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Akhenaten – A Pharaoh Obsessed – Extra History

Akhenaten – A Pharaoh Obsessed – Extra History

Egypt: 1300 BCE. Laborers toil under the hot desert sun, dismantling a once grand temple. The stone slabs are torn away without regard for their ornate carvings, destined for an inglorious fate as construction fill. Nearby, men break open a pharaoh’s burial chamber. And these men are no mere grave robbers, but rather priests and …

Pellagra – A Medical Mystery – Extra History

Pellagra – A Medical Mystery – Extra History

In 1902, a new disease appeared in the American South. Each spring red scabby rashes would flare up among victims’ faces, arms and legs. They’d become depressed and lose weight, suffering terrible diarrhea. The worst cases went mad, speaking to the dead or snatching up kitchen knives to hunt invisible intruders. When the weather cooled, …