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1.2m views16 Strange Facts About What Everyday Life Was Like In Ancient EgyptIn many ways, everyday life in ancient Egypt was surprisingly modern. Egyptians had a sophisticated education system - for those w...
USA
2.1m viewsFacts And Stories About The 'Blue Fugates'People come in all colors - to an extent. Still, you wouldn't expect to see a human with naturally blue skin, but that's the case ...
What It's Like
2.4m viewsWhat Life Was Like In Medieval CastlesDon't be fooled by all the films that portray medieval castle life as an embarrassment of riches. Living in medieval castles wasn'...
Ancient History
253.3k views13 Mysterious Ancient Societies That Historians Know Almost Nothing AboutThe ancient Egyptians had pyramids. The ancient Romans had aqueducts. The bloodthirsty Vikings had longships. Some historical civi...
History
343k views12 Bizarre Aspects of Every Day Life In Ancient Viking CultureWhether your name was Snorri or Erik, your daily life as a Viking was a meat-filled, chess-playing, human-sacrificing experience. ...
Explainer
483.7k viewsEvery Day Life In The Mayan Empire Was Way Weirder Than You ThoughtWhile much is known about the Mayans' achievements, one question lingers in the minds of historians and archaeologists who examine...
Science
73.6k viewsHere's All The Physical Evidence That Some Historians Think Proves Atlantis Was RealThe lost city of Atlantis was first mentioned in Plato’s dialogues, Timaeus and Critias. What happened to Atlantis, if it existed ...
Ancient Greece
127.3k viewsWhat Life Was Really Like For The Average SpartanAncient Sparta had one of the most respected and fierce fighting forces of their era. Nearly all aspects of daily life revolved ar...
Interesting
52.5k views12 Bizarre Facts About The Druids, The Prehistoric Hippies That History ForgotThe Druids were either an intellectual class or priestly class of Celts living in Gaul (a region that encompassed the majority of ...
History
24.4k viewsHow The Civilization On Easter Island CollapsedEaster Island is a Chilean island located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. It's most widely known for the incredible stone statu...
Aztecs
77.5k viewsWhat Everyday Life Was Like For AztecsThe Aztec civilization was built upon a complex combination of Olmec and Mayan traditions, but during the 14th, 15th, and early-16...
History
621k viewsHere's Everything We Know About The World's Most Isolated TribeThere are about 100 uncontacted native groups around the world, but none of them are more isolated than the Sentinelese tribe. Loc...
Ancient Greece
1.2k votersHow The Ancient Greeks Actually Got So FitFew places placed as much importance on physical fitness as the city-states of ancient Greece. In the pursuit of athletic excellen...