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The Atlas Of True Names

If you have ever wondered how a Country or City got its name, this is an Atlas for you. Called Atlas of True Names, it substitutes place names around the world with names based on their etymological (the history of the origin of the name), roots.

Archaeologists Discover Ancient City In Peru

An ancient city believed to have been inhabited by the Chacahpoya (Cloud People), was recently discovered, amidst  the dense Amazon forests. The 12-mile area, estimated to be 1,000 years old was found by local inhabitants who cut through the dense vegetation, after hearing the sound of a waterfall. 

World's Most Expensive and Most Beautiful Book Arrives In New York

Earlier this week, the New York library became the proud owner of what has been dubbed, the world's most expensive and beautiful book. The 62-pound hand-crafted book, which costs $100,000 USD, depicts the life and work of Italian artist, Michelangelo. 

How The Wright Brothers Changed Our World

As the holiday season starts, a lot of us are getting ready to board airplanes to go visit family and friends across the country. While we take airplanes for granted today, imagine what life would be like if the Wright brothers hadn't dreamed of building the first passenger plane.

4,300 Year-Old Pyramid Discovered In Egypt

Earlier this week, archeologists discovered a 4,300 year-old pyramid that they believe was the tomb of Queen Sesheshet, the mother of Pharaoh Teti, the founder of ancient Egypt's sixth dynasty. The pyramid was found in Saqqara, an ancient burial ground, close to Egypt's capital Cairo.

Budding Paleontologist Discovers Ice-Age Fossil

Five-year old Emelia Fawbert and her dad James, were out on a group fossil hunting trip at a newly excavated site in Gloucestershire, England, when she noticed something stuck in the mud. Using a trowel, she and her dad gently excavated an almost perfect fossil.

Malia And Sasha Obama - The New First Daughters

Yesterday, Mr. Barack Obama became the first African-American President-elect  in the 232-year history of the United States of America. While that made headlines everywhere, what is not as well known, is the fact that in January 2009, his daughters Malia (10) and Sasha (7), will be amongst the youngest kids to ever reside in the White House.

Video Of The Week - Columbus Day

Today, many people in America and other countries of the World celebrated Columbus Day - the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas on October 12th, 1492. This week's video traces his journey from Spain to the shores of the new World, he mistook for India.

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