WEIRD HISTORY

A guide to identifying the Celtic regions

Celtic culture can be found in eight different European regions. A Celtic high cross at Glendalough, County Wicklow (Eire). Getty – IrishCentral Staff, @IrishCentral – 2020 Mar 31 – Who were the Celts? The Celts were a group of tribal societies tied by …

Why Isn’t This Map in the History Books?

Native American tribe language map. ( flickr) By April Holloway – By the age of 10, most children in the United States have been taught all 50 states that make up the country. But centuries ago, the land that is now the United …

First Americans Were More Diverse Than Thought

Scientists are claiming current theories “over-simplify” how the Americas were populated. – By Ashley Cowie – Most of us were taught that the Americas were void of humans until around 13,000 years ago. However, authors like Graham Hancock in his new book America …

The King and the Conqueror

Archaeologists in Greece are showing how Philip of Macedon paved the way for his son Alexander to become a legend. By Richard Grant; Photographs by Myrto Papadopoulos SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE | June 2020 – I drive on a dirt road in Northern Greece through …

Was the medieval order of Assassins a real thing?

Tales of a Muslim group of drug-fueled, stealth killers stir imaginations, but stray far from the true history of the Nizari Ismaili state. The ruins of the Nizari fortress of Masayf in Syria. The Nizari Ismailis, often referred to by the pejorative term …