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Medieval History

The Mysterious Medieval Carvings of Women Exhibitionist...

December 10, 2017

Sheela-na-gigs are medieval stone figures of a naked woman spreading her legs. She is shown using her hands to pull open and proudly display her exaggerated genit...

The Bizarre Story Behind The Most Famous Decapitated He...

December 5, 2017

When Charles II of England assumed the throne in 1659, he  had a few bones to pick with folks who had offed his father. Ten years earlier, in 1649, his father, Ch...

A Chapel in a Treehouse Built in 1669 and Still Being U...

November 24, 2017

The Chêne chapelle “chapel oak” is an oak tree located in Allouville-Bellefosse in Seine-Maritime, France. The oak tree is between 800 and 1,200 years old and its...

Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror (A Documentary)

November 20, 2017

A look at the rise and fall of one of history's most notorious figures - Caligula. Credit: Ancient Documentaries

In 1600s, People Believed That Sniffing Farts Would Cur...

November 11, 2017

In the 1600s, some doctors recommended their patients to save their fart in jars and sniff them to help treat exposure to the bubonic plague. The logic behind thi...

Assassin’s arsenal: The 17th Century “Cabinet Book” Con...

September 30, 2017

The book below appears voluminous, but anyone who thought it has too much text inside is wrong. The interior is crafted into 11 drawers in varying sizes, wi...

Viking Warrior Found Over a Century Ago in Swedish Grav...

September 26, 2017

For centuries, and in almost all societies, men were always viewed as the ones fighting in the battlefront, while women remained behind to take care of the home. ...

Iceland's Medieval Turf Houses Merge Beautifully With N...

August 21, 2017

Turf has been used for building structures by European and arctic cultures since the Neolithic period. In Iceland, these green-covered dwellings merge beautifully...

The Majestic 1500-Year-Old Angel Oak Tree

August 9, 2017

One of the largest living oak trees in the world, the Angel Oak, is a Southern live oak tree located in Angel Oak Park, on Johns Island, South Carolina. The tree is believed to be...

Bejeweled Skeletons Unearthed from the Catacombs of Rom...

August 9, 2017

The skeletons were originally unearthed in 1578 in catacombs beneath Rome. They were then given to churches across Europe as replacement for the Saint relics they...

How Unrecognizable Was The English Language Just 400 Ye...

May 22, 2017

The version of English we know has only been around for a short time. Today many of us find it difficult to understand the language of Shakespeare, who wrote bar...

Mystery of 450 Baby Skeletons at the Bottom of a Well '...

May 8, 2017

When the skeletons of 450 Greek babies were first discovered at the bottom of a well in the middle of Athens in 1931, archaeologists reacted with horror and confu...

The Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius (Re-Create...

May 3, 2017

Buried and frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the ancient Roman town of Pompeii, with its 11,000 people has provided an object of great hi...

The 19th-century Pandemic that Killed 12 million People

April 12, 2017

Between 1855 and 1959 – over 500 years after the Black Death of the medieval times – a new plague pandemic ravaged the globe, leaving on its wake some 12 million dea...

11 of Histories Greatest Empires and the Vast Lands The...

April 5, 2017

Do you know where some of the most famous, or infamous, empires ruled? The visual below mapped the territories ruled by historical empires based on modern politic...

The Story of the Mysterious 19th Century ‘Princess' Who...

March 17, 2017

On April 3, 1817 --- out of nowhere, a confused young lady suddenly showed up in Almondsbury, a small village few miles north of Bristol in England. She was dre...

Mysterious Rabbit Holes Lead to 7oo-year-old 'Knights T...

March 13, 2017

A series of rabbit holes, on the estate of a historic English domain in Shropshire, England, which are speculated to lead into a network of a possible 700-year-ol...