Dinosaurs were actually “flourishing” before an asteroid struck the planet and eventually drove these creatures out of existence, according a new study. This negates the..
Wheat and How We Domesticated It
Unless you've had zero gluten from the second you were born, you must be quite familiar with wheat. A central component in many of the foods we eat today, it is the second..
Ancient Roman Statues Were Actually Really Colorful
The history of the Roman Empire, which spans over centuries and multiple continents, is chronicled in statues and monuments left behind.
In the Middle Ages, Baghdad’s Ruling Elite Held Cook-offs
It’s easy for us to assume that cooking competitions are a fairly recent development, but apparently, that’s not true at all. In fact, culinary contests have been around..
Personal Hygiene in Medieval Times
From the perspective of our modern comforts, people who lived in the Medieval era merely survived. Life expectancy was only about 30-35 years, but when the Black Plague came..
Three Little-Known Facts About Queen Elizabeth Stuart
Elizabeth Stuart was one of the most intriguing monarchs England has ever produced. Enjoy some lesser-known facts about her!
These John Ford Westerns Will Never Be Forgotten
Director John Ford defined the Western genre. His films captured masculinity at its finest and the harsh and rugged terrain of the wild west. If it wasn't for him, the world..
The History of Dogs As Pets
Dogs have been a part of our history since before the written word, but nobody knows precisely when dogs became man's best friend. What we do know is that it's been a gradual..
Meet the Famous Boots-Wearing Human Skeleton
One human skeleton can shed light on the way people used to live and tell stories beyond our wildest imagination.
The Library of Alexandria and How It Was Destroyed
The distance of time has wrapped the story of The Great Library of Alexandria in myths that aren't necessarily true.
Were The Dinosaurs In Decline Before The Asteroid Strike?
It is common knowledge among scientists that the extinction of the dinosaurs that took place roughly 65-66 million years ago was caused by an asteroid impact accompanied by..
The Ancient Artifacts That Honor Egypt’s Powerful Leaders
Female leaders have led civilizations throughout history. For several centuries, the men of ancient Egypt have received most of the attention, but it’s no secret that women..
The Story Behind Ancient Grains That We Still Eat Today
What makes a grain ancient? Ancient grains are those grains that have come down to us mostly intact and have been called pseudocereals. These crops have been staples for..
Meet the Fearsome Viking Ivar the Boneless
The legendary Viking warrior, Ivar the Boneless, was a fearsome, demon-like warrior, but what parts of his story are true?
The Theories and Stories Behind Julius Caesar’s Last Words
The assassination of Julius Caesar, Roman politician and general is one of the most well known and prolific assassinations in history. There have been plays, movies,..
Tracing the Origin of Spoons and Their Evolution
When we look at spoons today, we don't think much of them except that they're vital tools for our food consumption. Multiple ancient civilizations crafted their own versions..