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History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. Scholars who write about history are called historians.

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Contributed by Taylor Taglianetti

Pont du Gard, Roman Aqueduct Bridge built from 40-60 A.D.

Pont du Gard is one of the best preserved and highest bridges remaining in the world. Located in the South of France, this was truly an engineering feat with all of its arches and 1,180' length. I took this photo a few years ago.

Contributed by Brian Reynolds

One of the earliest and most famous historians, Herodotus, wrote numerous accounts of events by speaking with hundreds of people and figuring out which parts of the stories were true. This was done by seeing which parts were said by the most people. In other instances, he filled in the stories himself

Contributed by Nicholas Kapsimalis

A Mammoth Fact!

Woolly mammoths were still roaming the earth at the same time the Great Pyramids were being built- and the last ones didn't die out until just 300 years ago! You could climb a glacier with the size of that fact.

Contributed by Anna Marketti

"The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart" Here is a zoom-able version:

Contributed by Reilly Mask

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