History 2023, February

House with cheating accessories found in Fanagoria

House with cheating accessories found in Fanagoria

Not quite honest player weighted the dice with lead

Russian archaeologists have found two exotic treasures

Russian archaeologists have found two exotic treasures

One of them sheds light on the little-known pre-Slavic history of the place, which became the center of the formation of Russian statehood

Childhood and adolescence of great scientists. Test

Childhood and adolescence of great scientists. Test

All scientists and discoverers were once children, biographies of geniuses and talented researchers contain phrases like "from early childhood he demonstrated amazing talent", "studied at one five", "the young man amazed everyone with his work." All this endows major scientists with an almost "halo" of holiness. But was it really so?

Stalin's falcons: myths and reality

Stalin's falcons: myths and reality

Perhaps no event in human history has known as many hoaxes as World War II. Its most tragic page, the Great Patriotic War, was no exception. Deliberate distortion of the facts has become an integral part of much research about war, from which side the research is not conducted. Today we will talk about the air confrontation between the USSR and Nazi Germany and try to separate the truth from fiction

Hybrid Warfare: Real Phenomenon or Historical Myth?

Hybrid Warfare: Real Phenomenon or Historical Myth?

Today, the media actively use the term "hybrid war", often presenting it as an example of a "new generation war." However, is this approach legitimate? Is this term scientific, or is it just another of the many propaganda myths?

Makeup history

Makeup history

The history of cosmetics - in ancient Rome, in ancient Egypt, in ancient Russia, in ancient China

Is Rasputin a "victim of Russia" or of British intelligence?

Is Rasputin a "victim of Russia" or of British intelligence?

Recently, the British press called Rasputin a victim of Russia - the first in a series that ends with Litvinenko, Skripals and other of our contemporaries. However, Western historical sources indicate that he was killed by a representative of the British authorities. At first glance, this is absurd: Rasputin objectively did not threaten Great Britain. Why was he destroyed by her? Oddly enough, the whole thing is in the Russian opposition, which managed to instill in the British ambassador an absolutely incredible conspiracy theory. We disassemble

Strategic bombing - strategic nonsense? Why did the American and British Air Forces lose so many more people than the Soviet ones, but at the same time did not turn the tide of World War II?

Strategic bombing - strategic nonsense? Why did the American and British Air Forces lose so many more people than the Soviet ones, but at the same time did not turn the tide of World War II?

In 1940-1945, the Allies dropped 1.8 million tons of bombs on Germany. Enormous efforts were made: the main military expenditures of the United States and Britain went precisely to strategic bombing, and not to war on land or aid to the USSR. The loss of flight personnel turned out to be terrible: the British Air Force alone, during the bombing of German cities, lost more pilots than the Red Army during the entire war. The allies expected an appropriate return - that the Germans would surrender from air strikes alone, without landing

Absurd victory: how the capture of Crete by the Germans helped the Soviet Union in the war with Germany

Absurd victory: how the capture of Crete by the Germans helped the Soviet Union in the war with Germany

The largest airborne operation in history was an undoubted victory - but it is still difficult to say whose it was. What makes it extremely unusual is the fact that there were several times fewer winners than the defeated English and Greeks. In addition, the British knew exactly the areas of the German landing, had absolute superiority in tanks and reliable protection from the sea. Why didn't all this help them? Why were the Germans still not satisfied with their victory in Crete? Why the capture of the island from the air is

Space projects: death before birth

Space projects: death before birth

In the 20th century, space projects of incredible scale were born in the minds of the best engineers in the United States and the USSR. All of them pursued only one goal - to overtake their geopolitical opponent. Only a small part of these programs received the right to life, but today we will remember exactly those that were never destined to be born

The main mysteries of World War II

The main mysteries of World War II

Today, more than 75 years after the formal start of World War II, some countries have found an opportunity to forgive their old enemies and shake their hands with a smile. On the other hand, populists continue to speculate on the greatest tragedy in the history of mankind, turning the gaze of gullible patriots to the stereotypes of the past. Recall the episodes of World War II that cause the greatest controversy these days

Religious symbols

Religious symbols

Dharmachakra, samsara wheel, orthodox cross, crescent and star are religious symbols. What is their significance?

