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Sunken 18th century slave ship found off Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town - The discovery of a sunken Portuguese slave ship found off Cape Town in South Africa, and dating to the 18th century, will shed additional light on our understanding of the slave trade, not only on the cape of Africa, but on a global level.

18th century cannon in NYC found to be loaded with ammo

New York - A shocking discovery was made in New York City this week as workers came to clean an 18th century cannon that is kept at Central Park. When the Parks Workers began to clean the relic, a cannon ball and gunpowder were found inside.

Photo essay: Mount Vernon Fair recreates 18th century marketplace Special

Mount Vernon - Over the weekend the annual Colonial Market & Fair was held at the Mount Vernon estate in Northern Virginia. Mount Vernon is the home of U.S. first president George Washington.

Previously unknown Mozart piece found in 18th century music book

A previously unknown work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been uncovered in the state of Tyrol in Austria. The Mozart Foundation in Salzburg reported the music was discovered in the western Austrian state tucked inside a late 1700s music music book.

Dildos, 200 plus-years-old, sold at auction

A pair of eighteenth century dildos and their leather-covered carrying case, an extremely rare item, were sold at auction last week for more than $5,300 US.

18th Century Manuscript Reported Stolen From UCLA Library

Authorities in Los Angeles are investigating the theft of a rare 18th century manuscript about Rome's politically powerful Orsini family.

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