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Category: Ancient History

Tibetan Tripiṭaka

Sacred Text Describes Successful Brain Surgery in Ancient Tibet

An intriguing account of ancient brain surgery in Tibet has been found in a 2,900-year-old collection of Buddhist texts.

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Romances That Changed History

For better or for worse, these historic romances altered the course of history.

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Historic Eclipses

This week, as the world watches a true astronomical rarity–the first full lunar eclipse to coincide with a winter solstice since 1554–we take a look at legendary eclipses with undeniable historical significance.

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Gladiator House Crumbles, Hinting at Pompeii’s Uncertain Future

On November 6, 2010, Pompeii’s House of the Gladiators collapsed, highlighting the many challenges of preservation.

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Did a Hippo Kill King Tut?

A new hypothesis that King Tut was killed by a hippopotamus is the latest attempt to solve one of ancient history’s most perplexing riddles.

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They’re Back: A Bed Bug History

Many American cities are plagued by the worldwide resurgence of bed bugs, pesky critters with a history that dates back to ancient times.