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The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt: Greatness Is Never Achieved Alone

The history of the rediscovery of this incredible civilization illustrates the point of my title. It wasn’t the “educated” and “privileged” who brought this civilization to light, but those with a real passion for knowledge and the desire to share … Continue reading

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Egypt Had Its Rosetta, But Mesopotamia Had Its Behistun

Word’s spell-checker doesn’t recognize “Behistun,” but it has no problems with Rosetta – a perfect illustration of Mesopotamia’s lack of prominence when compared to Egypt. Learn how two rocks resurrected ancient civilizations. Read, Egypt Had Its Rosetta, But Mesopotamia Had … Continue reading

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The Norman Conquest and the Beginnings of the English Language

On September 28, 1066, Duke William of Normandy, a French-speaking Saxon king, crossed the English Channel in small open boats with a force of 5,000 men and 2,500 horses. William the Conqueror, as the Duke came to be known… Read, … Continue reading

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Put Yourself In The Shoes Of A Slave, Mr. Jefferson

On this day, August 19, 1791, Benjamin Banneker, the son of freed slaves, writes to Thomas Jefferson about the hypocrisy of the coexistence of the Declaration of Independence with slavery. Read, Put Yourself in the Shoes of a Slave, Mr. … Continue reading

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Freedom Means Fun! National Roller Coaster Day!

It’s NationalRollerCoasterDay! Freedom means more fun! Do you remember your first loop-the-loop? #AmericanHistory #Constitution Edwin Prescott: His Invention Made Our Lives Fun! – By Daniel Sheridan (Twitter: @DanielWSheridan) #OTD Did you know that Abraham Lincoln said the American patent system … Continue reading

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