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30 Years, 44 Countries, 75,000 Miles: The Endless Adventures Of 14th-Century Explorer Ibn Battuta

30 Years, 44 Countries, 75,000 Miles: The Endless Adventures Of 14th-Century Explorer Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta traveled the territory of what is now 44 countries, married at least seven times, and wrote the most comprehensive account of 14th-century life around the globe to date.
Israeli Researchers Resurrect Biblical Beer Using 5,000-Year-Old Yeast

Israeli Researchers Resurrect Biblical Beer Using 5,000-Year-Old Yeast

In an effort to expand the field of experimental archaeology, Israeli scientists were eager to brew the beer of our ancestors in order to better understand our past.
Pakistan Fights Climate Change By Forcing People To Plant Two Trees On Every New Property

Pakistan Fights Climate Change By Forcing People To Plant Two Trees On Every New Property

Lahore, Pakistan is among the 10 most polluted cities in the world. And now lawmakers have a simple solution for fighting back.
Saudi Arabia Just Executed 37 People And Crucified One, Including A Student Slated For College In The U.S.

Saudi Arabia Just Executed 37 People And Crucified One, Including A Student Slated For College In The U.S.

Saudi Arabia has one of the highest death penalty rates in the world and still performs public crucifixions that entail stringing dead bodies up as a deterrent to others.
Howard Carter: The Man Who Discovered The “Wonderful Things” In King Tutankhamun’s Tomb

Howard Carter: The Man Who Discovered The “Wonderful Things” In King Tutankhamun’s Tomb

In 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter made the discovery of a lifetime, but it was also the decades he spent excavating in Egypt that changed the field — and the world — forever.
Archeologists Discover Incredible Artwork Inside 4,300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb

Archeologists Discover Incredible Artwork Inside 4,300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb

The tomb belonged to Khuwy, an ancient nobleman whom archeologists believe may have been related to the ruling pharaoh.
Yeshua: The Name Jesus’ Friends And Family Would Have Called Him While He Was Alive

Yeshua: The Name Jesus’ Friends And Family Would Have Called Him While He Was Alive

Jesus' real name, Yeshua, evolved over millennia in a case of transliteration.
From Stoner To Merchant Of Death: David Packouz And The Absurd True Story Of ‘War Dogs’

From Stoner To Merchant Of Death: David Packouz And The Absurd True Story Of ‘War Dogs’

David Packouz went from Miami stoner to international gun runner — all before his 30th birthday. His rise and fall is the real-life inspiration for the 2016 film War Dogs.
Female Danish Student, Joanna Palani, Fought ISIS And Was Sentenced To Jail Upon Returning To Denmark

Female Danish Student, Joanna Palani, Fought ISIS And Was Sentenced To Jail Upon Returning To Denmark

Joanna Palani has since penned a memoir detailing her time in Syria, Kurdistan, and Iraq where she was a trained sniper. Her return to Denmark, she said, was harder than war.
Shamima Begum Joined ISIS At 15 — Now She’s 19, Pregnant, And Wants To Return Home

Shamima Begum Joined ISIS At 15 — Now She’s 19, Pregnant, And Wants To Return Home

Though Shamima Begum described life as an ISIS member as "normal," she also said it was exactly like what the propaganda videos depicted — and that decapitations didn't bother her.
23 Eerie Photos Taken Inside Burj Al Babas, The Turkish Ghost Town Filled With Fairytale Castles

23 Eerie Photos Taken Inside Burj Al Babas, The Turkish Ghost Town Filled With Fairytale Castles

Hundreds of nearly-identical castles appear to be copied and pasted onto this Turkish hillside — but not a soul lives there.