WEIRD HISTORY

Cahokia: North America’s massive, ancient city

It was a sprawling civilization. By Matt Davis –  – Near modern-day St. Louis, Missouri, you can find towering mounds of earth that were once the product of a vast North American culture. Cahokia was the largest city built by this Native American …

10 Mysterious Ancient Inventions Science Still Can’t Explain

By Kellen Perry –  1.4M views 10 items – Googling “mysterious ancient discoveries” or “unexplained ancient inventions” leads to dozens of sites listing artifacts supposedly so baffling the only possible answer could be aliens, time travel, the paranormal, the Iluminati, or aliens. Wait – did …

 

How Christians co-opted the Winter Solstice

Christmas has many pagan and secular traditions that early Christians incorporated into this new holiday. Mike Colagrossi – – Saturnalia (1783) by Antoine Callet, showing his interpretation of what the Saturnalia might have looked like.  Christmas was heavily influenced by the Roman festival …

 

The Legend of Benin’s Fearless Female Warriors

This fierce all-female army was so ruthless that European colonists called them the Amazons after the merciless warriors of Greek mythology. by Fleur Macdonald – Actors Chadwick Boseman and Michael B Jordan earned high praise for their roles in the 2018 Marvel film …