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If You Like 'Game of Thrones': Meet Dan Jones, Plantagenets Expert

George R. R. Martin's phenomenally entertaining Game of Thrones is the perfect blend of history and fantasy, both on the page and on the small …

It's my ball... mine.

Some good advice I found in a bathroom

Embarrassing party photos and Fails

Embarrassing party photos and Fails added a new photo — with Megan Weatherby.

Talking Twin Babies

Music Videos

14,000 Free Images from the French Revolution Now Available Online

It's often said that the French Revolution (1789-1799) created the "blueprint" for all revolutions to come. Unlike any event before it, the …

Gateway to the Heavens: The Assyrian Account to the Tower of Babel

The story of the construction of a tower in Babel, which resulted in the confounding of language has also confounded modern scholars. The Book of …

Your 60-second guide to the Black Death

Tom Beaumont James, a professor of archaeology and history at the University of Winchester, sums up the need-to-know facts about the Black Death of …

Environmental Health

A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary

Royal United Services Institute memorial challenges the preconception that senior officers had little contact with enemy<p>Published: 5 Aug 2014<p>Generation, whose lives were blighted by a conflict that claimed some 17 million military and civilian lives, honoured<p>Published: 4 Aug 2014<p>Lights went out for …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

3 Founding Fathers And The Awful Things They Did

Source: Wikipedia<p>The Fourth is here, and with it come the usual traditions: barbecue, fireworks, and the tacit agreement among Americans to not look …

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Listen to the Oldest Song in the World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago

In the early 1950s, archaeologists unearthed several clay tablets from the 14th century B.C.E.. Found, WFMU tells us, “in the ancient Syrian city of …

8 Things You May Not Know About the Praetorian Guard

Equal parts secret service, special forces and urban administrators, Rome’s Praetorian Guard was one of the ancient world’s most prestigious military …

Top 10 sex and love stories

<b>In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, from Monday we're hosting a Love & Romance Week! First up: from love letters to chastity belts, we round up 10 of</b> …

Robin Hood

Harvard Presents Two Free Online Courses on the Old Testament

A quick note: Shaye J.D. Cohen, a professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard, has just released his second free course on iTunes. The …

Who Killed Alexander the Great?

James Romm examines some intriguing new theories about a long-standing historical mystery.<p>To read this article in full you need to be either a print …

World History

Anatomy of an assassination: Two fateful days that sparked decades of horror

A century ago this month, the world was plunged into war by one man’s murder. Here’s how it happened<p><b>Saturday, 27 June 1914</b><p>The next day was to be a brilliant one, a splendid occasion that would glorify the achievements of Austrian rule in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Habsburg heir to the thrones of …

Tony Bradman's top 10 books about the first world war

The first world war has cast a very long shadow over the last century. My parents were of the generation that lived through the second world war, but I grew up listening to my mother recounting her dad's tales about his terrible experiences during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915 and later on the …

The Oldest Reference to Israel

In the first week of the free online course “The Bible’s Prehistory, Purpose and Political Future” (see below for details), I examine the larger …

Following in the Baby Steps of Alexander the Great: Game of Thrones On the Looney Front

Before there was Alexander the Great, there was Alexander the young prince, gallivanting round the boondocks of Macedonia, taming the mighty steed Bucephalas, learning at the feet of the great philosopher Aristotle, even possibly master-minding his own father's assassination - all at sites within …

The King's Law - The Code of Hammurabi

Hammurabi was the oldest son of Sin-Muballit, and he became the sixth king of Babylon upon his father’s abdication around 1729 BC (based on the short …

Mary Beard: humour in ancient Rome was a matter of life and death

It has always been bad for your public image to laugh in the wrong way or to crack jokes about the wrong targets, not least in the presence of …