Global Reich. What if the Axis countries won World War II

Global Reich. What if the Axis countries won World War II

“The question of whether the battle for Russia will become the most important battle in the history of mankind is not decided by German soldiers. The answer to it depends on the Russians, "- this was the conclusion made in an editorial by the New York weekly" Time "on June 30, 1941, eight days after the German invasion of the USSR

Aghori: philosophy of cannibalism

Aghori: philosophy of cannibalism

Aghori - cannibals, sect philosophy

Why was Soviet aviation actually defeated at the beginning of the war?

Why was Soviet aviation actually defeated at the beginning of the war?

Eighty years ago, a war began - the largest in the history of our country, and the world as a whole. Germany attacked the USSR, and the huge Soviet air fleet was almost powerless over the much smaller German. Many explanations have been offered for this. They say that Soviet aircraft at that time were outdated - among them there were even biplanes! A thorough analysis of the real situation reveals a fundamentally different picture. In June 1941, Soviet aircraft were in many ways better than those that replaced them in 1941-1943

Goodbye Norfolk! Where did the British soldiers go?

Goodbye Norfolk! Where did the British soldiers go?

The mysterious disappearance of the soldiers of the Norfolk Regiment during the First World War became an "urban legend" and was reflected in the popular culture of the 20th century. It is noteworthy that even now the most incredible hypotheses are being considered

Top unusual cars of the Soviet era

Top unusual cars of the Soviet era

The auto industry of the USSR is causing a mixed reaction. Meanwhile, the Soviet era showed the world a number of very unusual and amazing cars. And today we will talk about the original Soviet models from different eras

View from the other side of the ocean. What do you know about the involvement of the United States and its allies in World War II? Test

View from the other side of the ocean. What do you know about the involvement of the United States and its allies in World War II? Test

As you know, overseas view of the Second World War is somewhat different than ours. Western historians focus on other events and consider completely different battles and battles to be turning points

The Philadelphia Experiment: Between Reality and Fiction

The Philadelphia Experiment: Between Reality and Fiction

The mystery of the Philadelphia Experiment has been alive for more than half a century. During this time, the movement in space of the US Navy destroyer Eldridge, which allegedly took place in 1943, managed to acquire an unthinkable number of myths, turning into an “urban legend”. But does this story have a real background, or is it all a talented hoax, from start to finish?

Wunderwaffe - "wonder weapon" of the Third Reich

Wunderwaffe - "wonder weapon" of the Third Reich

The closer Nazi Germany came to the moment of its collapse, the more its leadership relied on the "miracle weapon" (German: Wunderwaffe). But the defeat of the Third Reich threw the "miracle weapon" into the dustbin of history, making the developments of German scientists the property of the victor countries

Population growth can lead to increased violence

Population growth can lead to increased violence

Using the example of archaeological data, Japanese scientists have shown that the growth of violence in society can provoke a demographic overload

Ireland's largest wooden idol pulled out of a swamp

Ireland's largest wooden idol pulled out of a swamp

A pagan artifact, at least 1600 years old, was found in the west of the island

A mysterious burial of babies was found near the settlement of Arkaim appearance

A mysterious burial of babies was found near the settlement of Arkaim appearance

Archaeologists of the Chelyabinsk State University discovered 17 infant burials in a burial ground near the settlement of Stepnoye, in the Tobol basin

The first birch bark letter was found in Ryazan. Perhaps she advises to run

The first birch bark letter was found in Ryazan. Perhaps she advises to run

A unique writing monument for these places was discovered during excavations in the Kremlin of Pereyaslavl Ryazan

Cancellation

Cancellation

The news item "Archaeologists announced the discovery of the Trojan horse" has been removed from publication due to inaccurate data in the source

The solar boat of Cheops began to move for the first time in 4600 years

The solar boat of Cheops began to move for the first time in 4600 years

The wooden ship, the oldest found to date, left the Solar Boat Museum in Giza, where it has been since 1971

Archaeologists find unusual evidence of executions in Roman Britain

Archaeologists find unusual evidence of executions in Roman Britain

Scientists have discovered a 2nd century AD artifact in Leicester, Britain that appears to represent a real execution - Damnatio ad bestias - that took place in Britain during Roman rule

