People from the Middle Ages Suffered Retardation Due to Lead Poisoning

People from the Middle Ages Suffered Retardation Due to Lead Poisoning

Chemical analysis of archaeological evidence from the Middle Ages reveals that people back then suffered from a wide range of diseases and mental derangement - all the result of continual lead poisoning.

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Middle Ages - The Most Terrifying Medieval Executions!

The Most Terrifying Medieval Executions!

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A very popular type of torture in Germany was sleep deprivation. No bones were broken or limbs cut off because the goal was to keep the victim in an awakened state.

Middle Ages - The Image of the Executioner in the Middle Ages

The Image of the Executioner in the Middle Ages

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During the medieval period, executioners ranked close to the lowest of classes in society - those of actors and prostitutes. They would carry out different services for citizens, supplying them with all kinds of unlawful things.

Middle Ages - The Most Terrifying Torture Techniques During the Middle Ages

The Most Terrifying Torture Techniques During the Middle Ages

15.04.20150129

One of the most horrifying types of torture during the Middle Ages was boiling people alive. Skin flaying was another gruesome torture method.

Middle Ages - Left-Handed People were Burned at the Stake During the Middle Ages

Left-Handed People were Burned at the Stake During the Middle Ages

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One of the most famous people that worked with their left hand was Leonardo da Vinci. He painted the Mona Lisa with his left hand.

Middle Ages - King of Rats

King of Rats

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Very little about it is known, but during the Middle Ages it was famous - the mysterious king of rats. This is not fiction or mystification, there is evidence that it exists.

Middle Ages - Pearls are loaded with powerful magic

Pearls are loaded with powerful magic

04.05.20100768

Pearls help to neutralize the negative energy directed at its owner. In the Middle Ages there was also some magic power of the pearls. Men are protected from evil eyes when carrying a pearl.

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