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Why Did This Medieval Village Disappear 50 Years After It Was Built?

STRZELIN, POLAND – the remains of a 700-year-old abandoned village have been rediscovered after nearly 70 years of searching. The question remains: why was…

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7 Mysterious Historical Artifacts That Still Baffle Historians

History is littered with strange artifacts. Archaeologists dig new things up all the time. Books surface, strange maps are found on the black market…much…

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400 Viking Artifacts Stolen From Norwegian Museum

It came as a horrible surprise. Just a few weeks before, a museum in Norway had intended to move invaluable Viking artifacts from their…

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History’s Badasses: Florence Nightingale

Last time on History’s Badasses, we covered a man named Simo Häyhä. He has been widely regarded by historians as one of the most successful snipers ever to…

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New Tablet Proves Babylonians Discovered Trigonometry, Not Greeks

For hundreds of years, schools have taught that the Greek mathematician, Euclid, is the father of geometry, and that Pythagoras was the man who…

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10 Facts About Leonardo da Vinci You Didn’t Learn in School

“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] mind and personality seem to us superhuman, while the man himself mysterious and remote.” – Art Historian Helen Gardner. Born in…

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Were There Cannibals In Ancient Britain?

“There’s a lot more variability in human cultures, and cultural behavior, than we might think.” – Pat Shipman, anthropology professor at Penn State University.…

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How to Forge a Norman Spearhead

In AD 1066, a date widely regarded as one of the most important dates in all of world history, William the Conqueror invaded Saxon…

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Recipes For the Rich: Victorian Cooking As it Was 200 Years Ago

We’ve done a post on weird recipes from the Victorian Times, but have you ever wondered what the basics of Victorian cooking were really…

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5000-year-long Record of Tsunamis Found in Sumatran Cave

Historical records aren’t always on paper. Sometimes, they’re written in stone. The Indian Ocean earthquake of 2004 was the third-largest tremor ever recorded on…

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