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Timothy Snyder: The Making of Modern Ukraine. Class 6: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania

Class 6 continues the foundations of the Kyiv state at a time when Lithuania was much larger than most people think. Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the … Continue reading

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An investigation to identify royal descendants of the Inca civilization

It was the largest empire in pre-Colombian America, extending from its center in modern-day Peru to Colombia in the north and parts of Chile and Argentina in the south. But the Inca Empire fell to the Spanish conquerors nearly five … Continue reading

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The mystery of Machu Picchu: Archaeologists uncover new secrets of Peru’s Inca site • FRANCE 24

We take you on a journey to #Peru’s famed Inca citadel, #MachuPicchu. Perched at an altitude of 2,430 metres, this UNESCO World Heritage site still holds many secrets. Some of them were recently uncovered by #archaeologist José Bastante and a … Continue reading

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The politics of DNA and the story of eugenics with Adam Rutherford | The Royal Society

All science is political. Join us for the Royal Society David Attenborough Award Lecture 2021 given by Dr Adam Rutherford. #AdamRutherford #Genetics #DNA #Eugenics #Race #Racism #Politics Watch the previous David Attenborough lecture, delivered by Professor Alice Roberts ▶ https://youtu.be/9YLXTtH0Y1kContinue reading

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How Japan Won Lithography (& Why America Lost)

n 1978, 70% of all the world’s lithography equipment came from an American supplier. As late as 1982, Americans still held 62% of the market. Seven years later in 1989, Japanese firms held 70% share of the market – led … Continue reading

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Charles III: what challenges face the new king?

or King Charles, leading the Royal Family into the future brings all sorts of challenges, from uniting often fractious family members to moving beyond the political controversies he’s become known for. For a man who’s already spent decades in the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II dies aged 96

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, has died, Buckingham Palace has announced. She became Queen in 1952 at the age of 25 and spent 70 years on the throne. She had pledged to serve her people, which … Continue reading

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The Man Who Saved 200,000,000 Lives

The Rise & Fall of the Worst Disease in History […]

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An Assistant Purser who was on the Titanic as it went down relives the experience | BBC Archive

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A New Understanding of Human History and the Roots of Inequality | David Wengrow | TED

What if the commonly accepted narratives about the foundation of civilization are all wrong? Drawing on groundbreaking research, archaeologist David Wengrow challenges traditional thinking about the social evolution of humanity — from the invention of agriculture to the formation of … Continue reading

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