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People buried alive with the emperor in ChinaPeople buried alive with the emperor in ChinaIt was a sacrifice offered to a deceased emperor or prince....
The Vestal Virgins - the Most Powerful Women in AntiquityThe Vestal Virgins - the Most Powerful Women in AntiquityAn example was the 25th Roman Emperor, Elagabalus, who did just that. Convinced of his greatness, he decided to take a Vestal still in service for a wife....
The Rise and Fall of NeroThe Rise and Fall of NeroThe Emperor Nero, 5th ruler of the Roman Empire is famous for being in power when Rome, the largest and most prosperous city in the world at the time, was burned to the ground....
Locusta - History`s First Female Serial KillerLocusta - History`s First Female Serial KillerHer goal was to make her son Nero the emperor but to do this she first had to get rid of Claudius. Locusta gave her 2 poisons....
Cruellest mothers in historyCruellest mothers in historyInstead, she became the mistress of the emperor's son. So she went to the throne and gave birth to two sons....
The Ming Dynasty - Rise and FallThe Ming Dynasty - Rise and FallIn antiquity, the emperor was thought to be a son of the sky and had absolute power. The palace was off-limits to commoners....
Napoleon had a phobia of catsNapoleon had a phobia of catsThe French emperor constantly kept one hand under his coat to scratch....
The Rise and Fall of CaligulaThe Rise and Fall of CaligulaLittle boots the insane Emperor died at just 28 years of age....
Ten Tons of Coins Discovered in Ancient TombTen Tons of Coins Discovered in Ancient TombExperts believe that the tomb belonged to Liu He - grandson of emperor Wu, greatest emperor of the Han dynasty. The dynasty ruled between 206 BC and 220 AD....
When the First Mall was Built and Other Little-Known Facts from AntiquityWhen the First Mall was Built and Other Little-Known Facts from AntiquityThe Emperor Trajan - builder of the first mall The first of its kind mall was built by Emperor Trajan in Rome....
Talisman of Jade brings longevity and healthTalisman of Jade brings longevity and healthAncient Chinese legend says that this mineral stone has occurred due to the fact that one emperor prayed long, offered many sacrifices to the gods and lead a righteous life....
Flying Machines from the PastFlying Machines from the PastOne of the texts tells how emperor Cheng Tang ordered the construction of a flying machine in 1776 BC....
Lost Chinese pyramidsLost Chinese pyramidsIn close proximity are the gravestones of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, who unites the country in 221 BC....