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The Romans Celebrated Saturnalia the Week Before ChristmasThe Romans Celebrated Saturnalia the Week Before ChristmasThroughout the course of the week, every Roman family slaughtered either a pig, calf or sheep as animal sacrifice for the god Saturn. The Romans organized huge feasts, while relatives exchanged gifts....
Gigantic Reptiles Ruled the Skies of Romania 70 Million Years AgoGigantic Reptiles Ruled the Skies of Romania 70 Million Years AgoThe fossils found in Romania prove that the flying T-rex was an exception. Its neck was much shorter and its bones a lot stronger, about 1/4" thick....
The ancient Persians used chemical weaponsThe ancient Persians used chemical weaponsAfter a few seconds, the Romans lost consciousness and later died in minutes....
The Vestal Virgins - the Most Powerful Women in AntiquityThe Vestal Virgins - the Most Powerful Women in AntiquityFor Romans, one of the greatest sins was to violate a Vestal Virgin's oath of celibacy. An example was the 25th Roman Emperor, Elagabalus, who did just that....
Disgusting Facts about Ancient Rome That We Weren't Taught in SchoolDisgusting Facts about Ancient Rome That We Weren't Taught in SchoolThey washed their clothes with urine To wash their clothes, the Romans used their own urine....
The Conspiracy of CatilineThe Conspiracy of CatilineNaturally, the victory was a hollow one, for the Romans lost many of their own men while quelling the rebellion....
This is What Archaeologists Discovered in Central LjubljanaThis is What Archaeologists Discovered in Central LjubljanaIt is these that have led experts to believe that the Romans conducted burial rituals before constructing the temples themselves....
The Greatest Warrior Women, who Crushed EmpiresThe Greatest Warrior Women, who Crushed EmpiresIn the year 60 AD, she led an uprising against the Roman Empire, killing 70 000 Romans with her army in vicious battle. The insurrection (60 - 61 AD) was eventually quelled and Boudica committed suicide....
Shocking Crimes from the Past, Revealed by ArchaeologistsShocking Crimes from the Past, Revealed by ArchaeologistsPersian warriors lay siege to the Syrian city and began digging tunnels around it, to bypass the Roman defenses. The Romans decided to start digging their own tunnels which were supposed to cross the Persians'....
The False Myths About the Life of CleopatraThe False Myths About the Life of CleopatraAfter she began an intimate relationship with the 50-year-old Roman ruler, 20-year-old Cleopatra set her brother and first husband Ptolemy XIII against the Roman forces....
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 barbarians weren't really barbarians Today, the greater part of the history we know came from Roman and Hellenic sources....
The Oldest Toilet Seat Ever FoundThe Oldest Toilet Seat Ever FoundThe Roman bathhouses and public toilets were places for social contact....
Strange Facts about the Month of JanuaryStrange Facts about the Month of January- Many years ago, the Romans named January after the god Janus - the keeper of every door and gateway. He had 2 faces, allowing him to see in 2 directions at once....

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