Ancient World

Ancient World

Antiquities, historical events and facts. Ancient civilizations and extinct cultures. The secrets and mysteries of ancient civilizations.
Enormous Dinosaur Fossils Shock EgyptEnormous Dinosaur Fossils Shock Egypt
06 Feb.
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A fossil belonging to a 33 ft (10 m) dinosaur was unearthed in Egypt. The creature roamed today's desert 80 million years ago.
The Rulers That Even History ForgotThe Rulers That Even History Forgot
06 Feb.
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A lot can be forgotten in 3000 years. Men and women who are powerful in their day fade into memory after 5, 10, 100 years. There's no shortage of examples of this throughout history.
The Genius Painter who Died of HungerThe Genius Painter who Died of Hunger
30 Jan.
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Nowadays, works by the great Russian painter Chaim Soutine sell for tens of millions of dollars but when he painted Carcass of Beef, the Little Pastry Cook and The Bride, he was so poor he could hardly afford food and clothing.
Experts Reconstruct Face of Greek Girl from the MesolithicExperts Reconstruct Face of Greek Girl from the Mesolithic
30 Jan.
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Experts have successfully reconstructed the face of a Greek girl living in around 7000 BC. Nicknamed Avgi , which means dawn in Greek, she looks quite upset.
Mysterious Letter May Reveal Truth about the Legendary Alcatraz EscapeMysterious Letter May Reveal Truth about the Legendary Alcatraz Escape
26 Jan.
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The mystery surrounding the 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt is on its way to unraveling thanks to a mysterious letter.
Phenomenal! Researchers Have Deciphered One of the Final Dead Sea ScrollsPhenomenal! Researchers Have Deciphered One of the Final Dead Sea Scrolls
26 Jan.
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One of the remaining encrypted Dead Sea Scrolls has been deciphered. Its information is staggering.
The Discoveries That Challenge Darwin`s TheoryThe Discoveries That Challenge Darwin`s Theory
16 Jan.
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Archaeology was once a science of the nobles. In the past, only the wealthiest individuals possessed enough free time to dig around the mysteries of our predecessors. Some of its most interesting finds seem to challenge Darwin's theory.
Archaeologists Discover Porpoise Buried Like a KingArchaeologists Discover Porpoise Buried Like a King
05 Jan.
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English archaeologists came across a particularly strange find this past summer while they were excavating on the small island of Chapelle Dom Hue, located in the middle of the English Channel.
The Romans Celebrated Saturnalia the Week Before ChristmasThe Romans Celebrated Saturnalia the Week Before Christmas
19 Dec.
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Although they were pagans, each year the Ancient Romans would mark the week before Christmas with special celebrations. These festivities were called Saturnalia and were dedicated to the god Saturn.
The Solomonic Dynasty - Millennial Rulers of the EastThe Solomonic Dynasty - Millennial Rulers of the East
15 Dec.
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The Solomonic Dynasty was one of the longest-reigning lines of monarchs in world history. The mighty rulers of the East dominated the Ethiopian empire for centuries until the not-so-distant 1974, when a national coup put an end to their reign.