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10 Cultural Capitals Of The Ancient World

History Michel Fermor October 18, 2016 “Cultural importance” is a difficult quality to measure. Some cities are important for their contributions to art, architecture, or political theory. Others are important for their effect on the imagination or their place in...
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10 Real People Condemned To Dante’s Inferno

Books Debra Kelly October 18, 2016 Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy is one of the world’s most epic works of literature. The imagining of all the punishments that await the world’s sinners is filled with terrifying imagery that we can still...
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10 Scary Facts About The Justinian Plague

Facts Elizabeth Yetter October 17, 2016 There have been numerous plagues throughout human history that managed to kill an innumerable amount of people within a short span of time. The Justinian Plague was one of the deadliest plagues in known...
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10 Ways Ancient China And Rome Interacted Long Before Marco Polo

Facts Mark Oliver October 17, 2016 While Europe battled and traded, China appeared to be a civilization that had grown completely independently of the West. However, the truth is that China has been in contact with the West since the...
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10 Insane Laws People Had To Live By In Ancient Rome

History Mark Oliver October 14, 2016 Rome was a beacon of civilization in a dark world. In the words of one of their own, Rome was “the seat of virtue, empire, and dignity,” ruled by laws so just that they...
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10 Family-Unfriendly Facts From The Life Of Dr. Seuss

Books Mark Oliver October 13, 2016 Behind the poems and the pictures, Theodor Geisel, the real Dr. Seuss, was an adult man, with adult thoughts and adult experiences. He created subversive things, was sure he would be remembered as a...
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10 Dying Symptoms Of The Roman Empire

History Cristian Violatti October 13, 2016 The gradual process of decline that brought the Roman Empire to an end is one of the all-time favorite history topics. That a nation so powerful could fall has always acted as a warning...
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