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Top 10 Epidemic Diseases That Were Common in the Ancient World

People in ancient times weren’t the best when it came to maintaining a sanitary and clean living environment. With the lack of sanitation came infection and some infections inevitably led to diseases. Thus began the long, shared history between human civilization and illness. Surprisingly, our ancient ancestors were actually exposed to far fewer infections and diseases than us. But around … Read more >>

Reasons for WW1

Top 10 Causes of World War 1

On June 1914, a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the small Balkan city of Sarajevo. Europe had already witnessed a number of high-profile assassinations in the preceding years, assassinations that shocked everyone, but none of which led to a major crisis like this one. This was the incident that sent ripples all across Europe and … Read more >>

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Top 14 Decisive Ancient Battles in History

War has been fought for many reasons throughout history. Blood has been spilled, kingdoms destroyed, and people slaughtered. Some battles played a significant role in history, some created legends which have been passed down through the generations, and some of the efficient military tactics that originated on the ancient battlefields are still followed today. Ancient military commanders like Alexander the … Read more >>

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Top 10 Oldest Pieces of Art Ever Discovered

Art has been a means of expression since the evolution of mankind. The discovery of prehistoric sculpture and cave art suggests that different forms of arts have been practiced since the beginning of human history. Even though artistic methods were different then, the expression of ideas and emotions through art was commonplace. It was initially believed that ancient art existed … Read more >>

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The 10 Oldest Ancient Civilizations That Have Ever Existed

In the course of human evolution, the practice of living in a group with mutual understanding and dependency has become a very useful and practical lifestyle, and from small isolated groups, larger communities have formed. Then came societies which in time became civilizations. How human mentality and psychology led to this development is still a popular topic among historians and … Read more >>

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Top 10 Most Significant World Events After the Ancient Period

There is a hidden story behind each spectacular event in history, and these events have made the human race what it is today. War has created empires and has been fought in the name of freedom. Thousands of solders have died in wars over the last two millennia, yet despite all the terror and bloodshed, this has led to great … Read more >>