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World’s Oldest “Smiley Face” Found On Ancient Jug In Turkey

World’s Oldest “Smiley Face” Found On Ancient Jug In Turkey

The find by an Italian and Turkish archaeological team led by Nicolo Marchetti does indeed appear to be the earliest known occurrence of a smiley face.
Ancient Pompeii Porn Holds Key To Greater LGBT Acceptance, Says Reverend

Ancient Pompeii Porn Holds Key To Greater LGBT Acceptance, Says Reverend

This may be the only time a minister has instructed people to take a closer look at porn.
Boy Finds 1.2 Million Year-Old Stegomastodon By Casually Tripping Over It

Boy Finds 1.2 Million Year-Old Stegomastodon By Casually Tripping Over It

"I didn't know what it was," the boy said. "I just knew it wasn't usual."
Sorry, Jurassic Park Fans; Turns Out T-Rex Couldn’t Actually Run

Sorry, Jurassic Park Fans; Turns Out T-Rex Couldn’t Actually Run

The world's fastest human could have run circles around history's most feared predator.
This Week In History, July 9 – 15

This Week In History, July 9 – 15

Civil War daughter speaks out on Confederate monuments, two famous serial killers may have been the same person, footage of Japan's WWII forced prostitution comes to light, monks find prescription from the father of medicine, scientists bring ancient family back to life.
Monks Find Ancient Prescription Made By The “Father Of Modern Medicine”

Monks Find Ancient Prescription Made By The “Father Of Modern Medicine”

Hippocrates is the world's most famous doctor, but very little is known about his teachings. This new text could help change that.
The Complex History Of Slavery In Islam, From The Middle Ages To ISIS

The Complex History Of Slavery In Islam, From The Middle Ages To ISIS

What the world gets right and wrong about the connections between Islam and slavery.
This Week In History, July 2 – 8

This Week In History, July 2 – 8

Photo shows Amelia Earhart alive after crash, tattooed mummy recreated, Aztec skull tower discovered, Emmett Till memorial destroyed, Congressman films promo in Nazi gas chamber.
Aztec Tower Of Human Skulls Not An Invention Of Terrified Spaniards, Archaeologists Say

Aztec Tower Of Human Skulls Not An Invention Of Terrified Spaniards, Archaeologists Say

The Aztec tower of tens of thousands of skulls first described by the Spanish has been nothing more than a legend, until now.
Remarkable Tattooed Mummy Brought Back To Life In Stunning Realistic Recreation

Remarkable Tattooed Mummy Brought Back To Life In Stunning Realistic Recreation

We still may not know what killed the Señora of Cao in Peru 1,600 years ago, but we now know what she looked like when she was alive.
This Week In History, June 25 – July 1

This Week In History, June 25 – July 1

Megalodon's extinction solved, Holocaust escapee takes on Jewish sexism, medieval sword unearthed, search for Amelia Earhart's body to begin, Salvador Dalí's body exhumed.