The Ancient Practice of Headhunting

The Ancient Practice of Headhunting

In the modern times, headhunter has become one of the most interesting jobs. But the modern time headhunters have a literal meaning. It refers to the human resources. In other words, headhunters are those who look for applicants for job vacancy. But in the past, headhunters literally meant to hunt a head. And there once […]

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Were Viking Tattoos Historically True?

Were Viking Tattoos Historically True?

Did the Viking ever get a tattoo on their skin just like the way we do in the modern times? Were the runic inscriptions historically true? Did they bring tattoo culture or learn to ink themselves when they were on voyages across the oceans? While physical archaeological evidence might not offer few evidence, one piece […]

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Why People Never Smiled In Old Photos?

Why People Never Smiled In Old Photos?

Have you ever wondered why people never smiled in old photos? They simply kept a straight face as if life was too stressful to smile. But that wasn’t historically true. A group of scholars have discovered three main reasons why people never smiled in old photos: technical limitations, hygiene, and formal occasions. Some have put […]

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Grave in Dorset: Anglo-Saxon or Norsemen Warriors?

Grave in Dorset: Anglo-Saxon or Norsemen Warriors?

A team of archaeologists were called up to investigate a historical site Ridgeway Hill near Weymouth, Dorset. As the blade touched the dirt, a mass grave gradually revealed itself from the dirt. It was the Grave in Dorset that the archaeologists originally doubted who were inside the pit. Anglo- Saxon or the Norsemen warriors? The […]

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Sacrifice in Lake Titicaca: Offerings to Deities

Sacrifice in Lake Titicaca: Offerings to Deities

A group of archaeologists happened to discover a hoard of treasure deep below Lake Titicaca. The archaeologists believed these were the offerings to the deities in a sacrifice in lake Titicaca. The hoard included a lapis-lazuli wild cat (or puma), a turquoise stone pendant and gold medallions. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake and […]

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Ten Great Forts Around The World

Ten Great Forts Around The World

From the beginning, the humans have learnt that defending personal land was of the uppermost importance. To defend the land, fortify it. And thanks to this, we now have many great forts around the world. The word “fortification” came from Latin fortis and facere which respectively means “to make strong”. The very first forts started […]

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Horrific History of Birthing Royal Babies

Horrific History of Birthing Royal Babies

Commonly, whatever a royal family does, it attracts the public attention. The birthing royal babies is no exception. But what we can see about the birthing royal babies is just a tip of an icebergs. Back to decades ago, birthing royal babies was truly a nightmare to the mothers because of superstitions and other royal-family-orientated […]

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