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In late November 1922 the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamun, was uncovered
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How the great Inca empire was brought to its knees - almost 500 years ago.
The last days of Freddie Mercury battle with Aids
Japanese writer, Yukio Mishima's dramatic decision to end his life.
The story of the bloody suppression of an uprising by Taliban prisoners in an Afghan jail
The story of how the Bosnian war was brought to an end
The most famous reported encounter with aliens of our time
It is 15 years since Princess Diana spoke openly about the breakdown of her marriage
A piracy trial makes history in 19th century America
The story of the Greek military junta's brutal suppression of a student protest in 1973
Why did she follow her father into politics?
The story of our times told by the people who were there.
It is 70 years since the German bombing of Coventry destroyed much of the city.
It is 70 years since the German bombing of Coventry destroyed much of the UK city.
Fifty years since the first black child attended a white elementary school in Louisiana
It is 50 years since the first black child attended a white elementary school in Louisiana
On 11 November, 1918 the guns of World War I fell silent
As President Obama visits Indonesia, Witness takes you back to his childhood there
In November 1956 Britain and France invaded Egypt - to regain control of the Suez canal
It is 15 years since the play Blasted first shocked theatregoers
An industrial accident on the banks of the Rhine in 1986, turned the river red
What was it like to vote in Burma's last general election in 1990?
It is exactly 15 years since the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated.
Is it a book you would even wish your wives and servants to read?
Ted Sorensen, speechwriter to John F Kennedy, died at the weekend.