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What was the last will of Alexander the Great? What scientists learned from the will lost for almost 2000 years

Alexander the Great is one of the greatest generals of all time and the founder of a great empire. His…

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Africa

What is know about Benin bronze and why are museums returning them?

For more than a century, Benin bronzes have been a subject of contention. Recent events in the repatriation of cultural…

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History

Harsh manners and delicious food: what was the life of the Aztecs

In popular culture, the Aztecs are less well-known than the Maya, who reportedly foretold the world's end as early as…

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History

10 reasons why the Mongols were able to conquer the world

By the peak of its power in the first half of the 13th century, the Mongol Empire, founded by Genghis…

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History

6 countries that once controlled the entire world

Today these countries are just a shadow of their past. Some of them have become ten times smaller than they…

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History

What was life like in the sultan’s harem?

What do most people know about harems? These were the private "brothels" of the eastern rulers, where they could relax…

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History

How the Incas, who had no writing, sent messages to each other: What is Quipu

The Incan Empire was the biggest in pre-Columbian America and was known for string-based recording devices called Quipu.

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History

Who are the ancient Hittites feared by Egypt, Babylon, and Assyria

The Hittites were an Indo-European group that migrated to Anatolia around 2000 BC. After their arrival, they imposed themselves

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History

What secrets did the underworld of the Colosseum hold, and how to feel like a gladiator these days

The Colosseum of Rome is Italy's most famous attraction. It's a timeless symbol of the power and authority of one…

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History

What do scientists know about the “Warriors of the clouds,” mentioned in the chronicles of the Incas

The Chachapoya culture is thought to have existed in Peru between AD 500 and 1470.

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History

What happens on the islands of Sun and Moon, where Incas performed sacrificial rites today

The territorial border between Peru and Bolivia is Lake Titicaca. Its area is 8 thousand 300 sq. m. Each of…

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