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6 Diseases That Have Shaped Human History
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6 Diseases That Have Shaped Human History

Infectious diseases have had some pretty major impacts on human history… and that’s putting it mildly. Here are 6 diseases that shaped human historyHosted by: Stefan ChinHead to https://scishowfinds.com/ for hand selected artifacts of the...
Oedipus the King
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King (429-420 BCE), also known as Oedipus Rex or Oedipus Tyrannos ('Tyrannos' signifies that the throne was not gained through an inheritance) is the most famous surviving play written by the 5th-century...
Giovanni Boccaccio
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375 CE) was an Italian poet, writer, and scholar. His most famous and influential work is the Decameron, completed by 1353 CE, in which his ten characters present 100 tales of everyday life. The book covers all manner...
Isenheim Altarpiece
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Isenheim Altarpiece

The Isenheim Altarpiece is an altarpiece sculpted and painted by, respectively, the Germans Nikolaus of Haguenau and Matthias Grünewald in 1512–1516 CE. It is on display at the Unterlinden Museum at Colmar, Alsace, in France. It is Grünewald's...
Spread of the Black Death
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Spread of the Black Death

A map illustrating the spread of the Black Death plague from its origins in central Asia to western and then central Europe, 1347-1352 CE.
Citizens of Tournai Bury Their Dead
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Citizens of Tournai Bury Their Dead

Miniature from a folio of the Antiquitates Flandriae, depicting the citizens of Tournai, Belgium burying those who died of plague during the Black Death. By Pierart dou Tielt (c. 1340-1360 CE). Made c. 1353. (Royal Library of Belgium)
A Plague Tale: Innocence - Overview Gameplay Trailer
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A Plague Tale: Innocence - Overview Gameplay Trailer

Available May 14: http://www.aplaguetale.com/shop Website: http://www.aplaguetale.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/APlagueTale Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/APlagueTale A Plague Tale: Innocence - Experience crafting, alchemy...
Cats in the Ancient World
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Cats in the Ancient World

Although it has been commonly accepted that cats were first domesticated in Egypt 4000 years ago, their history among human beings goes back much further. Wild cats are now known to have lived among the people of Mesopotamia over 100,000...
Cats in the Middle Ages
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Cats in the Middle Ages

The life of a cat in the Middle Ages (c. 476-1500 CE) differed significantly from that of a dog owing primarily to its association with witchcraft, darkness, and the devil. In the ancient world, the cat was regarded highly by cultures as...
Squanto in the Primary Sources
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Squanto in the Primary Sources

Squanto (l. c. 1585-1622 CE) is the best-known Native American of the pilgrim narrative, famous for helping the Plymouth Colony survive in 1621 CE. He makes up what scholar Charles C. Mann calls the “uneasy triumvirate” of Native Americans...