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Stonehenge (photo: Neil Howard).

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Explore how the past has shaped the present. Historical timelines highlight key events in the history of the world's countries.

ANCIENT MONUMENTS: unique structures built by past civilizations.

TIMELINES: a chronology of key events that have shaped the countries of today.

TECHNOLOGY HISTORY: evolution of modern technologies.

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Balalaika (photo: Arild Storaas).

Balalaika: Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago

The balalaika is a stringed instrument that comes from Russia. It has three strings and a triangle shaped body.

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Pesse Canoe: World’s Oldest Boat

Pesse canoe (photo: Nemephis).
The Pesse Canoe may be the world's oldest known boat. The canoe was discovered in the Netherlands in 1955. The boat may be up to 10,000 years old.