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The Protector of Civilization

A Syrian museum curator sacrificed his life trying to save artifacts in Palmrya.

An Early Step on the Road to Civilization

Cave paintings in Castillo Spain represent some of the first paintings made by humans.

The Cognitive Revolution

The cognitive revolution stirred early humanity from its creative slumber.

The Lady of Brassempouy

This 25,000 year-old sculpture found in France represents the dawn of the idea of beauty.

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