Because our history defines our future — All That Is Interesting shares interesting articles, stories, and photographs about history!
Why Cavemen’s Teeth Were Healthier Than Ours
Turns out cavemen cared about dental hygiene — and may have something to teach us about the ways we care for our teeth.
The Tragedy And Perseverance Of The Holocaust, In 44 Heartrending Photos
These photos reveal more about the genocide's toll than any statistic ever could.
The Story Of Hypatia, An Ancient Greek Intellectual Killed For Her Beliefs
One of the few women in Ancient Greek academe, Hypatia of Alexandria was a true sight to behold. And she was killed because of it.
Killer Elephants: When Pachyderms Carried Out Capital Punishment
Humanity has conjured a constellation of ways to conduct executions, and this may be one of the wildest methods of them all.
What We Loved This Week, Jan. 15 – 21
Obama then and now, vintage celeb selfies, the Obama girls' first White House experience, gay life in the 1960s, the worst U.S. presidential inaugurations.
Inside The British Genocide In East Africa
"Surely it cannot be necessary to go on killing these defenceless people on such an enormous scale." – Winston Churchill, 1908.
The Black And Muslim Volunteers Who Fought For The Nazis During World War II
How thousands of people that the Nazis categorized as subhuman ended up volunteering to fight for the Third Reich.
Jeannette Rankin: A Different Kind Of “First” Lady
The pioneering yet often overlooked career of the first women ever in the U.S. Congress.
How Did People Wake Up Before Alarm Clocks?
Even though it's the least enjoyable event of the day, humans sure have come up with a lot of ways to summon it.
The Herero Genocide: Germany’s First Mass Murder
Decades before the Holocaust, the German Empire committed the 20th century's first genocide.