Joined: Mar 30, 2015
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 TheHistoryBlog.com.
Intentional cranial deformation has been recorded on almost every continent over tens of thousands of years.
Among its many fine qualities, human waste gives archaeologists a wealth of information about people's daily lives—and reveals the occasional treasure or two.
The rescue required a dedicated team, some crafty moves, and an ambulance with a stretcher.
These horses, eels, elephants, and more were deeply loved in life and immortalized by history after death.
Technology has made non-invasive examination possible in such detail that using your eyeballs pales in comparison.
No matter how much you're hurting, avoid these historical home cures.
Before toxicology tests and forensic pathology, stories of mysterious poisons with chameleon-like properties abounded.
The human body is full of weird, gross and awe-inspiring stuff as we know it—but for people who lived when ideas were unbound by strict anatomical correctness, it was even more so. Here are 10 things people thought, and in some cases still think, were inh
From the Voynich Manuscript to the Dorabella cipher, these codes and ciphers have stymied human ingenuity for decades, centuries—even millennia.
Once a common type of memorial, death masks have been used in science, art, and beyond.
Just because an artifact is ancient or historically significant or even sought after for years doesn't mean its owner is aware of it.
Some of these clashes were nothing short of epic.