Michael Ventris and the Decipherment of Linear B: How an “Amateur” Shocked the World

Many people shrink from fear when it comes to challenging the “experts,” especially in intellectual fields. We’ve previously met Heinrich…

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Heinrich Schliemann: Discoverer of Troy

There are two kinds of people in this world – the ones that stay in the bubble of “reason” and…

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A Tribute to the Unanimous Mariano Rivera

“Unanimous” is a word that’s hard to come by these days, but this was one of those rare times. For…

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Imhotep: Egypt’s Genius who Became a God

When you look back to the far ancient world, a few structures will stand out in your mind’s eye, rising…

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10 Ways John D. Rockefeller Improved Our Lives

The Gilded Age is regarded as a time of misery for the American worker. Exposes like Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle…

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10 Things Julius Caesar Almost Did

Gaius Julius Caesar was the most famous Roman of all time. One of the most talented individuals in history, Caesar…

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Henry Ford: Inventor of the Modern World

The names that we all remember, the ones that time doesn’t erase, usually have to break a few rules –…

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Narmer: Legendary First King of Egypt

Men through the eons have pondered how they might escape death. Perhaps none wrestled with the question as comprehensively as…

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Attila the Hun: Was He Really a Scourge?

Attila the Hun. Scourge of God. Bloodthirsty marauder. Destroyer of anything in his path. When we hear the word “barbarian,”…

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