Ancient World

Ancient World

Antiquities, historical events and facts. Ancient civilizations and extinct cultures. The secrets and mysteries of ancient civilizations.
Paleontologists Discover New Species of Dinosaur That Lived 200 Million Years AgoPaleontologists Discover New Species of Dinosaur That Lived 200 Million Years Ago
27 Oct.
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A new paleontological find brings science one step closer to the mysterious world of the dinosaurs. It belonged to a gigantic three-toed creature, which according to researchers was a carnivore.
The Worst Tragedies to Happen on Friday the 13th Over the YearsThe Worst Tragedies to Happen on Friday the 13th Over the Years
13 Oct.
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Unfortunately, over the years, many unfortunate events have occurred on this date and our inborn human fear has elevated them to be much more significant in our consciousness than those occurring on any other date.
Skeleton of Revered Viking Shocks Scientists! Turns out it Belonged to a WomanSkeleton of Revered Viking Shocks Scientists! Turns out it Belonged to a Woman
12 Sept.
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Even though it was initially believed that the mysterious warrior was male, the results from their analysis proved the exact opposite - the Viking was in fact a woman.
A Volcano Gave Rise to the Age of the DinosaursA Volcano Gave Rise to the Age of the Dinosaurs
01 Sept.
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Long ago, dinosaurs were the dominant animals on Earth. After thousands of theories about what led to their extinction, today we're asking: what gave rise to the reptiles?
Ubasute - the Japanese Custom of Leaving One`s Mother to Die of StarvationUbasute - the Japanese Custom of Leaving One`s Mother to Die of Starvation
28 July
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In years of poverty and hunger, the Japanese performed quite an inhumane practice, called ubasute, which means abandoning an old woman. When feeding the family became difficult, they would get rid of the oldest member of the family.
The Various Psychological Disorders That Plagued Humans Over the AgesThe Various Psychological Disorders That Plagued Humans Over the Ages
21 July
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Psychological disorders reflect the fears suffered by people of any given era. Interestingly, in every period of human history, those living labeled different mental states as full-blown psychological illnesses.
Menacing Tower of Skulls Stupefies MexicoMenacing Tower of Skulls Stupefies Mexico
14 July
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A total of 676 skulls have been found so far, near the Metropolitan Cathedral in the Mexican capital. The cathedral was built where the Templo Mayor - the Aztecs' most sacred and important temple - once stood.
The Future is Here! Mosquitos to Capture CriminalsThe Future is Here! Mosquitos to Capture Criminals
11 July
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In the very near future, mosquitos are going to become the police's greatest asset in capturing criminals. They will reveal the identity of the perpetrators up to 48 hours after a crime has been committed.
The Devil-Child Mary Bell, who Became a Murderer at 11 Years OldThe Devil-Child Mary Bell, who Became a Murderer at 11 Years Old
11 July
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In 1968, the world was shocked by the crimes committed by Mary Bell, who was just 11 years old when she killed 2 other kids - 4-year-old Martin Brown and 3-year-old Brian Howe.
The Most Evil Mother-in-Laws in Recorded HistoryThe Most Evil Mother-in-Laws in Recorded History
23 June
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You think your mother-in-law is bitter, rude and exists only to make your life miserable? Then take a peak at our list of the 3 most evil mother-in-laws known in history. . .