HISTORY Lists

Author: Evan Andrews

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7 Lost Burial Sites

From Genghis Khan to Alexander the Great, get the facts on seven historical titans whose final resting places are unaccounted for.

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5 Notorious Female Pirates

Take a look back at the criminal careers of five of history’s most ferocious seafaring women.

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6 Bizarre Natural Disasters

From a climate-changing volcanic eruption to a mysterious explosion in Siberia, learn the stories behind six weird weather events that made their mark on history.

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8 Unusual Wartime Conservation Measures

Learn the stories behind eight of history’s most outside-the-box wartime cutbacks.

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8 Legendary Battle Cries

Learn the stories behind eight of military history’s most intimidating rallying cries.

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7 Unusual Experiments by the U.S. Military

From an Old West camel corps to nuke-carrying train cars, learn the stories behind seven armed forces programs that didn’t go according to plan.

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6 Assassination Attempts on Adolf Hitler

From a beer hall skirmish to a conspiracy by a cabal of Nazi dissidents, learn the stories behind six assassins who nearly succeeded in killing Hitler.

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7 Late Life Success Stories

From an enigmatic painter to the woman who penned the “Little House on the Prairie” series in her 60s, learn the stories behind seven of history’s most famous late bloomers.

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8 Crucial Innovations in the Invention of Photography

From an ancient optical apparatus to the advent of color film, learn the stories behind eight of the most important steps in the development of photography

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7 Historical Treasures Discovered by Accident

From the Terra Cotta Army to the Dead Sea Scrolls, get the stories behind seven chanceencounters that led to the discovery of priceless historical relics.

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6 Famous Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities

From the infamous nuclear disaster zone near Chernobyl to Henry Ford’s doomed jungle paradise, learn the stories behind six of the world’s most famous vacant towns and villages.

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6 Ancient Naval Battles

Long before the invention of cannons and other modern weaponry, ancient navies often clashed in spectacular sea battles involving hundreds of vessels and thousands of sailors.