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Silbury Hill, UK. Silbury Hill, near Avebury in Wiltshire, is the largest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe. It was created around 2660 BCE and stands 130 feet high, but its purpose is unknown. Despite centuries of study and excavation, it remains one of the most enigmatic of British prehistoric sites.

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The Welsh may be the truest Britons according to new genetic research

The study found that Britain can be divided into 17 distinct genetic 'clans', as shown in the map above

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from Playbuzz

How Well Do You Know London?

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Epic Setting: Hogwarts. How cool would it be if Hogwarts was a real place? I think Hogwarts is an epic setting because you have everything. There are house elves, magic rooms, moving staircases, and weird underground places. Hogwarts is an epic setting because there are so many ways to have an adventure there.

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from GrindTV.com

How to take landscape photos at night

Study abroad doesn't count. I want to live in another country as an adult with a job and all that jazz.

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PETRACHE POENARU - The Fountain Pen inventor. Poenaru, who had studied in Paris and Vienna and, later, completed his specialized studies in England, was a mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor. While a student in Paris, Petrache Poenaru invented the world's first fountain pen, an invention for which the French Government issued a patent on 25 May 1827.

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from I AM A CHILD

Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520 – 1578, Italian)

Elizabeth's happiest days came when her father married Catherine Parr. Henry's sixth wife brought all three of his children to court, treated them kindly, and oversaw their lives and educations. Elizabeth was a prodigiously well-educated young woman. She knew Latin, French and Italian, read the classics, studied history and theology, and developed a well-honed mind. When Henry died, Elizabeth was given into the custody of the Dowager Queen. Catherine

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Study reveals 'extraordinary' DNA of people in Scotland

Study reveals 'extraordinary' DNA of people in Scotland - The DNA of people living in Scotland has "extraordinary" and "unexpected" diversity, according to a new study.

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