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BizarreCvltureDIYHistory

There’s no doubt that we live in troubled times. For centuries, most of my ancestors have put their faith into organized religion, hoping that the clear path laid out for them would spare them the hardships of life, or at least promise them a better afterlife. Lucky for me, my

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BizarreHistory

Writing around the year 1200, the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus recounts a vicious execution, taking place several centuries before his own lifetime in the age of the Vikings: “they ordered [Ella’s] back to be carved with the figure of an eagle, exultant because at his overthrow they were imprinting the

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