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Living Between Two Rivers: What Was Daily Life Like for the Average Mesopotamian?

Daily life in Mesopotamia is not so different from daily life for us today. Well, if we can set aside the fact that this civilization existed thousands of years ago, with vastly different social structures, economic systems, and cultural practices. Nevertheless, ancient humans were still humans. They had jobs, they fell in love, they played …

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7 Of The Greatest Generals In History

Throughout history, there have been plenty of successful military leaders. However, a select handful stands out from the multitude, famous for their courage, brilliance, and remarkable leadership — those whose innovations in combat helped shape the society we live in today.  From Alexander the Great to Napoleon Bonaparte, these great generals have achieved feats that …

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The Mysterious “Red Paint People” of Prehistoric Northeastern North America 

Until the early 19th Century, the mysterious race known as the “Red Paint People” existed only in the realm of mythology; phantasmal beings said to have roamed the forests of New England and Atlantic Canada thousands of years in the past. Folkloric fodder. Their one prominent characteristic was their bright red skin. The myth began …

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Who Were The Sons of Zeus?

In Greek mythology, Zeus is a powerful deity of sky and thunder who ruled as the monarch of Mount Olympus and the head of all gods. In his private life, Zeus was quite the casanova, fathering over 100 children with various mortal and divine women. Among these children were some of Greek mythology’s most famous …

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What Were The 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World?

Skyscrapers, concrete behemoths, and monumental architectures aren’t technological marvels peculiar to the modern world.  Since the first man began using sticks and stone as weapons, innumerable human inventiveness has given birth to some famous architectural creations that even many modern marvels cannot compare.  The most spectacular of these recorded achievements have come to be recognized …

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The 8 Best Archaeological Discoveries of 2022 

Since Egyptian explorers reconstructed the Sphinx in the 18th dynasty roughly 150 years ago; archaeological discoveries have been unraveling secrets and mysteries about human history.  And still, these mysteries abound and continue to be unraveled even in 2022.  From Egyptian mummies with golden tongues to Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance, the year 2022 saw archaeologists unearth …

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Baby Yingliang: The Amazingly Preserved Dinosaur Embryo

While dinosaurs haven’t roamed the Earth for hundreds of millions of years, scientists still spend a great amount of time researching and understanding these mythical creatures and how they impact species today.  Even today, scientists are still discovering fossils and learning more about prehistoric creatures. Their relation to modern-day species can help us understand the …

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Who Were The Best Roman Emperors?

The Roman empire was one of human history’s most fascinating and historically memorable periods. As can be expected from such a long and storied history, many notable leaders existed. There were around 70 Roman emperors from the beginning of the reign of Augustus in 27 BC to the deposition of Romulus Augustulus in 476 AD. …

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