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For centuries, the Roman emperor Nero has been well chronicled for his...

For centuries, the Roman emperor Nero has been well chronicled for his cruelty. Stories about his madness include divorcing his first wife before having her beheaded and then bringing her head to Rome for his second wife, having his own mother executed, as well as castrating a former slave before ma...


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Shame masks were a type of embarrassing punishment device used in Euro...

Shame masks were a type of embarrassing punishment device used in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. As its name suggests, the shame mask was meant to humiliate the person who was forced to wear it. They were usually made of cold, unyielding metal, and the masks were created in various morti...


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The Janissaries (yeni-cheri, or “new troops”) were a small elite b...

The Janissaries (yeni-cheri, or “new troops”) were a small elite branch established by the Ottoman military sometime around the 14th century by Orhan Ghazi, second bey (chieftain), of the Ottoman Beylik or Emirate. The Janissaries corps was made up of Christian children who were either bought or...


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Christopher Columbus was a narcissist. He believed he was personally c...

Christopher Columbus was a narcissist. He believed he was personally chosen by God for a mission that no one else could achieve. After 1493, he signed his name “xpo ferens” – “the Christbearer.” His stated goal was to accumulate enough wealth to recapture Jerusalem. His arrogance led to hi...


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Kentucky Rain - Google+

Kentucky Rain - Google+


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AENEAS


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Hoewel de oorsprong van het schrift redelijk goed te herleiden is, wet...

Hoewel de oorsprong van het schrift redelijk goed te herleiden is, weten maar weinigen hoe het alfabet is ontstaan. Eén ding is zeker: op een gegeven momen


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Alexander the Great has been termed a maverick whose 13-year meteoric ...

Alexander the Great has been termed a maverick whose 13-year meteoric reign was an aberration in the history of the age. He was a mythopoeic conqueror who simultaneously lived by the tenets of the strategically sound and the proportionally outrageous; a tribal leader recalling heroic deeds...


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Dana Čechovičová (Rheia) - Google+

Dana Čechovičová (Rheia) - Google+


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Mary Ann Bernal: Æthelflæd: The Anglo-Saxon Iron Lady Who Showed th....

Mary Ann Bernal: Æthelflæd: The Anglo-Saxon Iron Lady Who Showed th...


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Jayavarman II is traditionally regarded as the founder of the Khmer Em...

Jayavarman II is traditionally regarded as the founder of the Khmer Empire, a powerful state which ruled much of mainland Southeast Asia from the 9th century AD until the 15th century AD. The Khmer Empire was preceded by the Chenla Kingdom, and during Jayavarman’s time, was marked by constant infi...


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In March, 1898 within a dark side chamber of Amenhotep II's tomb (KV35...

In March, 1898 within a dark side chamber of Amenhotep II's tomb (KV35) the famed French Egyptologist, Victor Loret gazed upon the face of a severely damaged mummy of an ancient woman, which to him exuded “a noble and majestic seriousness”.


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Margaret de Valois was a Queen of Navarre and France. She was also the...

Margaret de Valois was a Queen of Navarre and France. She was also the main character of the famous novel Queen Margot by Alexander Dumas. This is a story of a woman who loved life and who broke many of society’s rules.


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The Hopping, Skipping, Handkerchief-Waving Mayhem of Morris Dance - At...

The Hopping, Skipping, Handkerchief-Waving Mayhem of Morris Dance - Atlas Obscura


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When ancient Egypt and Ireland are spoken about in the same breath it ...

When ancient Egypt and Ireland are spoken about in the same breath it usually results in the rolling of eyes, polite exits and the sound of murmurs citing pseudo-history and new age babble.At least, that used to be the case. Recent discoveries in DNA research have added to already verified archaeolo...


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Incredibly, the end of the Parthian Empire started with a fake wedding...

Incredibly, the end of the Parthian Empire started with a fake wedding.


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Im Laufe der Geschichte gelang es einigen bemerkenswerten Frauen, an d...

Im Laufe der Geschichte gelang es einigen bemerkenswerten Frauen, an die Spitze der von Männern dominierten Gesellschaften vorzudringen und selbst die Macht zu übernehmen. Ihre Namen hallten durch die Geschichte: Hatschepsut, Cleopatra, Wu Zetian. Aber es war häufiger für mächtige Frauen, ihre ...


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Today it is known that women appeared on the throne in ancient Egypt m...

Today it is known that women appeared on the throne in ancient Egypt more often than many people believed just decades ago. The first known influential queens appeared with the first kings. This was long before the female pharaoh Hatshepsut took the throne. Their lives inspired queens until the fall...


10.05.2017 0

Swords, brawls, and clandestine love affairs are often the stuff of fa...

Swords, brawls, and clandestine love affairs are often the stuff of fairy tales and adventure stories. But in the case of Julie d'Aubigny of Paris, this was all part of her everyday life. Also known as Mademoiselle Maupin or La Maupin, d'Aubigny was born in the 17th century and is renowned as an exp...


03.09.2016 0

The treasures of Tutankhamun have been remembered as the greatest disc...

The treasures of Tutankhamun have been remembered as the greatest discovery in Egypt. However, in 1995, the Valley of the Kings revealed another magnificent secret – the tomb of at least 52 sons of Ramesses II.


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The oft-repeated phrase “the Amarna era is shrouded in mystery” co...

The oft-repeated phrase “the Amarna era is shrouded in mystery” could be a thing of the past if only closer scrutiny of key artifacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb are permitted by the authorities concerned. Courtesy reuse and usurpation, the cleverly disguised inscriptions can yield a wealth of inf...


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In 1868, workers digging at Cro-Magnon, a rock shelter at Les Eyzies-d...

In 1868, workers digging at Cro-Magnon, a rock shelter at Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, France, uncovered several skeletons of ancient Homo sapiens. Since that discovery, the first modern human residents of Europe have been known as Cro-Magnons. This diorama, depicting Homo sapiens during the Ice Age, is set...


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Pharaoh Thutmose III pushed his 12,000-strong army towards the banks o...

Pharaoh Thutmose III pushed his 12,000-strong army towards the banks of the Orontes River. His scribe, Tjaneni, kept a daily journal in order to have the Pharaoh’s military exploits inscribed by his artisans on the walls of Amun-Re's temple at Karnak. The men lay siege to the coalition of Canaanit...


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