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10 Mysterious Ancient Buildings

History Ben Gazur November 24, 2016 When people in the ancient world found gigantic ruins, they often described them as Cyclopean—as if only mythical Cyclops could have built such things. We tend not to go in for such legendary explanations...
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10 Amazing Examples Of Ancient Construction

History Michael Van Duisen November 23, 2016 We look at skyscrapers and dams and see them as pinnacles of human engineering, content in the fact we can build whatever we want. However, we often fail to remember the technological marvels...
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10 Sex Scandals That Shocked Medieval Europe

History Alex Hanton November 22, 2016 Medieval Europe was theoretically pretty conservative on sex. One 13th-century bishop even put out a list ranking the five known sexual positions from least to most sinful. (If you’re curious: missionary, side-by-side, s...
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10 Horrifying Tortures Used In Ancient Rome

History Elizabeth Yetter November 22, 2016 In ancient Rome, the general rule was that slaves could be freely tortured. In fact, it was highly recommended that any free man accused of a crime would have his slaves tortured in his...
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10 True Stories That Could Have Come Straight From Hollywood

Facts Mike Floorwalker November 21, 2016 The movie likely hasn’t been made that doesn’t require suspension of disbelief on at least some level; even the most tightly plotted of Hollywood thrillers contain dozens of plot holes. But in these real-life...
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10 Interesting Facts About Crucifixion

History Cristian Violatti November 20, 2016 Crucifixion is arguably the cruelest form of execution. When we read ancient sources, it is hard to distinguish the practice of crucifixion from other similar punishments like impalement. The Romans learned it from t...
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10 Remarkable Discoveries We Made By Digging Through Garbage

History Radu Alexander November 20, 2016 One culture’s trash is another one’s treasure. That’s the belief held by scientists who practice garbology, the study of trash. Garbage is something that all civilizations create. By studying the waste left behind...
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