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,..
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..
Did Ancient Greek Suits of Armor Really Have Six-Packs?
Is that six-pack historically accurate or is it just some Hollywood fantasy we got used to?
New Dinosaur Discoveries: Eggs, Embryos, Teeth, and Much More
Millions of years before humans appeared on the scene – and long before the asteroid that would wipe out the dinosaurs and pave the way for Homo Erectus – a Protoceratops..
The Romans Had Their Own Version of Barbie
Barbie was born in 1959 by but did you know that before that, dolls existed in Egypt, Greece, and Rome?
Surprising Mummified Discoveries Unearthed in Egypt
Ancient Egyptians used to bury their dead (well, their wealthy deads, anyway) with clothes, jewelry, food, and other artifacts. That much we know. Some of you might also know..
Disturbing Beauty Trends From History
Health and wellness movements in the 21st century are all about cleanliness, but people from ancient periods relied on some incredibly disturbing beauty trends. But the world..
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!
An Ancient Eight-Mile Long Mural Was Discovered in the Amazon
A recently discovered cave painting was found in the Colombian Amazon, and it's mindblowing in more ways than one.
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..
Indian food Myths You Probably Believed
With thousands of Indian restaurants in America, more and more people learn about all the delicious dishes India has to offer.
The Story of Passover
The Passover is an eight-day devotion that commemorates the exodus and freedom of the Israelites who are Jewish slaves from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II...
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..
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..
Tips on How to Host a Medieval Christmas
If you're ever in the mood to host Christmas as it was observed and celebrated in the Middle Ages -- we've got you covered.
Dinosaurs Were “Thriving” Before Asteroid Hit
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..