The first President of an independent United States, George Washington’s teeth were made from gold, ivory, lead and teeth extracted from animals and slaves. They were not wooden.
It is not mentioned in the Bible that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute. The myth has arisen from the connection of a “sinner” who is forgiven by Jesus (Luke Chapter 7) and the introduction of Mary Magdelene; Mary of Bethany (John Chapter 11); and a Mary “…from whom seven devils Continue Reading
There is a common misconception that Napoleon Bonaparte was small. He was measured as five feet two inches using the French system of measurement which in the English system is five feet seven inches. He employed particularly tall bodyguards which may have contributed to the perception that he was small. Continue Reading
In 1933, Alberto Tulli, the Director of the Vatican Museum (Egyptian Section) visited Cairo and found an interesting papyrus in an antique shop. He was unable to afford to purchase it but made a copy of the text which appears to describe the visitation of UFOs (fiery disks) in around Continue Reading
The Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) lead by Emmeline Pankhurst (labelled the Suffragettes as a term of derision by The Daily Mail newspaper) campaigned for property-owning women to have the vote from 1903 to 1917. The nascent Labour Party and other Socialists didn’t want more votes for the bourgeoisie and Continue Reading