10 Archaeological Relics From The Life Of Jesus Christ

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Whether Jesus of Nazareth was the son of God is a question of faith. But there’s almost no dispute that he was a real person who lived through history.

It’s hard to find proof of the real man who lived 2,000 years ago. Every year, though, we slowly unearth bits and pieces of the historical Jesus’s life and get an amazing glimpse into what it would have been like to follow him on his travels.

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10 Shocking Scientology Conspiracies

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Scientology doesn’t take criticism lightly. Since L. Ron Hubbard first established his religion, it’s had its share of dissenters, and it’s struck back every time. They have a whole group called the Office of Special Affairs dedicated to organizing these strikes, and they’ve worked to infiltrate and influence everything from our media to our government.

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10 Facts About Samurai Movies Usually Leave Out

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The samurai of Japan have an almost mythic reputation. The idea of a class of katana-wielding warriors held to a noble code is incredibly romantic, and it’s fueled some of our most fantastic films and legends.

Scattered throughout the history of the real samurai, though, are a few weird little details that we tend not to talk about because if we did, it would ruin the fantasy played out on the silver screen.

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10 Horrible Realities Of Being A Woman Throughout History

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Men have ruled since the earliest societies. In every stage of human history, women have been in margins, struggling through a second-class life.

It wasn’t just that women couldn’t vote or that they didn’t get equal pay. Women’s lives were like a horror story. Throughout our history, everyday life was filled with experiences that made being a woman a waking nightmare.

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10 Underappreciated Countries That Played Major Roles in WWII

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For a war that affected nearly every country in the world, only a few nations seem to get mentioned when we talk about World War II. Germany, England, Russia, Japan, and the United States are sure to come up, but many more countries get left out. The other nations of the world were involved, though—and we forget that some of those places did a lot more than you might realize.

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10 Crazy Shows Romans Could Watch at the Colosseum

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We don’t know entertainment. Sure, we have our TV shows and our movies, but we’re not living up to our potential because one little thing is holding us back: basic human morality.

In ancient Rome, they didn’t share our hang-ups over human rights. At the Colosseum and the Roman games, the Romans acted out every sadistic, twisted thought they could imagine—and turned it into first-rate entertainment.

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Ai Pioppi Is A Hand-Built, Human-Powered Amusement Park In Italy

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Hidden on the side of a forest road 45 km north of Venice, there is a cheap hand-painted sign that reads: “Osteria Ai Pioppi.” It points to a “ristorante” though, from the road, the old metal gate and thick lines of trees look more like a park than any place where people would pay for a meal.

That first impression would be correct. While there are lines of picnic tables and placards with prices for cafeteria-style food, nobody is there for the pasta puttanesca. Visitors come for what sits behind the tables: a rusted-steel amusement park featuring roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, luges and other rides the restaurateur welded together in his spare time.

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