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It's all in the ink: Vinland Map is definitely a fake, new analysis finds

It's all in the ink: Vinland Map is definitely a fake, new analysis finds

1 day ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / The Vinland Map purports to be a 15th-century map with a pre-Columbian depiction of the North American Coast. A new analysis has confirmed that the map is, in fact, a...
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Louis Armstrong and the spy: how the CIA used him as a ‘trojan horse' in Congo

4 days ago   |   The Guardian

Book reveals how the jazz musician unwittingly became party to secret cold war manoeuvres by the US in Africa It was a memorable evening: Louis Armstrong , his wife and a...
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DJ SPOONY FT GUESTS

5 days ago   |   LIMF

Spoony is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of UK Garage. He started Djing professionally in 1997, travelling all over the world including Miami, Dubai and South...
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The next Europa Universalis IV DLC will focus on sub-saharan Africa

The next Europa Universalis IV DLC will focus on sub-saharan Africa

8 days ago   |   PCGamesN

Hearts of Iron IV and Crusader Kings III aren't the only grand strategy games working towards a new release - the Europa Universalis IV developers at Paradox Tinto are also...
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Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act review - a short, sharp shock

13 days ago   |   The Guardian

Orange Tree theatre, London Athol Fugard's portrait of two lovers defying an apartheid-era ban on interracial sex crackles with tension In Athol Fugard's best-known play, Sizwe...
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How street art is helping young migrants paint a brighter future in Italy

13 days ago   |   The Guardian

An innovative community project has brightened buildings, ‘brought people together' and provided an emotional outlet after traumatic journeys Jadhav*, 18, from Bangladesh...
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Queen Margrethe set to create scenography and costumes for new film

14 days ago   |   Royal Central   |   2 articles

Queen Margrethe will provide the set and costume designs for an upcoming fantasy film released through Netflix, it was announced Tuesday. The Danish queen has been employed to...
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Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 81, is hired to design the set for a new Netflix film

Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 81, is hired to design the set for a new Netflix film

15 days ago   |   Daily Mail   |   2 articles

The 81-year-old royal, who is the reigning Danish monarch, will design the sets for an adaptation of a romantic fantasy novel by Out of Africa's Karen Blixen.
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Welcome to Bushfire - the pan-African music festival burning through vaccine hesitancy in Eswatini

21 days ago   |   Evening Standard

One of Africa's “most talked-about festivals”, MTN Bushfire is the reason why thousands of people flock to the landlocked Kingdom of Eswatini every year.
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How reptiles in the city went from native species to urban legend

How reptiles in the city went from native species to urban legend

23 days ago   |   Grist

This story is part of Grist's Summer Dreams arts and culture series, a weeklong exploration of how popular fiction can influence our environmental reality. People thought the...
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