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“For our history now descends from a kingdom of gold to one of iron and rust.”

 ~~Cassius Dio ~~

Cassius Dio was commentating on the passing of Marcus Aurelius in 180 AD, when he was replaced on the throne of the Caesars by his waste of space son, Commodus.

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Aborigines most ancient civilization on Earth, DNA study confirms

Aboriginal and Papuan ancestors then split from the single migrating group more than 58,000 years ago, reaching the supercontinent of Sahul (modern day Australia, Tasmania and Papua New Guinea) around 50,000 years ago. 86 more words


Joe Hazelwood's Birthday Card

WC offers a snarky birthday card to former Captain Joseph Hazelwood on the occasion of his 70th birthday, today, September 24, 2016.

Captain Hazelwood’s legacy in Prince William Sound will outlive him. 106 more words



Do you like to write about history? Want to have us feature a guest article from you on our new website The Historical Diaries ? We have always encouraged and loved having guest writers on our blog. 12 more words

American History

24th September 15 A.D. The Birth of Vitellius, Roman emperor #Onthisday

Vitellius was born #onthisday in history 24th September 15 A.D. and died 22nd December 69 A.D. Vitellius was a Roman Emperor for eight months from 16 April – 22th December 69 A.D. 94 more words

World History

The Animals Went in Two by Two, According to Babylonian Ark Tablet

We all know the story of Noah’s Ark. Ever since George Smith’s 1872 translation of Babylonian texts similar to the Biblical Deluge (see “George Smith’s Other Find” below), we’ve also known about echoes of the Genesis narrative in pre-Biblical Mesopotamian texts. 2,100 more words

Ancient History

Did the Jesus' followers expect Messiah to rise from the dead alone, before the final resurrection?

Why did the early church apply the word resurrection to Jesus? If they wanted to say that Jesus was alive and had triumphed over his enemies and was exalted by God, then why not say that? 1,051 more words