HISTORY Lists

Category: Ancient History

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7 Unusual Ancient Medical Techniques

Doctors are supposed to operate under the maxim “do no harm,” but history shows this has sometimes been easier said than done.

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6 Mythical Monsters

From birds of prey with fearsome strength to rooster-snake hybrids capable of killing with their eyes, find out more about six legendary beasts from history.

Dead Sea Scrolls

6 Things You May Not Know About the Dead Sea Scrolls

From their accidental discovery to their sale in the classifieds, find out more about the ancient collection of texts.

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

5 Romances That Changed History

Love really can change the world—if you’re a member of one of these famous couples, that is.

Ancient Sports Stars

7 Ancient Sports Stars

From early Olympians to the Michael Jordan of Roman chariot racing, these seven sportsmen stand among the athletic elite of the ancient world.

Slave Revolts

7 Famous Slave Revolts

Find out about seven groups of slaves who risked everything for a chance at freedom.

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5 Ancient New Year’s Celebrations

Get the facts on the ways 5 ancient civilizations rang in the New Year.

Roman Inventions

10 Innovations That Built Ancient Rome

From aqueducts to battlefield surgery, explore 10 inventions that epitomize the innovative spirit of ancient Rome.

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11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt

From the earliest recorded peace treaty to ancient board games, discover 11 surprising facts about the Gift of the Nile.

Caligula

7 Things You May Not Know About Caligula

Find out whether the much-maligned emperor was as crazy as they say.

Fulin, the Shunzhi Emperor

6 Child Monarchs Who Changed History

Find out about six young rulers whose actions and decisions had very grown-up consequences.