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Rare Ancient DNA Provides Window Into a 5,000-Year-Old South Asian Civilization image
 
Rare Ancient DNA Provides Window Into a 5,000-Year-Old South Asian Civilization
 
 
A Rooster Named Maurice Can Keep on Crowing, French Court Rules  image
 
A Rooster Named Maurice Can Keep on Crowing, French Court Rules
 
 
The Met Is Hiring Its First Full-Time Curator of Native American Art image
 
The Met Is Hiring Its First Full-Time Curator of Native American Art
 
 
Wildfires Are Destroying Bolivia's Rock Art image
 
Wildfires Are Destroying Bolivia's Rock Art
 
 
Squirrels Eavesdrop on Birds to Check if Danger Has Passed image
 
Squirrels Eavesdrop on Birds to Check if Danger Has Passed
 
 
Artifacts from the Final Battle of the English Civil War Uncovered During Road Project image
 
Artifacts from the Final Battle of the English Civil War Uncovered During Road Project
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1698, Peter the Great imposed a beard tax in an effort to westernize Russian nobility. Records indicate that Henry VIII taxed beards in 16th-century England, too.

Learn about an unusual item in the Smithsonian's collections—the world's longest beard.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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