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01.04.2017
Far from the romanticized image created since the 18th century by writers like Defoe and Stevenson, and perpetuated by Hollywood to this day, the actual history of the pirates and privateers, with...
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10.04.2016

Paintings and engravings show us what 18th century Paris looked like. But what did it sound like? A group of researchers has created an audioguide that revisits the stories of those whose...

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08.04.2016
As the Rio Olympics are about to begin, historian Jean-Paul Thuillier discusses the origins of the modern Olympic Games in ancient Greece and Rome.
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05.31.2016
Seventy-one years after he disappeared in Budapest, the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Jews from deportation by giving them Swedish papers, was officially declared...
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03.07.2016
The New York protest march supposed to be behind International Women’s Day... never actually took place! A look back at this myth, debunked by the historian Françoise Picq.
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02.17.2016

Looking back at the Battle of Verdun, during which 300,000 French and German soldiers were killed. Over the past century, the legacy of this battle, a symbol of the horror and absurdity of war,...