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Rome's Subway Expansion Reveals Artifacts From The Ancient Past

Construction on a new subway line has uncovered marble busts, frescoes, mosaics, even ancient peach pits, dating back nearly 2,000 years. Archaeologists have also found an ancient military barracks.

Wheels Moss Of Aura
Brink Moss Of Aura

Matthew Caruana Galizia (left) and Paul Caruana Galizia, the sons of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, attend a vigil outside the Maltese High Commission in London on April 16, six months after she was assassinated. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Ordered The Car Bomb That Killed Maltese Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia?

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Losing You to You Hammock

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One Child's Outsized Influence On The Debate Over Plastic Straws

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Cardinals Lele Marchitelli
Enthusiasm John Goux

"This text has long been perceived as a masculine text," says Maria Dahvana Headley. "It's been perceived as: Oh that's about men and war. But I think this text is as much about domesticity ... it's a text about home." The Beowulf manuscript above is thought to be approximately 1,000 years old. The British Library hide caption

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Beowulf In The Suburbs? 'The Mere Wife' Is An Epic Retelling

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4 Years After MH17 Downing, Advocates Urge Continued Attention To AIDS Crisis

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Harbour Seas of Years
We Insist Zoe Keating

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Rome's Subway Expansion Reveals Artifacts From The Ancient Past

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Actually Smiling Geotic
Time Eater Gold Panda