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    9th century silver disc brooch, late Anglo-Saxon. British Museum

    Roman shoe found in a well, Saalburg, 2000-years-old.

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    Still at his duty post. Soviet soldier was found 70 years later...

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    Spread of megalithic architecture in Europe.

    English soldier and navigator Sir Humphrey Gilbert, (half brother of Sir Walter Raleigh) established the first British colony in North America, at what is now St John's, Newfoundland, and claimed it for Elizabeth !, on 5th August, 1583

    12 continually used buildings that were old when Richard III was King...

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    Released prisoner of war Lt. Col. Robert Stirm is greeted by his family at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California on March 17, 1973, as he returns home from the Vietnam War

    High Boots: ca. 1880-1890, kid leather, milk glass buttons.

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