Syrian Orthodox Mar Mattai monastery.

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Commemorating the start of WW1 by artist Neleazevedo

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Life-size human statues and the remains of an ancient temple dating back some 2,500 years have been discovered in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. The region's hilly environment, shown here.

Remains of Long-Lost Temple Discovered in Iraq

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ADVICE on how a wife should undress

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Cancer found in 2,000 year old Mummy

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Body of King Richard III found underneath a parking lot in England

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Ancient Gold Wreath found in Greek Subway

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Vanished Persian Army said found in Desert

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Chepstow Castle in Wales, on top of cliffs overlooking the River Wye, is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. Its construction was begun under the instruction of the Norman Lord William fitzOsbern, soon made Earl of Hereford, from 1067, and it was the southernmost of a chain of castles built along the English-Welsh border in the Welsh Marches.

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Flowers decorate the footprints that mark the last steps of Mahatma Gandhi, on his death anniversary in New Delhi, India. Gandhi, known as the father of the nation, was assassinated by a Hindu nationalist on Jan. 30, 1948.

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Göbekli Tepe , Turkey One of 10 Civilisations that Disappeared in Mysterious Circumstance

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Cahokia Long before Europeans made it to North America, the so-called Mississippians had build a great city surrounded by huge earthen pyramids and a Stonehenge-like structure made of wood to track the movements of the stars. Called Cahokia today, you can still see its remains in Illinois.

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Smoke Test, one of the harassments sit-ins have met 'on the firing line' as students call demonstrations, is administered to Virginius Thornton. His tormentors are David Gunter, an N.A.A.C.P.-student adviser (left), Leroy Hill, high school teacher.

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1950s - Marilyn Monroe and other actresses helped lipstick sales to rocket

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1900-1920s - First modern swivel lipstick tube was patented

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1700s - Men could have their marraiges annulled if a woman wore cosmetics before her wedding

Red Lipstick in the 1700s - History of the Best Red Lipsticks

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The women of ancient Egypt were the first recorded women to wear red lipstick

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Cats through history

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Ancient Roman Graffiti

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The earliest evidence of ancient dentistry we have is an amazingly detailed dental work on a mummy from ancient Egypt that archaeologists have dated to 2000 BCE

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Ciudad Perida , The Lost City of the Tyronas

Photo : Ciudad Perida, Lost City of the Tyronas

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The Golden Raft of the Muisca Tribe

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El Infiernito Located just outside of the village of Villa de Leyva is an archeological site, which originally served as the old ceremonial grounds for the Muisca Indians to observe the solstices. When the Spanish arrived they were so horrified by the large penis statutes that they decided to knock them all down. They failed. Instead they named the area “Little Hell” as a way from dissuading the natives from visiting the site.

Plans for the end - The City Paper Bogotá

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The Grand Palais, an historic exhibition site where Chanel usually has its fashion shows. | 20 Mind-Blowing Color Pics Of Early 1900s Paris

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Not originally published in LIFE.Two girls stand with their mother as she is questioned by an officer and Arizona Attorney General Ross Jones (seated) after the 1953 Short Creek raid.

Photos From a Notorious 1953 Raid on a Polygamist Arizona Town

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