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Mysteries of the Viking Cave: Bandits, Mutilations, and the Fire Giant

Mysteries of the Viking Cave: Bandits, Mutilations, and the Fire Giant

According to Icelandic legends, Surtshellir, or Surt's Cave, was a hideout for outlaws, the site of a grisly mutilation, and the home of a Norse fire giant.

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Valhalla – Odin’s Hall of the Slain

Valhalla – Odin’s Hall of the Slain

Valhalla is the name of the spirit realm presided over by the chief of all gods, Odin. What do the Old Norse sources tell us about the Hall of the Slain?

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Papin Sisters: The Shocking Housemaids’ Crime That Shook France

Papin Sisters: The Shocking Housemaids’ Crime That Shook France

The middle-class home of the Lancelin family in Le Mans, France, became the scene of a savage double murder by the quiet housemaid duo, the Papin sisters.

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Derinkuyu: The Tumultuous History of Turkey’s Underground City

Derinkuyu: The Tumultuous History of Turkey’s Underground City

Derinkuyu is the deepest excavated underground city in Cappadocia, built thousands of years ago to serve as a subterranean refuge during waves of invasions.

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Moeraki Boulders – Spheres of Nature in Otago, New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders – Spheres of Nature in Otago, New Zealand

Although Maori legends and science attempt to explain the Moeraki Boulders of New Zealand, the giant round stones still maintain their mystery.

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Angkor Wat: The Enduring Pride of the Khmer Empire

Angkor Wat: The Enduring Pride of the Khmer Empire

From the Golden Age of the Khmer Empire to total decline, the Angkor Wat temple remains one of the world's most spectacular religious monuments in history.

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The Pobiti Kamani Stone Forests in Bulgaria

The Pobiti Kamani Stone Forests in Bulgaria

The towering pillars of the Pobiti Kamani Stone Forest are 50-milion-yr-old remnants of an ancient reef on the Bulgarian Black Sea near Varna.

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100 Million-Year-Old Fossilized Damselfly With Attractive Legs

100 Million-Year-Old Fossilized Damselfly With Attractive Legs

This fossilized damselfly trapped in amber tells us that even 100 million years ago it was helpful to have attractive legs to charm the opposite sex.

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The Hanging Coffins of China: Mysteries Along the Yangtze

The Hanging Coffins of China: Mysteries Along the Yangtze

Along the dramatic cliffs of Southern China, coffins are suspended on open precipices or tucked inside caves that appear impossible to reach. Although it is assumed that the ...

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The Gundestrup Cauldron: Its Tale From the Balkans to Denmark

The Gundestrup Cauldron: Its Tale From the Balkans to Denmark

Once thought to be purely Celtic, the Gundestrup cauldron is a multi-cultural artifact that originated in the Balkans before going to Denmark.

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Plain of Jars: The Archaeology and History of Laos’ Megaliths

Plain of Jars: The Archaeology and History of Laos’ Megaliths

Spanning two provinces in Laos, the Plain of Jars contains more than 2000 mysterious megalithic vessels and 200 stone discs that evoke many questions.

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Kaunos: An Ancient City of Ruins and Rock Cut Tombs

Kaunos: An Ancient City of Ruins and Rock Cut Tombs

Kaunos is an ancient city near Dalyan, Turkey, with incredible history, multi-ethnic archaeological ruins, and striking Kaunian rock cut tombs.

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Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Firehose Lava

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Firehose Lava

The most active volcano in the world, Kilauea, is awe inspiring. Learn about Hawaiian geology and see incredible recent photos and firehose lava video.

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Bolivia Dinosaur Footprints Wall at Cal Orcko Cretaceous Park

Bolivia Dinosaur Footprints Wall at Cal Orcko Cretaceous Park

At the Bolivia Cal Orcko Cretaceous Park over 5000 dinosaur footprints and 262 tracks were found on a giant 48,000 m2 limestone wall.

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Ancient Secret Order of the Mystical Rosicrucians

Ancient Secret Order of the Mystical Rosicrucians

Centuries ago, Rosicrucians formed secret societies to avoid persecution for their diverging views as they carried on traditions of ancient esoteric wisdom.

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