Livius Drusus

Born in Connecticut and raised in Rome, Italy, livius drusus embraced destiny and became a history nerd from a very early age. A BA in History and English ensued. With the dawn of the Internet, that kid reading Bullfinch's Mythology under the covers with a flashlight long after bedtime transmuted into the bleary-eyed obsessive spending entire lost weekends following links down historical rabbitholes. The results of those benders are posted daily on The History Blog.

10 Odd Historical Hints for Preparing a Turkey
5 Historic Codes Yet to Be Cracked
9 Historical Treasures Used as Common Household Items
8 Archaeological Treasures Found in Poop
10 of History's Craziest Cat People
Retrobituaries: Giuseppe Dosi, Italy's Famed Detective and Master of Disguise
Marie Connolly Owens, America's First Female Police Officer
10 Intentionally Deformed Skulls From Around the World
How the 'Mona Lisa' Escaped Destruction During World War II
10 Beloved Animals From Ancient History
10 Revealing Scans of Historical Artifacts
15 Dubious Earache Remedies You Should Not Try at Home
6 Legendary Poisons and 1 Legendary Antidote
10 Things People Thought Lived Inside Their Bodies
7 Famous Death Masks That Had Lives of Their Own
7 Duels Between Women
8 Terrifying—and Unconventional—Ancient Weapons 
7 Antique Forgeries Made in Antiquity
10 Times History Was Captured in Living Color
5 Incredible Restorations of Damaged Historical Treasures
10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind
10 Amazing Archaeological Finds Discovered by Ordinary People (and One Badger)
The Body-Snatching Horror of John Scott Harrison
First Roman Wood Toilet Seat Found at Vindolanda
The 100-Million-Year-Old Spider Attack Captured in Amber
The Greatest Political Button of All Time
Michelangelo's David on the Duomo Roof
Seneca Village: When New York City Destroyed a Black Community To Make Way for Central Park
7 Incredible Hoards Discovered in the Past 7 Years


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