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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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The Sinister Roman Cavalry Helmet of the Ribchester Hoard

   29 Dec 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

The Ribchester Helmet is a cavalry helmet dating to the Roman period in Britain. As indicated by its name, the helmet was found in Ribchester, Lancashire, in the northwest of England. The Ribchester Helmet was not used for combat but served either a sporting or ceremonial purpose. This helmet is a unique artifact, as only two other examples, the Crosby Garrett Helmet and the Newstead Helmet, have been unearthed in Great Britain thus far.

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Saint Lazarus Church and the Tomb of the Man Jesus Raised from the Dead

   28 Dec 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

Saint Lazarus Church (known also as the Agios Lazarus Church) is a church located in Larnaca, Cyprus. This church dates to the late 9th century, making it one of the oldest churches on the island. Saint Lazarus Church was built to house the reputed (second) tomb of Lazarus of Bethany, a Biblical figure said to have been raised from the dead by Jesus.

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Alfred the Great One of Only Two Kings to be Named ‘Great’ in English History

   27 Dec 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

Alfred the Great was a king of Wessex, and the first king of the Anglo-Saxons. Alfred is one of only two English rulers to have been given the epithet ‘the Great’ (the other being Cnut the Great) and is often remembered as one of England’s greatest Anglo-Saxon rulers. It was thanks to Alfred that England was not completely conquered by the Vikings. Additionally, Alfred encouraged learning and literacy, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles , an important source of information for the history of Anglo-Saxon England, began during his reign.

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Medusa, The Lake That Turns Flesh Into Stone

   27 Dec 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

In a remote part of northern Tanzania in Africa there is a mysterious lake. The water is so caustic that it can burn the skin and eyes of unprepared creatures. Its shores are littered with the corpses of birds who perished by crashing into the lake. When the birds wash up onto the shore, their lifeless bodies appear to have been turned to stone. Welcome to Lake Natron.

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Aphrodite Rock: The Birthplace of a Goddess

   27 Dec 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

Aphrodite Rock is a landmark located off the shore along the main road from Paphos to Limassol, on the island of Cyprus. As its name suggests, the rock is associated with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love . According to legend, this was the place where the goddess was born. Aphrodite Rock is known also as Petra tou Romiou, a name which is derived from a later legend. The beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters make the site a well-known tourist destination today.

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Great White Pyramid in Giza Egypt

   23 Dec 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

The Great Pyramid of Giza (known also as the Pyramid of Khufu, or the Pyramid of Cheops) is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that remains today. The Great Pyramid is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids at Giza, the other two belonging to the pharaohs Khafre and Menkaure. Although the Great Pyramid has survived till this day, it has not escaped from weathering and has a drastically different look from when it was newly completed.

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Discrepancies to the Tale of Jesus Walking on Water

   23 Dec 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

At this juncture the stories become utterly irreconcilable. Matthew 14:29-31 reports that the disciple Peter climbed out of the boat and, for a short time, walked upon the waves towards Jesus before his wavering faith caused him to sink beneath the surface—a paranormal act in its own right yet one omitted by Mark and John.

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The Incredible History of Kolossi Castle

   22 Dec 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

The history of Kolossi Castle may be traced all the way back to the end of the 12 th century, when Cyprus was conquered by the Crusaders. In 1191, the English king, Richard the Lionheart set sail from Sicily to the Holy Land to participate in the Third Crusade.

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