A Babylonian artifact in plain sight turned out to be the oldest example of applied geometry

A Babylonian artifact in plain sight turned out to be the oldest example of applied geometry

The Australian mathematician traveled halfway across the world to find and examine a clay tablet nearly four thousand years old. Such work was not in vain: he confirmed suspicions, finding in it an example of the most ancient use of applied geometry. In addition, the study of this Babylonian artifact helped to clarify the purpose of another, slightly younger example of ancient culture

A long-lost fragment of Stonehenge provided an unprecedented glimpse into the monument

A long-lost fragment of Stonehenge provided an unprecedented glimpse into the monument

An international team of researchers has established the age and composition of the rock of the stones of the most famous monument of the Neolithic

Charred remains of a pregnant woman with twins found in an ancient urn

Charred remains of a pregnant woman with twins found in an ancient urn

In a burial urn about four thousand years old, discovered on the territory of modern Hungary, archaeologists have found the remains of a pregnant woman with a tragic fate

Scientists have found that ancient dogs lived next to human ancestors 1.8 million years ago

Scientists have found that ancient dogs lived next to human ancestors 1.8 million years ago

An international team of researchers discovered the remains of ancient wild dogs on the territory of modern Georgia, in the immediate vicinity of the site of human ancestors from Dmanisi. According to scientists, this may indicate the interaction of the ancestors of dogs with representatives of the genus Homo long before the appearance of sapiens

The remains of a female warrior from Finland belonged to a man with an extra X chromosome

The remains of a female warrior from Finland belonged to a man with an extra X chromosome

Genetic analysis showed that the remains in a medieval Finnish burial, which were believed to be female, belonged to a man. Moreover, the warrior had an additional X chromosome, or Klinefelter's syndrome

Cannabis was first domesticated 12 thousand years ago

Cannabis was first domesticated 12 thousand years ago

An international team of scientists collected 110 complete genomes of different types of cannabis and came to the conclusion that this plant was first domesticated about 12 thousand years ago in China

The United States declassified documents on the death of the crew of the nuclear submarine USS Thresher

The United States declassified documents on the death of the crew of the nuclear submarine USS Thresher

The US Navy has released a new set of documents on the USS Thresher nuclear submarine disaster (SSN-593). The ship died in the Atlantic Ocean in 1963 along with the entire crew

Archaeologists have found out the details of the processing of edible plants in the Neolithic

Archaeologists have found out the details of the processing of edible plants in the Neolithic

Based on a unique method of analyzing microscopic biological remains, scientists were able to reconstruct the picture of the processing of wild and domestic plants at the famous Neolithic site of Chatal-Huyuk

The main version of the decline of the population of Easter Island was called a myth

The main version of the decline of the population of Easter Island was called a myth

Scientists built four models, and none of them supported the idea that the population of Easter Island experienced a demographic collapse before the arrival of Europeans in the early 18th century. Even if deforestation or fluctuating ocean temperatures affected Rapanui, its inhabitants were resilient

Ancient Armenia. An unfairly forgotten story

Ancient Armenia. An unfairly forgotten story

The history of Armenia is rooted in deep antiquity and is inextricably linked with the history of the entire ancient world. But often, knowing in detail the history of Rome and Ancient Greece, we are much less aware of the events that took place in ancient times in Armenia, which found itself at the crossroads of civilizations of the West and the East. For many reasons, she did not get into the textbooks in the proper volume and is unfamiliar to those who are interested in history. Let's try to correct this injustice at least a little

Funeral rites of the peoples of the world

Funeral rites of the peoples of the world

Japanese, Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish funerals - what they are

History of money

History of money

How did money appear, what is its history and how much was the first ruble worth?

Tutankhamun: the mystery of the tomb

Tutankhamun: the mystery of the tomb

This story began with the death of a teenager - the ruler of Ancient Egypt. His name could have sunk into oblivion forever, if not for a series of mysterious deaths, surprisingly associated with him. Tutankhamun was not at all an outstanding king, but events that occurred 3000 years later made him the most famous pharaoh who ever lived