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Historical Terms - Primary or Secondary Source?

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Magna Carta Source
A piece of the original Magna Carta signed by King John in 1215


Mona Lisa Source
The Mona Lisa - Painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1506


Book Source
A book about the Tudors written in 1999


Mug source
A mug made in 2009


Napoleon Source
A cartoon of Napoleon made in 1975


Roman Coins Source
Roman Coins made by the Romans in AD45


Van Gogh Source
A poster of a Van Gogh painting made in 1995



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