The discovery in 1995 that a long-ignored doorway in the Valley of the Kings was actually the entrance to the largest tomb ever found in Egypt made headlines around the world. Called KV5, it contains over 150 corridors and chambers, and was used as a family mausoleum for 52 sons of the New Kingdom pharaoh, Ramesses II.

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Ancient Egypt

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Katherine of Aragon before Henry VIII at the legatine court, 1529.>>> This is very dramatized. Katherine was a Spanish princess of ancient royal blood: she loved Henry but she didn't need to put up with anyone else's baloney, and took her time entering the court. Then she appealed to his sense of decency, asking what she'd done wrong to be set aside, more or less repudiating the legitimacy of the hearings with her regal manner. And she stunned Henry with her approach.

Katherine of Aragon before the Legatine Court

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Fossilized Pregnant Ray

November 2007

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Fresco of Landscape with blue monkeys, Akrotiri Thera, Santorini. From the House of the Frescoes, NW of the palace of Knossos

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Blue Ladies fresco (detail) of Minoan women from the Palace of Knossos

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William de Longspee earl of Salisbury (c 1176-1226) illegitimate son of Henry II of England. Williams mother was Ida de Tosny, she became pregnant while she was a ward of King Henry II -- She wasn't the only young women to end up with child while a ward of the king.

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Pictures of Greece - Crete - Heraklion - Knossos - Minoan pottery, Archeological Museum

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The Minoan was a Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from approximately the 27th century BCE to the 15th century BCE.

The Bee Goddess

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Detail from the Throne Room in the Palace of Knossos unearthed in 1900 by British archaeologist Arthur Evans, during the first phase of his excavations in Knossos in the center of the palatial complex and west of the central court

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Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess," as she became known, faced the double difficulties of racial and gender discrimination in early 20th-century America but overcame such challenges to become the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. Coleman became a role model for women and African Americans.

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Lady Margaret Lee, circa 1540, Lady in Waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn. Lady Margaret Wyatt, the sister of Thomas Wyatt the poet. She married Sir Anthony Lee of Quarrendon and thus became Lady Lee. The Wyatts were neighbours of the Boleyn family and Anne and Margaret were childhood friends.

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Owen Tudor, second husband of Katherine of Valois, widow of King Henry V. Owen and Katherine were parents of Edmund Tudor, father of King Henry VII. Owen was grandfather to Henry VII and great-grandfather of Henry VIII.

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A young woman takes a moment to rest - perhaps gathering her thoughts in the process - in the sunlight that shone down on the world in 1865. #1800s #Victorian #woman #19th_century #sunlight

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King Henry VII receives Lady Katherine Gordon. She was married to Perkin Warbeck, (circa 1474 – 23 November 1499) known as a pretender to the English throne during the reign of King Henry VII of England. By claiming to be Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, the younger son of King Edward IV, one of the "Princes in the Tower". Some think that he was indeed the Prince, as his mother supported his claim and secretly funded him. But, she did not live to see him arrive on English soil.

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The Prehistoric Animal Alphabet - I wish this were a print - D would love it!

The Prehistoric Animal Alphabet

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Empress Matilda was the sole surviving heir of King Henry I. Matilda married Henry V Holy Roman Emperor but had no children & after eleven years of marriage Henry died. She then married Geoffrey V Count of Anjou. They had three sons, the eldest of whom eventually became King Henry II. Upon the death of her father in 1135 the throne was usurped by her cousin Stephen of Blois who claimed the throne whilst Matilda was in Normandy pregnant with her third child.

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History lesson the "night witches" of World War II. Russian lady pilots that bombed the Germans.

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Queen Victoria with her grandson Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (later Kaiser Wilhelm II) during the 1860's

The true story of Princess Vicky and her son Wilhelm

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Norse tree of life

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The Norse Gods

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Coptic textiles from ancient Egypt

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Broad collar of Nefer Amulets. Period: New Kingdom. Dynasty: Dynasty 18. Date: ca. 1504–1450 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III, Wadi D, Tomb 1. Medium: Gold, crizzled glass, Egyptian blue.

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Archaeologists working at Hampton Court Palace have solved a mystery that has been puzzling historians for decades. The team has, for the first time, unearthed the remains of one of the Palace's lost Tiltyard Towers, which were built at the height of King Henry VIII’s reign in the 1530s. The five famous towers were among the earliest banqueting houses built in England, and once stood within the walled Tiltyard where Tudor monarchs held jousts and tournaments.

Archaeologists uncover lost Tiltyard Towers at Hampton Court Palace

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Egyptian headpiece

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