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When A Spartan Fleet Was Devastated In 410 BCE, The Persians Helped Them Rebuild

At the start of the second phase of the decades-long Peloponnesian War (c. 431-404 BCE) between the alliances of Athens and Sparta, an Athenian...

The Gruesome Mad Science Experiments Supposedly Conducted By King Zhou Of Shang

King Zhou, thought to have reigned between 1075-1046 BCE in China, was the last ruler of the ancient Chinese Shang Dynasty. According to legend,...

The Back-And-Forth Battles Between Rome And The Aequians Over Bolae

In 418 BCE, Rome defeated an allied force of Aequians and warriors from Labici, then subsequently sacked the city of Labici and turned the...

The Costly Aggression Of Labici

In the year 418 BCE, the Roman Republic was in a bit of a slump. As told by the Roman historian Livy (c. 59...

The Odd Tale Of Magical Charms That Supposedly Protected Paris From Pests And Fire

Around 585 or 586, a fire broke out in the city of Paris, destroying a large portion of the city. It was the worst...

The Tale Of A Monstrous Whale That Harassed Ships In the Age Of Justinian

According to the historian, Procopius (c. 490-565), a forty-five foot (13.716 meter) long and fifteen foot (4.572 meter) wide whale caused havoc in the...

The Drug-Fueled Assassination Plot Against The Royal Family Of Austrasia

Around 585 or 586, two suspicious individuals were arrested in the city of Soissons by Duke Rauching, one of the most talented manhunters of...

The Hellish Reason Why Medieval Europeans Labeled The Mongols As Tartars

In 1206, a confederation of Mongol and Turkish tribes accepted Genghis (or Chinggis) Khan as their leader. Genghis Khan whipped the warriors of the...

Bernal Díaz’s Graphic Account Of The Human Sacrifice Of His Friends

Bernal Díaz del Castillo was an experienced conquistador who served on several Spanish voyages around Yucatan and Mexico, including the expedition of Hernan Cortes...

Christopher Columbus Was On the Lookout For Monsters On His First Journey To The Americas

Faced with the great unknown as far as the eye can see, it is understandable for the human mind to run wild. When Christopher...

The Unsubtle Escape Attempt Of The Aztec Emperor, Cuauhtémoc

In late December, 1520, Hernan Cortes began his second march toward the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, engaging first in campaigns against the cities around...

The Embarrassing Catapult Unveiling At Tlatelolco Market

During the course of the year 1521, the Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortes, led a grueling assault against the lake-bound Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. Not...

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The Odd Tale Of Magical Charms That Supposedly Protected Paris From Pests And Fire

Around 585 or 586, a fire broke out in the city of Paris, destroying a large portion of the city. It was the worst...

When A Spartan Fleet Was Devastated In 410 BCE, The Persians Helped Them Rebuild

At the start of the second phase of the decades-long Peloponnesian War (c. 431-404 BCE) between the alliances of Athens and Sparta, an Athenian...

The Gruesome Mad Science Experiments Supposedly Conducted By King Zhou Of Shang

King Zhou, thought to have reigned between 1075-1046 BCE in China, was the last ruler of the ancient Chinese Shang Dynasty. According to legend,...

The Tale Of A Monstrous Whale That Harassed Ships In the Age Of Justinian

According to the historian, Procopius (c. 490-565), a forty-five foot (13.716 meter) long and fifteen foot (4.572 meter) wide whale caused havoc in the...

The Back-And-Forth Battles Between Rome And The Aequians Over Bolae

In 418 BCE, Rome defeated an allied force of Aequians and warriors from Labici, then subsequently sacked the city of Labici and turned the...

The Drug-Fueled Assassination Plot Against The Royal Family Of Austrasia

Around 585 or 586, two suspicious individuals were arrested in the city of Soissons by Duke Rauching, one of the most talented manhunters of...

The Hellish Reason Why Medieval Europeans Labeled The Mongols As Tartars

In 1206, a confederation of Mongol and Turkish tribes accepted Genghis (or Chinggis) Khan as their leader. Genghis Khan whipped the warriors of the...

The Costly Aggression Of Labici

In the year 418 BCE, the Roman Republic was in a bit of a slump. As told by the Roman historian Livy (c. 59...

The Sad Origin Story Of King Liu Chang Of Huainan

King Liu Chang of Huainan was reportedly born under tragic circumstances in a prison. His mother was a concubine sent to Emperor Gaozu (r....
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