Middle Ages

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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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How were board games in ancient times and which ones are still popular

Board games are tabletop games that use pieces that are moved or placed on a pre-marked board (playing surface).

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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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Medieval art

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

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Roman inventions: forgotten technologies of Ancient Rome

Several Roman technologies faded or were lost throughout the Middle Ages in large parts of the Roman Empire.

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Where does the tradition of kneeling come from?

Kneeling is a primitive action used to demonstrate reverence by making the kneeling person seem smaller than the other.

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Medical cannibalism: how in medieval Europe people ate people and it was the norm

Medical cannibalism is the consumption or use of the human body, dead or alive, to treat diseases.

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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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The worst torture methods in medieval times

Some of history's most cruel and painful torture devices were invented during medieval times.

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Medieval entertainment that shows how crazy that time was

From jousting, to animal-baiting, medieval people valued bloody and brutal entertainment.

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Medieval food facts: What did they eat in the old days?

When people talk about the Middle Ages, castles, knights, crusades, plague, and unsanitary conditions are most often mentioned.

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7 things that have not disappeared since the Middle Ages

We perceive the Middle Ages as one of the most unpleasant periods in the history of humankind: dirt, disease, hunger,…

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