Category Archives: History

A Friendly Octopus Found Within Ancient River Pebble Mosaics in Greece

Pebble mosaics dating from the 4th century BC have been unearthed in Arta, Greece. During excavations at the Small Theatre of Ancient Amvrakia, the floor of a 12-foot wide bathhouse was revealed. Achaeologists discovered carefully laid mosaics of swans, octopuses, and … Continue reading

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What Happened Before History? Human Origins

Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history.

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Philosophy Feuds: Freud vs Jung

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The Emperor of Time

The strange and sordid tale of Eadweard Muybridge, the man who accidentally invented motion pictures. The film is told from the point of view of Muybridge’s abandoned son and viewed completely through a nineteenth century early cinema contraption called a … Continue reading

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We May Never Truly Fathom Other Cultures

Our discrete cultural universes are not easily bridged.Inca Princess – La Gran Ñusta Mama Occollo (early 1800s) / Denver Art Museum If they’re honest and humble enough, people who study societies that existed in the Americas before the arrival of Europeans … Continue reading

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Top 10 African Tribes Taken In The Atlantic Slave Trade

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15,000-Year-Old Words We Still Use

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Suffragette City: The fight for equality through the eyes of Suffragettes-Museum Crush

In today’s society, both men and women are part of the democratic process. The act of voting is so ingrained into our culture that many simply do not bother to vote at all. Hundreds of years ago, equality was a … Continue reading

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Amazon farmers discovered the secret of domesticating wild rice 4,000 years ago – ScienceBlog.com

Amazonian farmers discovered how to manipulate wild rice so the plants could provide more food 4,000 years ago, long before Europeans colonised America, archaeologists have … Read more Source: Amazon farmers discovered the secret of domesticating wild rice 4,000 years … Continue reading

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Best Prince Quotes: ‘No One Can Dictate Who You Are’ — CBS MiamiCBS Miami

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MINNESOTA (WCCO) — After learning of the sad news that recording artist Prince has passed away at the age of 57, many can take solace in the fact that his music and his words will … Continue reading

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