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 Olduvai Gorge - and homo habilis
 Old Vic
 O'Leary family - Travellers
 Oleg - Viking leader in Russia
 oligarchy - as system of rule
  - in ancient Greece
 Oliva, peace of - and ducal Prussia
 Olivares, duke of - favourite of Philip IV
 Oliver - in Chanson de Roland
 Oliver Twist
  - and Hampton
 olives - cultivated
 Olivier, Laurence
  - and Chichester Festival
  - as Archie Rice
 Ollivier, Émile - and the Second Empire
 Olmec civilization
 Olmec sculpture - early realism
 Olney - Shrove Tuesday
 Olympia - temple to Hera
  - statue of Zeus
  - workshop of Phidias
 Olympia (exhibition hall)
 olympiad - in Greek chronology
 Olympias - mother of Alexander the Great
  - tour through time
  - brief history
 Olympio, Sylvanus - president of Togo
 Olynthus - and mosaic floors
 O'Mahony, John - and the Fenians
 Omar - the second caliph
  - enters Jerusalem in 638
 Omar Khayyam - and his rubaiyat
  - brief description
 Omar, Mohammad - founder of the Taliban
 Ombudsman (in Britain)
 Omdurman - origin in 1884
  - battle in 1898
 Omega Workshops
 omens - in the entrails
 OMOV - and the Labour party in 1993
 omphalos - navel of the world at Delphi
 O'Murphy, Louise - and Boucher
 Oñate, Juan de - conquistador
 Ondine (ballet)
 Oneida - in the Iroquois League
 O'Neill, Conn - earl of Tyrone
 O'Neill, Hugh - earl of Tyrone
 O'Neill, Shane - rebellion against Elizabeth
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