How Did Alexander the Great Die: Illness or Not?

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Alexander the Great’s death was, most probably, caused by an illness. There are still many questions among scholars and historians about Alexander’s death. Since the accounts from that time are not very clear, people cannot come to a conclusive diagnosis. Was it some mysterious illness that had no cure at the time? Did somebody poison …

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Bog Body: Mummified Corpses of the Iron Age

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A bog body is a naturally mummified corpse found in peat bogs. Found throughout western and northern Europe, these remains are so well preserved that the people who discovered them mistook them for recent deaths. There are over a hundred such bodies and they are found scattered throughout Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, the United …

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The Olympic Torch: A Brief History of the Olympic Games Symbol

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The Olympic torch is one of the most important symbols of the Olympic Games and is lit in Olympia, Greece, several months before the beginning of the games. This starts the Olympic torch relay and the flames are then ceremonially carried to the host city for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. The torch …

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Who Invented the Toothbrush: William Addis’ Modern Toothbrush

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The first modern toothbrush was designed by an Englishman named William Addis in 1780. It had a handle carved from cattle bone and bristles made from pig’s hair. However, this does not mean that humans did not clean their teeth before 1780. In fact, bristle toothbrushes had also existed long before William Addis. Who Invented …

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