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An Introduction - History

An Introduction - History

The word “Antebellum” means, the period before a war. That certainly is an apt title to give to the history of the United States from 1820 to 1855. It was indeed the period leading up the Civil war. Many of the events that occurred during that period helped make that war inevitable. The issue of slavery and its expansion caused a deep political divide in the country during this time, with continual fighting over the question of whether a state should be “free” or “slave”.

They restore the head of a bronze horse that belonged to Lorenzo de 'Medici

They restore the head of a bronze horse that belonged to Lorenzo de 'Medici

After being stored in the Archaeological Museum of Florence for more than a century, a bronze horse head that belonged to Lorenzo de Medici (EL Magnifico) is in the process of being restored. The bronze sculpture dates from 350 BC. It is considered one of the masterpieces of classical Greek art and was exhibited in the Palazzo Medici in the center of Florence until the Medici family ceased in popularity, at which point it began to deteriorate little by little until it was acquired by the Archaeological Museum in 1881.

Instruments of Mass Destruction: Do Tutankhamun’s Trumpets Really Summon War?

Instruments of Mass Destruction: Do Tutankhamun’s Trumpets Really Summon War?

In 1922, the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered in Egypt by an expedition led by the archaeologist Howard Carter.

Signs of climate change found in Maya lowlands

Signs of climate change found in Maya lowlands

A new study from Yale University details the devastating effects of climate change on the ancient Maya civilization, despite attempts to adapt to it. Researchers have found drought markers in Central America that correspond to patterns of well-being disruption in Mayan society.

Space Discovery Draws Big Bang into Question

Space Discovery Draws Big Bang into Question

A team of astronomers have observed an object in space whose existence draws into question the reality of the big bang theory.

Paine, Robert Treat - History

Paine, Robert Treat - History

Born in 1731 in Boston, Massachusetts, Robert Treat Pain was the son of a clergyman turned merchant. He received his education at Boston Latin and later at Harvard. Initially he worked as a teacher, but later, at the urging of his family, he entered the ministry. After serving as a chaplain in the French and Indian War, however, he decided to enter a new profession, law, and he was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1757.