Discovery News

Skeleton Army Rises from Bog : Discovery News | World History 101 | Scoop.it
The remains of hundreds of warriors were hacked and sliced, showing signs of a violent battle 2,000 years ago.
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