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The woman had “a very complex coiffure with approximately 70 extensions fastened in different layers and heights on the head”

Archaeologists uncover 3,000-year-old ancient Egyptian woman with more than 70 hair extensions

The ancient Egyptians also dyed their grey hair and used styling products

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Slenderman stabbings: Why we can't help being fascinated when young girls attempt murder

It is extremely rare for girls to attempt murder – but when they do, their crimes grip the public consciousness

The tomb was discovered in Jiangsu province

Lavish tomb buried for 2,100 years with gold and treasure discovered in China

Liu Fei, ruler of Jiangdu Kingdom, was left with every comfort for the afterlife

Crowds in London celebrate the end of hostilities in 1918

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The conclusion of the ‘war to end all  wars’ was greeted with understandable jubilation. But, writes Boyd Tonkin, new storm clouds were already gathering

The new look atrium at the Imperial War Museum, London

Imperial War Museum's flagship site to reopen this weekend after first stage of its £40m redevelopment project is completed

It was timed to reopen with the commemorations that form part of the centenary of the First World War

Stan Brock: the British cowboy turned movie star who rescued millions of uninsured Americans

The British-born Amazonian cowboy gave it all up to devote his life to providing free healthcare for millions of uninsured Americans.  Simon Usborne hears his extraordinary story

Jimmy Savile admitted getting knighthood was 'a relief because it got me off the hook'

In the light of details about sexual abuse and macabre acts that emerged from an inquiry into Jimmy Savile last week, this compelling and disquieting interview by the celebrated journalist  Lynn Barber takes on new meaning. We run it in full for the first time since it was published in 1990 in The Independent on Sunday

Mother courage: Margaret Beaufort as portrayed in the BBC’s The White Queen

Real-life Game of Thrones: Henry VII's mother Margaret Beaufort had to become shrewd and calculating to survive her troubled era

The story of Henry VII's mother might not be well known, but without her, the Tudors would never have come to power, says Livi Michael

France drops charges for D-Day memorial footage amid international outrage

French television stations had planned to charge £160,000 for coverage

Royal Marine Commandos moving off the Normandy Beaches during the advance inland from

D-Day landings 70th anniversary: 20 facts about 'Operation Overlord'

Friday marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings -  the largest airborne and amphibious assault in military history.

D-Day veterans: The last voices of the longest day

Like D-Day itself, recording the memories of the last surviving veterans of the Normandy landings has been a race against time. John Lichfield explains why it matters, 70 years on

Trainspotting, York Station 3rd August 1981

Tales of the trainspotters: Reminiscences from the grand age of steam

Calling all trainspotters. The National Railway Museum is looking for tales from the trackside to build a social history of close encounters of the railway kind. From the age of steam to the advent of high speed rail, it is hoped their stories will dispel the myths about this most misunderstood of pursuits and instead reveal the true life drama, romance and passion of a life spent watching the permanent way.

Diminutive dictator: Paul Delaroche’s 1814 portrait of Napoleon at Fontainebleau

Defeated and inglorious? Why is Napoleon not treated with more respect in France?

Napoleonic anniversaries are neither officially marked nor celebrated in France. Two hundred years after his exile to Elba, Bonaparte's latter-day countrymen still can't decide if he is a hero or a villain, says Brian Eads
President John F. Kennedy's motorcade travels through Dallas on 22 November 1963

Jackie Kennedy's 'bitterness against God' revealed in letters to Irish priest

Previously unpublished letters reveal First Lady's despair after assassination of John F Kennedy

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Kit Harrington in the new movie (Rex)

Up, up Pompeii!

A sell-out exhibition, a haunting hit song and now a big-budget movie – the doomed Roman city never ceases to inspire. Natalie Haynes examines its horrible fascination
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