Lessons For The Modern World From The Societies Of 'Yesterday'

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A fragment of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls is laid out at a laboratory in Jerusalem. More than 60 years after their discovery, 5,000 images of the ancient scrolls are now online. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images hide caption

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Virtually Anyone Can See The Dead Sea Scrolls Now

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The Renaissance Man Who Got It All Wrong

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Is Kwanzaa Still A Thing?

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Is 'Django Unchained' The 'Blackest Film Ever'?

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Workers pose for a photo at the Hoboken de Bie & Co. gin distillery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, circa 1900. By the end of the 19th century, cocktail culture had helped make gin a more respectable spirit. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Book Of Gin' Distills A Spirited History

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Former PM Edward Seaga Heralds Jamaica's Music

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The Coltsville factory's blue dome has long been a landmark in Hartford, Conn. The Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company began building factories in the area in 1855. Bob Child/AP hide caption

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Connecticut Left To Reconcile Tragedy With Its Proud Gun History

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Templeton bottles, filled and almost corked. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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The Rebirth Of Rye Whiskey And Nostalgia For 'The Good Stuff'

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The Sounds Of A Family Christmas, 108 Years Later

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A Tribute To Marvin Gaye's Forgotten Classic

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Just Who Was The Real St. Nicholas?

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Robert Bisson of Bisson and Sons Meat Market in Topsham, Maine, with his granddaughter. The butcher shop sells traditional cretons during the holidays. Lauren McCandlish/NPR hide caption

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The Israel Antiquities Authority says archeologists have found the oldest artifact that bears the inscription of Bethlehem, a 2,700-year-old clay seal with the name of Jesus' traditional birthplace. AP hide caption

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Dig Finds Evidence Of Another Bethlehem

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