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Ibn Battuta - The Marco Polo of Dar-al-Islam

   19 Jan 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

Ibn Battuta was born in the year 1304 in the city of Tangier in modern-day Morocco. His ethnically Berber family was known for producing Islamic judges. Ibn Battuta received a robust education in Islamic Law. This would help him during his travels since his status as an Islamic scholar caused people in Muslim lands to show him respect and hospitality, aiding him in his travels with gifts and places to stay.

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The First Complete Maya Steam Bath For Ritual Use Found in Guatemala

   18 Jan 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

Archaeologists at a major Maya site in Guatemala have been forced to rethink an important find. What was initially believed to be a tomb has turned out to be a steam bath. This is very important as it is the most complete bath system that has been found at a Maya site and it is helping experts to better understand the ritual and social life of a remarkable Mesoamerican civilization.

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The 1500 Year Long History of the Comoros

   18 Jan 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

The Comoros are home to many different cultures and groups and each island has a distinct identity. They were first settled by Bantu-speaking people and later by an ethnic group, the Shirazis, whose origin was in what is now south-western Iran. Among those who settled on the archipelago were peoples from South-East Asia, Madagascar, Arabia, and also Swahili speakers from the African coast. As a result, a diverse and unique culture developed on the islands.

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Snake Oil Sails Across the Pacific

   17 Jan 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

Snake oil salesmen and traveling doctors became archetypal characters in American Western movies, in which they pedaled bottles of ‘useless’ rattlesnake oil as placebos and panaceas to ailed, ill, and often desperate people. But the snake oil used in ancient Chinese folk remedies had been used to successfully treat joint pain such as arthritis, bursitis, and other joint pains for almost 3000 years. How and when, then, did the effective traditional Chinese cure lose its medicinal properties?

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China Claims World-First Spacecraft Landfall On Far Side Of The Moon

   17 Jan 01:00:01   |  duncanfatt

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The Ugly History of Cosmetic Surgery

   12 Jan 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

Cosmetic surgery instinctively seems like a modern phenomenon. Yet it has a much longer and more complicated history than most people likely imagine. Its origins lie in part in the correction of syphilitic deformities and racialized ideas about “healthy” and acceptable facial features as much as any purely aesthetic ideas about symmetry, for instance.

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The Helmet That Shows Celtic Warriors Helped the Roman Army Conquer Briton

   12 Jan 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

In 2010, there was a very important find at an old Iron Age shrine in England. It included coins and other items from both the Iron Age and the Roman era. Among the discoveries was a remarkable 2,000-year old Roman cavalry helmet. Having been re-examined some 10 years after is first discovery, some believe that the helmet throws an interesting new light on the nature of early relations between Britons and Rome and the development of Roman auxiliary forces.

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Top 7 Best Backpacks (2018) Reviews

   11 Jan 01:00:01   |  tobydaniels

The best backpacks have gone from runway to schoolyard in recent years People need the backpacks for many reasons Read more to know details!

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Khopesh - The Egyptian Sword that Forged an Empire

   01 Jan 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

The khopesh, a curved sword commonly used in Egypt during the Bronze Age, represents the oldest sword style used in North Africa and the Near East. It is also with this sword that the Egyptians forged an ancient empire.

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Ancient Anomalous Human Skeletons: Humanity Could be Much Older Than We Think

   01 Jan 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

There are many reported human skeletal finds which are in discordance with current evolutionary beliefs dating back to anomalously ancient geological periods in the distant past, way before it is accepted that human beings ever existed.

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