Ancient World

Ancient World

Antiquities, historical events and facts. Ancient civilizations and extinct cultures. The secrets and mysteries of ancient civilizations.
The Death of Edgar Allan Poe - Still a Mystery to this DayThe Death of Edgar Allan Poe - Still a Mystery to this Day
20 Apr.
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Truly ironic indeed that the father of detective novels had died under circumstances just as mysterious as those he often wrote about in his stories.
Locusta - History`s First Female Serial KillerLocusta - History`s First Female Serial Killer
20 Apr.
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Disposing of one's rivals through the use of poisons was a widespread practice in ancient times but Locusta was a poisoner who would become history's female serial killer with the most victims.
Harry Houdini`s Magic Tricks Still Remain UnexplainedHarry Houdini`s Magic Tricks Still Remain Unexplained
13 Apr.
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Harry Houdini is renowned as the greatest illusionist of the 20th century, while some even believed that he was able to communicate with ghosts, that his tricks were the result of dark magic.
The Truth About Neanderthals and Their Large NosesThe Truth About Neanderthals and Their Large Noses
10 Apr.
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Neanderthals had large, bulbous noses. Scientists have finally found the reason behind the huge size of our ancestors' olfactory organ.
The Tragic Story of Pablo Neruda`s Secret DaughterThe Tragic Story of Pablo Neruda`s Secret Daughter
10 Apr.
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Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is famous primarily for his brilliant poems but his treatment of his only child was a far cry from the humanity and justice which he called for.
Secret Portrait of Michelangelo Found in One of his SketchesSecret Portrait of Michelangelo Found in One of his Sketches
30 Mar.
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A self-portrait of Michelangelo Buonarroti has been found in a work that's nearly 500 years old. The sketch was of a close friend of his, in which the painter left a trace of his own self.
Half a Century After Gagarin`s Death the Mystery Surrounding it RemainsHalf a Century After Gagarin`s Death the Mystery Surrounding it Remains
30 Mar.
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Yuri Gagarin died in a plane crash due to poor atmospheric conditions. Or at least that's the official claim. Today, 50 years after the death of the first astronaut, the theories surrounding the event continue to spark controversy.
Stephen Hawking to be Buried by Isaac Newton`s GraveStephen Hawking to be Buried by Isaac Newton`s Grave
23 Mar.
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Stephen Hawking's ashes are to be buried in Westminster Abbey. Ergo, one of the greatest minds of our time will find eternal rest near Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
Eerie Beauty Treatment Devices from the PastEerie Beauty Treatment Devices from the Past
20 Mar.
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The photos shown here depict devices that were popular in the 20th century. Don't be surprised if you find yourself having nightmares after seeing some of these.
Archaeologists Find Remains of Mysterious Submerged City Near NaplesArchaeologists Find Remains of Mysterious Submerged City Near Naples
20 Mar.
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3000 years ago the region around Castel dell'Ovo established itself as an attractive focal point for many merchants and adventurers since it was rich in minerals.