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Fascinating Ancient History

History
2.6k voters16 Underrated Historical Monuments That Should Be Wonders of the Ancient WorldThere are only seven official Wonders of the Ancient World, but considering all of the amazing things you can find on planet Earth...
Ancient History
1.3m viewsWeirdly Gruesome Ancient Deaths That Wouldn't Happen TodayDeath in the ancient world was rarely a dignified prospect. While this was certainly true for ordinary people, kings and religious...
Health
285.6k views12 Ancient Health Practices That Killed People Quicker Than Just Doing NothingThe history of the medical profession is a history of trials and errors. As doctors, researchers, and barbers have searched for cu...
Japanese History
55.4k viewsBizarre Samurai Traditions Almost Nobody Knows AboutSamurai dominated the country of Japan from the 12th to the 19th century. The fierce, disciplined warriors lived according to the ...
History
56.7k viewsThe Most Beautiful Historical Artifacts Destroyed By Terrorists Around The WorldThe practice pillaging perceived treasures from conquered territories and destroying what remains is nothing new. Throughout histo...
Science
57.8k viewsIn Memoriam: All Members of the Human Family Tree That Were Bested by EvolutionA glance at the evolutionary family tree of humans reveals that the three earliest-known branches ae full of species that appear f...
History
232.7k views14 Hardcore Ancient Olympic Athletes Who Would Easily Smoke Modern AthletesWe like to think we’ve made a lot of social, scientific, and technological progress throughout the last few centuries, but that’s ...
History
1.3m views17 Eerie And Incredible Unsolved Ancient Mysteries From Around The WorldAt last count, the world contained about 7.4 billion people. That's quite a lot already, and it's impossible to say exactly how ma...
People Trivia
1.0m viewsThis Ancient Child Sacrifice Found Perfectly Preserved In Ice Is FascinatingPart of the morbid allure of mummies lies in their surreal out-of-time physicality. Mummies from around the world offer people a g...
History
14.5k viewsInside The Tomb Of What May Be The First Aztec Emperor Ever FoundThe Templo Mayor excavation in present-day Mexico City has unearthed an exciting site; in March 2019, archaeologists found a cache...
Ancient History
2.7k votersIncredibly Weird Weapons From History That Would Still Kill You DeadHumans are predictably violent, and certain weird weapons from history prove how creative and dangerous they can be. Medieval weap...
Old Stuff
9.7k votersThe Oldest Foods Ever Discovered By Archaeologists, Ranked By How Terrible They Would Be To EatArchaeologists often make gruesome, significant, and fascinating discoveries, but some of their finds are downright repulsive – so...
Japanese History
183k views15 Basic Facts Most People Don't Know About The Actual History Of NinjasAre ninjas real? While they seem like a part of Japanese folklore, they are, in fact, real. Though most people think of the ancien...
Historical Entertainment
638 voters25+ Fantastic Pre-Modern War Movies That Take Place a Long Time AgoPre-modern war movies feature epic battles and hand-to-hand combat to create some of the bloodiest wars ever caught on film. The t...
Ancient History
49.6k viewsSome Of The Most Intriguing And Unusual Ancient PhilosophiesPhilosopher and mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once said that "all philosophy is a footnote to Plato." The ancients, many of...
Police & Law Enforcement
52.6k viewsWhat the Police Looked Like in Different Ancient SocietiesThe modern police force is a relatively new institution. It was only in the 1800s that uniformed, paid police began enforcing laws...
Whoa Facts
126k viewsFascinating Facts About China's Terracotta ArmyQin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, built the huge Terracotta Army to protect him in the afterlife. An elaborate tomb compl...
History
102 voters10 Fascinating Alcoholic Drinks From Ancient SocietiesToday's alcoholic beverages range from canned Strawberritas to expertly crafted cocktails, but modern bartenders aren't the first ...
Ancient Flora / Fauna
52.3k viewsThese Are The Fascinating Pets Of The Ancient WorldThe relationship between humans and animals has been evolving for thousands of years, and animal companions are just as loved toda...
History
53.6k viewsThe Story Of Lucy - A Humanoid Skeleton That Is Approximately 3.2 Million Years OldThe discovery of a skeleton called "Lucy" in 1974 sent waves through the scientific community, as she essentially represented a "m...