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Reason Ottoman rulers ban coffeehouses

Coffeehouses brought together citizens for educational, social, and political activities and information exchange. Government spies attended these coffeehouses to obtain…

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The ancient castle of Alnwick

Alnwick Castle is in Northumberland, England. Built after the Norman conquest, it's the seat of the 12th Duke of Northumberland.

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The mystery of hooded figures

Figures with hoods and cloaks that have been carved into stone may be seen in a number of locations around…

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Lewis and Clark expedition: The last days of the Wild West

A United States expedition to cross the newly acquired western territory following the Louisiana Purchase, known as Lewis and Clark's…

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How did Hawaii become part of the united states?

Hawaii and its Native Hawaiian population have had a turbulent history, beginning with the Spanish–American War and continuing with the…

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How war and intrigue caused the marriage that created Spain

Ferdinand II of Aragon and his cousin Isabella I of Castile married in 1469, uniting their kingdoms and transforming Spain…

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Vlad the Impaler: how the bloodthirsty Dracula fought and surpassed his enemies

Vlad the Impaler was Voivode of Wallachia three times from 1448 until 1476/77. He's regarded as one of Wallachia's most…

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Gibraltar: the last refuge of the Neanderthals

According to extinction studies that highlight geographical distinctions, Gibraltar was a " last refuge" for declining Neanderthal populations.

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How were board games in ancient times and which ones are still popular

Board games are tabletop games that use pieces that are moved or placed on a pre-marked board (playing surface).

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Sidesaddle: why did ladies ride their horses sidesaddle?

Sidesaddle riding is a type of horseback riding that uses a saddle that lets the rider (usually a woman) sit…

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Medieval art

Medieval art evolved from simple book miniatures and icons to magnificent paintings by Italian masters.

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Africa

How did Africans resist European imperialism?

African resistance began to develop because of Western Europe’s prolonged colonial rule and economic exploitation. The Africans said they would…

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