HISTORY Lists

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10 Things You May Not Know About Roman Gladiators

Get the facts on the enigmatic men-at-arms behind Ancient Rome’s most notorious form of entertainment.

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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.

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History’s Great Romantics

From poets and presidents to kings and courtesans, find out more about 10 of history’s most famous tales of love and loss.

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6 Generals Who Fought Against their Home State in the Civil War

Get the facts on six generals who switched sides in the run-up to the Civil War.

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6 Famous Pirate Strongholds

Take a tour through some of history’s most notorious pirate havens, and meet the swashbuckling marauders who helped build them.

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8 Reasons Why Rome Fell

Find out why one of history’s most legendary empires finally came crashing down.

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6 Violent Uprisings in the United States

Get the facts on six of the most famous domestic disputes in American history.

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6 Secrets of King Tut

Ninety years after his sarcophagus was uncovered, explore six surprising facts about King Tut.

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Major Blizzards in U.S. History

We trudge back in time to revisit some of the worst winter storms in U.S. history.

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6 Wars Fought for Ridiculous Reasons

Get the facts on six of history’s most preposterous conflicts.

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8 Things You May Not Know About Hammurabi’s Code

Find out more about the fascinating history behind one of antiquity’s most important legal codes.

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5 20th Century Cult Leaders

Get the details on five 20th-century cult leaders whose influence led to deadly consequences around the globe.