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Built 6,000 Years Before Stonehenge, This Is The Oldest Temple On Earth

Built 6,000 Years Before Stonehenge, This Is The Oldest Temple On Earth

"Gobekli changes everything."
The Mysterious Fate Of Saddam Hussein’s First Wife And Cousin

The Mysterious Fate Of Saddam Hussein’s First Wife And Cousin

After the beginning of the Gulf War, Sajida Talfah disappeared, never to be seen again.
Why Gambling Led John Montagu To Invent The Sandwich

Why Gambling Led John Montagu To Invent The Sandwich

As a serious gambler, he wanted a “food of convenience” that wouldn't disrupt his card game.
The Aral Sea Was Once A Desert Oasis – Now It’s Just A Desert

The Aral Sea Was Once A Desert Oasis – Now It’s Just A Desert

At its peak, the Aral Sea's fishing industry employed 40,000 people. Those jobs vanished when the sea itself did.
Inside The Darvaza Gas Crater, Turkmenistan’s Fiery Door To Hell

Inside The Darvaza Gas Crater, Turkmenistan’s Fiery Door To Hell

The Darvaza gas crater or the 'Door to Hell' has been burning for almost half a century, and the geologists monitoring it have no idea how long it will take to stop.
How A Leper Became King Of Jerusalem – And One Of Its Most Fearless

How A Leper Became King Of Jerusalem – And One Of Its Most Fearless

Baldwin IV had a leprosy at a time when it was considered a death sentence, as well as a ticket to social ostracism. Instead, he became the King of Jerusalem and a hero to his people.
What History Got Wrong About The Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

What History Got Wrong About The Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

While many saw the Hanging Gardens of Babylon as a legend, research shows that it may have actually existed, just not where originally thought.
How Otto Skorzeny Went From Hitler’s Favorite Commando To An Israeli Hitman

How Otto Skorzeny Went From Hitler’s Favorite Commando To An Israeli Hitman

From rescuing Mussolini for Hitler to becoming a hitman for Mossad, Otto Skorzeny's life was full of twists.
The Heroic Tale Of Operation Entebbe, Israel’s Most Daring Rescue Mission

The Heroic Tale Of Operation Entebbe, Israel’s Most Daring Rescue Mission

After a hijacking of an airplane turned into a week-long hostage situation in Uganda, Israel launched one of the most daring operations in military history.
Meet Zenobia — The Warrior Queen Of The Middle East

Meet Zenobia — The Warrior Queen Of The Middle East

In 267 A.D., Zenobia took over the Palmyrene Empire as Queen Regent. By 271, she had Egypt, Asia Minor, and the Levant under her control.
Scientists Discover Oldest Human Fossil Found Outside Africa

Scientists Discover Oldest Human Fossil Found Outside Africa

The discovery of the jawbone could help scientists understand human migration patterns and breeding between homo sapiens, hominids, and Neanderthals.