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This Chinese monk's epic, east-to-west travels rival Marco Polo's
This Chinese monk's epic, east-to-west travels rival Marco Polo's
How were China's legions of terra-cotta warriors made? Experts have pieced it together.
How were China's legions of terra-cotta warriors made? Experts have pieced it together.
'The Death of Napoleon' captures the end of a tumultuous era
'The Death of Napoleon' captures the end of a tumultuous era
240 men started Magellan's voyage around the world. Only 18 finished it.
240 men started Magellan's voyage around the world. Only 18 finished it.
Stolen in 1792, the French Blue diamond's fate puzzled historians for centuries
Stolen in 1792, the French Blue diamond's fate puzzled historians for centuries