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What Did People Use Before Shampoo?

When commercial shampoo began hitting store shelves in the 1930s, it changed the world. That begs the question, then, what did people do before shampoo?…

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Jim Bridger’s Lingering Presence

Jim Bridger was the original western mountain man to the fullest. His proprioceptive abilities in navigating the mysterious west are legendary. Stories of his…

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32 Hilarious Memes Only True History Nerds Will Understand

Usually, on this site, we post some pretty serious things: biographies, theories, archaeological news, and answers to some of history’s puzzling questions, like why…

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Archaeologists Uncover Treasure Trove of Mayan Ritual Stones

“Ideology, expressed in material form and through aspects of public rituals and public ceremonial structures, played a significant role in the development of Maya…

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The First African American to Serve on the Senate, Hiram Revels

The first African American to serve on the U.S. Congress was Hiram Rhodes Revels. He was elected to the United States Senate from Mississippi…

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The Most Valuable Shipwreck Discovery of All Time

The World’s most valuable Shipwreck treasure The San Jose was found at the bottom of the ocean containing billions of dollars of treasure once destined…

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Edith Wilson, the First Lady who Acted as President

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson was President Woodrow Wilson’s second wife and from 1915-1921, she was the First Lady of the United States. When her…

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Vice Presidents That Became Presidents

Since George Washington first became president in 1789, we have had 44 different presidents, 14 of which were Vice Presidents. Five of these were…

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Who was Mary of Modena?

Born Maria Beatrice Anna Margherita Isabella d’Este, Mary of Modena was the second wife of James II and VII and was his Queen consort.…

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2,500-Year-Old Burial of Celtic Prince Reveals Stunning Secrets

LAVAU, FRANCE – two years ago, a small village in eastern France became famous when archaeologists first uncovered the 5th century BC tomb of…

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