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Lepanto 1571 – Ottoman Wars DOCUMENTARY

Lepanto 1571 – Ottoman Wars DOCUMENTARY

In the previous episode of our series on Ottoman history, we covered the beginning of the war between the Ottomans and the Holy League, and the conquest of Cyprus by the generals of Sultan Selim II. But that wasn’t the end of the war. The Ottomans, inspired by a relatively easy takeover of the crucial …

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, …

ChronoScribe – The Future of History

ChronoScribe – The Future of History

(stone scraping) (continues scraping, music begins to play) (indistinct voices murmuring in the distance) History is the living, breathing story of us understanding history is key to the progress of mankind, whether its history on a global scale, or our own personal journeys… if we don’t know where we’ve been how can we possibly know …