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This memorial museum may be one of the smaller attractions in Rome but nonetheless it is an extremely important one, highlighting some of the forgotten atrocities of WWII. Established in 1957 to document the fight for the liberation of Rome during the German occupation from September 1943 to June 1944, the museum is based in a building once used by the SS to torture members of the Italian Resistance. The exhibitions include artefacts such as pamphlets, posters and newspapers featuring anti-Semitic material on display, alongside information regarding persecution of the city’s Jewish

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The French queen-in-waiting
Margaret was only three years old when it was arranged that she would marry the future Charles VIII of France, who was then 13 years old. Such childhood betrothals amongst royalty were far from uncommon, with neither the bride nor groom involved in t
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An artillery shell, fired from one of the Prussian cannon atop the Heights of La Lune, roared through the air and slammed into a French ammunition cart near the windmill of Valmy at 2pm on 20 September 1792. The cart exploded into flames, sending a p
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Alchemy from India
It is almost impossible to declare where the origins of alchemy lie, if indeed it was not invented in many places at the same time. Some scholars consider China or Egypt to be the originators of alchemical thought, but there are those who believe Ind