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Pleasure, Procreation, and Punishment: Shocking Facts about Sex and Marriage in the Ancient World

Pleasure, Procreation, and Punishment: Shocking Facts about Sex and Marriage in the Ancient World

Much of what is considered normal in the present day might have been seen as shocking in the past and vice versa.

Brunei History - History

Brunei History - History

Historians believe there was a forerunner to the present Brunei Sultanate, which the Chinese called Po-ni. Chinese and Arabic records indicate that this ancient trading kingdom existed at the mouth of the Brunei River as early as the seventh or eighth century A.D. This early kingdom was apparently conquered by the Sumatran Hindu empire of Srivijaya in the early ninth century, which later controlled northern Borneo and the Philippines.

Funerary Cones of Basa

Funerary Cones of Basa

Two ceramic funerary cones of Basa, the high priest of Min of Coptos and mayor of Thebes. From Western Thebes, modern-day Egypt. Saite period, 26th Dynasty, circa 600 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian...

Archimedes of Syracuse

Archimedes of Syracuse

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Curtiss XP-36E

Curtiss XP-36E

Curtiss XP-36EThe Curtiss XP-36E was a single P-36A (38-147) that was given the heaviest armament carried by any American version of the aircraft. It retained the normal two nose guns (although the 0.50in gun may have been disabled), and was given three .30in guns in each wing. The single XP-36E was retired to an Army mechanic& 39;s school in August 1942.

Modern man's hunting technology didn't put an end to Neanderthals

Modern man's hunting technology didn't put an end to Neanderthals

The disappearance of the Neanderthals has always been a mystery for many scholars and although there are countless theories about whether it was one way or another, what is clear is that there will always be some new ones that can shed a little light on this dilemma. According to a study published in the Journal of Human Evolution, the disappearance of the Neanderthals would have nothing to do with what had been thought for a long time about the novel hunting weapons that modern humans had and that were brought from Asia.