Category: Ancient

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Medieval mind games practiced by the Russian Knight

The mystery of the Mayans solved?

Man discovers ancient city in basement

The He-gassen Scrolls prove that fart jokes have always been funny

Paintball in the 1900s was insane!

Exploring the world’s oldest city

Archaeologists find ancient hunting dart lost by hunter 1,000 years ago

The original ‘Star Trek’ was way more historically subversive than you thought

Archaeologist and robot buddies make major discovery at Chavin de Huantar

Things you didn’t know about Ancient Egypt

The legendary Sphinx is much more than just a monument in Giza

Neanderthal paternity test yields surprising results

How the last Aztec Empress managed to outlive five husbands

What was game night like during medieval times?

Why Julius Caesar was the worst pirate prisoner ever

Ancient Egyptian sphinx has been discovered in the Valley of the Rams

Move over Megalodon! Other fierce dinosaur sharks

“Yo’ mama” joke is actually older than yo’ mama

Julius Caesar got kidnapped by pirates and complained that his ransom was too low

One man brings ancient Greek music to life and the end result is amazingly avant garde

The mystical books that Rome used to influence the future

How hippos were used to stir conflict in ancient Egypt

This brilliant 3rd-century philosopher died by laughing too hard at his own joke

This ancient Roman woman is looking fabulous in the afterlife

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