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Klinefelter syndrome: DNA study of a Finnish mediaeval warrior

New DNA analysis has solved the mystery of a mediaeval Finnish warrior buried in women's clothes.

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History

Sidesaddle: why did ladies ride their horses sidesaddle?

Sidesaddle riding is a type of horseback riding that uses a saddle that lets the rider (usually a woman) sit…

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History

False doors in ancient Egyptian tombs: where they lead and who could pass through them

A false door is a door that looks like a real door but doesn't work like one. They may be…

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History

Sokushinbutsu: how the Japanese mummified themselves

In Japan, Sokushinbutsu refers to Buddhist monks who practice austerity until the point of death and then undergo mummification.

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History

Has the secret of the Phaistos Disc been revealed?

The Phaistos Disc is a spherical clay tablet with mysterious and unusual markings on both sides.

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History

Crazy way people of Benin and Togo explain solar eclipse

In the West African countries, in particular, Benin and Togo, a local popularly known as the Fon, tell a story…

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Top 5 crazy bridal preparation customs in Africa

African marriage practices are no easy task, and in some cultures, nothing is left to chance. In some parts of…

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History

Medieval art

Medieval art evolved from simple book miniatures and icons to magnificent paintings by Italian masters.

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History

Medieval vs modern: In what ways was the Middle Ages better than the modern world

The Middle Ages seem to us to be a completely awful age in which everyone simply suffered. However, there were…

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What are ideology and its importance?

The importance of ideology in determining history is sometimes questioned. Several provocative ideas are ideological in character and impact politicians…

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History

Cargo Cult: the ‘airplane worshipers’ that believe ‘Coca-cola’ bottle is from above

Faith in Buddha, Muslims, Confucianism, ghosts, Christ, Voodoo dolls, and various other faiths and beliefs have all been mentioned… However,…

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History

Discovery in the ancient city of the Tenea reveals a myth

The Greek Ministry of Culture reported that Greek archaeologists had discovered the ancient city of Tenea, which has recently been…

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