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The Race to Document Prehistoric Art in a Coastal Cave in France

Scores of ancient paintings and other works will soon succumb to the sea—but a passionate team is determined to preserve this 'bubble of memory.'
A soigneur performs a successful musette handoff to cyclist Andre Darrigade in 1956.

Inside the Tour de France’s Fast and Furious Feed Zone

Feeding cyclists mid-race involves a century-old method of careful handoffs.
Mithraeum elements included a tauroctony, or depiction of Mithras sacrificing a bull.

An Ancient Roman Cult's Rituals Included Feasting, Fire, and Floor Cleaning

To uncover new clues about the secretive world of Mithraism, scientists considered evidence right at their feet.
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